The Budget Savvy Bride » blog http://thebudgetsavvybride.com Budget Wedding Blog : Beautiful Weddings Without Breaking the Bank Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.0 Wedding Deals : October 24, 2014 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-deals-october-24-2014/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-deals-october-24-2014/#comments Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:30:23 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36543 Happy Friday, lovelies! It’s finally starting to cool down a bit here in NYC. Fall is a wonderful time in New York as there are lots of fun events going on in the wedding world. Stay tuned next week for a recap from Bridal Market, my favorite wedding gowns under $1500, plus some other fun […]

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Happy Friday, lovelies! It’s finally starting to cool down a bit here in NYC. Fall is a wonderful time in New York as there are lots of fun events going on in the wedding world. Stay tuned next week for a recap from Bridal Market, my favorite wedding gowns under $1500, plus some other fun stuff, too. Oh, and did I mention… the site is getting a brand new look! Things might be a little wonky around here next week — so please be patient with me as we undergo the transition. It’s gonna be so fab when it’s all in place! :)

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This week, I spent some time in Charlotte, NC for a marketing conference. It was a great experience and I’m so excited about the brands and business I got the chance to talk to — I think we’ll have some super fun giveaways coming up soon so be on the lookout for those as well. :) I also got the chance to visit a college friend and we went to the Carolina Balloon Fest. It was seriously one of the coolest things I’ve ever seen! Made me want to take a hot air balloon ride with my hubby sometime soon- would love to check that off my bucket list!

Anyway, enough about me. Y’all just want the wedding deals, right?? You asked for ‘em — here they are!

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Buy one Custom Stamp from Paper Source and get one free!! Perfect to get a stamp to include a return address on your wedding invites and another to use after the big day with your new last name! :) They have the CUTEST selection of designs!! This offer Ends 11/2 – so shop now

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1 Free Tiny Prints Personalized Photo Magnet

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Tiny Prints Free Magnet

Now through 11:59pm PT October 31, 2014

Use code FREEMAGNET at checkout! Get yourself a cute engagement photo magnet to put in your cubicle at work or hang on your fridge at home. Or make it a surprise gift for someone! Free = budget savvy :)

 

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We love Groupon for planning a beach getaway, so why not use it for your honeymoon, too? Don’t miss this week’s best Groupon Honeymoon Deals!

 

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Don’t miss these MyPublisher special offers — they’re running a Pre Holiday BIG SALE to save up to 60% off!!

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Shop for bunting in any color at Luna Bazaar!

Save 15% off on orders $99+ at Luna Bazaar! They have such an amazing collection of wedding decor and accents for your big day!

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Enter code 15PERCENT99 at checkout. Shop Now!

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We have an amazing flash offer from Blurb! Starting today through the end of October 26th, you can save 25% on your photobook purchase of $50+ at Blurb!

We love Blurb Photobooks — they are great quality and their tools are amazing!

Use code OCTOBER25% at checkout. 

Maximum discount is $75 off product total. This offer is good for one-time use, and cannot be combined with volume discounts, other promotional codes, gift cards, or used for adjustments on previous orders.

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Also, don’t forget about the David’s Bridal Semi-Annual Sale! They’re offering up to 70% off the original price of over 20,000 wedding gowns, so your local store is the place to shop in the coming weeks for last minute wedding day must-haves!!

The sale runs until November 4th -  shop the biggest sale of the season featuring bridal gowns as low as $99, bridal party attire for $49.99 and up and accessories for an additional 50% off! Brides-to-be can also qualify for an additional $200 off when purchasing a designer bridal gown valuing $350 or more from all of their collections including White By Vera Wang, Truly Zac Posen and Oleg Cassini.

Here’s a couple of the dresses that are included in the sale:

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Style MS251030 – Melissa Sweet Collection

Lacquered Lace Ball Gown with Illusion Neckline

Was $1,200.00 – Now on sale for $299.99

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Style WG3619 – Galina Collection

Tulle Over Chiffon High Low Dress with Bow Accent

Was $499.00 – Now on sale for $99.00

 

The best part? You can steal all of these deals online too at www.davidsbridal.com! So head over to check out the selection.

