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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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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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