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jessica-bishop-editorWelcome to The Budget Savvy Bride!

I’m Jessica, The Budget Savvy Bride™! My goal is to help you plan a beautiful wedding that won’t break the bank by sharing inspiration, ideas and projects to save you money!

Check out our Real Weddings section where you can browse by budget or location, and our collection of DIY Projects to save you money on different aspects of your day! Don’t miss our resources page– full of sources for anything you might need to purchase for your big day!


For me, flowers were a part of the wedding budget that I couldn’t wrap my mind around. Luckily we had a family friend who offered to do all the arrangements for our wedding but initially I was torn about having flowers at all. Having something that is such a big expense, the only lasts a […]

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I wasn’t planning to make a card box. I kind of thought I would just use one of the gajillion storage boxes that I am currently using to store various unused items that are clearly very essential to my life, such as Tim’s old video games and a stack of blank CDs that I intend […]

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I just love this lodge wedding! The bride gave a super thorough budget breakdown for you all to check out – I hope it inspires you! This wedding looks like so much fun, it makes me wish I’d been a guest! Hope you enjoy this lovely southern fall lodge wedding! xoxo Jessica  Amber + Erik […]

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    The wildflower trend really lends itself to DIY’ers! The loose, uneven wildflower shape makes the look pretty easy to arrange. Don’t force a perfected shape and voila! The secret here though, is the wholesale wildflower pack from There is an entire line of wildflower packs available in all different colors that make […]

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With only six days left until my wedding, I thought I would show you all a quick, last-minute DIY. I came up with this when I couldn’t find a cake topper that I liked anywhere. These little guys didn’t take me more than ten minutes to make and I think they ended up being super […]

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Happy Friday, y’all! I’m back here sharing another roundup of weekly wedding deals! Here’s the goods that we found on the web this week:   Blurb allows you to create your own photobooks- perfect for making a DIY wedding album! Take a look at an example of a wedding book from Blurb below –  or […]

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I’ve got a little dose of inspiration for you today in the form of a styled shoot! This shoot, put together by the talented M.newsom photography demonstrates that it’s still possible to have a colorful wedding even when the scenery outside is a little on the dreary side. Everyone knows that planning a wedding during the […]

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One of my favorite things about our wedding venue (The Soiled Dove) is that its usual life is one of Denver’s more intimate concert venues. There were a lot of pieces of this history that appealed to Drew & I and we wanted to bring to a bit of that concert venue feel to our […]

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In our DIY Cornhole Set Tutorial Part 1, Tim detailed how to construct your own cornhole set at a minimal cost. In Part 2, we’ll talk about the remaining two pieces: making the beanbags and painting the cornhole sets. For the beanbags, you’ll need: Duckcloth (heavy duty canvas), cut into 7” by 7” squares Feed […]

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It’s officially (kinda) fall now… so I thought it was the perfect time to share this stunning grey and orange fall wedding with you! I absolutely love this color combo, and the reception decor? Insane!! I just know you’re doing to love these details – most of which the bride crafted herself!! You’re gonna be […]

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Have you ever dreamed of getting married outdoors, but think you can’t do so on a budget? Think again!   Having your wedding in a public park is a budget-friendly way to have an outdoor wedding without the hefty price tag associated with private outdoor resorts, estates or gardens.   You’ll also save money in […]

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