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Don’t miss this Tote Sale which runs through 10/28 from The Knot Shop! Lots of cute tote styles from $7.95!! A great bridesmaids gift and they’re monogrammable, too!

Plus get 15% Off All Orders $99+ Using Code: KNOT15

These would be perfect for a bachelorette weekend bag and then they can use it to carry things for the wedding day and beyond!

Stock up and save!! Shop now! :)

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VITAMIN SHOPPE EVENT + FREEBIES

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This Saturday, October 25thThe Vitamin Shoppe® will host its popular “Share the Health” Expo in more than 650 stores across the country from 11am – 2pm (local time). Each store will offer its own specialized festivities, including free product samples and consultations with local wellness partners. The first 50 shoppers at each location will be treated to a complimentary gift bag with great product samples from top health and wellness brands! Be sure to stop by and get some free samples :)

 

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That’s all she wrote! Have a fantastic weekend!!

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Hello! Anna here from Download & Print and it’s that time of the month where I get to share a special little something that I’ve put together just for Budget Savvy Brides. Jessica sent me a note a few weeks ago telling me she gets a ton of mail about the elegant place cards that I shared back in June last year. You guys just swoon over these! So I wanted to put together a couple more pieces that you can add to this set. Today I’m sharing elegant DIY table numbers + seating chart templates. Add in the menu from June this year and you’ve got a complete tabletop set.

There’s nothing tricky about DIYing these pieces. A little bit of trimming is needed on the table numbers. The seating chart can handle up to 12 tables with 10 guests per table and prints on 11 x 17” paper. You’ll probably need to track down a large format printer for paper of this size, so just send or take the file to your local copy shop and have them make the prints.

Supplies:

  • Printable templates
  • MS Word or Mac Pages
  • Scissors
  • 8.5 x 11” card stock
  • 11 x 17” card stock

Step 1: Download & Print

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Download the two free template files here. Open the files in MS Word or Mac Pages and add your table numbers and seating arrangements. The curved text at the top of the templates that says “seating chart” and “table” cannot be changed, so plan for this if you are theming your tables rather than using traditional numbers. I’ve used the fonts Edwardian Script and Garamond, which should both be loaded onto your computer already.

Print the table numbers on standard 8.5 x 11” paper. The seating chart prints on 11 x 17” paper, so you may have to make a run to Kinkos or your local copy shop to print this on a larger format printer.

Both files print in black and white, so change out the paper color to match your wedding. I’ve used cream paper.

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Step 2: Trim

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Hey presto. The seating chart is ready to be hung.

The table numbers need trimming along the outside cut line. The line is hard to see on your screen, but will become obvious after you print the numbers.

The Anna Skye recommended method is to do a rough cut around the edge of the cut line. Then go back with a smaller pair of scissors to cut out the detail. Use long sweeping strokes with your scissors, rotating the paper while keeping your hand steady.

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Step 3: Insert

Wedding table number template from The Budget Savvy Bride

Place the table numbers in the holder of your choice, then hand over the task of setting the table to your maids/caterer/family, as by the time the tables are set you will have far too much on your mind to worry about a few table numbers!

Here are some of my favorite DIY table number holders.

DIY table number ideas

  1. Natural wood, perfect for a rustic feel. Source
  2. A box of apples! Or a flower arrangement, or upcycled mason jars, or a crate with lavender… you get the idea. Anything that fits your wedding with a simple holder for the number. Source
  3. Candlesticks spray painted in your wedding colors. Source
  4. Corks and twine. You can also use a cork in a wine bottle for a tall table number. Source



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The kitchen is the heart of the home, as they say – so what better place to make memories with your new hubby than the kitchen? Time in the kitchen together is one of the best ways to unwind after a long day. It’s no surprise that a large portion of wedding registries are made up of items for the kitchen, and one of our favorite brands is Anolon Gourmet Cookware!

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Anolon has the most amazing selection of high quality cookware and cooking utensils to help you create the best kitchen ever. And even more than that, they have an exclusive collection of recipes for you to try out with your new spouse! These creative recipes from Anolon are perfect for an engagement party, bridal shower, wedding favors, or even your first night in together after the wedding and honeymoon are behind you. Here are a few of our favorite recipes from their collection:

 

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Laura Chenel’s Chèvre, Eggplant, and Pesto Appetizers

 These delightful rolled appetizers are perfect when served as finger food for cocktail hour or as a first course on a bed of marinara sauce. Use the Anolon Advanced Umber grill pan (available for registry at Bed Bath and Beyondto create this delectable treat – it’s perfect for this dish thanks to the metal utensil safe interior with long-lasting nonstick surface, allowing for effortless food release and easy cleanup! View the full recipe here.

