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While many people who know me may describe me as “laid back,” throughout this planning process I’ve realized that they couldn’t be more wrong.  In some areas I think I’ve maintained a light and reasonable grasp on things, but private freak-outs, anxiety, and momentary stupidity have unfortunately become the norm.   After being prescribed adrenal pills […]

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We decided it might be nice to share a few links of interest — especially ones that could save you money! Here’s a few deals we rounded up from around the web: Don’t miss out! You still have a chance to enter Minted’s 3rd Annual Wedding Invitation Giveaway. One lucky entrant will win $500 in […]

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Bridal Show Buffoonery I went to my first bridal show in January, which I attended specifically in the hopes of winning free stuff. The librarian in town told me that her daughter went last year and won flowers, so I was sold as soon as I found out about it. So now I will have […]

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Occasionally as a blogger I get invited to different promotional events or given products to review. I’d definitely call it a perk of the job! I truly enjoy networking and meeting new people, as well as hearing inspiring stories from leaders of different companies. So I had a BLAST at the event I attended last […]

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Catering is a huge part of any wedding, but when mixing two cultures together, food is an even bigger factor. We want all of your guests to be happy and enjoy their meal, so we will be serving Canadian food as well as Indian. There are so many options when it comes to hors d’oeuvres […]

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Please give a warm BSB welcome to one of our newest sponsors, Untamed Petals! Owner and designer Amanda Judge creates super chic wedding accessories that are sure to delight you! As a part of their 2012 collection they have created a line of under $100 headpieces, belts and combs for the bride on a budget. […]

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  So in my last adventure, I was freaking out about selecting a photographer. Most of the places we can afford seem to be the “big boxes” of photography, meaning that they may be cheap, but at the cost of being impersonal, unpredictable, and experts and nickel-and-diming people. As I mentioned in my last post, […]

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With about 106 days until the BIG DAY (but who’s counting) , I’m finding myself bogged down with some tasks that aren’t as fun as I’d hoped.  With insurance out of the way, my next dreaded task– room blocks.   Both Eric & I’s families are from Iowa, so rooms blocks are an important thing to […]

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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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