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The Cheap Wedding Guide

The Budget Fashionista Cheap Wedding Guide delivers the very best tips and tricks for having a wedding that’s both fabulous and affordable.

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5 Steps to Designing Your Own Wedding Ring on a Budget

Oh! How many torments lie in the small circle of a wedding ring. English actor Colley Cibber commented on the torments of the wedding ring centuries before it became fashionable to design a ring...
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Wedding on the Calendar? This is the Piece You Must Wear — Whether You’re the Bride, Bridesmaid, or Guest

I’m willing to bet there’s an outdated etiquette book that scoffs at the idea of women wearing any kind of trouser to a wedding, but who follows old-school etiquette anymore anyway? Half the invites we...
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How to Find the Best Bridal Shops

Budget brides, this is a guest post from our friends at Devotion Dresses. We asked the Devotion Dresses team for their best tips on wedding dress shopping for the discerning bride on a budget,...
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What to Wear to a Wedding When You’re Over 60

Need some inspiration in the form of dresses for 60-year-old wedding guests? You’ve asked, and we picked out some styles we know you’ll love. Whether your style is fashion-forward, trendy or classic, there’s something...
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Fun Wedding Favor Ideas You’ve Never Considered

Do you remember when wedding favors were nearly always those little bags of icky pistachios coated in candy? Are we dating ourselves here? Either way, we’ve all been to weddings in which the favor went...
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Affordable Wedding Dresses For Older Brides

Your wedding day is on the calendar and you want to look and feel like a million bucks. But you’ve got this nagging feeling that your age might limit your selection of dresses. If...
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Help! I’m 56 Years Old, What Do I Wear To A Black Tie Wedding?

Here at Budget Fashionista, we love to help out with your style dilemmas, and the latest question that landed in our inbox is something we knew that many women could relate too. Donna asks:...
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Mother Of The Bride: 6 Ways To Look Your Best For The Big Day

Being the Mother of the bride (or groom) is enough to break most put-together women out into a cold sweat. You probably haven’t agonized over one outfit since your own wedding day. Yet it’s...
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Where to Buy Plus Size Bridesmaid Dresses

First things first—a little bridesmaids dress sizing primer: bridal fashion sizing is essentially stuck in 1952. Meaning that whatever size you wear in 2014? Yeah, you’ll wear at least 1-2 sizes larger than usual when...
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Updated! Fab Wedding Dresses for Under $100

Is it possible to find wedding dresses under $100? Yes. Is it hard to find a wedding gown you adore for under $100? Absolutely, yes. In order to assist you on your quest for...

How to Recycle a Bridesmaid Dress

The notorious bridesmaid dress has been immortalized in all its silk taffeta awesome awfulness. Yup, we’re talking about Katherine Heigl in 27 Dresses and the slew of bridezilla movies featuring the horrid bridesmaid’s dress....
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Fashion Advice: What to Wear to a New York Wedding

Dear Budget Fashionista, I need help! I live in south Florida and I will be attending a wedding in October In NYC. I have no clue about fashion, can you please give me some...
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8 Long Bridesmaid Dresses

Perhaps the beautiful cathedral that will host your “I DOs” has an unspoken dresses-must-be-below-the-knees rule, or perhaps you’re just tired of short dresses in silk taffeta. Whatever the reason, we’ve long been getting comments...
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4 Money Saving Tips for Your Wedding

The bridezilla who prescribes weekly CrossFit sessions so her bridesmaids can fit into $300 Amsale dresses.  The overly-involved mother-in-law who insists on Ocean View suites for the whole fam.  We’ve all heard “those” stories...
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Average American Wedding in 2013 Costs a Whopping $30K

What: Would you choose a spouse or a Sedan? An average American wedding now costs thirty grand, or roughly the price of a new car. HuffPost has the lowdown on the wedding costs 2013...
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Bridesmaid Dresses Under 100 Bucks

You need the best bridesmaid dresses under 100 bucks. But first, let’s take a step back and say congratulations! You’ve found that perfect somebody who’ll nurse you back to Soberville when you’ve had one too...
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What To Wear To A Fall Wedding

We know that choosing what to wear to a fall wedding can be a frustrating task. You don’t want to upset the bride (more importantly, you don’t want to upstage the bride). But, you...
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Wear-Again Wedding Attire for Any Season

There’s always a whole lot of love at a wedding, but I’ve always found it difficult to love buying and wearing one-time wedding attire. So, in the midst of summer wedding season, instead of...
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Can I Wear Black to a Wedding?

Dear Budget Fashionista, I have a wedding to attend in late June and I found a black dress with small white polka dots that I love. Can I wear black to a wedding? Answer:...
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Stylish Wedding Headpieces that Aren’t Veils

If you’re planning a walk down the aisle in the near future, your mind is likely swimming with style possibilities. One of the most important pieces you’ll select is the wedding veil, a symbolic...
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Vera Wang Backs Down from $500 Anti-Knockoffs “Appointment Fee” After Local and Global Backlash

What: In case you haven’t heard this week, Vera Wang has opened a Shanghai bridal boutique in January to house her globally-revered bridal couture creations. Which typically wouldn’t be such a huge point of...
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