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One of the most challenging tasks of planning a budget savvy and winter wedding is selecting the perfect venue. Not only does the venue have to be beautiful, during the winter, Dec. 15, it would need to be warm, easy to drive to and under budget. I didn’t want to pick a site where I […]

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I hope you started singing that like Tevyeh from Fiddler on the Roof because that is totally what I was going for. As I’m sure you know, there are a multitude of wedding traditions out there. Traditions can come from a person’s religion, culture, where they live, or they can even be unique to a […]

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This isn’t exactly a DIY project, more of a custom project for our wedding. Shortly after Nick and I got engaged I saw on a DIY house blog that I follow that the husband had given his wife a custom poster with a funny line from “Toddlers and Tiaras.” I thought it was such a […]

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I know I’ve mentioned before that we’re inviting around 250 people to our wedding. This number isn’t always very budget savvy and wasn’t (and really, still isn’t) in our case. When you have this amount of people, catering bills go up, alcohol bills go up, and if you’re getting into favors, centerpieces, and decorations, the […]

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Any boho, vintage loving bride is probably already familiar with Anthropologie’s wedding-loving sister, BHLDN- but in case you’re not, I encourage you to feast your eyes upon the beauty within their bridal offerings! BHLDN (pronounced beholden) is a bridal boutique that was founded on Valentine’s Day 2011 that caters to all of the major milestones […]

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As a former event planner, I know the importance of day-of-coordination (DOC). While I always loved running events, I know I do not want to experience all the stress and running-around of orchestrating an event on my wedding day. It’s very important to me that I, and my family and closest friends, get to soak […]

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One of our favorite sources for paper goods is having a huge site wide sale through July 24! You can save 20% off WPD’s already fabulous prices this weekend! BSB loves Wedding Paper Divas for their variety of gorgeous styles at  great prices! Wedding Paper Divas is a great source for invitations, save the date […]

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Dear readers, My name is Jillian, I’m 26 years old, a managing editor of a weekly newspaper, and an ultimate girly girl. I love pink, cheerleading, sparkles, kitties and kids. But, I’m also a gal who likes to be creative and I can never do anything just like everybody else. In the summer of 2010, […]

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As a make-up artist, skin care is the base for beautiful looking make-up. Here is my simple skin care routine that won’t break the bank, but it will leave you with clean, smooth skin! What you will need: 1. white, granulated sugar 2. cotton round pads 3. pure lemon juice 4. make-up remover 5. peel-off […]

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