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Savvy Articles by: Amber

  I’m married! It is so terribly exciting. John and I are still giggling every time we call each other “husband” and “wife.” Our day went perfect. Even when things went wrong, it was still perfect. Here’s some of what worked for me and what didn’t.   What Worked The master “to-do” list This thing […]

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As with just about everything else involved in a wedding, DJs are expensive. A good DJ can read the flow of the party and choose the appropriate songs for the mood or to get people on the dance floor. They can make announcements and come with their own light and smoke shows. However, I’ve heard […]

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Today I’m not talking about something strictly wedding related, but something that has spared John and I probably hundreds of nights of bickering: The Chore Board. Whether you and your partner live together already or you’re about to after the wedding, part of a working marriage is learning to live together. A survey in the […]

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I’ve been a long time viewer of the show Bridezillas. When I watched it before I was engaged, it was one of those guilty pleasure shows where I could laugh at someone screaming over something seemingly silly like a veil being half a shade off. The first time I watched it after beginning the adventure […]

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For most average people, their wedding day is the most expensive day of their life. We’re all budget savvy brides here, so we’re not as lavish as some couples—but still, the $10,000 that’s considered “budget” in this industry is a lot of money. This gives couples a great opportunity to stimulate the economy in ways that […]

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Weddings to me are of course mostly about the couple, but it’s also a time to honor and thank the people that have been pivotal to our lives. My sister suffered an extreme and tragic illness as a young child that left her brain damaged and develop-mentally disabled. She can walk and speak just fine, […]

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  Today I wanted to show you guys how I made our DIY Place Card Holders. A cheap and easy DIY that you can use to fit so many different wedding themes! Hope you enjoy it.     First, the tools you’ll need: some wire (I used steel wire, 19 gauge. It was about $4 […]

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It’s summer! For me, that means it’s time to go full throttle on wedding planning. Up until now I was having 11-13 hour days, between going to college full time, working 25 hour weeks as a lead preschool teacher, commuting about 2 hours a day, and volunteering in an elementary school 2 mornings a week. […]

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    Google tells me that the average cost for wedding flowers runs $1000-$2000. Well, even if I had an extra $2000 I wouldn’t be spending it on flowers, so John and I decided to DIY this part of the wedding. I love buying flowers for our house and arranging them in vases, so how […]

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One of the first things to consider when you start planning your wedding is a rough estimate of how many guests you’d like to invite. Everyone makes their choices for what is right for them and their families, but I’m here to put in my two cents on the Pros and Cons of a Small […]

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Hi budget savvy brides! I’m so excited to get to share my wedding plans with you all over the next couple of months. I’ve been following BSB since—well, let’s be honest—since before we got engaged, so to now be a guest blogger is terribly exciting. Let me tell you a little about me, my fiancé […]

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