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My family is really into telling stories and documenting our history in pictures.  It’s a BIG part of how we bond and stay connected when the miles separate us.  Under normal circumstances, the engagement session would be a big deal for me.  However, because Sherrod and I have long dated outside the gazing eye of our families (with the exception […]

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Since I have just about a month until my wedding, I have been crafting for hours and hours this week. And since about 80% of my wedding is DIY I needed to kick it into full gear! One project I am especially proud of is my alternative card box. I am all about investing money. So if I […]

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Such a fun, colorful and delightfully savvy wedding to share with you today! This wedding is chock full of lovely details from all the chalkboard wedding signs to the mismatched bridesmaids dresses! Every detail is personal and integrated seamlessly into the decor to make a beautiful handcrafted DIY day! I just know you’ll love it! […]

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  My fiancé and I are avid Detroit Red Wings hockey fans.  We wanted to incorporate our love of the Wings into our wedding, without it looking like a child’s birthday party.  One subtle hockey touch I thought of was to wear a Red Wings garter.   After scouring eBay, Etsy, and NHL sites I found […]

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Hey there! I hope you’re all having a fabulous week. On Sunday, I had the pleasure of hosting a holiday photo session for my sister’s husband’s family at India Point Park, a beautiful harborside park on the outskirts of Providence, RI. Although the sky was overcast, the weather held out, and we were able to […]

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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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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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