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I won these Christmas photo cards on a blog (it’s not a wedding one, promise!)  So we opted to use them as Christmas cards AND Save the date cards! So these lovelies only cost us the postage to send. It was quite the early Christmas present to this BSB! A late Merry Christmas and Happy […]

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When I was looking for a photographer, I was toying with the idea of taking engagement photos. I didn’t want to pay extra for a simple session, so I was hoping to find a photographer that offered a free engagement session in their package. I felt extremely lucky to find a husband and wife photography […]

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Being budget savvy isn’t always about getting everything for your wedding at the lowest price possible – it’s about prioritizing what you value and figuring out how to get what you want within your means! And even though we have a fairly small budget of $6000 for our wedding, there are a couple of splurges […]

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AshleysBrideGuide.com is hosting a 4-week wedding planning workshop designed to help you get smart!  Instead of grabbing bridal magazines and heading to bridal shows, get the inside scoop before you go.  The class is designed to help you determine your style and budget and understand critical questions and obstacles. So many brides spend half of […]

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photo from bobbiandmike.com I am big fan of fun receptions. Who isn’t? Everyone loves to have fun. And music is one of the best things you can use to ensure just that. However, I’m personally not too keen on those “classic” wedding reception songs (I mean really… YMCA?). And not only that, but it’s important […]

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Ohhh, the honeymoon. How lovely to take a week away together in a gorgeous locale to celebrate your new marriage! Nate and I were originally thinking of taking a cheap-and-cheerful trip down to the Dominican Republic for a week – but as we quickly learned, traveling during the Christmas holidays is anything but cheap! A […]

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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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Sorry that I have been missing in budget savvy action! On October 25th, my mother had a big stroke. Thankfully, she was already in the hospital when she had the stroke so she was able to be treated almost immediately, but there was a long road ahead. She spent a week in the hospital, and […]

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Nate and I had engagement photos taken in early October with the amazing husband and wife team of Mitch and Steph Haaby of Haaby Photography, and I am giggly happy with the results! I’ve been drooling over engagement shoots I’ve seen on Budget Savvy Bride and other great wedding blogs, and I had tons of […]

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I love finding exciting new companies and websites. There are so many small companies that offer outstanding products and I enjoy trying them out and sharing them with friends. So when Jess asked me to do a review, I said YES!! UrbanityStudios is an online stationery company offering exclusive designs for your Christmas Card, Birthday […]

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Oh my dears, I had a frustrating day working on wedding decor projects last week – things just weren’t turning out as I envisioned them to. After hours of working on something and then having to re-do it because I wasn’t satisfied with the result, I had wasted an entire day and accomplished nothing. Nothing! […]

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