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With only six days left until my wedding, I thought I would show you all a quick, last-minute DIY. I came up with this when I couldn’t find a cake topper that I liked anywhere. These little guys didn’t take me more than ten minutes to make and I think they ended up being super […]

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Votive candles are a fun, inexpensive way to spice up your decor without stretching your budget.  I was inspired by various Pinterest photos to decorate my votives with glitter. This was inexpensive, fun, and the votives ended up looking fabulous! This could easily be done with any color glitter but I decided to go with […]

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Image 1: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/265782815483817824/
Image 2: Monika Gauthier, http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/02/13/yellow-and-white-wedding/

The majority of brides would probably love to have incredible ornate table decor (at least, I would), but our budgets don’t necessarily allow us to go all out. However, I don’t think that means you can’t have beautiful, yet simple, decorations. For this post, I wanted to share some of the ideas and tips I […]

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I am very picky when it comes to shoes. I especially dislike peep toes, a style that seems to pervade most bridal shoes.   Unfortunately, during my shoe search, all of the perfect styles were ending up in the $200 range.  After several months of being unable to find anything that worked in my budget, I […]

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Sometimes, amid the chaos of planning, it can be hard to stay organized and keep track of things. Here are a few of the things that I’ve been doing to keep everything together during these hectic final weeks. Utilize a wedding planner – I use a free template from Russel + Hazel and printed out the […]

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Every bride wants to feel beautiful and glamorous on her wedding day. However, I don’t think that means we need to be caked in makeup until our fiance doesn’t recognize us as we come down the aisle. I think that any bride who feels comfortable doing her own makeup everyday is capable of doing it […]

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I am a stationery junkie. Journals, notecards, planners… I have way more notebooks than a sane person needs. For my wedding, I would’ve loved to do linen invitations with a gold foil letterpress and fancy typography. However, I knew that our stationery was going to be very low on the budget totem pole. So low, […]

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For my wedding, I am hoping to do a photo guestbook with an instant camera. Because I was having a hard time finding a fun, unique guestbook, I decided to make my own! I bought a burlap journal at Michael’s for about $2.99 (with a coupon). Then I bought a few inexpensive decorative pieces and […]

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I think every bride probably has a moment when she wants to pull her hair out and scream–I know that I have. Planning a beautiful celebration that fits in your budget but also lives up to your dreams is incredibly stressful. However, if we let the planning, DIYing, and other — get in the way, […]

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Ever since I sat down and sketched out my preliminary budget, I knew that I did not want to spend a lot on flowers. They’re beautiful for the day, but, inevitably, they’ll wither and die. If you want your bouquet to last, there is the added cost of preservation. Due to my inexperience with flowers, […]

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Hi BSB ladies! I’m back with the second part of my DIY Rhinestone Veil tutorial. Now, I have to be honest and say that this part of the process was a little more tedious and not as fun! However, it was great to see the finished product come together and I’m pretty proud of myself! 1. Mark […]

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When I first started out planning my big day, I had decided that I didn’t want to wear a veil at all. However, this changed when, while trying on my dress, the consultant placed a gorgeous veil sprinkled with rhinestones on my head. I loved it! Sadly, I didn’t love the $90 price tag. Since I […]

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