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WHITE by Vera Wang and Colin Cowie Weddings Launch ‘Project Dress Me’ Contest WHITE by Vera Wang, exclusively at David’s Bridal, and ColinCowieWeddings.com, the official website of celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie, have unveiled the first “Project: Dress Me” Contest to give one bride the opportunity to win a WHITE by Vera Wang gown and […]

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Ladies, I am happy to report that one of my first DIY projects for my wedding cost me a total of twenty-five cents!   Materials: – cardboard – yarn – stapler This was a super easy and fun project to do. I think I am going to put them on the head table right in […]

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Since I was a little girl, I have always been trying to save the planet. So I guess I’ve lived most of my life thus far as “green”, or at least, within reason. So I hate to burst everyone’s wedding bubble but the overall “wedding industry” is horrible on the environment. So I read this […]

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When we started to look at the budget for our wedding, Nick and I wanted to be realistic. We know we’re savvy, but we would hate to set a budget and have to go way above it. It would only make us feel defeated in the end. Everything I read (and I read a lot!) […]

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I just love this sunshiney, lovely wedding from the talented Lauren Wright Weddings! I love the wildflower centerpieces, the outdoor setting, the easy-breezy feeling of this sweet, simple wedding! This couple focused on only what was most important, and managed to have their big day for a very budget-savvy six thousand dollars! Hope you all […]

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  There are thousands of options when it comes to choosing your wedding invitations these days. Your invitation is the first impression your guests have of your wedding, so you want it to be a good one! I was recently introduced to eInvite and was super impressed with the variety and quality they have to […]

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It’s a tough economy to throw a blowout bash, but, ladies and gentleman, it can still be done!  Here are five ways you can scrimp without being accused of being a Scrooge.   1. Timing is Everything The most expensive time to book a venue is a Saturday night during the summer. To radically cut […]

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  Today we have a giveaway from one of our wonderful sponsors, Branchbound! Looking for custom made pieces for your wedding? Look no further, Branchbound loves making bridal and bridesmaid orders! The lovely owner and designer Sarah Louise is offering up this gorgeous headband for one lucky bride! {Image from branchbound’s shop}   The Ariadne […]

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So, I thought it was about time I told you how we plan to breakdown our budget and the DIY list I plan to tackle. We really want to keep our wedding under $15,000, right now, as budgeted, we’re at roughly $13,000. This allows for wiggle room if needed. We tried to spread out our […]

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Wishing another of our lovely bride bloggers, Heather, the most wonderful, happiest wedding day ever! We are all thinking of you and Jon today as you celebrate! Please leave the happy couple lots of love in the comments

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Wishing our lovely bride blogger, Cris, the most wonderful, happiest wedding day ever! We are all thinking of you and The Boy today as you celebrate! Please leave the happy couple lots of love in the comments

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  So far this whole wedding planning thing hasn’t been the greatest. We’ve spent the bulk of it stressing out over unemployment, remodeling, and a dying dad. So I’ve been grabbing my bits of wedding planning joy where I can. And recently, one of those moments happened. WE GOT OUR ENGAGEMENT SESSION PHOTOS BACK, Y’ALL! […]

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