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You might remember Megan, a long-time BSB reader whose $4K Orlando wedding was a featured BSWOW in June! She wrote me saying she was interested in giving her wedding dress away on BSB! It’s beautiful, simple, and she had a fantastic time wearing it, but she told me it’s taking up too much space in […]

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Hi there! So Matt and I got married this past weekend and it has been a CRAZY week. It went SO fast! I can hardly believe it’s over. I apologize for being so MIA and I promise as soon as we get back from our two week honeymoon in Costa Rica I will recap it […]

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I’m sure many of you are familiar with the fabulous array of jewelry from Stella & Dot- there are so many fabulous styles that make perfect wedding day jewels! From pearls to pave, there is something for every woman and every bride! For the classic bride, pearls pearls pearls! Fall hues for the modern fall […]

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If you’re going to have a party (which our reception will certainly be), you need to have some alcohol. But if you want alcohol, you have to pay the price. And as budget savvy brides, we don’t want to fork over the cash. So it is time to get creative. This process took a lot […]

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I wanted a “wow” piece to show off when the guests come in to the wedding to sign the guest book.  And you may remember I mentioned that the venue we are getting married at has a huge wall of old windows and doors at the entrance… so I decided to play with that idea. […]

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…ok actually it’s just Justin (for now). Basically, a few weeks ago Justin accepted an Athletic Training position at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. This is going to be QUITE a change from our West Michigan upbringings, but we’re super excited about having a new adventure in our lives (oh and stressed)! […]

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Dun dun dunnnnnn. That was supposed to be a dramatic sound effect after I revealed our music source for our wedding, however sound effects aren’t properly portrayed via text. That’s right, the fiance and I have opted for an iPod wedding, complete with a laborious playlist. Luckily for us, our venue offers a ready made […]

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  I haven’t posted in a while. Things have been…rough. Though, things are okay. Actually they are totally okay it’s just that life has a funny way of being inconvenient. That being said I just wanted to drop a quick update so that I didn’t leave you all hanging in the dark for too long. […]

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Call me crazy (well, please don’t, it might hurt my feelings) but I did NOT care about having real flowers for my wedding. I’ll pause for the gasps…   It’s just that when I listed out my priorities for this wedding, spending a TON of money on something that would literally only last a few […]

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Are there any Costco members out there? Did you all know that they have WEDDING stuff!? Yes, it’s true. They do. They have flowers and jewelry and food and photobooks and honeymoons! Check it out!  Justin works at(/is obsessed with) Costco; he would literally have our reception in a warehouse if I let him (I […]

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Like lots of brides, I jumped on the photo booth bandwagon. I mean, who doesn’t enjoy a photo booth!? What an awesome way to entertain guests along with provide them with a fun favor they will treasure. Unfortunately, after looking into renting such a booth I realized it would not work within our budget. Luckily, […]

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For many, this is a long and boring story. You’ve been warned. For others, I really do hope it can be a useful wedding planning idea. The famous wedding dress has arrived at last. [It's not really famous, just in my head.] As many people in my life know, this dress has been quite the […]

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