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This is time to talk about my very first budget splurge for our wedding — our photographer. I found our photographer through a recommendation from another photographer. I was hoping to spend about $2,500 on photography and I wanted to book one ASAP. I know some advice to stay within a budget is to find […]

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So, I’m going to get into a subject that I’m sure many brides-to-be are already thinking about — getting in shape for your wedding day. I’m no expert on the subject, but I know what works for me so I thought I would share it. I’m sure that we all could share some great tips […]

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A while ago, my boss at work approached me and said she would like to get a group together and do something for us for the wedding. They said they would like to do our flowers, knowing this was something big they would be taking on, we decided their gift would be flowers/centerpieces for the […]

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Choosing music was one of the most difficult things for Nathan and I. We tossed around the idea of a D.J., live band, and kind of just doing it on our own with an Ipod. The last one quickly became a non-option. We didn’t want to be worrying about music lags with 250 guests and […]

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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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