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I am very proud of one of my more budget-savvy projects – my $4.80 card box! I purchased the black box online in early February it sat, unassembled and un-crafted, until July 28. There seems to have been an interesting phenomenon that has come over me lately. It’s less than five months to the wedding […]

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I came across this online the other day and thought it was kind of funny – though not accurate, at least in my case. Speaking of which, my bridesmaids will be wearing long black dresses and not because they need to a lose a few but because black and white are our wedding colors, everyone […]

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  While being budget savvy has a LOT to do with saving money, I also feel that it also is important to support local businesses. Almost everything we’ve bought and the businesses we are using have been from the area. Our photographer was a local photographer just starting out in the wedding business, our cake […]

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In late October 2011 at a wedding expo, Dane (darling fiance) and I stumbled across a local, small-scale letterpress company. We were having a heck of a time finding any stationery for our winter wedding that wasn’t cheesy. After spending hours online looking for save the dates and coordinating invitation suites, everything had love birds, […]

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Today I have a little different wedding to share with you! The bride worked tirelessly with the help of family and friends to craft the most perfect wedding details- you will love all her rustic wedding decor! The couple focused mostly on their reception and even hired a photographer just to take detail shots of […]

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I came across a really nice looking card box on Pinterest the other day that linked back to the site where you could purchase it. While it was very nice looking, $79 was too much for a card box for our budget. I figured I could make something comparable for about 10% of that. So, […]

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I’m sure everyone out there knows what I’m talking about when I refer to “The One.” Yes, that mystical and emotion packed dress that you wear on the most important day of your life. When we first got engaged, the first thing I wanted to do was go dress shopping. With a 6 month engagement, […]

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We all want our bridesmaids to look wonderful on our big day (just not more beautiful than us) as a compliment to our beauty. I have been a bridesmaid and maid of honor six times now. For awhile my closet event looked like 27 Dresses because I had the same issues of holding on to […]

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Our biggest argument over our wedding happened early on. We still don’t agree. My wonderful fiancé always dreamed of a big wedding with all of his family members and friends in attendance. I had always dreamed of running off to Paris and eloping. Two very different wedding dreams. My mother had given me permission years […]

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