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If there’s one thing I love about weddings, it’s the DIY details! I know we have tons of readers who are planning rustic weddings so I wanted to share some cute rustic wedding details for inspiration purposes. I love that such a lovely look can be accomplished with minimal items – many of which you […]

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According to CNN Money, the average cost for a wedding in the U.S. is $30,000.  The average cost for a wedding in Washington, DC is over $37,000, coming in as the 13th most expensive area to get married behind New York City (and vicinity), Chicago, Northern New Jersey, and Los Angeles (and vicinity).  Our wedding […]

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Image 1: http://www.pinterest.com/pin/265782815483817824/
Image 2: Monika Gauthier, http://www.weddingchicks.com/2014/02/13/yellow-and-white-wedding/

The majority of brides would probably love to have incredible ornate table decor (at least, I would), but our budgets don’t necessarily allow us to go all out. However, I don’t think that means you can’t have beautiful, yet simple, decorations. For this post, I wanted to share some of the ideas and tips I […]

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You’re gonna love this crafty backyard wedding. So many fun and entertaining details – including games and interactive stations for the guests to take advantage of during the reception. I mean, a s’mores station?? YUM! And a photobooth, and games for the kids? Sounds like one fun wedding to me. I just hope you love […]

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*Denotes an affiliate link. By purchasing this item, there is no additional cost to you but The Budget Savvy Bride receives a small percentage of the sale as a thank you for making the introduction. You get a great product AND you help support our website and the free resources that we share with our […]

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The thing I love about purchasing a suit / tie vs renting a tux for a wedding, is that every time your future hubby wears it, you’ll both think back on memories of your wedding day. It’s a fun reminder and memento from your day that he can use again and again! In honor of National Bow Tie […]

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The discussion of conflict diamonds, and the increase in jewelers advertising the availability of ‘conflict-free’ synthetic diamonds or ‘conflict-free’ Canadian diamonds has become a hot button issue since the release of the 2006 movie Blood Diamond. The movie contains many factual pieces of information  about the history and conflict surrounding the diamond trade throughout Africa […]

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Readers, this week I want to share some of the frickin’ awesome details from the co-ed wedding shower that my mom (aka the sole member of my wedding party) threw for me and Tim this past weekend. It feels like wedding showers, in general, have gotten increasingly bigger and more expensive to keep pace with […]

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I’ve got a lovely aqua / turquoise beach wedding for you today! I just love how simply sweet this wedding is – the couple incorporated just the right amount of DIY details in their crafty wooden signage and rustic burlap touches. I especially love that this couple chose to spend half their wedding budget on photography – […]

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I am very picky when it comes to shoes. I especially dislike peep toes, a style that seems to pervade most bridal shoes.   Unfortunately, during my shoe search, all of the perfect styles were ending up in the $200 range.  After several months of being unable to find anything that worked in my budget, I […]

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*Denotes an affiliate link. By purchasing this item, there is no additional cost to you but The Budget Savvy Bride receives a small percentage of the sale as a thank you for making the introduction. You get a great product AND you help support our website and the free resources that we share with our […]

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