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Savvy Articles by: Laura W

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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One of my favorite wedding tasks so far has been selecting attire for the guys. We decided to go simple by dropping in at Men’s Wearhouse. They really make it easy since they’re affiliated with David’s Bridal, so you can match your color easily. Luckily, we had great associates helping us, and they offered tips […]

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When I began wedding planning, I didn’t really think I’d have a difficult time finding what I wanted. After many dead-ends with Google searches, I realized I’d have to do some things myself. Unfortunately, that was after I had purchased a couple of budget savvy things I ended up being less than happy with. I’ve […]

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I am happy to announce…I finished my wine cork monograms! I’ll be using my last inital (W) and Josh’s (A) since I plan on hyphenating. Here’s the final product: I have some tips for you if you are interested in doing this project. Remember all you need is a hot gluegun. First, decide how wide […]

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Bridal shows are one of the biggest perks to being a bride in my opinion. I’ve attended a couple since I’ve been engaged, and I wish someone had given me the skinny before I made the trip. It’s an interesting outing for a BSB, and personally, I’m not a negotiator or a “schmoozer” so it […]

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I’m sure you’ve seen those cute personalized wire hangers on Etsy. While perusing the many options for wedding hangers, I found them made out of wood. Then I thought, “Surely to goodness I could make this myself.” Though I probably could have, I love a good step-by-step list…enter this post by Something Turquoise. This project […]

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I recently wrote a post about the BSB’s options for wedding flowers. Here’s how I was introduced to silk flowers: My sister (my MOH) had a friend who got married a couple of years ago, and she was in her wedding. She showed me the bouquet she carried…a silk assortment of gerber daisies-beautiful! When I […]

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