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The wedding is upon us! Which means my apartment basically looks like a wedding threw up in it. These are our cake stands, lined up like soldiers. We have boxes of frames for table card holders and family picture displays from a recent roadtrip to Ikea (which was originally taken for vases that were not […]

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Huzzah! The long awaited engagement pictures are here! (Delayed totally by my fault, because I neglected to give the photographer our new address..oops.) Our photographer was Maria Hall of IQFoto. She is AMAZING and is so awesomely budget savvy you cannot believe it. We found her because she has a great “name your price” option, […]

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If you read all the articles and checklists out there, it will tell you to register at least 6 months before your wedding. Well, that’s great. And I had every intention of meeting that deadline but, honestly, things got in the way. At the sixth month mark, I was the holidays and then I was […]

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In what seems now like a past life, I was a classically trained opera singer. Ok, so not really. I sang opera, and I was majoring in Voice at a small liberal arts school and was being trained by someone who once was an opera singer. I have also taken 9+ years of piano lessons […]

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So lately, people ask me, “How is the wedding planning going?” and I always reply, “Oh really good, we got all the big stuff done.” Except, then I have this little panic attack, and start to hyperventilate a little because I realize we DO NOT have everything BIG done. We have this teensy little issue […]

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Hello bridal beauties! Is anyone else ready for spring yet? I’ve spent the day working from home due to the ice-pocalypse that is currently upon the lucky of us in the Midwest. Since I didn’t have the 2+ hours of commute time today, I got to spend the evening doing a little extra fun research. […]

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The dress was easy to find. The bridesmaids dresses were easy. But I cannot find a pair of shoes that suit me to save my life!! Yes I am one of “those” girls who loves and lives for shoes. Although, I have done a stupendous job, if do say so myself, selling and donating all […]

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Is anyone else shocked by the audacity of the price people will charge for wedding paper goods? I mean, besides the fact that when you put “wedding” on a label it usually ups the cost 10% anyway, the invitation and save the date market seems to have taken this to a little extreme. Fortunately for […]

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Happy New Year ladies, sorry I have been MIA, but I hope this lengthy update will make up for my absence. Because our wedding is still 6 months away, and because we luckily got a lot of things booked and done early, we haven’t had a lot of wedding activities going on. Of course there […]

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Because it is Thanksgiving week, and I only have to work three days this week, and I REALLY want to procrastinate and not start on making the orange marmalade or myriad of pies that are awaiting me, I want to use this week to give Budget WEDDING thanks. So, here they are, in no particular […]

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I swear I have the world’s most amazing maids. I decided that I am calling them all maids of honor, and not having just one MOH. It might be different if I had a sister or something, but I do not and all of these girls are equally important to me! I could NOT pick […]

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Ohhhhh my little bridal bees I have a PROJECT for you today and I am SO excited about it because it has turned out so well! But, first things first – our cake! My mother is basically a baker extraordinaire. If I had a nickel for every time someone took a bite into one of […]

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