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It seems like as soon as you announce an engagement, you’re instantly flooded with questions and unsolicited advise, as well as opnions that you may or may not want.  I thought it would be a fun project to reach out to family and friends for thoughts on things that they would have done differently with their […]

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My next few posts will probably bounce back and forth between pre-wedding, wedding and post-wedding, since I totally dropped the blogging ball the last few weeks before my wedding…. Let’s talk wedding disasters. You know how in your wedding planning, when you’re stressing that something is going to go wrong, and eeeeeverybody insists that the […]

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No area of budget savvy-ness has brought me more strife than that of flowers. You see, I love flowers. I’m a huge fan of bright colors, so I was really stoked about learning more about this whole flora and fauna thing for our wedding extravaganza. Early on in our planning process, a recently married coworker […]

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Oy. The decisions one must make during wedding planning… because you can try and put them off for as long as possible but eventually – they needs to be made, y’all. One of those major decisions has hit The Boy and I right smack dab in our collective faces, too. And that decision is – […]

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So, the invitations have been one of the biggest DIY’s I’ve tackled, and I’ll be happy once every single one is sent out. Each step was more time consuming than I ever thought, and since I’m somewhat of a perfectionist, having people help kind of made me nervous. Of course it’s very much appreciated and […]

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It’s been a while since we shared a budget savvy wedding with our readers!! We know you will love this one! The bride and groom got creative and joined their reception with a free concert– that is the ultimate in budget savvyness! I love the bride’s style and the custom bridesmaid dresses from Kerried Away […]

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  Nowadays everyone is trying to save money on their weddings and one big expense is always THE DRESS! I know I had a hard time wrestling with the idea of spending so much money on a gown I would wear one time!! I only wish that I had known about Still White back when […]

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As I mentioned in a previous post, I had to tea stain a whole bunch of lace to use as table clothes. I love the look of tea stain opposed to plain white. It makes things (especially lace) look more antique and expensive. Also, I wasn’t keen on white tablecloths because my dress is white […]

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Insurance is an expensive part of life– Can’t live with it, can’t live without it.  Weddings are no different, for both rings and the event itself.  In our case, our venue requires a Certificate of Insurance covering for up to $1,000,000.  For many brides, wedding insurance may be something that isn’t always figured into a […]

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In a fortuitous alignment of schedules, I was able to tag along with a friend and her fiancé when they went to visit a potential photographer. The company had been recommended to me by one of my many acquaintances who has gotten married recently, but when I had visited her online gallery, I felt that […]

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One of the most fun things for me to do in preperation for the wedding is to work on my centerpieces. I decided early on, after I settled on what my table clothes would look like, what I wanted my centerpieces to be. I wanted to incorporate old vases, wine bottles and old hard back […]

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There will not be any new wedding-related content here on BSB today, as a gesture in protest of the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) bill that threatens our freedoms in terms of the internet. If this bill passes, it could have a detrimental effect on many Americans who have built their lives running online businesses. […]

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