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Whoo-whooooot…it’s Black Friday!!  I don’t know about you, but I certainly plan to do my part to stimulate the economy.   As Dana mentioned, Black Friday is the perfect time for brides to do a little shopping. I’ve got tons of DIY projects to prepare for and items to purchase that are often forgotten or thought […]

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 Alright ladies! Hope you had a wonderful holiday yesterday and enjoyed spending time with loved ones. As you know, it’s Black Friday so for the occasion I’ve rounded up some of the best Black Friday wedding deals from around the web for you! (I may add to this list as the day rolls on.) Don’t […]

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We here at BSB are taking a day off to do what matters most: spending time with family and being thankful for the many blessings in our lives. E & I are happy to be back home in Nashville to see our families for the first time in many months. (I want to treasure these […]

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pink ombre wedding dress

This week’s wedding of the week is a little different in that the bride was not super detailed in her budget keeping. However, she did quite a bit herself to save where she could and the details in this wedding are so amazing (and re-creatable) that I felt that I couldn’t NOT feature it. Once […]

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It’s almost that time of year again. The time to go out and fight crowds in order to snag ultra savings on your Christmas shopping list.  In my family, for as long as I can remember it’s always been a tradition to go out shopping on Black Friday. Some years we fill up the car […]

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  Okay, y’all, I’m going to be honest: I have had one heck of a week. Three term papers, two pending finals, and one stressed-out almost-husband later, I am more than ready to kick back with my laptop and a cup of tea to puzzle out something that’s been occupying a corner of my mind […]

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I’m going to risk the fact that I may be the only bride this is happened to. FH and I sent out save-the-dates over the summer and ended up making a rookie mistake. We are inviting 100 guests (most of which are couples). When ordering our save-the-dates, we ordered 100 from Vistaprint. I sat down […]

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“Where are you getting married?”  After the “when” is asked, people are quick to inquire about the venue you selected.  As I began the venue hunting process, I had two rules: 1.) I wanted to get married in a church that looks like a church, and, 2.) I didn’t want to have my reception outside […]

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pink rose wedding bouquet

  Happy Sunday! I hope you enjoy this simply savvy pink wedding! The pale pink color scheme is perfect for the week of Valentine’s Day! The couple saved a bundle by choosing an off-peak wedding date and by keeping things simple, but the end result is still lovely. Hope you enjoy the bride’s helpful advice. […]

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  Happy Friday Lovelies! It’s been another super fun week here at BSB! I know I have been loving the wisdom that our current batch of bride bloggers have been sharing– I’m telling you these savvy gals know what’s up! I’ve learned alot from them :)    One of the fun things I did this […]

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Budget shopping is an art….not a science.  There is no one way to score a deal.  However, getting great deals is more about timing, diligence, and your own perception of value than anything else.  Everyone likes a good deal, but you aren’t necessarily getting a good deal just because you’ve bought the item secondhand or […]

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Almost immediately following my romantic proposal in Puerto Rico I did what all giddy, newly engaged ladies do and hit Pinterest! I Googled a 100 or more things I thought I’d ever need at my wedding. We waited to set the wedding budget a couple weeks after our engagement and for three glorious weeks I was able to […]

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