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Our reception is located on the 22nd floor of a condo in Ocean City. The bathrooms for the venue are shared with the pool locker rooms. Luckily, with it being the off season, the pool probably won’t be in use and the bathrooms will be clean and not smell like chlorine. Regardless, I always appreciate […]

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We’ve got a lovely little wedding here today for you all! I love all the little typewriter elements they included on the bouttonieres, cufflinks, bouquets etc and how cute are the signs made out of stacks of books? Of course I love the lace wrapped mason jar centerpieces filled with babys breath- oh so budget-savvy! […]

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  Hello Readers! About one month ago I gasped when I saw that I went about $300 over my monthly budget because of wedding “necessities.” As you may remember, I made a pledge to not look at those beautiful, shiny, designer bridal blogs for one month and see how my spending was affected. And I […]

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The standard cardboard pages with photo insert style of wedding album is definitely a thing of the past. Nowadays modern brides want a custom, beautiful keepsake to remember their special day that doesn’t belong boxed up on a shelf. Many brides are opting for customized photo books over a clunky, heavy, expensive traditional album. A […]

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My inspiration was found via Pinterest, as so many things are these days, and looked something like this. (unfortunately I don’t know where this original image came from, my apologies!) Perfect for our barn setting, simple, and elegant. Plus, I had a hundred mason jars at my disposal left over from my parents canning this […]

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After recently purchasing gifts for my maids, I realize how budget savvy I was being by having just two maids of honor. Of course, this is a personal choice. Here is my story: I have a soul mate. No, not my dearest man. I love him with all of my heart and soul, but since […]

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We went back and forth on what to do for the bar at our wedding. We have a few non-drinkers coming to the wedding, including my fiance. It seemed silly to pay $27 per person for open bar when there are at least 10 guests who don’t drink at all (this would mean we were […]

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I’m a small-town bride. Like, really small. Like, 1,200 people small. After living in this sweet, wheat farm, rural, wild turkeys in our yard, town of Waitsburg, Wash., for one year, I actually know 90 percent of everyone in this city. And it’s wonderful. But, being in such a small, rural area, I knew it […]

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Who knew that picking the song to dance to for our first dance would be so stressful? I thought it would be easy; my music loving fiance would suggest something, send me a link and I’d be all YAY! I LOVE IT! That so has not happened! So far, we’ve gone back and forth suggesting […]

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Ladies, your men don’t need to dip into their retirement fund or put $$$$$ on credit cards to find a beautiful engagement or wedding ring. There’s plenty out there that won’t break the bank — you just may need to step beyond the fancy jeweler. Here’s the story of my ring and the rules my […]

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I am not a girl who wears dresses often, I’m not comfortable in them and have a hard time finding ones that fit my body correctly. So, when the time came to find a dress to wear to my Bridal Shower, I took to searching online and in stores. In my head, I wanted to […]

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