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  Miss me?! I was so excited when the original BSB Jessica reached out to me for this guest post! Life as a newlywed has been quite busy — Matt and I left our beloved New York City only two weeks after our wedding in favor of opportunities south of the Mason Dixon line! We […]

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Well, I got married! So there’s that!  As is the case with just about every bride I’ve ever met, the last few weeks before the wedding got a little… shall we say… hectic? Sure, hectic works. Almost immediately after Matt and I got engaged and set our wedding date, I submitted my vacation days form […]

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July 5th is coming, and we’re ready to rock!  One of the most budget-savvy ways my husband-to-be and I are saving is by going the iPod Wedding DJ route.  We decided this pretty early on in the planning process, primarily to cut out a major day-of cost. While DJs are common wedding staples all over […]

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(Um… if you’re my dad don’t read this post until after July 5th!) As our wedding rapidly (and boy do I mean rapidly! Less than one month to go!) approaches, I’ve given a lot of thought to the gifts I’d like to give the people most important to me to show my appreciation for their […]

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Sometimes a great way to save money is just right in front of your face. When I attended my first wedding event, just six weeks into our engagement, I thought I had found THE ONE. My wedding ring. A local jeweler had it on display and it was so lovely, and so delicate, and so […]

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Our paper scroll garland... four down, a zillion more to go!

Well, I did it. I DIY’d. The bride who only planned to DIY her cake. But I didn’t do it alone! Oh, no! I enlisted the help of my maid of honor/BFF, and, eventually, my fiance. A few weeks back, while looking for wedding decor inspiration in Pinterest, I came across this DIY tutorial for […]

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What helps a couple set the stage for their wedding better than their invitations? For this reason, I was very excited to take on the task of creating an invitation for our nuptials that would give our guest a glimpse of what they would be in for on July 5th. As I’ve mentioned before here at BSB, Matt […]

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I admit it — I’m not really one to do it herself. I am not a crafty person. I am in awe of crafty people. For instance, my almost mother-in-law. If she pins something to Pinterest, she will actually make it. And make it well. She’s like a MacGyver with a sewing machine. I made a […]

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There weren’t too many things that I planned about our wedding before Matt and I got engaged. Since we had only minimally discussed the scale of wedding we wanted to that point, I knew there were lists of pros and cons on yellow legal pads in our future. The most important item on both sides […]

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I expected to like wedding dress shopping. I’m not sure why, since I don’t consider myself much of a shopper in everyday life. Occasionally I’ll get in the mood to shop, but it’s typically when I’m eating lunch at my desk and I get an email discount from the Gap. Somehow, though, I expected wedding […]

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Hi, fellow BSBs! I’m Ashley, and I hope to entertain you over the next few months with my stellar wit and occasionally self-deprecating humor. Come, experience my trials and tribulations of planning a New York City wedding on a decidedly un-NYC budget! A few NY-centric things before I explain  why I am the cart before […]

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