I love the way that brides today can use the internet to connect with people – to get advice from other brides or wedding professionals, or to sell a dress that didn’t work out, or to buy a previously-owned veil or find deals on favors. And that’s what BravoBride is all about! It’s an online marketplace where brides, newlyweds and bridal boutiques can buy and sell new and pre-owned wedding items, from designer wedding gowns to jewelry to reception decorations.

In addition to all of this, BravoBride also offers a forum for brides to chat, and to give and get advice from one another, and a new blog where you can read wedding tips and learn about special promotions from wedding vendors. If you’re looking for good deals, or if you want to sell some of the items from your own wedding, be sure to check out BravoBride!

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Hello lovelies! So we’re getting settled into our place in Austin, enjoying lots of good food, and doing some exploring. Thank you SO much to all of you for the great tips! If you have any others, I’m all ears. I’ve been without internet for most of the past week, so I’m way behind, but while I get caught up, here are some of my favorite things from around the web right now…

Snow globes in June.

Currently my most favorite wedding ever.

Don’t miss their engagement pics, either.

Lots of inspiration from The Sartorialist this week, here, here, here, here, here and here.

This retro soda bar is sure to make you smile.

Security envelopes at it again.

Clever, non-traditional invites and save-the-dates.

Have a happy weekend!

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I can’t tell you how fun it is when I get to feature a company whose work I’ve loved for such a long time. From way before I ever even knew what a blog was, I’ve loved the things that Chronicle Books publishes, from beautiful cookbooks to crafty kits to silly gifts. Here are just three of their lovely books…

In The Destination Wedding Planner, Alison Hotchkiss gives advice on everything from choosing the location and setting a budget to managing arrangements from afar. And with beautiful photos by Thayer Allyson Gowdy you can’t miss it!

Sweetie Stats, written by a husband and wife, are little journals that help you be the best spouse you can be by tracking hundreds of fun and important stats about your spouse.

A Bloom a Day Fortune Telling Birthday Book has 365 gorgeous flower photographs for every day of the year, each with a corresponding birthday fortune and the meaning of the flower.

And right now, Chronicle Books is offering Snippet & Ink readers 20% off any purchase! Just enter the code SNIPPET when you check out. Trust me, you’ll want to spend some time browsing around the site – Chronicle Books are hard to resist!

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