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After “When’s the big day?”, it seems like “What are your colors?” is the next most common wedding planning question. I am a color-loving person, so the idea of picking just two colors stressed me out. Even if I could pick two favorite colors, I wondered how much I would have to spend to ensure […]

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One thing about weddings that I still am obsessed with is rings. Yes, I still like to play around with sites where you can ‘create your own’ ring design. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE my ring. But it’s still fun to play! My engagement ring came with a matching band when my hubby picked […]

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since this… It’s amazing how fast time flies. They say it only gets worse once you have babies (just one reason why we’re waiting). We have squeezed so much into these last two years: living with my inlaws, buying our first house, adopting two dogs, lots of travel, fun times with friends and family, the […]

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Alright ladies, now we’re down to the nitty-gritty: my budget and how I stuck to it.   From the get-go, we agreed to keep our personal expenses for the wedding under $12,000. Matt and I received a bit of help from each of our parents, totaling around $2,000, making our total budget $14,000. So, how […]

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So now it is crunch time, there are less than 30 days until I say I do! The invites are out! I thought I would give you the complete breakdown, on these bad boys. As you may remember the invitations cost $81.16. Postage to send 70 invites (including response postage) came to $73.50. We originally […]

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  *Drumroll please*   #47 Angie Weybright! Thank you to everyone who entered to win the custom bouquet from LoveOwlEyes on Etsy! And thanks so much to Rebekah for allowing us to host this fabulous giveaway! Come back in just a bit for our next fabulous giveaway! And a little later this morning for an […]

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I’m sure you ALL are well aware that the Royal Wedding is happening ONE WEEK from Today!! This event is long anticipated as there hasn’t been a Royal wedding in almost 30 years! Everyone’s talking about details, colors, flowers, Kate’s dress and the like, but what I’m interested in is the BUDGET. Duh. Our friends […]

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Wedding Season! I think we can finally say it’s upon us now, ladies! All four seasons have something unique and beautiful to offer your dream wedding. Summer weddings on the beach, the turning fall leaves in October, winter wonderland receptions with hot chocolate (and Bailey’s?)…but it really makes sense that wedding season happens to be […]

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Okay so let’s be honest, we all like weddings with cute little handmade details, and this wedding has more than a few for you. But the thing that I LOVE about this wedding is the emotions captured by talented photographer Meghan Christine. Matthew & Lindsay look so utterly happy- every smile, every tear radiates the […]

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So to kick off giveaway week on BSB, the lovely Rebekah of LoveOwlEyes on Etsy is giving away one handmade bouquet to a lucky reader!!! Rebekah’s bouquets can be custom made in any color combination, picked out by the winner of the giveaway. Rebekah loves working with brides on custom orders– check out some examples […]

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Hello there my sweet little budget savvy brides!! I hope you have all had a fabulous weekend. As you might know, BSB is turning THREE in a couple of weeks and to celebrate we are running some fabulous giveaways!!! These giveaways will kick off today and run for the next couple of weeks. You’ll have […]

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