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

Savvy Articles by: Jessica Bishop

What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. We went up and down on this, started at $10,000 then realized that was unrealistic for 300 people, then up to about $18,000 prior to the wedding. We had fewer guests than we budgeted for (thank […]

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One of the most expensive aspects of a wedding can be the flowers. Especially if you swoon over blooms that are out of season during the month of your wedding. Although the effect of beautiful fresh flowers is breathtaking, there are fabulous and budget-savvy alternatives to help you save some of your valuable budget bucks. […]

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So I submitted my wedding for The Knot’s ‘My Real Wedding Awards’ back in June or July and kind of forgot about it until now. I logged into the Knot today after I received an email alert from them to see that voting has started (and has been under way for over a week- oops- […]

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The typical wedding invite size is 5×7, which uses a A7 envelope. I am a huge fan of the Euro Flap Style sold at Paper Source, which run about $5 for 10 envelopes, however you can get A7 Euro Flap envelopes at EnvelopeMall.com for $18.95 for 100 envelopes. HUGE savings. They have alot of the […]

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BSB reader Allison shared her engagement photos with me, taken by Lee and Renee Blanchard of Concept Photography of Round Rock, TX. I just love rustic settings for engagement pics… I don’t know why but I am kind of obsessed with hay bales… and the balloons? So sweet! Allison said she had a great time […]

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How do you find/pick weddings for the Budget Savvy Wedding features? All Budget Savvy Wedding features are chosen from entries that are submitted via email. Anyone can submit a wedding for a BS-WOW feature! There are no special requirements to submit a BS-WOW. All you have to do is go to the submissions tab underneath […]

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Can I just say WOW! and Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! to each and every person who filled out my reader survey. Now, I know the type of traffic this blog gets… and I know that I don’t tend to get alot of comments very regularly. Seems like they have dwindled off lately for […]

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Unusually Fine is a new wedding photography studio in NYC. They are going to shoot one lucky couple’s New York wedding for FREE . It’s their way of saying, “Hello, New York. Can I buy you a drink?” Here’s the deal. Unusually Fine photogs, Max and Margaret, are suckers for a good love story. The […]

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I am so excited to feature this fun autumn themed southern wedding today!! Amanda and Jonathon were married over Thanksgiving weekend 2009- what a great way to bring families together to celebrate! I just love their fall color scheme and the flowers are so gorgeous! Amanda had to think outside the box with her wedding […]

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Remember when my blog looked like this?? So I’ve been doing alot of thinking about what to do about BSB. As many of you who’ve been following since the beginning know, I started this blog for me- to help me keep my wedding inspiration and ideas in one place. I had no idea how many […]

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I already posted this on my design blog, but for those of you who don’t follow it, I thought I’d share with y’all the designs I submitted for Minted’s newest Design Challenge. Wedding Invitations – Modern Striped Frame Wedding Invitations – Simple Swirls Wedding Invitations – Dandelion Spring I would love any feedback you have […]

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The guest room is one room in our house that we have yet to do anything with. It’s a pretty sad sight, really. Just a lonely bed on a rolling frame with a makeshift desk for E’s computer. Take a look for yourself: So I’ve been dreaming up decor ideas for our 2nd bedroom. I’d […]

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