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Hello my little lovelies! I can hardly believe that Friday is finally here, can I get a hallelujah? I don't know about y'all, but my week seemed to be one of the longest EVER so I'm happy the weekend is finally here!
To send you off into the fabulous weekend, I wanted to do a little round-up of some links and events of interest that have passed my desk this week…




Brides Against Breast Cancer™ Nationwide Tour of Gowns

Atlanta Marriott Northwest
Friday, April 13, 2012 through Sunday, April 15, 2012

The Nationwide Tour of Gowns is a wedding gown sale that gives brides-to-be the opportunity to find their dream gowns at incredible prices while helping cancer patients and their families.  The charity gown sale will feature hundreds of beautiful wedding gowns donated by famous designers, retailers, and manufacturers.  This includes hundreds of new brand name and designer gowns and accessories at 25-85% savings!
Brides Against Breast Cancer™ contributes to programs for cancer patients and their families.  The outreach and educational efforts during the Tour of Gowns bridal shows around the country help ensure that people impacted by cancer have the resources and information they need in their battle with cancer.


Housing Works Thrift Stores: Bride on a Buck

Saturday, April 14th
Broadway & 96th Street Thrift Shop.

Wanted to share the event happening this weekend at Housing Works thrift shop in NYC. Their thrift stores are known for our designer deals and great sales and this weekend is one of their big bridal sales, Bride on a Buck. This beloved sale is for the soon to be betrothed. Brides can shop vintage and contemporary wedding dresses, bridesmaids dresses and accessories for insanely below retail! This sale is perfect for the vintage bride! We have buckets of Vera Wang heels and beautiful vintage dresses with gorgeous handmade details. I have attached pictures of some of the sale items.

linksNEW YORK CITYThe Wedding SalonMonday, April 23rd The Metropolitan Pavilion in New York City
The Wedding Salon has an amazing show lined up with some of the top names in bridal including The Registry at Bloomingdales, Carlo’s Bakery, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and many more.  Brides-to-be will enjoy cake tastings, honeymoon giveaways from The Ritz Carlton and Mexico, goodie bags and much more. The first ten BSB readers to register will receive complimentary tickets by going to and registering for the New York event by using the code BSBC!



Being a southern gal living in Tennessee, I don't think I'll ever tire of seeing brides and grooms rocking cowboy boots on their big day. If you're into the country girl look, don't miss the contest Stetson is hosting on Pinterest where one lucky couple will win boots for their bridesmaids or groomsmen to wear on the big day! Get more information about the contest by clicking here.


Want to give something a little more personal than a wad of cash or a check but still want the receiver to be able to spend the gift as they'd like? Check out – it's a great resource for brides, grooms and guests alike. Create a completely customized Visa card with one of your own photos or a note of encouragement. Cards can be used wherever Visa cards are accepted. I thought it was an interesting twist on the cash gift or generic gift card!


If you've got an affinity for shoes and other accessories then you must check out JustFab! Planning a wedding just got easier and more affordable with JustFab’s selection of formal heels, clutches and jewelry perfect for the bride-to-be and her doting bridesmaids.  Each item retails for $39.95 each and they come out with new styles each month! Check out their full look book here!


Hope you've enjoyed this little roundup of things I found interesting in the world of weddings this week! Let me know what kind of things you're interested in seeing here in the future! Hope y'all have a fabulous weekend!


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  • Gwen

    Just want to say that I got my wedding dress at the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Baltimore. It was a great experience, everyone working the event was very friendly, my dress only cost 300 dollars, and all that money went toward a good cause. I highly recommend it!

    • Budget Savvy Bride

      Gwen, that is SO fabulous and I’m so happy to hear it! I hope more brides will take advantage of this awesome service for such a good cause!

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