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Although I have never been a wedding dreamer,  I have always been certain that I would be married with my sisters  by my side. Erin (28) and Kelly (22) are amazing women…smart, funny, talented, and strong-willed. Like most siblings, we’ve had our fair share of rough patches, but I love them with all my heart, […]

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When it came to sending a Save the Date, Mr. M and I were torn.  We didn’t see many advantages; the people most important to us would know about the date and it just seemed like an extra expense.  However, since we’re getting married on a busy weekend for Indianapolis, it’s important that our guests […]

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Bridal shows are one of the biggest perks to being a bride in my opinion. I’ve attended a couple since I’ve been engaged, and I wish someone had given me the skinny before I made the trip. It’s an interesting outing for a BSB, and personally, I’m not a negotiator or a “schmoozer” so it […]

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Wanted to share this red wedding– feels perfectly appropriate for this Christmas season! This couple saved by using friend-ors and keeping their guest list as tight as they could. They brought together lots of details to put their personal stamp on the day as well. Hope you enjoy this simply savvy wedding! xoxo- Jessica Sheryl […]

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From time to time we get samples sent to us to review and share our findings with you gals here on BSB. (I’d call it one of the coolest perks of the job.) Today though, I’m not just sharing my findings, I’m sharing free samples for YOU as well! Talk about win-win! I’m a sucker […]

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One of my favorite discoveries I made at Bridal Market this year was this stunning collection of green wedding dresses from the eco friendly designer behind The Cotton Bride. All of the gowns in their collection are made from 100% cotton and silks – the fabrics are all lovely and breathable and light – they […]

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You are going to LOVE this wedding!! The couple managed to keep it under $8,000 total for 145 guests! They served some amazing looking food as heavy hors d’oeuvres with special little details. I love that they gave coffee beans as their wedding favors and what a savvy way to get them! Of course I love […]

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              Jennifer & John  August 31st, 2013 Olivet, Michigan   What was your budget?  Our original budget: $6,000 Wedding total spent: $ 5,600 ($400 under!) Total Guests: 62 (invited 88) THE “BIG” STUFF (where we saved!):  Dress + Alterations: $405 + $80 = $485 Wedding Bands: $69.99 Boutonnieres + […]

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Another gem of a wedding here for you today! This couple really took the ‘it takes a village’ approach to planning their day and managed to pull it all off for under $1,000. The couple focused on the joining of their two families above all else and included their 6 children in their day. The […]

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  From my family to yours, Merry Christmas!! I hope your holidays are filled with what matters most: love and family.  Today, we’ll enjoy spending time with my extended fam in New York and eating lots of yummy goodies. We’ll be back tomorrow with more real budget weddings!  

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If you’re a budget savvy bride, chances are you’re looking to score a deal on just about everything when it comes to your wedding- including the rings! If you consider the items you plan to purchase when you get married, your wedding bands are the one thing that you’ll keep forever as a physical symbol […]

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