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This is part 2 in our series of flower alternatives. There are so many different materials you can use to make centerpieces and bouquets other than fresh flowers, which can be terribly expensive. If you have a little DIY skill or just want to buy something that lasts longer than a few days, feathers are […]

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This week I’m excited to announce that we are giving away a $50 Gift Certificate to Kirkland’s home store! I’ve always been a HUGE fan of their merchandise so I was thrilled when they contacted me to host a giveaway! Kirkland's is a specialty retailer of home décor and gifts. It specializes in products like […]

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For those of you who are interested, I’ve finally opened up shop over on Etsy!! You can click here or click ‘my etsy shop’ button in my sidebar to go there. I’ll be selling Semi-DIY printable wedding invites, save the dates and more. There’s only a few items listed now but I will be adding […]

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Robert and Katie’s engagement session at Petco Park in San Diego isn’t just adorable, it was meaningful to the couple as well. Robert proposed to Katie at Petco Park on January 15th, so what a perfect place to take their engagement pics! Hope you enjoy these sweet photos by Jared Aiono of Akona Photography. Katie […]

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I know how my darling readers love to find things on a budget so I just know you will love this announcement: March 12-14 is Gilt Groupe’s Wedding Weekend. In case you don’t know about Gilt Groupe, they are a members only online retailer that sells the top names in fashion and luxury at up […]

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In a plan to pull off a perfect wedding, your bridesmaids have many responsibilities, including making sure you stay sane enough to actually enjoy your big day. How can you thank your girls for all of their hard work? It can be difficult to find one perfect gift to express your gratitude (especially on a […]

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What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. We went up and down on this, started at $10,000 then realized that was unrealistic for 300 people, then up to about $18,000 prior to the wedding. We had fewer guests than we budgeted for (thank […]

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One of the most expensive aspects of a wedding can be the flowers. Especially if you swoon over blooms that are out of season during the month of your wedding. Although the effect of beautiful fresh flowers is breathtaking, there are fabulous and budget-savvy alternatives to help you save some of your valuable budget bucks. […]

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So I submitted my wedding for The Knot’s ‘My Real Wedding Awards’ back in June or July and kind of forgot about it until now. I logged into the Knot today after I received an email alert from them to see that voting has started (and has been under way for over a week- oops- […]

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BSB reader Allison shared her engagement photos with me, taken by Lee and Renee Blanchard of Concept Photography of Round Rock, TX. I just love rustic settings for engagement pics… I don’t know why but I am kind of obsessed with hay bales… and the balloons? So sweet! Allison said she had a great time […]

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Can I just say WOW! and Thank You, Thank You, Thank You! to each and every person who filled out my reader survey. Now, I know the type of traffic this blog gets… and I know that I don’t tend to get alot of comments very regularly. Seems like they have dwindled off lately for […]

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Unusually Fine is a new wedding photography studio in NYC. They are going to shoot one lucky couple’s New York wedding for FREE . It’s their way of saying, “Hello, New York. Can I buy you a drink?” Here’s the deal. Unusually Fine photogs, Max and Margaret, are suckers for a good love story. The […]

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