There can be no doubt about it, weddings are an incredibly expensive affair. Luckily, as we have pointed out in an earlier article, there are a number of things that you can do in order to have a great wedding on a budget. But before you even start thinking about planning a wedding, you will need to think about how you are going to pull off the proposal in a way that will secure you the all-important “yes”.
Obviously, you will want this momentous occasion to be a memorable event that you will look back on fondly for years to come. It is perfectly understandable if you automatically start thinking that you will need to spend a great deal of money to achieve this, although this needn’t be the case.
‘Memorable’ does not need to be synonymous with ‘expensive’, and with a bit of planning and forethought, you can propose in a manner that your partner will never forget. To help the process along, we have laid out a number of things that you could do so that your proposal will still be unforgettable, but won’t necessarily break the bank. (more…)
Every Valentine’s Day I tend to shy away from traditional gifts of flowers and chocolate. Instead, I look for new and unique personalized gifts. Whether that means making up a man’s bouquet, mixing up DIY bath bombs, or even just baking a new Valentine’s Day recipe it’s fun to try something different every year! What’s the must-have gift this year? A personalized romance novel!
Unique Customized Romance Novels for Valentine’s Day
Show your little ones some love by gathering them together for some fun activities – especially if your February 14th involves staying inside on a cold day!
Here are 8 fun Valentine’s Day activities to keep your kids busy.
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I wanted to share some of the hot tech gifts I’ve seen: A ring that vibrates when your cell has an incoming call, a USB charger that is powered by the sun, and four more gifts for teens, guys, and gals. If your sweetie pie loves technology…
Avoid overspending with these six gadget gifts for Valentine’s Day. (more…)
Here’s how one woman cut her wedding budget – and couldn’t have been happier with the results.
10 Simple Valentine’s Day Recipes!
Valentine’s Day is about love and affection. It is not about diamonds, overpriced chocolates, or other expensive budget-busting gifts. At least it doesn’t have to be. We’ve already shown you how to create delicious and healthy Valentine’s treats and hand make Valentine’s Day goodies. Now we’ve put together seven creative, fun ways to show your affection for the one you love – or disdain for the holiday, as the case may be – without putting an unnecessary strain on your wallet.
7 unique Valentine’s Day gift ideas.
This February 14th, show your family members you love them by serving healthy festive treats. The kids will be getting enough sugar and Red Dye #2 at their school parties – why not offer a better alternative? And how about serving your Sweetie a natural Valentine’s Day treat made with fruit, cheese or other alternatives to chocolate?
14 fun and frugal ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day (more…)
Frugal brides know the value of a dollar. These are the brides who opt for backyard weddings and skipping a honeymoon. These brides don’t shy from hand-me-downs – everything from the dress to the wedding favors – and, they certainly don’t need the added expense of a high-priced engagement ring.
On average, couples spend $4000 on engagement rings, but frugal brides know that money is best applied to more fruitful endeavors, such as the wedding itself or a down payment on a new home. The following are engagement ring options for money-saving couples.
The engagement ring is a meaningful symbol, but it doesn’t have to cost a fortune. (more…)
Are you looking to celebrate the New Year without breaking the bank? If you’re okay with staying in there are TONS of ways you can save money when hosting your own frugal New Year’s Eve party. Here are a few of our favorite tips.
10 Ways to Throw a Frugal New Year’s Eve Party
The holidays are over and the house is cluttered with leftover Christmas candy, discarded wrapping paper, tissue, a dried-out tree and gifts that aren’t really “you.” Now what? We’ve got 15 ideas for putting those holiday remains to good use.
15 ways to repurpose those holiday “unwanteds”
I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday. If you are traveling, be safe. If you are staying home, be well. We had a recent bout of stomach bug run through the family, and I’m certainly hopeful that you don’t catch what’s going around!
I am looking forward to a quiet, travel-less holidays and maybe a little snow! What are you looking forward to?
Enjoy the time off and we’ll see you again next week!
~ Julia and the BargainBabe.com team
Christmas is just around the corner, and you don’t have a lot of time – or money – to decorate. Not to worry! We’ve got 8 quick, easy – and inexpensive – ideas for decorations that will warm your house with holiday spirit.
DIY decorations can be easy, quick and festive!
Today, Dec. 6, you can score the highly rated eBook, The Widow File (A Dani Britton Thriller) , for only $2 (reg. $4.99!). According to reviewers, this novel has a clever fast-moving plot that is sure to keep your attention.Remember you don’t need a kindle to take advantage of these deals you can read eBooks using the FREE Kindle Reading App on Most Devices. Check out the review below for more details.
The Widow File Review
Looking for a gift for the wine lover in your life? You’re in luck. Today, Dec. 6, you can grab this Corkcicle Color Wine Chiller for only $14.99 (reg. $24.95!).Even better, get FREE Super Saver shipping on a purchase of $35 or snag FREE 2-day shipping with Amazon Prime! Features of this wine chiller include: (more…)