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When Shug Avery belted the words “I’se married now,” in the Color Purple, it was an exclamation of joy and triumph.  Post-wedding, I understand exactly what she meant. It’s been almost a week and I’m still floating high from my nuptials last Saturday. To be completely honest, it was a rocky road getting there. For […]

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SO excited about this adorable colorful spring wedding I have to share with you today! I’m absolutely in love with the multicolored bridesmaids dresses, the amazing ribbon altar backdrop, and all the other adorable details. The couple was able to pull the wedding together for an amazing price as well! I know you will love […]

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During a recent bridal event at our reception hall my fiancé and I loved the uplighting set up inside of the venue.  We hadn’t planned on including up-lighting as part of our décor, and I was under the impression that it was incredibly difficult to set up and hundreds of dollars, if not thousands to […]

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It was almost five years ago to this date that I told my dad that I thought I’d met my husband.  I hadn’t known Sherrod very long, but somehow I just knew.  Even still, I played it cool.  A few months later, he worked up the nerve to tell me that he’d thought I’d be […]

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SARAH & CHARLES April 15th, 2014 THE FLAMINGO HOTEL * LAS VEGAS, NV What was your budget? $10,000 Half of our wedding budget was generously gifted from my Father and the other half Chuck & I matched. How many guests did you have? 30   What creative or personal aspects did you include in your […]

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When planning a wedding, there’s a lot to know in terms of etiquette – and when it comes to money things can get pretty dicey. I recently chatted with Lizzie Post, great-great-granddaughter of Emily Post – and she shared some advice with me on behalf of the The Emily Post Institute - the go-to resource for […]

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You guys. This wedding is FANTASTIC. Not only because it is beautiful, but because it encompasses everything that we at The Budget Savvy Bride stand for. The words from the bride with her submission say it all:  Not many people get married on a cliff… it creates a whole new meaning to the term “Taking the […]

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  Many of you might already know Cris, either from her posts here on The Budget Savvy Bride or from her own blog Kiss My Tulle. During her wedding planning, her father became very ill and Cris thought it was important to have a wedding ceremony that her father could attend in case he didn’t […]

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Last August I decided to sign up for the Kalamazoo Marathon which takes place on May 4th, 2014. Three weeks before my wedding date.  I’m not a running guru by any means, nor am I one of those annoying know-it-all running people who think running is their life and a cure for everything and the […]

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Welcome to part 2 of my Los Cabos recap! (Read part 1 here.) Excited to share these gorgeous images (by my fabulously talented friend / travel companion Mikkel Paige) and information about the remainder of our stay in Cabo. It was so nice to visit two different resorts to get a well-rounded taste of Los Cabos. Each resort had […]

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So excited to share this post with you all today! I had the amazing opportunity to take a press trip to visit Los Cabos, Mexico last month to tour two incredible properties that have tons to offer budget savvy brides- whether you’re planning a destination wedding or a fabulous honeymoon. I invited my talented photographer friend Mikkel Paige along to […]

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