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How do you make your guest feel welcome? Or do you? Because our venue is a restored historic hotel with 14 guest rooms, I decided in October that we could afford to leave guest welcome bags or boxes in each room for our nearest and dearest we have chosen to stay overnight. This includes our […]

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Have you ever noticed how many sites and people there are that will tell you what you need, what you like and what you should have to ensure the best wedding possible?  Some are well meaning and some are simply capitalizing on the fondly kept and anticipated dreams of little girls that have practiced walking […]

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After writing several posts, I realized that I completely neglected to introduce myself! First off, I’m really excited to be writing for The Budget Savvy Bride; I really feel strongly about not having a wedding that will cause our little family of three (I have a 7-year-old daughter from a previous relationship) to start our […]

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Another lovely wedding here for you this week by the talented Rachel Archer Photography! The bright colors and fun photos from this Blue and Yellow North Carolina Wedding just make me smile! Mara and Adam took the ‘it takes a village’ approach to planning a wedding and had family and friends contribute to various aspects […]

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    Let’s talk money.   I mean, that’s why you’re here isn’t it? To find out how to save money, spend it wisely, and stretch your dollars when possible. These days, the parents of the bride don’t always pay the tab for the wedding day – lots of you gals are probably covering some […]

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If you’re new around here, WELCOME! Over the last several weeks we’ve seen lots of traffic here on BSB and that can only mean that a new wave of recently engaged brides have discovered our site! I thought I’d take the opportunity to give you a little tour around the blog and some different areas […]

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I wanted to share a few photos that our photographer posted on her blog. We haven’t gotten the CDs of the rest of our photos, but when we do, I’ll share a few more of our favorites. All images via Gillette Portrait Arts, our photographer was Raye Gillette-Whaley. Getting Ready The dress Putting the dress […]

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  Happy New Year, y’all! I just want to say HELLO and welcome to all our new readers and fans! Make sure to like us on Facebook for more updates and budget savvy ideas! I thought it fitting that I share this wedding today since I am currently in Florida on vacation. Y’all this wedding […]

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One of the most fun parts of wedding planning is choosing your wedding dress, so of course I’d been thinking about what I was looking for. Lace, rouching, a full skirt, cap sleeves….all things I wanted in my wedding dress.  I wanted it to have a vintage feel but fall in the right places to […]

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So, I have been engaged long enough to exhaust potential venues and be on the exhausted side of guest list planning.  But while there have been highs and lows, I just noticed one thing that is surprisingly missing. I have yet to buy a bridal magazine.  That’s right; I have yet to even pick one […]

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Through my many months of blogging here on Budget-Savvy Bride, I have realized that I haven’t disclosed anything about a very important wedding component – food! Food was a very easy choice to make. I knew I didn’t want a formal sit down dinner. And I also didn’t want guests to stand in long buffet […]

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When it comes to planning a wedding, we invest so much time and attention to all the details about that day. We obsess over a dress, and the perfect shoes to match. Then we drive ourselves crazy over party attire, centerpieces, bouquets and boutonnières.  It’s a riot (a fabulous one, but a riot nonetheless). Sometimes […]

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