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The Anti Bride

You might be an anti-bride if…

I came across the above article on MSN.com today. I thought it was pretty funny, because it seems to describe a woman who is alot like… well… me.

I am definitely not anti-wedding. I want to have a ceremony commemorating the day that E and I unite as one, as husband and wife, forever. And I want the people who mean the most to us to be there.

I do fall into anti-bride status in the fact that, besides a few choice things that are traditional- the white dress, the first dance, the father escorting me down the aisle- I want my wedding to be decidedly non-normal. Different… Unique… Okay… maybe traditional with a little extra flair. :)

In all honesty, I’d be perfectly happy not to have to make all these decisions (I’m a total wishy-washy, laid back, ‘whatever you want for dinner, honey’ kind of girl.) If we could run off to Vegas and tie the knot and have a kick ass time, (then maybe I could afford Jessica Claire to be my photographer… not a bad idea, really) and skip all this mussy, fussy, hoity, toity, frilly decoration, coordination, organization CRAP… then I totally would. If it was good enough for my parents (married 25 years this December- got hitched in Vegas) then why isn’t it good enough for me?

Well, I guess it’s because there is that tiny girly-girl part of me that wants to wear the dress, in front of the crowd, drinking champagne as others toast to the union of the love of my life… and me. :)

But that doesn’t mean that I’ve set foot inside a bridal salon yet. The only reason for our traditionally long engagement is that we need the time to save the money to have even a modest wedding. In the end, I know I’ll be happy either way… because I’ll get to become the Mrs. to my Mr. And that’s the most important thing!

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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    • Brandy
    • June 18th, 2008

    You are so adorable! I was engaged on 4/14 too and am planning the wedding on a serious budget. About every other day I think of jetting off and eloping but, I want the traditional wedding even if all the decisions are really overwhelming.

    Our biggest budget and sanity saver has to be that we are getting married on a Thursday evening (4/16/09). It is a special day to us and everyone is eager to offer a discount. We’re going to do a fun wedding week, with a tour of city one day, little field trips, and a BBQ the day after (all of my fiance’s family lives across the country!).

    Good luck with your planning!

  1. You are totally going to be fine. Just remember, you don’t need most of the crazy cr*p people sell. Put the money into what matters to you, and skip the rest :)

  2. I hear ya’ girl! We drove right by Vegas a couple of months ago…and now I’m wishing we stopped!!!

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