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While the rest of my posts have been about color schemes, décor, and projects, this post is going to be about the most important aspect of wedding planning: taking care of yourself! In short, wedding planning is overwhelming.  The balance of wedding planning and the rest of your life is virtually non-existent, speaking from my […]

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I know it is silly, but one of my favorite parts of the wedding ceremony is the choice in music. It is the perfect opportunity for the happy couple to show off their style, creativity, and share new songs with their guests. When it came time for us to put together our playlist, I knew […]

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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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