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Savvy Articles by: Abby

I’m a big fan of finishing touches and small details.  Candles lit for dinner.  A single flower in a bud vase.  Just the right music on in the background.  Adding sprinkles to an iced cake.  I’m also a firm believer in the easier and more frugal the better.  If it takes too much trouble or […]

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Not only is this a season of budget-savvy wedding planning, it’s also a season for budget-savvy wedding going! In the six weeks after our wedding, I have three weddings to attend and I’m a bridesmaid in two of those.  Suffice it to say, bridal showers are underway.  Between planning showers and having a few thrown […]

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The wedding countdown is on.  As I’m getting into the nitty and the gritty of wedding planning, the big details have been taken care of and I’m getting down into finalizing details and making last minute purchases.  Crafting is coming along (more posts on that later ) For me, many of the last minute purchases […]

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The title of this post would more accurately be “Why I decided to have my mom DIY my veil” as I’m not actually making the veil. WHO makes the veil isn’t so much the point of this post, but rather the WHY.  Here are some practical reasons to consider DIYing your veil. Making your veil […]

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Pinterest can be any bride’s best friend!  It’s especially important for the budget-savvy bride to ensure that Pinterest is serving her, and not the other way around.  This tool can be completely overwhelming and I’ve realized that it can be easy to rack up the bill as my mind fills with ideas for my wedding.  Nonetheless, I’ve […]

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If you remember from my first post, my initial target budget was $10,000 for 200 people.  It seemed like an impossible task, but I thought “Hey, I’m up for the challenge!”  Deep down, I think I knew that I would need to re-assess the budget and increase it.  And, I was right.  As I was […]

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Did you have a chance to read Anne Almasy’s article on the lies we’re being told by the wedding industry?  She does a great job of articulating those quiet voices that are so hard to ignore when making decisions about our wedding.  If you haven’t read her article, stop reading this post, click here, read […]

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As the wedding draws closer, lists are becoming my best ally.  I have a list for what I need to accomplish by the end of each month.  A list for who’s doing what in the wedding.  A list for who gets what flower.  A packing list for the wedding.  A packing list for the honeymoon. […]

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While some brides begin planning their wedding with a clear sense of what they want it to look like, I began my wedding focusing on a collection elements that I liked and Mr. M approved of.  As the various pieces have come together, our wedding style has solidified.   So what is our wedding style? […]

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Mr. M and I are in the thick of planning our honeymoon.  And while we’re over the moon (ha, see what I did there  ) about how wonderful it will be, expenses are starting to quickly add up as we’re making our budget. A friend of ours who was married in June created a honeymoon […]

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Part of being a budget-savvy bride is planning well to get the most out of your resources (money, time, emotional energy, etc…).  And, that planning includes looking carefully at the wedding weekend as a whole.   Without a doubt, the pinnacle of the wedding weekend will be the wedding (followed by the reception) itself.  However, […]

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When it came to sending a Save the Date, Mr. M and I were torn.  We didn’t see many advantages; the people most important to us would know about the date and it just seemed like an extra expense.  However, since we’re getting married on a busy weekend for Indianapolis, it’s important that our guests […]

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