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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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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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