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Hi BSB-ers! It’s been a while! I’m happy to report that I have been successfully married for more than one month. Recently, dear HUSBAND! and I returned from our week-long honeymoon in the Bahamas. I have lots to report about our trip and some honeymoon tips to make your honeymoon even a little more enjoyable! […]

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To my dear friends, It has been so fantastic to share my journey with you. We have all 600 of our wedding photos and I’ve combed through them to find all the best details to inspire you. The wedding was a really emotional time for us and each day that passes I love the details […]

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How do you make your guest feel welcome? Or do you? Because our venue is a restored historic hotel with 14 guest rooms, I decided in October that we could afford to leave guest welcome bags or boxes in each room for our nearest and dearest we have chosen to stay overnight. This includes our […]

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Through my many months of blogging here on Budget-Savvy Bride, I have realized that I haven’t disclosed anything about a very important wedding component – food! Food was a very easy choice to make. I knew I didn’t want a formal sit down dinner. And I also didn’t want guests to stand in long buffet […]

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As soon as I saw a brooch bouquet in wedding blogs I perused even before I got engaged, I knew I needed to have one. Brooch bouquets are wonderful because they’re homemade (unless you buy on Etsy) and they never wilt. I decided when I got engaged in August 2011 that this brooch bouquet had […]

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Hello again readers. It’s officially 31 days to the big W Day (as I’m writing this) and I didn’t think life could get any crazier. Then, two weeks ago my grandma had a stroke. She passed away last week and dang it’s hard to feel good and excited when you’re family is grieving. I feel […]

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This post is backdated, but worth sharing. Life seems to pop up and happen while planning a wedding and sometimes you just have to go with it. xoxo-Jessica     Happy November BSB-ers! Life has been a whirlwind the past week. It’s early November and I’m 38 days from my wedding. Unfortunately, my maternal grandmother […]

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In a magazine forever ago I read about a company that will turn a book into a ring holder for your wedding ceremony. The company will cut out a hole for the rings, glue the pages together and put a magnet in the book to hold the rings in place. About one month ago, I […]

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Dane and I have been so blessed by how generous our friends and family have been. They have been showering us with gifts and money since we announced our engagement. I was truly shocked that they would send us checks and even a set of our china when we sent out our save the dates! […]

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I was absolutely floored, in a good way, when dear fiancé’s aunties said they wanted to host a bridal shower for me. This was something I didn’t expect and I’m happy to report they throw a heck of a party.   When I drove the six hours from Waitsburg, Wash., to the West Side of […]

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I’m kind of on the fence about wedding favors. When I have attended weddings in the past, the happy couple has given out Jordan Almonds in tiny bags, bubbles, candy and personalized champagne glasses. The best favor I ever received was a copy of a photobooth photo from a cousin’s wedding two years ago. The […]

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I knew my mother was crafty but she even surpassed my expectations on this one by throwing me the cutest bridal shower. Because we moved across Washington State one year ago and we have family all over Washington and Oregon, my mother threw me a bridal shower on the east side of the state and […]

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