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Savvy Articles by: Krysta

Well, we just passed the three-month mark in the great wedding countdown. Final projects are wrapping up, major changes are taking place, items are getting crossed off the to-do lists… So I thought this might be a great time to reorganize some of the giant “wedding mess” and take stock of what is what. And […]

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ebay. Yes, I am going to say that again. ebay. Now I am going to do you one better. Actually, 2 better. My engagement ring, my wedding band, and Brandon’s wedding band, were all from ebay. Brandon told me (after I already said yes!) where my ring was from. Some girls, I know, would have been […]

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This detail was actually one of Brandon’s ideas, and I love it! There are cake toppers that I like on etsy; some are upwards of $150! For a cake topper? I don’t think so! So Brandon proposed an idea, which I immediately (and excitedly) agreed to – it is creative, inexpensive, and really shows our […]

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Yes, another DIY project. One boutonniere is included with our wedding package, but I wanted to have something for the dads and best man. And then, when I started making them, I could not stop! So now I have more than necessary, but that is okay; now we have choices! And the grandfathers who come […]

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For our at-home-reception, in Alberta, I really, really, really want a dessert table, with treats made by me from recipes passed down from the moms and grandmas on both sides of the family. I do not know if I can do that yet (the caterer has not gotten back to me with a yay or […]

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For us, photography was a major priority; in fact, after our destination, it was THE major priority. I know most brides say that it is a priority, but trust me, when most of your nearest and dearest will not be in attendance at your wedding, it is an even bigger deal. When we knew we […]

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An early project I took on was wrist corsages. The wedding packages we were looking at from our resort included a bride’s bouquet and groom’s boutonniere, and you could pay extra for bridesmaid bouquets and so on. Pay extra? I think not! I already knew that I wanted the girls to carry parasols. I liked pictures […]

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Oh, the dress. Everyone offered their opinions… Brandon really wanted to come shopping too, but I vetoed that idea. He was picturing me in a short dress, actually… and I was thinking maybe. But I was also looking at long, flowy styles; ones he referred to as “nightgowns”. Not a good sign. This was an […]

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It is a fact that the minute you attach the word “wedding” to a product, the price goes up. Decor, flowers, gifts. attire… no matter what, the word “wedding” makes it more expensive. Knowing this, I had a little trouble reconciling paying more for certain things I could find elsewhere, for cheaper. Remember that list […]

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Right after we got engaged (or was it even before?) my fabulous future mother-in-law sent me the occasional destination-wedding idea. One idea was for destination wedding invitations… a message-in-a-bottle. That was an easy decision. YES. Within a month or two of saying “Yes” to the invitations, Brandon’s mom had found us a box of wine […]

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Brandon and I did not have very many pictures of us together. One of us was always behind the camera. We have been together for a really long time, yet if I were to count all the pictures we have together, I wouldn’t even need to take off my socks and shoes. But I wanted […]

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