Jessica Bishop, Founder of The Budget Savvy Bride
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Savvy Articles by: Jessica Bishop

So for those of you who actually know me or follow me on Twitter, you might have heard or read me being super stressed out about finding a new venue. You see, when I lost my job before Christmas, I had to really sit down and re-evaluate our budget and how much we could realistically […]

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I am heading to Knoxville to be with my little sister K. She is going to have her tonsils out. Should be a pretty routine surgery but prayers would still be appreciated. Thanks!

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I decided to contact the seller of that necklace I fell in love with, and let me tell you, I am SO happy I did! Candy of Candy’s Art makes really unique, gorgeous jewelry. Check out her ETSY shop here. She made another necklace just like the one I had fallen for, and even made […]

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Yesterday, I met with Dena at A Special Touch to have my sister A fitted for her bridesmaid dress. This is just first fit so we were just trying to get a feel for if this is what she liked, and i think it’s turning out adorable! The color looks so great on A and […]

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I got a call Monday evening from Dena at A Special Touch saying that she was worried that I wasn’t totally happy with my fitting that morning and had worked dilligently all day to fix the things we’d discussed. She said she didn’t want me to be worrying about my dress when I have such […]

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I got a lovely little email from the ladies at ::Paperwink:: announcing their new stamp line and I have to say, I am in LOVE! Think of all the time (and money) you could save- get a stamp with your return address instead of getting it done by a calligrapher- or use a stamp instead […]

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I’ve been a tissue paper flower-making machine lately. With help from my MOH and sister, and even E! I’ve successfully completed one pomander, and enough flowers for 2 or 3 more. Almost half way there. It’s a time consuming project- but making the flowers is so mindless. It’s something good to do while you’re watching […]

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I can’t believe it’s been 3 weeks already!!! Here’s the newest pics of my gown. I’m going back in on Thursday to try it on again- I was feeling a bit ‘indecent’ about the bust area and wanted more coverage, so that’s what will change for my fitting Thursday. I also have to let Dena […]

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Hello my lovelies! I just wanted to share with you a little tip-off I got from the fabulous Sarah of Classic Bride. Here’s the deets from her blog about this photography contest: “Melissa Murphy, of Missy Photography, is looking for a fun, artsy and original bride and groom who will inspire her with their location, […]

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Dear Wedding Gods, Hey there, it’s me, Jessica. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written you… I hope you haven’t forgotten about me, my wishes, or our agreements. I apologize for my lack of communication, I’ve been very busy avoiding thinking about the wedding over the last few months as it was becoming […]

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Thanks to everyone who emailed and commented on my post about birdcage veils! You guys are oh-so-helpful! I’ve got alot of great options to explore! Many people suggested ETSY. I have to admit, I love looking at all the lovely things people make and sell on ETSY. However, I’ve never taken the plunge and bought […]

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My sister K came home from school this weekend to visit the fam so we took the opportunity to have her try on her bridesmaid dress! It’s the first one to be started so I was so excited to see the fabric on an actual person. I was oh-so-pleased! The colors are going to be […]

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