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

Savvy Articles by: Jessica Bishop

Back when I put together the reader survey, I had a few requests for a way to sort weddings by their budget in terms of dollar amount. I’ve since created a page where you can find just that! I will update it regularly as new ones are added if they don’t fit into an existing […]

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This is one of my favorite and most quirky substitutions for flowers! Using buttons instead of flowers adds a layer of whimsy and fun to any wedding celebration. And it’s not just for the bouquets- you can make bouttonnieres, corsages, and even centerpiece/decor items with buttons! It might take alot of time to round up […]

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This week I am giving away this adorable book, Fiona The Flower Girl! It’s a super sweet book that would make a great gift for your flower girl! I know lots of brides who are lost on gift ideas for their bridal party, and this book is sure to make your special helper feel just […]

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We’ve had sunny weather here in Nashville for the last two days and I am praying that it sticks around this time! Nothing makes me more excited for spring and summer than bright, bold colors! I had a friend ask me for some reasonably priced yellow shoe options and so I scoured my favorite resources […]

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*drumroll please* Catherine! who said, “I would get 4 Champagne Collage Frames. Our venue has some space on the wall of the entrance hallway where we can hang frames if we’d like. I’d like to put together a collage of each of our grandparents weddings and hang them there. I would then gift the collages […]

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In case you didn’t know, I am BEYOND excited, thrilled, and honored to be included in an illustrious group of fabulous wedding bloggers, also known as The B-List. The B-List is holding it’s annual conference in Washington, DC the weekend of April 16, 2010 and I cannot wait to attend! If you are a wedding […]

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What was your budget? 10,000 for 50 people What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding? What was the biggest thing you did to save money? My Maid of Honor made all of the bouquets, and they were so perfect. I was in her wedding a few months prior, and noticed her […]

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This is part 2 in our series of flower alternatives. There are so many different materials you can use to make centerpieces and bouquets other than fresh flowers, which can be terribly expensive. If you have a little DIY skill or just want to buy something that lasts longer than a few days, feathers are […]

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This week I’m excited to announce that we are giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to Kirkland’s home store! I’ve always been a HUGE fan of their merchandise so I was thrilled when they contacted me to host a giveaway! Kirkland's is a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts. It specializes in products like […]

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For those of you who are interested, I’ve finally opened up shop over on Etsy!! You can click here or click ‘my etsy shop’ button in my sidebar to go there. I’ll be selling Semi-DIY printable wedding invites, save the dates and more. There’s only a few items listed now but I will be adding […]

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Robert and Katie’s engagement session at Petco Park in San Diego isn’t just adorable, it was meaningful to the couple as well. Robert proposed to Katie at Petco Park on January 15th, so what a perfect place to take their engagement pics! Hope you enjoy these sweet photos by Jared Aiono of Akona Photography. Katie […]

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