Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride
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Erica is anothergraphic designer bride and I love love love her details! Including her envelope liners that say ‘love love love’ And who doesn’t love a Chuck Taylor clad groom and groomsmen? This wedding looks so lovely, casual and fun! She really carried her color scheme throughout the entire day and I love that! Hope […]

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On to the next part of our flower alternative series- FELT! Felt is pretty cheap to buy and comes in a variety of colors. Although time consuming, you can create some pretty cool things with it! Check out these awesome bouquets by some various Etsy sellers! from idotakeu on etsy from idotakeu on etsy from […]

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Create your own sale with this 50% off coupon at Michael’s this week! I got SO many wedding items at Michael’s during my planning, from Styrofoam balls and tissue paper to make pomanders, to the paper I used to create my invite mockups. I would definitely take advantage of this coupon- you can print out […]

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Time to announce the winner of the CSN Stores Cake Serving Set Giveaway! I used random.org to choose one winner out of the 87 entries… Commenter #66- Michelle Parada! Congratulations Michelle! You are the winner of this beautiful silver-plated cake serving set by Reed & Barton! I will send your email to CSN Stores to […]

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I’m excited to share this sweet, intimate wedding of the fabulous blogger Jen Ramos of MadeByGirl. Jen has awesome style and is a fab designer and her wedding reflected who she is. She saved money by keeping her guest list small and was able to include some lovely details because of it. Don’t you just […]

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This is one of my favorite alternatives to bridal flowers- the vintage brooch bouquet! This particular category could lend itself to being a time-intensive project- searching for pieces you like and want to include, not to mention possibly spending quite a bit of money trying to find enough pieces to make up your bouquet. And […]

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  Today I am happy to share with you a fun giveaway! CSN Stores has over 200+ stores carrying pretty much anything you could imagine from kids bedding to cookware, to bar stools… they’ve pretty much got it all! I made it my challenge to find something that you could actually use on your wedding […]

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As promised, I’ve made a separate section of the blog that I will be updating with tidbits about our life, nesting, decorating, cooking, whatever- all on a budget. You might have noticed the “LIFE” tab pop up in our toolbar at the top of the page. That’s how you can find those posts. I’m working […]

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FRAN! She was commenter #13… guess it’s not always an unlucky number! Thanks everyone for entering! Come back next week for a giveaway of something you could actually use on your wedding day! I think you’ll like it! _________________________ FYI: For those of you who tried to enter by commenting on the Facebook page- I […]

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So as of today, I have been married for 327 days… nearly 11 months. I can’t believe it’s been nearly a year since our wedding day, but that’s not really the reason for this post… This post is about the dirty little secret that is hidden in my closet… Hanging in the same position, for […]

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What was your budget? $15,000- here’s the breakdown: Church/Organist – $150 Reception Hall – $1,000 Catering – $5,500 Alcohol – $1,000 Photography – $2,000 Music – $1,200 Stationary – $750 Attire – $1,000 Planner – $1,000 Linens – $400 What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding? We chose to get married […]

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