The Broke-Ass Bride’s Wedding Guide Paperback by Dana LaRue

Published December 17, 2013

Find it on: Good Reads and Amazon

For budget brides, including fans of, this is a definitive guide to saving money and making every dollar count during wedding planning, from the engagement party to the big day, without sacrificing style or personality.

Brides-to-be, do you dream of rocking a wedding full of personality, pizzazz, and style, without compromising your dreams or kissing your budget goodbye? Well, bust out your happy dance because today is your lucky day…you’re holding the key in your newly-betrothed hands!

In the pages of this witty guide, Dana LaRue, creator of, shares hundreds of tips and anecdotes for getting the most bang for your buck, celebrating your personality as a couple, and making wedding planning fun. She includes:

  • The top 14 money-saving rules for choosing your location, dress, menu, and music—and most important of all, enjoying the day
  • Engagement party and rehearsal dinner ideas that won’t break the bank
  • 4 tips for finding your dream theme
  • Sample budget breakdowns ($1,000; $5,000; $10,000; $15,000; and beyond) showing where couples saved and splurged
  • Her very own road-tested advice for becoming a negotiation ninja
  • 7 ways to keep your booze budget under control
  • DIY décor projects and recipes you can make without risking a bridezilla meltdown
  • Online planning shortcuts, tools to find savings, and helpful websites for organization and style inspiration

This book includes really lovely illustrations from Astrid Mueller which compliment the clever and witty text from LaRue.

For the sake of disclosure I am not receiving payment for listing the book or when you purchase it from one of the links.

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