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Here’s the fun part! Decorating your venue. I have seen so many beautiful photos on the various blogs I read, and had such a hard time narrowing it down, but here’s what we’re planning to do. Since our Ceremony and Reception are both taking place at the same venue, it will be easy to reuse […]

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Our venue had the major benefit of a built-in sound system, with the bonus of being able to have different music in every room! Jon and I decided early on that we weren’t interested in hiring a DJ, partially because of the cost and partially because we’d been to our share of weddings with terrible […]

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By now, pretty much everyone knows about my dad’s cancer and The Boy and my impromptu civil ceremony in my home state of Alaska. Our ceremony was the thing that was most important to me from the very beginning of The Boy and my wedding planning. Like, ever since I was a little girl, all […]

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So I already told you guys about my AMAAAAzing photographer in a previous post, but wanted to give you an update on her amazing work on our engagement photos. Engagement photos were one of those things we thought we could do without for budget purposes, but when I met with my photographer, Melissa, she said […]

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Can you believe it? Wedding season is almost here!   The dates are set, the plans are being made, and it’s about that time to let people know when the big day is. If you’re planning a wedding you need Save the Date cards.Wedding Paper Divas absolutely leads the way with Save the Date cards, […]

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The Budget Savvy Bride is made possible by the help of our fabulous sponsors! We love working together with great vendors or companies with amazing products that we think you will love! We are so pleased to welcome back Fascinate Me in 2012 as one of our sponsors! Joanne Castillo is kind of a genius when […]

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  I wish I would have used Reception Lighting. It would have given the bland banquet hall more pizzaz. I also wish I would have had a photo booth. I would have gotten more pictures of my guests and their personalities. A couple of things I’m glad I did was to have a live band […]

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Being part of a wedding party is more than just walking down the aisle and standing at the front of the church. The people you choose to stand up with you are usually the closest family or friends that you have, and have shown their support for you both over the time you have been […]

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When we first started the wedding-planning process, I did what I usually do when navigating something new—I read everything I could get my hands on. This technique worked splendidly when we were searching for our first condo (might I HIGHLY recommend 100 Questions Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Ask by Ilyce R. Glink; after reading this […]

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I consider myself lucky with my wedding planning because my big must have was booked within a few weeks of our engagement – the photographer. Yep, the photography was my number one wedding must-have. Ya’ll should know something about me – I have always attached memories and feelings to the things that I look at. For example, I […]

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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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