Category Archives: budget

Monday’s Finding: Baby’s Breath…not just a filler anymore

Welcome to a new week! On this week’s Monday’s Finding, I have two inspiration boards based on ye ol’ baby’s breath aka gypsophila (use this name to impress your florist) aka soap wort. Baby’s breath comes in several varieties and colors and is typically used as a filler for bouquets and floral arrangements.

Within the past couple of years, baby’s breath has begun to go from filler to focus. Brides are carrying bouquets that are solely made out of this flower and couples are using it in great abundance in their wedding decor. My personal favorite use of baby’s breath is in winter themed weddings as it resembles snow. It’s also great for couples who want fresh florals, but are on a tight budget.

Here are two boards that I hope will inspire you and perhaps move you to consider the possibilities of this humble flower. Enjoy.

Baby's Breath

Baby's Breath Two

Friday’s Favorites: Glam Cakes, Budget Dresses, and lots of Sparkle

Happy Friday! What are you up to this weekend? Me, I plan on getting some major organizing and cleaning of my house done so that I can re-clutter it with my wedding projects. Transitioning from planning for others and planning for myself has been interesting. I’m finding it’s so much easier making decisions for others than for myself. Thankfully, my fiance is really good about voicing his opinion, so we are making decisions together.

I hope you enjoy this week’s favorites based on this past week’s posts. There is some really great offerings from Etsy shops sure to get you shopping. Have a great weekend everyone!

‘Glam Wedding Cake Accessories’ by ravengrrl


brooch wedding cake topper, …

$90.00

6″ Crystal Monogram Cak…

$110.00

Wedding Cake Topper Birds in…

$139.00

Feathered Elegance Fan cake …

$100.00

Incredible Edible Sugar Diam…

$9.99

gumpaste sugar figure weddin…

$150.00

Buy 200 Get 200 Free – EDIBL…

$26.99

12 PC 4″ Wafer White Pe…

$17.95

16″ Piano Black Diamond…

$129.95

Golden Scroll and Crystal La…

$115.00

12″ Round cake stand – …

$200.00

cake stand wedding cake stan…

$190.00

Monogram Wedding Cake Topper…

$34.00

Custom Personalized Gold Lea…

$30.00

Vintage Bridal Brooch Bouque…

$50.00

Sugar flower bouquet or cake…

$250.00

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‘Wee Budget Wedding Gowns’ by ravengrrl

Wedding gowns for under $150.


Classic vintage-style weddin…

$145.50

Beaded wedding dress nude bl…

$150.00

Beautiful One Shoulder Ivory…

$149.00

Goddess Ruffle wedding dress

$120.00

custom upcycled romantic hip…

$145.00

Sea Urchin Dress. Textured, …

$134.00

PRINCESS of EGYPT chiffon we…

$129.00

Ivory Cream Breakfast at Tif…

$39.85

50’s Prom Dress // Vinta…

$142.00

Vintage 1970s Wedding Dress …

$98.00

vintage 1920s dress / vintag…

$128.00

Vintage 70’s 20’s Re…

$146.99

SALE / vintage wedding dress…

$139.00

Frilly vintage wedding dress…

$125.00

Vintage 1930s Art Deco Great…

$134.00

1940s Ivory Wedding Gown or …

$100.00

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‘Black and White Butterfly Wedding’ by ravengrrl

Black and white glam butterfly accessories for your glam butterfly fete.


Black Sequin Butterfly Sinam…

$60.00

Signature butterfly Jet Blac…

$209.00

Nature Inspired 10K White Go…

$1149.00

Sparkle-581 Wedding, Bridal …

$55.00

Black and White Modern Vinta…

$2.65

Real Idea Butterfly Wing Cuf…

$29.50

Butterfly Cameo Locket Necklace

$32.00

12 Blank White Black Elegant…

$7.50

Black Wedding Butterfly Neck…

$17.00

100 PRECUT wedding confetti …

$50.00

The Original EDIBLE BUTTERFL…

$24.95

Black lace butterfly bridal …

$10.25

Bridal Hair Comb,Swarovski C…

$69.00

Lace Butterfly Shoulder Neck…

$85.00

Mask Combo – 4 Masks Total -…

$32.00

Sparkling Black Rhinestone N…

$55.00

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‘A Little Sparkle for Your Bridal Ensemble’ by ravengrrl

If you love glitter and want to include some sparkle in your bridal wear, skip it on your face as it will show up as white flecks and go for it when it comes to your shoes and nails.


Glitter Shoes

$145.00

Glitter Heels in any Color

$215.00

Bridal Glitter Heels/Icy Blu…

$105.00

Custom Silver Glitter with R…

$100.00

Gold Glitter Ballet Flats wi…

$60.00

Green Glitter Ombre Spike He…

$115.00

Made to Order – Wedding/Brid…

$85.00

Bridal Peep Toe Heels, Fashi…

$40.00

Dreamsicle : Custom-Blended…

$8.75

Temper Tantrum Glitter Nail …

$8.00

Whatever Lola Wants glitter …

$5.00

Diamond Dust Nail Lacquer – …

$12.00

Wedding Nails – ” I DO …

$25.00

Japanese Nail Art- Sakura Lu…

$13.50

Green and turquoise peacock …

$10.00

Silver Glitter Gradient Nail…

$8.00

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Tips or Trends Tuesday: Trend: Rent the Runway

Are you a fashionista bride looking to make a bold statement with a designer wedding or getaway dress, but on a tight budget? What about an affordable way for your maids to enjoy a bridesmaid dress with amazing style and all under $200? Have a gala to attend and don’t want to wear the same old LBD (little black dress)? Rent the Runway can help.

Rent the Runway was brought to fruition by two friends, Jennifer Hyman and Jennifer Fleiss when Jennifer’s sister needed a killer dress to wear for a friend’s wedding, but her sister’s wallet was more of a budget killer than the type of dress she wanted. It was from a desire to wear a new designer frock to each occasion that the framework for Rent the Runway was built upon: Designer fashion without the huge financial commitment. Today’s Tips or Trends Tuesday looks at some of the best from Rent the Runway:

Board 1: Bridal gowns
Board 2: Getaway dresses
Board 3: Bridesmaids dresses
Board 4: Special occasion dresses
Board 5: Jewelry
Board 6: Something blue

Rent the Runway Bridal

Rent the Runway Getaway

Rent the Runway Bridesmaids

Rent the Runway Occasion

Rent the Runway Jewelry

Rent the Runway Something Blue

How much a typical wedding costs

Trying to determine a realistic wedding budget? Want to know what the average cost for a wedding in your area is? Cost of Wedding.com allows you to plug in your zip code and tells you what the average cost of a wedding is for your area.

“On average, US couples spend $19,581 for their wedding. However, the majority of couples spend between $14,686 and $24,476.”

What does is cost in my area? “Couples that live in or travel to Denver, CO spend between $18,467 and $30,778 total for Average Cost. You should expect to pay, on average, 50% to 100%+ more when choosing well-experienced professionals, designer labels, popular event locations, unique or custom products and services.”

http://www.costofwedding.com/