Sell Mementos of Your Romantic Disappointment on Never Liked It Anyway

Never Liked It AnywayYour romance has gone south. You were going to have a beautiful future together but now your dreams are smashed. What will you do with those earrings, that engagement ring, that wedding dress that you will never wear? Why not put them up for sale, accompanied by the sad tale about how these things became radioactive to you. You’ll cleanse your closet and your heart and make bucks in the bargain.

On the other hand, if your love is thriving, visit this site for bargain wedding togs!


Catch a Bouquet of Wedding Tips from Daily Candy

Daily Candy: WeddingsDaily Candy collects nuggets of advice from twelve of their favorite wedding bloggers. Find money-saving DIY projects from The Wedding Chicks and outdoor decorating ideas from Once Wed and Grey Likes Weddings. Visit Daily Candy to find city-specific wedding tips, too.

Make your own wedding cake and cover it with fondant.

Fun with FontantTo save on marriage costs, have your friends or family make your cake. The coating that gives wedding cakes that “Martha Stewart” smoothness is called fondant. Spend 4-and-a-half minutes watching Robin Hassett of The Dessert Tray prepare and coat a cake with smooth, pink fondant.

Buy an engagement ring with help from TLC

TLC Engagement Ring GuideHow can we buy an appropriate engagement ring for our beloved? We aren’t born knowing this stuff, and if this is our first marriage…Fortunately, TLC (originally the Learning Channel) has our back with information about how to purchase that most important token of love.

“Altar” your thinking about weddings with Offbeat Bride.

Offbeat BrideNot all brides fall completely for our culture’s fairy-tale script. Some rebel against the machinations of the wedding industry. They are in love and they want to get married—but they want to do it their way. Seattle-based Ariel Meadow Stallings, author of Offbeat Bride: Taffeta-Free Alternatives for Independent Brides (Seal Press, 2007; ISBN-13: 978-1580051804), offers advice, and shares stories of weddings that ran against tradition.