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Lemon-Thyme Cakes

These sweet treats are perfect for a wedding shower or even as edible wedding favors! Wow your guests (or your new hubby) with these delicious mini cakes. Use the Anolon Advanced Bakeware 12 Cup Muffin Pan  to create these delightful desserts – the pan is nonstick for easy food release and dishwasher safe! So convenient! View the full recipe here.

 

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Seared Calamari and Herb Salad

This healthy take on calamari is the perfect light dish to serve dinner guests. Seared calamari is tossed with a fresh Asian style dressing and served over a bed of mixed greens and mint for a savory dish. Use the Anolon Nouvelle Copper Hard Anodized 12-Inch French Skillet (available for registry at Macy’sto sear the calamari to perfection – its durable construction ensures superior performance with every use and is metal utensil safe so it won’t scratch, stain or chip! It’ll last you for years to come. View the full recipe here.

 

 What I love most about these recipes is that they are simple but incredibly delicious, so you’ll look like a creative culinary genius! And using the versatile and durable collection of cookware from Anolon, you’re sure to impress your guests with your amazing skills!

 

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Florida wedding with pink details http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/florida-wedding-with-pink-details/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/florida-wedding-with-pink-details/#comments Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:00:25 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=31032 This week's featured wedding was done on a $10,000 budget. The Florida wedding took place at a civic center with an outdoor ceremony.

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We’ve got a great real wedding for you this week – this couple got really creative with their budget and found some great ways to save. I love the bride’s short wedding dress (such a hot trend right now!) and the punchy pink details. Hope you love this Florida wedding as much as I did! xoxo Jessica

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Kenneth and Kathrine

October 13, 2013

Winter Park, Florida

What was your wedding budget?

Venue $1278
Officiant $220
Ceremony items (Flower girl basket, Ring bearer pillow, guest book, garter) $110
DJ (ceremony and reception) $1450
Food $2500
Cake $350
Flowers $300
Dress $100 (no alterations)
Invitations, thank yous and postage $380
Welcome bags for out of town guests $50
Centerpieces/table decor $50 (votive candle holders and silk rose petals in coral from Amazon, linens and place settings included in catering contract)
Attendant gifts: free (redeemed credit card points for jewelry for each)
Hair and makeup $115
Butterfly release $200
Dance lessons $300
Photography including video $1600
Groom’s attire (Calvin Klein tuxedo, shirt, shoes, tie, pocket square, cufflinks.  Includes price of alterations) $525
Florida marriage license $93.50

TOTAL: $9621.50

How many guests did you have?

70 guests

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

We had a butterfly release, which was a unique and memorable touch.  We had dance lessons and had an expert-choreographed first dance which was had all the guests cheering!

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We cut down on the cost of décor by selecting a naturally beautiful venue that didn’t need much dressing up.  The huge picture window and cathedral ceilings gave guests a lot to marvel at already.
We did not have separate ceremony and reception venues.  The hotel where guests stayed was across the street from the venue, so transportation was not necessary for us or our guests.
Our wedding was close to where we live, so we didn’t have to worry about transportation.
We chose a venue and caterer that would allow us to provide our own alcohol for the reception.  We may have looked like alcoholics buying cases and cases at the liquor store, but we saved SO much money by providing our own.
I would suggest checking out Groupon.  We got a Groupon for Delphine press, and our letterpress invitations—which would have normally been $800—only cost us the $299 we spent on the Groupon.  They regularly have deals for photography, photo booths, catering and DJs.  Recently, they have had jewelry and even wedding dresses available!
Book early—Vendors tend to raise their prices fairly regularly.  By booking early, we got a 2013 wedding for 2012 pricing.

