Category: budget

always a bridesmaid: weekly themes

Happy Friday, lovelies! I hope you enjoyed the sunny, if somewhat cool Thursday we had. At this point, I will relish any warmth we can get until the tease is finally over and Spring arrives. As I mentioned earlier this week, there are some new updates to Always a Bridesmaid; namely, each week will kick... Read more »

wedding line: white house black market

Happy Monday readers! Let’s kick off the week by featuring another beloved line that has ventured into bridal and bridesmaid territory–this time, the reliable and stylish wedding stand-by, White House Black Market. Not only can guests go to this site to find classic and chic staples for their next cocktail hour, but brides and bridesmaids-to-be... Read more »

romantic spring sleepwear

Happy Monday, readers! I hope you all enjoyed the unseasonably warm Sunday we had as much as I did. After a super productive day of running around our neighborhood and Spring cleaning our apartment in one of my favorite sundresses, I was closing up our place for the night and irrationally wished I could get... Read more »

DIY shower dessert: homemade cake pops

DIY shower dessert: homemade cake pops
Truth be told, one of my favorite parts of attending or throwing bridal or baby showers is the food. Of course, I love spending time with my friends and anticipating the big life change ahead, and the bonding with them takes the cake, but man…speaking of the cake. Showers tend to have various forms of... Read more »

don't miss it! gilt groupe wedding boutique

  It’s here, ladies–the return of the Gilt Groupe wedding boutique, filled with everything from an advance entry to Kleinfeld’s couture wedding gown sale to tuxes and honeymoon deals, teeth whitening kits and bridesmaid gifts, and even Vera Wang and Twobird bridesmaids dresses. The sale starts April 14 and runs though April 19, and you can find... Read more »

on-trend envelope clutches for under $100

One of the cutest and most adaptable Spring 2011 trends is the envelope clutch. Not only are clutches a fantastic way to elevate a day look (although it’s pretty much impossible for me to stuff the contents of my carry-on sized regular bag into a purse that small), but they’re also an easy way to... Read more »

six delicious shower dishes that won't bore your guests

Spring is just around the corner (please, please, please), and with that comes bridal luncheons, brunches, and showers. While I love mini chicken salad sandwiches and walnut apple salads as much as the next guest, it’s always a fun surprise when an unexpected dish appears. If you’re planning a bride-to-be party, or are in charge... Read more »

authentic and adorable DIY backyard wedding

It’s been a while since we’ve featured a real wedding here on Always a Bridesmaid, and this one is one of my faves. The bride and groom are adorable, from her handmade headpiece, cut-out shoes, and David’s Bridal dress down to his facial scruff and vest, and they planned a unique event that feels fresh,... Read more »

champagne lingerie on a beer budget

champagne lingerie on a beer budget
Let’s kick off the middle of the week with some classy yet super sexy lingerie that won’t break your budget. Fornight Lingerie believes that confidence comes in all sizes, offering a range that extends all the way from 30 to 38 A through E versus the standard range of 34-38 A-D. Not only that, but the line... Read more »

shopbop does bridal

Happy Tuesday, friends! In yet another fantastic, but not surprising, mesh of beloved fashion site meets bridal line, Shopbop has launched a wedding boutique, replete with everything from wedding and bridesmaid dresses to a sharply edited selection of lingerie, accessories, honeymoon wear, and even–genius!–gifts for the bride-to-be to give to her attendants. And since it’s... Read more »