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Savvy Articles by: Laura W

My best friend in college got engaged just before we graduated. I remember how excited I was for her, and I remember how she squealed when she told me and held her hand out to show me the ring. Flash forward six months later: I had been in grad school for three months in a […]

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I consider myself a more modern, unconventional bride. There are so many traditions out there that just didn’t resonate with me at all. I believe a bride should feel comfortable enough to have a choice and that can feel so empowering to make these decisions on your own. This being said, I wanted to share […]

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  Alright, brides. I am bringing you yet another DIY project today! You should know that a lot of these DIYs I have shared with you have come about on a whim. Here’s how I decided to make my own bridal sash: I was first introduced to bridal sashes when I tried on dresses (about […]

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  Around that six month mark, bridal magazines and websites tell you to start your beauty regimen stat! I was six months away from my wedding back in November, and I was befuddled. Admittedly, I’ve gotten lazy in “my old age”, and I eventually found myself keeping with my same routine. That “same routine” is […]

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Our honeymoon has been a source of stress throughout our engagement. With life being so unpredictable, we didn’t even know if we’d be able to go on a honeymoon. However, I have been persistent and won this battle. As with our wedding, we were also on a budget for our honeymoon. Josh’s only non-negotiable was […]

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I must confess…I sometimes feel I am a disappointment to all that is budget-savvy. Though I’ve been praised by my mother for my budget-savvyness, it’s a tough world out there. When I came up with my budget, I’ll admit to you: I had NO CLUE what some things would cost. I’ve saved plenty in some […]

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Looking for our venue was a challenge. Asheville is a prime spot for brides who want to get married outdoors, and many couples have their destination weddings here in the mountains. We knew we couldn’t afford the places that were $3K and up just for the venue (no rentals, no nothing). The venue we chose […]

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 I am so pleased to bring you another DIY project this week. Let me give you some backstory. I love the idea of chalkboard signage at weddings. It brings a little rustic chic detail to this special event. However, some chalkboards can be up to $50 or more! Being the budget-savvy bride that I am, […]

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I’m excited to share this DIY project with you this week! Early on, Josh and I discussed using rustic signage for our wedding. We made three signs: one with ‘I Do, We Did’ and two with ‘L & J Wedding’ .  We made these back in November.   Here’s what you’ll need: -Wood, a saw, and some […]

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Today I’ll be sharing with you a truly budget-savvy idea for your reception centerpieces. Most of the credit on this one goes to my MOH, who is my lovely sister. She had similar arrangements at her wedding. I love how beautiful and simple it is, and it’s easy to coordinate with your wedding colors! Here’s […]

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I mentioned in my Bridal Show post how I met the photographer Josh and I decided on. As promised, this post is all about how to choose the right photographer and features our chosen photographer: Christopher Bell Photography. So in easy-to-read bullet points, here’s what you need to know: -You gotta shop around. To select […]

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