The Budget Savvy Bride http://thebudgetsavvybride.com helping brides create beautiful weddings without breaking the bank Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:00:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Free Printable Wedding Reception Templates http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-printable-wedding-reception-templates/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/free-printable-wedding-reception-templates/#comments Fri, 26 Dec 2014 17:00:52 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=38844 When brainstorming for this month’s free printable I looked back at the templates of mine that have been downloaded the most by Budget Savvy Brides. The elegant place cards that I shared back in June of 2013 were the clear winner. Today’s templates are in the same style, but I’ve expanded the download to include […]

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Printable wedding place cards, seating chart and table numbers

When brainstorming for this month’s free printable I looked back at the templates of mine that have been downloaded the most by Budget Savvy Brides. The elegant place cards that I shared back in June of 2013 were the clear winner. Today’s templates are in the same style, but I’ve expanded the download to include a full reception set. You can use any combination of the place cards, table numbers, and seating chart.

This is a black and white file which makes for super cheap printing. Set your printer to grayscale to save your colored ink. Print on any paper that you like! Tie in your wedding colors, use patterned paper, or go with chic black and white as I did.

The seating chart prints on 11 x 17” paper, which is too large for most home printers to handle. Send or take the file to your local copy store for inexpensive printing.

Using coordinating pieces throughout your big day is one way to give a budget wedding luxurious style. And coordinating your reception couldn’t be any easier with these free printable wedding reception templates in an elegant regal scroll design!

 

Supplies:

  • Printable templates
  • MS Word or Mac Pages
  • Scissors or paper cutter
  • 8.5 x 11” card stock
  • 11 x 17” card stock

Place Cards

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Download the place card file and open in MS word or Mac Pages. Enter your guest names. I used the font Garamond, but you can use any font that you like. If you have a font that you are using throughout your wedding, such as on invitations, programs, and thank you cards, you can match the font on your reception printables.

Print the file on your chosen paper.

Tip: Use a heavier card stock than standard copy paper. I find a weight of 65 lbs to 90 lbs to work best as it’s heavy enough to give some strength to the paper, but still able to easily be printed on your home printer without causing paper jams.

DIY elegant wedding place cards

Cut each sheet in half and in half again so you end up with four place cards. A paper cutter is the quickest way to do this as you can cut more than one sheet at once, so head to your local FedEx Office store and make use of their cutter (you’ll probably be there anyway printing the seating chart on their large scale printer).

Scissors will work just fine too though.

Printable elegant place cards

Fold each card in half and stand it up. Congratulations, your place cards are now ready to go.

Table Numbers

Free Elegant Printable Table Numbers

The table numbers are even easier to put together than the place cards, as no folding is required. Download the template and add your table numbers in MS Word. If you are naming your tables rather than using numbers, you can replace the number with the table name. You will need to change the font size and reposition the text box to line everything up neatly. Print, and cut in half and in half again as you did with the place cards.

Display the table numbers using your favorite stand. A few of my favorite stands can be found here.

Seating Chart

Free Printable Elegant Seating Chart

The seating chart is also simple to put together. Download the template and open in your word processing program. I’ve set the layout as an alphabetized table. The easiest way to get your guest names and table numbers into the chart is to create an alphabetized list in Excel, then copy and paste the columns in. When you are happy with your formatting save the file and either put it on a thumb drive or email it to the copy shop of your choice. The seating chart prints on 11 x 17” paper, and chances are your home printer won’t print something this large. A quick trip to your local FedEx Office with the file on a thumb drive solves this problem. And you can use their paper cutter for your place cards and table numbers while you are there.

Now with very little effort and very little expense you will have a perfectly coordinated reception with no one spinning aimlessly in the center of the room trying to figure out where they should go! Enjoy!

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In case you haven’t noticed, we’re obsessed with all things BHLDN over here. I’m continually blown away by the quality and affordability factor of their wedding line. This spring 2015 collection is no different — one third of their new wedding gowns have price points under $1500 — I think that’s something every budget savvy bride will love to hear!

We’ve got a sneak peek at the new collection, debuting January 6th, and I wanted to share with you the six gorgeous gowns that come at a more budget savvy price. Without further ado, allow me to introduce you to these lovely ladies from the BHLDN spring 2015 collection:

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Alhambra – $800

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Aria – $800

spring2015-daphne 280

Daphne – $280 (!!!)

spring2015-gia 1300

Gia – $1300

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Persiphone – $1350

spring2015-valentia 1000

Valentia – $1000

 

The full collection features 18 new gowns and a fabulous selection of accessories inspired by two creative concepts: “The Painted Garden” and “Bon Vivant”.

From BHLDN:

The gowns inspired by ”The Painted Garden” feature sheer elements like illusion necks and backs along with intricate back details, extra fine lace and voluminous trains while those of the “Bon Vivant” feature delicate beading, strategic draping, soft tailoring and eye-catching embroidery.

Budget Savvy Brides will fall in love with the Alhambra Gown and beaded Aria Gown, both available for only $800. For those brides looking for something with a bit more color, the Ascott Dress ($360), Raquel Dress ($370) and Tiered Petal Maxi ($450) are perfect options.

What do you think? Which lovely lady is your favorite?

