Weddings

27 Sep 2019

6 Real-Life Wedding Crasher Stories

Your wedding day is a significant event. Most couples plan every last detail, from the flower arrangements to the playlist. Yet on the big day, you might find a few extra guests in attendance. Wedding crashers aren’t just myth — ask these real-life brides and grooms. 1. A Buck for

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09 Jan 2014

Choosing a cheap-ass wedding venue for under $1,000

For Updates: Please visit the author’s website Everyone kept telling us that it wasn’t going to happen for under $10,000. But, I knew damn well that there was a wedding venue for under $1,000 in Northern California. Turns out, I was right. I love being right. We looked at an

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05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

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21 Aug 2012

A Cheapass Guide for Broke-Ass Bridesmaids

It all starts with the call. “WE’RE ENGAGED!” You’re happy they’re finally tying the knot, stoked to hear how he proposed, and touched to have been immediately asked to be her maid of honor (as if anyone else really stood a chance..pfff!) I would say it takes about 1 month for you

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06 Jun 2012

Weddings: A Broke-Ass’s Dream Party

Recently, I had the honor of being a bridesmaid in my BFF Kate’s wedding to her longtime main squeeze, Jason.  Besides an awkward moment where the Mother-of-the-Bride looked down at me while I was adjusting Kate’s train and said, “Always a bridesmaid, never a bride!” (way to send shivers down

Carrie Laven - Pretty Penniless 0
23 Oct 2011

5 Things You Should Never DIY

I don’t like to toot my own horn, but I’m a little bit of a DIY maven—not as much in the way of crafting as in salon services, home decor, and bicycle maintenance. This means I’ve tried enough crap myself to know when it’s not worth it or even just

Sarah M. Smart - Red-Light Special 2
23 May 2011

How To Be a Wedding Guest

Spoiler: Don’t wear crazy upstaging hats. I’ve already covered the more questionable wardrobe decisions of certain coast areas, but what about the rest of the wedding? I’m sure you’ve all been holding your breath since you asked yourself that question. Well, consider this permission to finally breathe again, like Toni

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 2
05 Apr 2011

Wedding Attire: NYC vs SoCal

I’ve been to quite a few weddings just over the past couple of years, both here in NYC as well as in my unfortunate original homeland of Southern California. Yes, this post is going to be a little bit “white people drive like this/black people drive like this“, but like,

Anna G - Caliburg Contributor 2
11 Jan 2011

Broke-Ass Etiquette: Wedding Receptions on a Budget

Got a question about how to be a polite Broke-Ass?  Email Half-Price Headliner with your queries and get schooled on how to be proper-like. Q: Dear Half-Price Headliner, My best friend is getting married and I’m helping plan the wedding.  They’re just doing a very small courthouse ceremony with a

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