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Mr. M and I have long been users of Gmail and several of Google’s features, like Google Docs.  Unsurprisingly, Google has been a tremendous help in wedding planning. Here’s my advice for How to Use Google to Help Plan Your Wedding: We started an email address for wedding purposes, which will be a shared email address […]

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 Happy Friday, all! Isn’t this time of year SO crazy??? I feel like life is going at warp speed. I’m so loving all of the fun of the Christmas season and enjoying being in NYC for all of the holiday magic. I even got to celebrate with a girlfriend from college who got engaged this […]

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  Revisiting an old feature here on The Budget Savvy Bride! Because I’m a perpetual online window-shopper, I regularly browse my favorite retailers to see what’s out there. One of my favorite pastimes is creating inspiration collages, collections, or pinterest boards featuring things I love, so I figured, why not share some of the fun […]

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Photo courtesy of the Olmsted Atlanta

Hi guys! A while back I told you all about the mini meltdown I had while looking for a venue for our May 2014 wedding. My search came to a screeching halt when I found the Olmsted of Atlanta.  It was surely fate.  I stumbled across a link to the City of Atlanta’s Request For Proposal […]

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My advice for printing DIY invitations: Save your work oftenTriple check for spelling errors Check dates, times, addresses Proof over and over Print on High quality settings There is a good chance you can avoid printing errors for your wedding invitations, or any invitation for that matter. Included in the box of printable invitations I bought were […]

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Tis the season for gifting! I’ve rounded up some of my favorite ideas for Bridesmaids Gifts on a budget! Each of these picks is $30 or less and sure to be something your best gals will love!     SONIA KASHUK GOLD BRUSH SET - $29.99 at Target. This 10 piece luxe brush set makes the […]

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crafty yellow wedding_0011

I love this crafty yellow wedding I’ve got to share with you today- all the details are truly gorgeous. I absolutely adore the bride’s wedding dress (those lace sleeves? stunning) and her choice to wear a sparkly headband instead of a veil. The flowers? Amazing. The decor? Super crafty and adorbs. I’m always a sucker […]

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Did you know that wholesale clubs like Sam’s Club offers wedding flowers? Neither did I until a co-worker suggested it to me! Everything comes packaged neatly in a little box, already arranged for you!  After a little online research I found Sam’s offers Floral Wedding Packages.  In particular, a 17-pc package in white (The color […]

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  Once Matt and I were engaged, we spent a lot of time talking about what our reception would look like. Now, our ceremony decisions have been fairly straightforward. Our favorite reverend will officiate our quiet outdoor ceremony, and while we’re still working out the readings, deciding on the vows, etc.,overall, we’re keeping things very […]

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I recently wrote a post about the BSB’s options for wedding flowers. Here’s how I was introduced to silk flowers: My sister (my MOH) had a friend who got married a couple of years ago, and she was in her wedding. She showed me the bouquet she carried…a silk assortment of gerber daisies-beautiful! When I […]

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Do you remember when I talked about the things Mr. M and I decided to forego?  Well, I thought it might be fun to share where the biggest portions of our budget are going.  The best part about saying no to some items is that it gives you the freedom to say yes to what’s […]

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Red Mountain Ranch Wedding Mesa AZ - Brian Minson Photography

Melissa + Dave FEBRUARY 1, 2013 Mesa, AZ  |  Red Mountain Ranch Country Club    What was your budget? Please give us a breakdown of how you spent your budget– rough estimates are fine! $15,000 was our budget: 7,500 for the food and venue 1000 for photography 1000 for flowers 1000 for dress 1000 for […]

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