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

There is a 2 step starting off process I suggest for all brides-to-be.  The first thing you should do is get yourself a binder with plastic inserts to keep all contracts and paperwork together.  Your “wedding book” will be an invaluable resource for keeping it all organized.
After you get your binder, head to a bridal show in the area near where you’d like to have your wedding, if possible.  You can get an idea of what vendors are available in the area as a jumping off point for research and many vendors will contact you with discounts and such after the bridal show!

What was your biggest splurge?

The DJ—They can make or break your event.  We really felt comfortable with this company, even though it was more than we initially had planned on spending.  I’ve never been involved in helping plan a wedding before my own and we couldn’t afford a coordinator.  They helped me consider all the details and put it all together on a timeline that worked for everyone.  We ran ahead of schedule due to how well-organized everything was and we got a little longer to party with our guests!

What was your favorite detail?

Everyone knows the dress is the most important thing!  J  My dress was short, which is a little untraditional, but many people have commented that my dress is so “me,” which is the best compliment I could have gotten.  An outside wedding in Florida in October is not hot, but not exactly cool yet, either (it was in the high 70s-low 80s that afternoon).  A shorter dress let me beat the heat a bit, saved me money on alterations (I’m very petite and would have had to have had any longer dress hemmed at the very least!), and also allowed me to move freely, not having to worry about my hem or train dragging on the ground outside.

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Our first dance was wonderful and memorable.  The reactions of our guests were incredible!

 

VENDORS

Venue: Rachel D Murrah Civic Center  //  Officiant: Sensational Ceremonies  //  Ceremony items (Flower girl basket, Ring bearer pillow, guest book, garter) David’s Bridal  //  DJ (ceremony and reception) Orlando Wedding DJ  //  Food: Java Lava Coffee Shops  //  Cake: Sprinkles Cakes  //  Flowers: Jonathan’s Flowers  //  Dress: David’s Bridal  // Invitations, thank yous and postage: Delphine Press  //  Thank yous from Amazon.com  //  Centerpieces/table decor: Amazon  //  Hair and makeup: Weddings By Crystal  //  Butterfly release Company  //  Dance lessons: The Sovereign Dance Academy  //  Photography including video: Bella Pictures  //  Groom’s attire: Men’s Wearhouse
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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what’s ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

 

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Wedding Budget Tip #5:

DIY projects can save you big money.

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One of my favorite ways to personalize your wedding AND save money is by doing DIY projects.

It’s not a guaranteed way to save money… I think we all know it can be easy to go overboard or not plan your projects effectively, which can lead to overspending. But if you’re smart about it, take on only the projects that you realistically can accomplish yourself (and not drive yourself absolutely batty in the process) – you can definitely save some cash *and* add more personality and flair to your big day.

Many of the gorgeous and opulent looks you’ve seen in your Pinterest feed or around the wedding blogosphere are totally re-create-able yourself if you have the skills and the tools. I definitely suggest making any items that you think you could create for less than the price of purchasing something specifically for the wedding.

Anything from wedding decor items or wedding invitations is fair game when it comes to DIY. Just be sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew! Plan ahead, set a schedule for yourself to ensure your projects are done well in advance of your big day so you don’t lose sleep or your mind the week of your wedding.

And of course, make sure to shop savvy when it comes to supplies and tools you need to craft your DIY items. Be sure to never visit your local Michael’s without a coupon in hand (or on your smartphone!)

Looking for some cute projects to personalize your big day for less? Be sure to check out our huge collection of DIY projects and Printables!

 

 

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Destination Weddings and Religious Traditions http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/destination-weddings-and-religious-traditions/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/destination-weddings-and-religious-traditions/#comments Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:30:32 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36135 Are your religious traditions super important to you but you’ve always envisioned a beachside wedding rather than a traditional chapel ceremony? Thanks to Weddings by Funjet and their awesome wedding concierge service, that’s totally not a problem – they’ll help you plan the perfect destination wedding without having to leave behind your religious traditions. Are you asking […]

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Are your religious traditions super important to you but you’ve always envisioned a beachside wedding rather than a traditional chapel ceremony? Thanks to Weddings by Funjet and their awesome wedding concierge service, that’s totally not a problem – they’ll help you plan the perfect destination wedding without having to leave behind your religious traditions.

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Are you asking yourself, “what on Earth is a wedding concierge?” Well, allow me to explain. Your Weddings by Funjet Concierge is your go-to person to plan all the details of your dream destination wedding. They will even help you navigate which type of ceremony you want to have, and help you include any religious or spiritual traditions into your day.

