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 It was a day that sung to us.  May 25.  We’ll remember it forever. Like I’ve said before, being budget-savvy when it came to our wedding was a means to an end for Mike and me.  It was atool that helped us focus our wedding on what is important to us: our faith, our marriage covenant, […]

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Hello all!  It’s good to be back here and blogging as a MARRIED WOMAN!  Mr. M and I were married on May 25 and it was glorious.  I’m looking forward to sharing a recap very soon. Before sharing photos from the big day, I’m excited to share some of the details about my wedding flowers.  If you […]

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Gift giving is most definitely one of my love languages.  Suffice it to say, buying gifts to give to our family and friends helping with the wedding has been one of my favorite activities.   When selecting gifts, I’d recommend asking yourself the following questions: What role is this person playing in our wedding?  What’s […]

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Last year, I judged some high school speeches on alternative energy with a colleague. Essentially, the students gave short speeches on what they thought was the best form of sustainable energy, then the judges shared some of our thoughts. My colleague made a good point: There’s not one form of alternative energy that meets all of […]

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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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