Dear Wedding Gods... | The Budget Savvy Bride
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Dear Wedding Gods,

Hey there, it’s me, Jessica. I know it’s been a while since I’ve written you… I hope you haven’t forgotten about me, my wishes, or our agreements. I apologize for my lack of communication, I’ve been very busy avoiding thinking about the wedding over the last few months as it was becoming increasingly stressful to do so. But I know that you have been working your magic for me even while I have been distracted by other things (losing my job, moving 200 miles away, etc). Instead of asking you for something, like I normally do, today I want to thank you. Even though I have been nothing but stressed about this wedding for a while now, I have recently come to a place of peace. You see, even though we couldn’t afford to keep our original plans or venue, doors have opened to us and we’ve found a place that can accommodate us. Even though we were worried about money, especially after I became unemployed, we have been provided with a little extra money we needed. (Thank God for tax returns!) And even though we were worried about not getting to take a real honeymoon, we have been blessed to realize that we can and have booked a trip! So I just wanted to say thanks for playing a part in helping me get to this point and for passing along my pleas to the big guy in the sky. I couldn’t get through this experience without your help. :)

Peacefully and thankfully,


image by my mom.

I came across this photo over the weekend while going through old photos with my mom. She took it in college. Pretty no? I love the antique quality it has. There’s something oh-so-lovely about single blooms in bud vases. I’m feeling some centerpiece inspiration! :)

Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

  1. Great and do tell about the plans when you can…

    • Ashley
    • February 11th, 2009

    funny, that’s actually EXACTLY what we’re doing for floral arrangements. as crazy as it sounds, i made a facebook group asking my local friends to save all of their glass jars/vases/bottles. this is free, and recycling, and will have such a vintage look.

    it just makes sense, right?

    • Shamika
    • February 11th, 2009

    That was beatuiful. It is crazy how things have a way of working it self out. We always stress about it while GOD has already worked it out. I am soooooo happy for you!

    P.S. Can we get some details so please…I am waiting down here on the site. LOL

  2. I love that photo!

  3. Glad things are working out! Looking forward to hearing more as things come together.

    Happy Valentine’s Day!

    • Marianne
    • February 14th, 2009

    Thank you for the reminder to be thankful for the positives! I’m so glad things are working out for you two.

    • missyphotography
    • February 14th, 2009

    This is so sweet and I am very very happy that your wedding dreams are coming true. Your mom’s photo is gorgeous. I love it. Thank you also for mentioning my contest on my your blog. I am very excited about the contest and hope to make a couple very happy.

  4. That is such a beautiful photo, and great inspiration!I’m thinking about single-bud vases as well, maybe a grouping of 2-3 in varying heights.

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