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Ok, have you SEEN J. Crew bridal yet?! Ok I know I know I know. It’s J. Crew, and this is a budget-savvy website. Believe you me, I will be the first to tell you that I’m that girl who will wistfully walk by one in the mall, longing after like, everything in the store, […]

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One of our priorities is to have an open bar. We want this to be a heck of a party, and I’m a strong believer that an open bar is a good start. Adam’s mum and dad have generously offered to make the wine for the party. Unlike a lot of homemade wine, the stuff […]

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I enjoy looking slightly put together just as much as the next girl, but I have never really gotten into accessories. Sure I have a few nice pairs of shoes and statement necklaces, but they aren’t anything to write home about. I know from reading wedding blogs that the accessories are a huge part of […]

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When I met Adam nearly six years ago, I kind of fooled him. We were college students meaning that I had very little disposable income, which in turn meant I had to work with my already-existing wardrobe. The truth is, I love to shop. I just adore a good outfit. When the paycheques started rolling […]

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At the bottom of my priorities list was invitations. I love pretty letterpress invitations as much as the next person but I just felt spending lots on nice paper that would just be thrown out was not budget friendly or eco friendly for us. Although I almost caved when I saw Rifle paper companies‘ gorgeous […]

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One of the key parts to the budget-savvy side of our wedding has been maximizing our connections through family and friends.  It’s one of the biggest things the blogging world points out as a way to save money, but to be honest I thought there was no way we could do that.  I don’t conveniently […]

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I’ve always been pretty low maintenance. I like to look nice, but full make-up and hair on a daily basis is too much effort for me. I wear mascara every day, and I do get my face threaded every three weeks because if I didn’t I would look like a Persian teenage boy. I generally […]

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Back when we were growing up in small town Alberta, my sister, Amy & I were exposed to a great deal of non-typical music for the average small town Alberta girl through my dad’s vinyl/cassette tape collection and the independent radio my parents listened to. To this day, I thank them greatly for this exposure. […]

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I remember feeling a huge sigh of relief after I finally said “YES” to the dress at the bridal salon last fall. This feeling of relaxation was quickly replaced with a feeling of panic as the lady at the salon placed a veil atop my head. OH YEAH, THE VEIL. How could I forget? I […]

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I’m starting to stress about our $15k budget. We are funding 95% of the wedding and taking out a loan for what is basically the biggest party we’re ever going to throw for ourselves is not an option (this is not property or a business venture, and therefore it is not an investment which [in […]

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Hi everyone! I know I’ve been kind of absent blogging-wise and I wish I had a good reason, but the truth is I’ve been suffering from wedding fatigue.  David and I dated for six months and have been engaged for the next seventeen.  Now that it’s getting down to crunch time it feels like all […]

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Before I begin, I feel the need to tell you that my hair looks like a birds nest. No, really… it does. It is frizzy all over and some places are wavy while others are straight. I have never colored or highlighted it, but it’s really quite dry, and the only way I can halfway control […]

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