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Now that the invitations are out, I can share them with you! They are one of my favorite details so far. We wanted to include the image of the armillary sphere on the invitation to tie together our location, and our history as a couple. It doesn’t hurt that it looks really cool! Nate’s brother […]

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{source} It’s a frequent piece of advice given to budget brides: cut the guest list! Many venues also limit the number of attendees which can determine a couples’ guest list limits. But how do you go about not inviting people? We’ve been struggling with this lately. Our venue holds 140 and we’ve sent out save-the-dates […]

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I love flowers. They’re beautiful and they smell great, and always make me happy. That said, I don’t care about flowers at all. I’ve never had any interest in paying thousands of dollars for designer bouquets from a florist. In my mind, it’s hard to mess up flowers. Designer bouquets look about the same as […]

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{source} When our cupcake-making friend fell through, we were five months out with no dessert booked. After briefly considering taking it on myself (I make 30 cupcakes from time to time… how hard can 150 be??) and then being, thankfully, talked out of that by my fiancé, I started doing research. We ultimately decided cupcakes […]

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Hello ladies! One totally budget-savvy (and personal) tip often given to brides is to use your talented friends to help out with your wedding. We took full advantage of this option, and it turns out that we had lots of people willing to help out in different areas. Unfortunately, friend-ors are not under contract in […]

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Photography is another one of those things that we’d like to have, but we’re not super picky about. We knew that we did not want to spend thousands of dollars on photography, but we also didn’t want to pay for really terrible photos. We toyed with the idea of skipping the photographer, and simply asking […]

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I mentioned in my last post that we’d already booked our venue, and that it was the only one on our radar. This is mostly true. Originally when we got engaged, we had planned to be married in my hometown in the midwest. I wanted to get married in the church I grew up in. […]

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Things we’re not planning Above all, we want our wedding to be simple. We also want our wedding planning process to be simple. What does this mean for us in the planning process so far? Part of planning is doing things. Things we have done so far: 1. Ordered our custom-designed wedding bands (and my […]

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My mother was adamant that we send out save-the-date notices of some sort. The wedding’s in the summer, in tourist season, in a tourist city. Most of the guests are coming from far away! If we don’t send them a save-the-date, how will they make plans? I told her that I could easily just call […]

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Where to start?! So, I am ten months out from my wedding. According to the all-encompassing wedding checklist I’ve been using, I should already have created my wedding budget, decided what my top priorities are, gotten my final guest count, booked my ceremony and reception sites, musicians, rental items, florist, caterer, photographer, cake baker, and […]

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Alright ladies, this is our last new guest blogger for a while, so please give her a warm welcome! Rowenna is super practical when it comes to her wedding planning and I definitely love her no muss, no fuss attitude! She definitely represents a very common perspective when it comes to planning budget weddings, so […]

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