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Savvy Articles by: Krysta

I’m baaaaaack!!!   So, here we are… at the end of the wedding marathon. Well, almost, anyway. I am good and married; we have had our destination wedding and our at-home reception. So now to wrap it all up! I have included it ALL here, but I will try to specify what was the at-home […]

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Brandon and I are VERY fortunate. We each have both parents, all of our aunts, uncles, cousins… and until just under one year ago, we both still had all four grandparents. The only people close to us who had passed away were great aunts and uncles and great grandparents. I grew up close to my […]

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Our DIY Fan Wedding Programs Another DIY adventure. Not all DW (destination wedding) brides have programs. Ceremonies tend to be shorter, you have already spent a couple days with everyone, and there does not seem to be much of a purpose really. But early in the planning, I saw and loved petal program fans, and […]

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Yes, I made pretty large wedding invitations for our destination wedding in the Dominican (see them here ). But as it turns out, we are having TWO events (okay, technically three, if you count our legal day, which we do not). So, I needed some more invitations.  Would I buy them? Not I! I would make […]

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I originally planned to make these for our AHR, but I love them so much I think a few are making the trip with us to the Dominican. I know, I know, I know. Burlap is all over the place. And to some people, it may feel overdone. I do not care. I love it. […]

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Ah yes, one of the big questions. What about kids at the wedding? I know people who are all over the map on this one. Some would not dream of a wedding reception without their cousin’s sweet little tyke sitting in the pews; others can only envision that same tyke running around the reception hall, […]

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For our actual wedding, our destination, we did not need to worry about a caterer or anything like that. We just choose our available options from a list. (That also means no taste-testing, all you nervous brides!) However, we are having two events. About a month after we say our I DOs, we are having […]

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I really wanted my guests to be surprised by a packet of information and goodies to get them excited for their coming trip to our destination wedding. It is coming so quickly! So I decided to send a packet to each couple (or single, in some cases) between the two-month and six-week marks in our […]

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Okay, be honest: how many of us, when we thought about that big day, walking down the aisle, the music, the dress, the flowers… How many pictured that day involving a hundred or more spectators? The smallest wedding I have ever been to was about 75 people. Small weddings are just not common among people […]

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  Okay, this is something destination brides are probably familiar with, but probably not so much if you are getting married locally (read: in the same country in which you live). Turns out, legal requirements of a wedding are different everywhere. To get legally married in most countries requires paperwork (and often the ceremony) to […]

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Most of the posts I write here are pretty general, but every once in a while something comes up specific to destination weddings. This is one such post. It was not that long ago, really, that if you were planning on travelling, you talked to a travel agent (or so I have been told). But […]

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On Sunday, April 28, I was blessed enough to have had a simply lovely bridal shower. You know that word, “lovely”? Well, be prepared to hear it a lot. My shower, as it turns out, was also budget-savvy, from what I understand. So here is the low-down. My fabulous bridesmaid organized my shower. Unfortunately, my […]

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