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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 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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  Please allow me to introduce you to one of our newest sponsors, the fabulous Waterlily Studio! Their etsy shop is packed with lovely designs that make perfect bridal party gifts, for very affordable prices! Owner and designer Suzanne’s styles are lovely and feminine and are sure to delight you or your gift recipient! Some […]

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Hello again budget-savvy readers! Lesley here, and I’m so excited to be back to share with you my WEDDING PHOTOS! Nate and I were married on New Year’s Eve, and we just got our pics back from the awesome Haaby Photography . I’m thrilled with the results! Most of our pictures were taken indoors with […]

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After searching high and low I decided to go with J.Crew bridesmaids dresses. Although these are not super budget savvy, they are super easy order, receive and return. I really appreciate the customer service that the company has to offer as well. We found two styles that we liked so we ordered both for my […]

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Tomorrow is my big day and while I’m totally pressed for time, I wanted to share a few things I learned. Planning a wedding sucks. No, really, it does. Some parts are fun, some parts are glamorous, but typically it just was a big suck. Things cost way more than you anticipated and don’t always […]

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Photographer: Lindsay Nickel  Picture the scene — a beautifully manicured lawn with a huge white arbor propped up in the center, tables full of delicious food surrounded by gorgeous decorations and beautiful flowers. In the middle is a bride and groom, smiling and happy, posing for pictures to remember the day for the rest of their […]

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As I mentioned in Part 1, I plan on doing my own flowers for my wedding.  And have recruited the help of some friends and family. This is something that I want to do because I love flowers, and just so happens to be budget savvy.  I decided to use a local floral supply.  I […]

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Over the last week I have spent most of my hour and 15 minute morning commute going about an average of 45 mph on a major U.S. Interstate due to massive amounts of snow and ice. I actually even had a “work from home” snowday because my car was encased in so much ice, I […]

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Anne’s Food and Catering My G2B and I had plenty of great ideas when it came to catering. At first, we wanted stations and heavy hors d’oeuvre s. Well after meeting with a couple caterers our dreams seemed unattainable. There were just so many little add ons that add up to big bucks! Sure adding […]

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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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