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Savvy Articles by: Joscelyn

Dear fellow budget Savvy Brides and Readers, First things first. I owe every single one of you a heartfelt apology. I’ve been very sucky as a bride blogger. I promise I have a reason though. One that I couldn’t control, I won’t get into too many details, it’s personal and not something I want the […]

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My inspiration was found via Pinterest, as so many things are these days, and looked something like this. (unfortunately I don’t know where this original image came from, my apologies!) Perfect for our barn setting, simple, and elegant. Plus, I had a hundred mason jars at my disposal left over from my parents canning this […]

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One of our DIY projects is the guest book. I really wanted a thumbprint tree, but I couldn’t find one that I would even consider spending $100-150 for the size of our wedding. I scoured Etsy for days. The most reasonable one I found that I REALLY liked was $89. Still not something I wanted […]

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In case I haven’t said it before…I LOVE my Bridesmaids. I couldn’t have asked for a better bunch. For my bridal shower, they used my wedding colors and made them their own! I’ll let the pictures do the talking on this one.                           […]

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  While being budget savvy has a LOT to do with saving money, I also feel that it also is important to support local businesses. Almost everything we’ve bought and the businesses we are using have been from the area. Our photographer was a local photographer just starting out in the wedding business, our cake […]

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I had seen so many chalk board menus in recent weddings and I wanted one for my own, for the bar to list our drink selections for the night. Luckily I had just the thing hiding under the couch at my parent’s house. In my college dorm I had a chalk board hanging where my […]

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Choosing music was one of the most difficult things for Nathan and I. We tossed around the idea of a D.J., live band, and kind of just doing it on our own with an Ipod. The last one quickly became a non-option. We didn’t want to be worrying about music lags with 250 guests and […]

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I know I’ve mentioned before that we’re inviting around 250 people to our wedding. This number isn’t always very budget savvy and wasn’t (and really, still isn’t) in our case. When you have this amount of people, catering bills go up, alcohol bills go up, and if you’re getting into favors, centerpieces, and decorations, the […]

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Remember when I told you we were making our own bean bag toss board for the reception? IT’S DONE! Hooray! We were worried that our guests would be waiting a long time between the ceremony and reception while we take pictures and we’re hoping for good weather so our guests won’t be sitting around twiddling […]

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Meet Jessica, our lovely photographer, you can find her bio and her beautiful photography here. Jessica’s sister was in my sorority at good old Saint Francis. Not long after I became engaged, L (Jessica’s sister), sent me a facebook message about her sisters photography business. I checked out Jessica’s facebook page and immediately contacted her. […]

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My 4 very best friends and my 2 baby sisters are my bridesmaids. I, unfortunately was not very creative in my method of popping the question. I asked my middle sister over the phone if she would be my Maid of Honor the night I got engaged and I asked my littlest sister the next […]

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You know how I had mentioned before that everything for my wedding just seemed to fall into place? Well finding my dress wasn’t any different. It was love at first sight and on top of that, it was on the sale rack! I had made an appointment at a little local dress shop with the […]

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