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Savvy Articles by: Bianca

  As a bride on a budget, I eventually grew to dread the words—“What’s your budget?”  Generally speaking, I don’t have a problem talking about my budget.  It’s a harmless question and a good starting point for determining your options, but it’s also a loaded question, particularly when talking to vendors.  There’s a good chance that the […]

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  To keep the cost of our paper suite down, I was decidedly against having RSVP cards returned by mail. We live in an age where a lot of people handle their business online or by phone, and from there everything is recorded electronically. Not only did I not want the extra costs, I didn’t […]

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One of the most daunting decisions in my wedding planning turned out to be flowers. To DIY or not to DIY?—that was the question. There are tons of folks out there who lobby on either side of the fence for various reasons. Typically, florists say doing DIY wedding flowers is too big of a gamble […]

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  My health had gotten the best of me lately and it’s been rather difficult to get any of my DIY projects done. The list is rather lengthy, so I’ve been feeling the stress in more ways than one and it came out in my first wedding nightmare. The scene began really normal; set during wedding rehearsal.  […]

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  Signage ranks high on the list of commonly forgotten details brides plan for. It’s a shame too because signage is a great way of adding personal touches to your big day. If you’re still not sure that signage is important to weddings, let me show you…  Image Above| Row 1:  Mr. & Mrs., Seating […]

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  Source Knowing my budget wouldn’t take me very far, I began dress shopping resigned to the idea that I would have to buy my wedding dress second-hand because I thought it was the only way to find a dress in my price range. I started my search by pinning a bunch of dresses I […]

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OMG! I’m going to be a Mrs. in 99 days…99 DAYS! Whoa… now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, I thought I’d share with you how I’m organizing everything. I like my wedding binder the same way I like to cook—from scratch. It’s the only way for me to get exactly what I […]

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Source Clockwise:  Lily Lapel | Navy Polka Dot | Black and White Polka Dot | Small White Flower Lapel | Fluffy White Lapel | Pink Patterned Flower Lapel

  For months I’d been pinning boutonniere’s I liked for Sherrod and his groomsmen on Pinterest, but he had other plans. In fact, he didn’t want to wear a boutonniere at all. I was not happy about it, but I also wasn’t surprised because this is the same guy who told me that he didn’t […]

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  In my very first BSB post I told you about my tendency towards champagne priced goods when I’m working with a budget more fit for beer in the wedding market. BSB readers took one look at how I’d parceled out my $15K budget and chimed in with suggestions on how I could trim line items to […]

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  When you’re shopping for an engagement ring, besides getting your soon-to-be fiancé a ring she’ll love forever, your primary objective should be to get the most bang for your buck. Why? Because ring selection is only the first of many huge price tags to consider. There’s still buying a house, furniture, and cars…and let’s […]

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  My budgeting is coming along nicely and I’ve scratched off one of many value generating projects from my list that is making my beer budget taste more and more like champagne. In our pre-engagement phase I came across this beautiful gatefold save-the-date that I just had to have. I had no clue who made […]

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    My first mind in looking for a wedding website was………..you guessed it, FREE. I went to all the typical service providers looking for templates that fit the mood we wanted to create and I came up short. The available templates were static and I found the color choices suffocating at best. Free is […]

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