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  I’m back! I have to say the month leading up to (and after) your wedding goes very quickly. But I happened to luck out in several ways with our celebration. One by having absolutely beautiful, although crisp and chilly, weather for our outdoor ceremony. And second by staying under our $10,000 budget. Ashley + […]

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  Forget the dress. These days a new veil purchased in a boutique or even a David’s Bridal will cost you anywhere from $50 to $300. Definitely not budget savvy. Some brides forgo the veil in favor of a simpler look like a birdcage veil, hair brooch or flower accent. These are typically much less […]

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That’s right. I’m now legally married. This was not our original plan but came about because of our honeymoon travel itinerary. My dear father-in-law did a very generous thing by purchasing our plane tickets to Ireland – we’re very excited! He also booked our flights. And he booked mine in my married name. Years ago […]

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I don’t consider myself a “crafty” person. I can’t knit or sew, I don’t scrapbook, and I stay away from paint. But I also knew part of planning a budget wedding would include some DIY. What I’ve realized is that I can be creative with items without needing to make anything myself, or at least […]

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  One of the nice things about planning a wedding on a budget is not feeling obligated to do what is considered traditional. From the aspects you decide to cut out completely (we’re not having table numbers or favors) to things you decide to do a little differently, or to DIY. Throughout the wedding planning […]

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Desert is one area where my fiance and I have done some serious compromising. For starters, I wanted cupcakes. They’re fun, you can get them in a variety of flavors, colors, and there is less to clean up at the end of the event (not that I would be doing the clean up). But as […]

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  Originally my fiancé and I were planning on having a late summer wedding. When we started looking at venues and what was in our budget, October became the best option. Fortunately the autumn months have a lot to offer for fall wedding inspiration. Our colors will be rich reds, oranges, purples, deep yellows and […]

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  I have a confession to make. I am a fan of the show Say Yes to the Dress on TLC. And I’m willing to guess I’m not the only bride here that watches. As anyone who watches the show knows Kleinfeld Bridal in Manhattan is not known for having budget-friendly wedding gowns. Most of […]

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  A few weeks ago my wonderful sister-in-law to be hosted a bridal shower in my honor. I honestly didn’t know quite what to expect. I’ve only been to one bridal shower since most of my close friends are single or unmarried. But my sister-in-law is a pro at putting together events! I was most […]

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  Photo from sheknows.com   I was reading an article online last week called “Stop the Scourge of Wedding Presents” about how the wedding registry system is outdated and encourages wasteful spending. The author brings up the valid point that most brides and grooms these days have already spent time living on their own, or […]

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  I started thinking about planning the wedding about three months after our engagement. Looking back it was nice to have a few months of “hey, let’s just enjoy this”. Well, the first thing we had to plan for was a venue. Some couples are lucky to have family or friends with space that can […]

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