Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride
The Budget Savvy Bride

Savvy Articles by: Jessica Bishop

First off, sorry this is a little late this morning folks. Photobucket was denying me access all morning… BOOO! So I’m running a little behind. Anyway this is a little off topic… not what I planned on blogging about today… but I couldn’t help it. I just needed to get it off my chest… You […]

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Don’t forget to bookmark Nole’s new ETSY shop, Gold Star Press. Nole”s store will be featuring custom programs, menu cards, “reserved” seating cards, and other paper goods and very soon she”s hoping to expand into letterpress- this girl”s got skills! So go check her out at Gold Star Press over at ETSY!

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General Advice The two biggest pieces of advice I could probably give are: 1) do LOTS of research and; 2) look at non-traditional sources for your wedding elements. Doing lots of research will allow you to find the best vendors at the best rates, while looking at non-traditional sources will occasionally allow you to avoid […]

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Photo from Nole’s Knot Bio Invitations, STDs, and Placecards – $650 I did a lot of research to find an affordable letterpress invitation company. I literally combed through the archives of about 3 or 4 different wedding blogs (including the lovely, but no longer active Faye & Greer blog), literally reading every single post about […]

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Photos by Punam Bean Photography Photography – $2000 This was our photographer’s 2007 fee, which has since gone up — she was just starting out when we booked her, so we got her at a great rate! We were actually willing to spend more on photography since it was our #1 priority, but really lucked […]

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So today I'm going to be featuring the real budget of the super sweet Nole- you all probably saw her wedding featured on Style Me Pretty a few weeks back. I was amazed by all the lovely details of her wedding that she was able to accomplish on a budget that is considered to be […]

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Head on over to Elizabeth Anne Designs this morning to check out their newest project, the Elizabeth Anne Designs Library! This is what the Ladies of EAD had to say about their new resource: We are incredibly excited to announce our new project, The EAD Library. After months of development and research, we are launching […]

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I find inspiration in the most random places… it's part of being a graphic designer I guess. While E was out of town this weekend, I took it upon myself to use the opportunity to watch stupid chick flicks I knew he wouldn't want to watch. I don't know if I should admit this to […]

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Choosing my colors has been a really tough thing for me to accomplish so far. With all the beautiful inspiration boards out there it gets really overwhelming because you literally have an infinite amount of options! I have spent a good amount of time myself working on inspiration boards and trying to come up with […]

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I am going to take a couple of days off from blogging over the weekend so I can get some great stuff together for next week. E is gone on a rafting trip with his buddies and will be gone for the WHOLE weekend. Since I’m still not ready to go dress shopping yet I […]

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Um, hi there Wedding Gods… Um, I was just wondering… if maybe… um, I mean, if it’s not too much trouble… I was just thinking it would be nice… if you could give me a pretty, sunny day for my wedding? Maybe like these couples had? They all look so happy to be outdoors in […]

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Okay, so… like many brides, newly engaged, hoping-to-be-engaged, or not-even-close-to-being-engaged girls out there, I’ve been reading WeddingBee for a while. Let’s admit it- we all read it. And I’ve seen some of my favorite bloggers go through the process of applying and getting rejected- so I know that they are picky about what they want. […]

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