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The Budget Savvy Bride

Savvy Articles by: Abby

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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Mr. M and I have long been users of Gmail and several of Google’s features, like Google Docs.  Unsurprisingly, Google has been a tremendous help in wedding planning. Here’s my advice for How to Use Google to Help Plan Your Wedding: We started an email address for wedding purposes, which will be a shared email address […]

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Do you remember when I talked about the things Mr. M and I decided to forego?  Well, I thought it might be fun to share where the biggest portions of our budget are going.  The best part about saying no to some items is that it gives you the freedom to say yes to what’s […]

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This classic Ron Swanson dictum is one I try to live by, especially when making decisions about how to use my time and money.  Unsurprisingly, when it comes to wedding planning, these words keep echoing through my mind offering me encouragement and affirmation when making tough decisions.   As we’ve been planning a wedding on […]

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“Where are you getting married?”  After the “when” is asked, people are quick to inquire about the venue you selected.  As I began the venue hunting process, I had two rules: 1.) I wanted to get married in a church that looks like a church, and, 2.) I didn’t want to have my reception outside […]

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I knew planning a wedding would be a lot of work, but I didn’t quite grasp what that would mean for my daily life until the time to plan the big day arrived.  I know I’m not unique.  Between working full time, preparing to move, investing in friendships and family, planning a wedding and spending […]

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The extent of my artistic ability is scrapbooking.  My personal interests include everything from Jane Austen to Indiana agriculture.  During my college years, I had purposefully NOT made an extensive Pinterest wedding board because I didn’t want to jump the gun. Suffice it to say, I was a bit overwhelmed when thinking about a what […]

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In August (pre-engagement), my friend and I sat down at my computer and started dreaming about wedding dresses.  I found one on Etsy that I really liked for a reasonable price that had many of the elements I was looking for.  I also liked the idea of buying a custom made dress. After my engagement, […]

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When I was a little girl dreaming of weddings, my dad told me he would pay me $1,000 to elope.  “What a great deal!” my six-year-old self thought. Seventeen years later, I find myself engaged and not taking my dad up on his “great deal” Instead, my fiancé and I are embarking on the exciting […]

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