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    Google tells me that the average cost for wedding flowers runs $1000-$2000. Well, even if I had an extra $2000 I wouldn’t be spending it on flowers, so John and I decided to DIY this part of the wedding. I love buying flowers for our house and arranging them in vases, so how […]

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When it comes to entertaining– whether it’s a dinner party or your wedding day– it’s always good to treat your guests well. It’s nice to anticipate things your guests might want or need because it makes them feel cared for and special. One simple and inexpensive treat you can share with your guests is offering a […]

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I am sure most of you BSB followers know what a sample dress is, but just in case you don’t, a sample dress is the dress that all of us brides try on in the store before we order our very own version.  Often, when a dress is discontinued, the sample gown is sold at […]

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If you follow me on Instagram, you might’ve noticed that my husband and I recently went on an ultra-fab vacation to the US Virgin Islands to celebrate five years of marriage. Between our anniversary trip and the Cabo trip I took in April, it’s safe to say I feel like an expert beach goer now. Plus, I […]

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You know what’s fun? Standing in line in downtown Pittsburgh with about 1,000 other people at 7:00 on a Saturday morning, vying for a coveted ticket to be allowed inside city hall for a shot at booking the park venue of your choice. To backtrack a bit, Tim and I spent the first six or […]

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    Confession: I was a serial over-plucker in my younger days. I remember being embarrassed by my slightly bushy brows and spending hours in front of the mirror in high school meticulously plucking away. Fast forward to twenty fourteen and bold brows are IN! Cue kicking myself. I’ve gone MONTHS without plucking and I’ve seen […]

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I’m back with another budget savvy wedding for you! This couple planned a destination wedding in Florida all the way from Canada – and managed to pull it all off for under $10k including the honeymoon!! Talk about budget savvy! I absolutely love the bride’s advice so don’t miss it. I love the idea of […]

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Before I tried on a single wedding dress, I knew that the traditional long gown wouldn’t be for me. For starters, I’m just not a particularly traditional bride. My personal style has always been a little offbeat, a little vintage, and a whole lot of ME. I also know my limitations when it comes to fit […]

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One of the first things to consider when you start planning your wedding is a rough estimate of how many guests you’d like to invite. Everyone makes their choices for what is right for them and their families, but I’m here to put in my two cents on the Pros and Cons of a Small […]

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Having gone to two bridal shows, I learned some tips and tricks for making the best of your experience. I would highly recommend going to at least one bridal show if they have one in your area. They are a great opportunity to network with vendors, get ideas, and enter into awesome giveaways. By going […]

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