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  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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Hi guys! A while back I told you all about the mini meltdown I had while looking for a venue for our May 2014 wedding. My search came to a screeching halt when I found the Olmsted of Atlanta.  It was surely fate.  I stumbled across a link to the City of Atlanta’s Request For Proposal […]

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My family is really into telling stories and documenting our history in pictures.  It’s a BIG part of how we bond and stay connected when the miles separate us.  Under normal circumstances, the engagement session would be a big deal for me.  However, because Sherrod and I have long dated outside the gazing eye of our families (with the exception […]

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Whoo-whooooot…it’s Black Friday!!  I don’t know about you, but I certainly plan to do my part to stimulate the economy.   As Dana mentioned, Black Friday is the perfect time for brides to do a little shopping. I’ve got tons of DIY projects to prepare for and items to purchase that are often forgotten or thought […]

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Budget shopping is an art….not a science.  There is no one way to score a deal.  However, getting great deals is more about timing, diligence, and your own perception of value than anything else.  Everyone likes a good deal, but you aren’t necessarily getting a good deal just because you’ve bought the item secondhand or […]

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When Jessica put out the call for bloggers she asked, “Why is being budget savvy important to you in planning your wedding?” I smiled at first. I had a flood of thoughts. There was so much to say that I didn’t say, but I felt it was important to share. The short answer to this question […]

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A couple of weeks ago, Jessica shared BuzzFeed’s comical post about the 39 Stages of Being a Bride. It was hilarious! I laughed so hard for the things I’d felt and the things I just knew were on the horizon. To be honest, I’d been a little all over the place, but was a firm […]

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