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Savvy Articles by: Elisabeth

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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I am sure most of you BSB followers know what a sample dress is, but just in case you don’t, a sample dress is the dress that all of us brides try on in the store before we order our very own version.  Often, when a dress is discontinued, the sample gown is sold at […]

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Having gone to two bridal shows, I learned some tips and tricks for making the best of your experience. I would highly recommend going to at least one bridal show if they have one in your area. They are a great opportunity to network with vendors, get ideas, and enter into awesome giveaways. By going […]

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My name is Elisabeth and I’m thrilled to get to share my wedding journey with you! I love this site and it has already been incredibly helpful in my planning. Let me start with some facts about us. I’m 21 and a full-time student, part-time retail peon. I am going to school for Professional and Technical […]

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