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Savvy Articles by: Maureen

Hello BSB fans! Well the big day happened. The last couple weeks leading up to the wedding got very hectic, as you will all probably (and unfortunately) get to experience. I put my blogging on the wayside to get things done. But I definitely did not forget about you, the fans. The biggest change to our day […]

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Hello BSB fans! I hope you haven’t forgotten about me since my last post was in September. The months leading up to the wedding, I was a sleepless wreck. I tried very hard to stay awake but either nerves or the 100 things swirling around my brain just would not keep me asleep so usually somewhere […]

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My JCrew dress is super simple. No adornments, no bling, no lace. So does that mean that I was just going to be plain on my wedding day? Of course not! I love to accessorize. Starting from my shoes (since I’m slightly obsessed), I knew I wanted a pair of  TOMS for my green wedding because […]

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I knew it would happen. The snags that lead to a mini melt-down. I came across two wrenches in my wedding plans that of course I didn’t plan for. The first snag came up when I was starting to plan out my DIY decor projects. I had planned to make chevron table runners out of […]

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We all want our bridesmaids to look wonderful on our big day (just not more beautiful than us) as a compliment to our beauty. I have been a bridesmaid and maid of honor six times now. For awhile my closet event looked like 27 Dresses because I had the same issues of holding on to […]

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Another one of those traditions we knew we’d have to modify for our short engagement, the Save The Date, or STD for all you wedding blog followers (not to be confused with the other STD). The recommended time frame to send out STD cards is nine months before the event date. So I racked my […]

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When Max and I decided to have only a seven month engagement, we knew some of the traditional rules would have to be thrown out the window. Many traditions now days are much more relaxed when it comes to weddings but some keep people on track. Being a graphic designer, I am very picky about […]

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How many of you just freaked out when you read eBay and thought “Wedding dress from eBay… is she insane?!” Let’s start the story from the beginning… I always knew I was not a big poofy ballgown type of girl. The more I saw crinoline, the more I wanted to barf. It’s so not me. I […]

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I know for a fact after your venue and caterer (if you go that route), photography is the next biggest expense for a wedding. And booking a good one can be tricky. Luckily, most photographers can travel much easier than most caterers can. So how do you get super awesome photography and still stay well […]

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Since I was a little girl, I have always been trying to save the planet. So I guess I’ve lived most of my life thus far as “green”, or at least, within reason. So I hate to burst everyone’s wedding bubble but the overall “wedding industry” is horrible on the environment. So I read this […]

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Once I said yes and made my “OMG” calls, all those stored wedding ideas started flooding in my brain. On the first call, people were asking us “When is the date?” Why do people do that? We are just telling you we got engaged! Give us a second to enjoy that first! That brings me […]

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Why hello there Budget Savvy Brides! My name is Maureen Dolezal and I’m a 30-year old retail worker by day and a multifaceted designer and blogger by night. Now I’ve joined your ranks of engaged life and add wedding planning to my long list of things to do. I live and work in Milwaukee with my fiance, […]

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