It’s important to note: the easiest option is to have a civil ceremony at home, and a religious/symbolic ceremony at your destination. Paperwork and documentation will vary by country for civil ceremonies, so this is the simplest way to take care of things. Also, depending on the country, your religious ceremony may not be legally recognized unless combined with a civil ceremony, so it’s just better to get it taken care of locally.

 

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Country specific ceremony tips:

 

 

  • In Mexico, only civil ceremonies are considered legal and must be performed by a Judge. A religious ceremony can be done alone, as a symbolic ceremony, or in conjunction with a civil ceremony.
  • In Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, most religious officiants are able to perform legally recognized ceremonies.
  • All-inclusive resorts throughout Mexico and the Caribbean have experience coordinating religious ceremonies of a variety of faiths.
  • Resorts often have religious officiants they work with, you don’t have to find your own, unless you want to. There may be an additional fee, however.

 

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Tips for specific religious ceremonies:

  • Catholic: Many resorts have chapels on-site allowing for officially recognized Catholic ceremonies. Couples need to fulfill all the requirements you would to be married in your home parish, and provide documentation of this to the priest in your destination at least a month beforehand.

 

  • Jewish: Some resorts may ask for official letters from the bride and groom’s synagogue. Resorts know rabbis who perform traditional, modern, and interfaith Jewish ceremonies. In Cancun and Playa del Carmen, there are even kosher catering options from local Jewish centers.

 

  • Hindu, Muslim or Sikh: Many all-inclusive resorts cater to couples looking for traditional Hindu, Muslim or Sikh ceremonies in tropical locations. They’re prepared for large weddings and celebrations that last multiple days, and even provide tailored packages that include henna artists, flower garlands and other traditional touches. All you need to do is talk with your Weddings by Funjet Concierge to work out all the personal details for your ceremony.

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Have more questions about religious ceremonies in other countries? You should speak to Weddings by Funjet and get your very own wedding concierge! No matter where you are in the planning process – newly engaged or already working with a travel agent, your Wedding Concierge is ready and waiting to make your life easier. Get in touch with Funjet today to start planning your perfect destination wedding!

 

 

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Gorgeous flowers from The Bouqs! http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/gorgeous-flowers-bouqs/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/gorgeous-flowers-bouqs/#comments Sat, 18 Oct 2014 14:00:30 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36144 If you know me at all, you know that I love to try new things. I especially love to share my reviews of the hottest new business, services and products that I find for weddings or even just everyday life. So it should come as no surprise that when floral delivery company The Bouqs burst onto the scene, I […]

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If you know me at all, you know that I love to try new things. I especially love to share my reviews of the hottest new business, services and products that I find for weddings or even just everyday life. So it should come as no surprise that when floral delivery company The Bouqs burst onto the scene, I was super intrigued and excited to try it out. With gorgeous blooms like these, who could resist?

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First of all, this is no ordinary fresh flower company. The Bouqs grows their stems on an eco-friendly farm on the side of an active volcano (um – so awesome!) in South America, then ship them straight to your door for $40 flat. No endless amounts of upgrades and options to sift through – just a simply gorgeous variety of blooms to choose from – all for a great price with reliable shipping by FedEx. What’s not to love?

To top it all off, my favorite person ever, Lea Michele was even all about these blooms, as evidenced by her many recent Instagram posts about them…

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So of course, when the kind folks from The Bouqs asked me if I’d like to try the service out for myself, I jumped at the chance. Now Lea and I have something else to talk about besides our love for green juice, hiking, Broadway, etc. ;)

 

 

Anyway, I headed over to The Bouqs website and began to peruse the assortments. I decided on the Dawn Bouq – a super pretty bouquet filled with orangey ombré roses — the perfect choice for fall, in my opinion. I ordered the Original size and selected my arrival date for my blooms.

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Like clockwork, the bouq arrived on my selected arrival date via FedEx, and the package was super cute!!

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Upon opening the outer flap, I saw that The Bouqs has shared care instructions for the blooms — super handy and thoughtful info to make your bouq stay fresh and full for longer!

