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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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 I just know you’re going to love this retro vintage wedding as much as I do!! This couple was able to create a fun, unique day with the help of lots of family and friends. Wynelle has so much amazing wedding wisdom to share– including to be gracious and accept help whenever it is offered! […]

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This week, we’re giving our lovely bride bloggers some time off to be with their families, but I have some great stuff scheduled for you this week! All week long we’ll be sharing real budget weddings for you to peruse and gather inspiration from. Remember, that no matter the budget for a wedding, there is […]

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Realizing I’m roughly 5 months away from my wedding day, I’ve been on the hunt recently for wedding invitations and other paper goods.  One of my favorite sites has been Minted.com.  They offer a large selection of anything you could possibly need or want in hundreds of designs! Anything from standard invitations, to shower and […]

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Back with another Frugal Fashion collection today, featuring 10 bridesmaids dresses under $100! I did some online window shopping at ModCloth and was super impressed with their selection of totes adorbs dresses in a range of colors. In fact I chose dresses in a rainbow of colors to demonstrate this fact. Feast your eyes on […]

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    My first mind in looking for a wedding website was………..you guessed it, FREE. I went to all the typical service providers looking for templates that fit the mood we wanted to create and I came up short. The available templates were static and I found the color choices suffocating at best. Free is […]

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  This post is brought to you by Australian Bride Magazine – a wonderful source of inspiration for your wedding, no matter what continent you live on! Don’t miss this post with Bride Magazine’s favorite bridesmaid dresses!   One of the biggest hardships of being a budget bride (beyond the stress of planning everything and sticking […]

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    Just a quick tip for you wedding DIY-ers: When doing crafts like banners, place cards, table numbers, etc. buying fancy scrapbook paper can secretly cost you more than buying the already made decoration! If you need a way to add a little something more without breaking the bank, invest in stamps that match […]

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