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After searching high and low for the right type of scrapbook for our diy guestbook, I finally found what I was looking for at Deserre’s art store. I was wandering around for hours looking at everything trying to decide on a theme for the guest book. I wanted to keep it very simple yet classy […]

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So it’s time to get into the sore subject around our house…The Great Ring Debacle of 2011. The most unthinkable, devastating thing happened. My engagement ring was stolen. Ladies, let me walk you through the most horrifying experience of my life. It was just like any other Friday afternoon; my work was hosting a late […]

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  You and your hubby’s names, and your wedding date? I’m Meg, and my husband Matt and I got hitched on August 20th, 2011 in Simi Valley, CA, just northwest of Los Angeles. What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget. Our budget was […]

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No one ever told me what a pain in the you-know-what RSVPs would be. When it came time to put together invitations, I thought there were only two options for RSVPs. Either you required them, or you didn’t, and if you required them then you sent a card and people were supposed to return that […]

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As we discussed in my last post, venue-searching was generally a pretty fun process. So let’s review the Heather-and-Jon-perfect-venue checklist: Lots of natural light/nice scenery/plants (conservatory preferred) Not a church or banquet hall (except maybe one with really big windows and a nice view) Back-up plan in case of rain Personality (really. Venues can have […]

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In the last seven days, we’ve bought our own place (and all of the stressful mortgage details that that includes), moved everything we own, bought a new car in between unpacking, had family in town from Iowa for Thanksgiving, and I ordered my dress (or so I thought)—All overwhelmingly large commitments that rub my budget-savvy […]

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So last week I told you about the search for the ladies attire, today it’s all about the men (and the boys). From the start, my fiance and I agreed that we wanted to have a classy and unique wedding, so why overlook the mens attire? The groomsmen usually don’t get paid a second look, […]

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Ladies, wedding planning is getting serious lately! I’m officially 4.5 months away from the wedding date, so it’s getting to be that time when we have to really get down and dirty with the finances. So I’m a little bit of a stressy jessy lately…but I’ll save that for another post! Today, I wanted to […]

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I spent four months living in Ecuador, and if there’s one thing I learned, it’s how to barter, or regatear. No price is fixed in Latin America, and the same goes in most of the wedding world. Don’t just assume that you have to accept whatever price is quoted to you the first time. My […]

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What I thought would be an easy task, has turned out to be the ultimate stresser in my wedding planning… I am always one to ‘take the bull by the horns’ so to speak, so I have a hard time waiting on other people to make decisions. I have 5 bridesmaids in my wedding party, […]

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