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I snagged one of my favorite blue mason jars left over from my wedding and placed these pretties inside it. The flowers were super fresh and lovely and they instantly gave my kitchen a facelift. Isn’t it amazing what fresh flowers can do for a room?

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They really look nice on our little table. :)

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I think it’s safe to say I’m obsessed with The Bouqs. I even sent some to my sweet friend Sarah, who’s a breast cancer survivor — The Bouqs has a special collection of blooms for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Be sure to check out the special Breast Cancer Awareness Collection, and send some to your favorite survivor. So many great Pink options available!

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In honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, when you purchase a Power of Hope Bouq, a portion of the proceeds supports non-profit organizations that help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services. You still get the fab free shipping, plus you can support a great cause and enjoy some gorgeous volcano flowers. :)

 

 

 

It’s been over a week since my bouq arrived and it’s still going strong. I think I could get used to having fresh flowers in the house… ;) One of the things I really love about The Bouqs is their Happiness Guarrantee. And since The Bouqs sends 10-15% extra blooms with each order, it’s never an issue if there’s one bad bloom in the bunch. They do what they can to make sure you’re 100% happy with your purchase — now THAT is what I call customer service!!

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This is definitely a service I would use again for a gift for someone special. It’s simple, reliable, and consistent where quality is concerned. I’m definitely a fan and can’t wait to treat myself to another Bouq sometime soon!

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Wedding Deals: October 17, 2014 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-deals-october-17-2014/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/wedding-deals-october-17-2014/#comments Fri, 17 Oct 2014 15:30:04 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36398 I’m back as usual with our favorite Wedding Deals of the Week! This last week was quite a whirlwind with Bridal Market and all the fun – New Sale items added at Dessy, including their super popular twist wrap dresses!! Such a great option for bridesmaids that truly can be worn over and over again, in […]

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I’m back as usual with our favorite Wedding Deals of the Week! This last week was quite a whirlwind with Bridal Market and all the fun –

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New Sale items added at Dessy, including their super popular twist wrap dresses!! Such a great option for bridesmaids that truly can be worn over and over again, in many different ways to boot!

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Get Free Shipping on any Dessy purchase over $50.00 for the remainder of this year with code FREESHIP50. With the deals above and Free shipping, this is a win win! I think I’m gonna snag one of these twist wrap dresses for myself!!

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Fall Wedding Event

Now through October 30th your will enjoy 15% OFF all Minted Wedding Stationery with code OCTWED14.

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Fall Wedding Inspiration

Today on the Minted Julep Blog, the editor shows us why florals aren’t just for Spring. Make sure to check out the ELEMENTS OF STYLE: DARK ROMANCE post featuring this Floral Chalkboard Design above for more Fall wedding inspiration!

 

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ONE DAY SALE!

Get 15% off all orders from Zazzle using Code: UNIQUELYYOUZ. 
This offer is good TODAY ONLY!!

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Enjoy Up to 25% Off Save the Date Orders!

20% off (no min) or 25% off save the date orders of $149+ from our faves at Wedding Paper Divas!

Use code 25SAVEDATEOCT at checkout!

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If you’ve never ordered any products from Wedding Paper Divas, now is the time to jump on the WPD train!

Whether you need wedding invitations, save the dates, thank you cards or even gift items, WPD has you covered!

Now through Oct 28th, get $40 off your order of $99+!

Use code WPD40 at checkout to redeem this special deal. Shop now to take advantage of this deal!

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Don’t Forget – the $9.95 Personalized Beverage Napkin Sale Ends Today!
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Don’t miss out on this huge savings from Picaboo! Snag this 67% SAVINGS voucher to save on future orders from Picaboo! They have great personalized products for yourself or for gifts — it’s never too early to start thinking about Christmas! This $50 savings is for a limited time and 100% satisfaction guaranteed!

 $25 for $75 to Spend on ALL Picaboo Products Sitewide

FREE SHIPPING is now offered on all sales over $30!

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Get $20 off your $50 purchase of Thank You cards from TinyPrints from now through Oct 21st.

Use code THANKYOU20 at checkout!

Every bride needs a good set of thank you cards to keep up with showing gratitude for all the gifts and love shown over the course of planning your wedding. Why not snag a cute personalized set from TinyPrints? With $20 off, it’s kind of a no-brainer. :)

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That’s all she wrote!! Have a fantastic weekend y’all!

