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I’ve got such a lovely wedding to share with you this week! This couple found a venue that was able to do just about everything – so there were few extra details to sort out. The bride created her own centerpieces and florals using silk flowers from Michael’s to save money. I think it turned out […]

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As a young girl, I was never the type to seriously plan out my wedding, but I always found peace in the country. Every great memory of parties and family gatherings took place among the trees. When the time came to start thinking about a wedding (basically after my first date with my husband-to-be), I […]

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  Today I wanted to show you guys how I made our DIY Place Card Holders. A cheap and easy DIY that you can use to fit so many different wedding themes! Hope you enjoy it.     First, the tools you’ll need: some wire (I used steel wire, 19 gauge. It was about $4 […]

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Hi BSB ladies! I’m back with the second part of my DIY Rhinestone Veil tutorial. Now, I have to be honest and say that this part of the process was a little more tedious and not as fun! However, it was great to see the finished product come together and I’m pretty proud of myself! 1. Mark […]

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As a bride-to-be or newly-married lady, you’ve probably thought about getting some of your photos printed especially in canvas form! This is all the rage with brides and newlyweds, and there are so many places to choose from along with countless options of sizes, number of pictures, captions, etc. Today I’m taking all the guesswork […]

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One thing I plan to do this summer is to resell the wedding decor I bought that I can’t repurpose. During wedding planning, I was careful to select pieces that I could reuse as home decor like the wooden lantern we used for cards and the purple candle holder we had on the head table. […]

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  We sent our wedding invitations out last weekend. Woo hoo! One thing down. Choosing and receiving our invites has been one of the easiest parts of our wedding planning process so far. Our original invitation budget was $150 (total guesswork), which we quickly realized was very hard to do unless we DIY’ed our invitations. […]

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Whenever I’m invited to a wedding one of the first things I look for is the couples wedding website. Something that might not initially seem important wedding websites are extremely helpful for out of town guests. I really appreciate whenever a wedding I have been invited to has taken the time to build out some […]

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Image by Addie Juell c/o Martha Stewart Weddings Wanted to share a sneak peek into the latest issue of Martha Stewart Weddings! This issue is all focused on DIY – exciting right? Perfect for a budget savvy bride. My absolute favorite article from this issue is all about paper flowers — I could hardly believe that these […]

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This wedding proves that you can’t let a little rain get you down. The couple splurged on their photographer to capture the happiest day of their lives – which included a bit of rain. But how moody and gorgeous are the rain photos? I love them! I might be a little partial since it rained […]

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Every month or so since getting engaged, I get mailings from various party supply companies. I like flipping through them to glean ideas and compare prices, but I haven’t ordered a single item. And I always flip past the wedding party gifts section which is full of, albeit reasonably priced, canvas bags, water bottles, and […]

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It’s summer! For me, that means it’s time to go full throttle on wedding planning. Up until now I was having 11-13 hour days, between going to college full time, working 25 hour weeks as a lead preschool teacher, commuting about 2 hours a day, and volunteering in an elementary school 2 mornings a week. […]

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