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This classic Ron Swanson dictum is one I try to live by, especially when making decisions about how to use my time and money.  Unsurprisingly, when it comes to wedding planning, these words keep echoing through my mind offering me encouragement and affirmation when making tough decisions.   As we’ve been planning a wedding on […]

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I love flowers. When I envisioned my wedding, I dreamed of LOTS and LOTS of flowers. But I never truly realized how MUCH flowers are. I love fresh flowers, but bridal bouquets can be up to $200 or more. And according to TheKnot.com, a couple’s flower budget should be 8-10 percent of your total budget […]

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Welcome to The Budget Savvy Bride! I’m Jessica, The Budget Savvy Bride™! My goal is to help you plan a beautiful wedding that won’t break the bank by sharing inspiration, ideas and projects to save you money! Check out our Real Weddings section where you can browse by budget or location, and our collection of […]

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simple wedding centerpiece

I always love when our readers submit their own weddings to share with other brides! It’s like they are passing the torch to new brides by sharing the fruits of their budget savvy-ness. Love the crafty details in this vintage budget wedding and I’m sure you will, too! Strands of pearls and milk glass as […]

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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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