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Huge ShopBop Sale!! http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/huge-shopbop-sale/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/huge-shopbop-sale/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:00:21 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36446  Are y’all familiar with Shopbop? I feel like I’ve been living under a rock because before this week I’d never visited the site. *hangs head in shame* I clicked over to the site earlier this week because I heard about this amazing sale that’s going on (25% off EVERYTHING – runs through tonight at midnight) […]

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I clicked over to the site earlier this week because I heard about this amazing sale that’s going on (25% off EVERYTHING – runs through tonight at midnight) – and I was delighted by the selection of items, not to mention the convenience factor. They offer FREE 3-day shipping, FREE returns *and* they partner with Amazon prime.

What’s not to love? Shopbop is now one of the leading fashion retailers in the world, and carries tons of designer brands curated with a chic, modern woman in mind. And with a sale like this one, the site is sure to be a budget savvy bride’s BFF. Oh, and did I mention they have a wedding boutique?

 

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Get everything from wedding gowns, bridesmaid dresses, hair accessories, shoes and more for your big day — and save 25%!

Have you had your eye on the perfect pair of designer shoes for your big day? (I always say, it’s best to splurge on the accessories since you’re more likely to wear them again.) You can snag 25% off these beauties from Kate Spade or Badgley Mischka! Click any of the items below to check them out.

These shoes make me have a Carrie Bradshaw “Hello, lover!” moment.

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And if you’re on the lookout for cute gift items, we found an assortment of fab jewelry pieces that fit the bill:

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Oh, and last but not least — you can even save 25% on these designer wedding gowns!! Shut the front door, amiright?

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Find something fab on Shopbop? Share it in the comments below!! PS – Use code FAMILY25 at checkout to save 25% on your purchase.  This sale ends tonight so act quickly if you don’t want to miss out — shop now!




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DIY Glass Etched Gifts http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-glass-etched-gifts/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/diy-glass-etched-gifts/#comments Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:00:51 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36146 Last fall I attended a craft fair where one of the vendors was selling custom etched pint glasses and growlers, just a few weeks later one of my friends announced their engagement and I knew that a diy glass etched gift would be perfect for her and her new fiancé! I’ve also seen these gifted as […]

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Last fall I attended a craft fair where one of the vendors was selling custom etched pint glasses and growlers, just a few weeks later one of my friends announced their engagement and I knew that a diy glass etched gift would be perfect for her and her new fiancé! I’ve also seen these gifted as groomsman gifts for crowds who love beer – like most people in Colorado.

For those who don’t know, growlers are the big bottles you can have refilled at breweries and are perfect for people who enjoy craft beer or live in a beer town like this couple.

Supplies for Glass Etching

Supplies

Glass Etching Creme
Glass Object [in this example a growler]
Sponges or Paint Brush
Rubber Gloves
Decal or Design for Etching – I ordered this custom one on Etsy but you could use scrap book stickers as well.

 

Step 1

Make sure the glass you wish to etch on is clean and dry. The etching creme will not work if there are any oils on the surface. If you want to make sure, use rubbing alcohol to wipe down the surface first.

 

Step 2

Affix the design you wish to etch. if you are using scrapbook letters and not a pre-created design use painters tape to mark off the edges of the background. Every where that the creme is touching will be etched.

 

Step 3

Put on your rubber gloves and dip the sponge into the etching creme. The creme is very caustic and will irritate your skin so make sure you wear gloves for this step if you don’t want a trip to urgent care. Cover all the areas of the glass you wish to etch with the creme.

Glass Etching Tutorial

Step 4

Allow the creme to sit for about 2 mins. You will see crystals begin to form. Use your sponge to move the creme around to prevent there from being any air bubbles in the design.

 

Step 5

After the creme has been sitting for about 5-7 mins wash it off with warm water. Make sure that you are not using a porcelain sink or you will damage your sink with the chemicals.

 

Step 6

Remove your decal from the glass and dry.

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*One thing to know when making a Growler is that breweries will not fill them if you do not include the Surgeons Generals Warning that is required on all alcohol sales. To solve this I printed the warning on a mailing label and stuck it on the backside of the glass. 

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