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Merry Christmas! http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/merry-christmas-2014/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/merry-christmas-2014/#comments Thu, 25 Dec 2014 17:00:00 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com?p=38831&preview_id=38831 Wishing you a very from The Budget Savvy Bride   Hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing day full of quality time with the ones who matter most. Catch us back here tomorrow for more budget wedding goodness! From my family to yours, Merry Christmas, y’all! xoxo, Jessica Bishop

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Hope you’re all enjoying a relaxing day full of quality time with the ones who matter most.

Catch us back here tomorrow for more budget wedding goodness!

From my family to yours, Merry Christmas, y’all!

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xoxo,

Jessica Bishop

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Sweet Southern Wedding http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/sweet-southern-wedding/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/sweet-southern-wedding/#comments Wed, 24 Dec 2014 13:00:50 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=37404 This sweet Southern wedding is sure to make you smile! Megan and Chase planned their big day on a budget of $10,000 — and with the help of some talented family and friends they were able to pull it together beautifully! I absolutely love all the DIY details and projects — and the barn makes […]

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This sweet Southern wedding is sure to make you smile! Megan and Chase planned their big day on a budget of $10,000 — and with the help of some talented family and friends they were able to pull it together beautifully! I absolutely love all the DIY details and projects — and the barn makes a truly perfect backdrop for photos. I love Megan’s advice to keep it simple and not overwhelm yourself with too many projects. How sweet are the photos of Megan’s daddy seeing her in her wedding dress? Heart melting!! Love this wedding and I know you will, too! Congrats Megan + Chase!! xoxo, Jessica

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Megan + Chase

May 10th, 2014

Pendergrass, GA | Price Mountain Barn

 

 

What was your wedding budget?

We had a budget of $10,000 and we came in just under it!

  • $3000 for venue
  • $3000 photography
  • $1000 food
  • $425 DJ
  • $100 invites
  • $800 decorations/table cloths
  • $30 favors
  • $1100 dress and suit
  • $120 flowers
  • $400 rings
  • $8 alcohol
  • Free Cake – made by coworkers as a gift
  • Free coordinator – family friend
  • Tables & chairs – borrowed for free from church
  • Hair & Make Up – done by a friend

 

 

How many guests did you have?

We had 200 guests

 

 

What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?

I had a lot of DIY items. I made all my mason jar centerpieces and hand cut wood slabs. I made all my signage and refurbished old furniture found for free.

 

 

What was the biggest thing you did to save money?

We were able to borrow all tables and chairs for free. My mom worked at a church preschool so we asked to borrow tables and the remainder of the chairs that we needed that the barn did not provide. The worst thing that they could have said was no and we would have continued to look. We asked and they said yes! Always ask and use the resources that you have first!

I am a cake decorator so the first question everyone asked was if I was going to make my own cake, No sadly I didn’t. With all the other things I had to do making my own wedding cake was not on the list. My co workers as a wedding present to Chase and I all pitched in and paid for our wedding cake and my Assistant Bakery Manager decorated and delivered the cake to the barn!

Hair and Makeup were done for me, my girls, my mom and mother-in-law as a gift to me by my very good friend who does hair and makeup for a living! She does a fabulous job and I couldn’t have been more happy with the way everything turned out!

My wedding coordinator was a friend of my moms who has had a lot of experiences with weddings and who had recently got married as well. She offered to help me in any way possible from decorating to making sure that everyone got down the aisle and making sure that our bags were loaded for the honeymoon! She was great!
Using my family and friends when needed saved us a lot of money. The main thing is don’t be afraid to ask people for help and the use of their services, you may not always get things for free, but for a discount is a blessing too! The worse thing that they can say is no, but at least you tried!

 

What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?

Simple is not always bad. When doing a DIY wedding it’s easy to want to do everything you see, but its not worth the stress. Stay organized and don’t put things off.

 

 

What was your biggest splurge?

Biggest splurge was our photographer. I saw her work online and knew we had to sit down with her. We were in love and knew that if we didn’t book her we would have regretted our decision.

 

 

What was your favorite detail?

My daddy’s old blue Chevrolet pick-up truck. It was used all throughout the day!

 

 

What is the most memorable moment of your day?

Most memorable part of my day was when it was just my daddy and I in his truck driving up to the ceremony site. We were both so nervous! Then when he got me out and we headed down the aisle and I saw my groom all nerves disappeared!

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Photographer:  Andie Freeman Photography  •  Venue: Price Mountain Barn  •  Coordinator: Samantha Depue  •  Floral: Publix Supermarket  •  Cake: Publix Supermarket  •  Hair/Makeup: Devan Hightower  •  Videography: Daniel Parris at Speak Up Productions  •  Caterer: Iron Pig  •  Dress: David’s Bridal  •  DJ: CG Sound and Lighting  •  Rentals: Hitched Wedding Rentals  •  Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Gift Ideas For A New Bride-To-Be http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/gift-ideas-new-bride/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/gift-ideas-new-bride/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 17:00:09 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=38472 The easiest person to shop for this Christmas will be a Bride-to-be. There are so many adorable gifts out there for newly engaged gals, and I just can’t get enough of it! Big names are constantly coming up with new things to cater to this audience, which makes your Christmas shopping that much easier. If […]

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The easiest person to shop for this Christmas will be a Bride-to-be. There are so many adorable gifts out there for newly engaged gals, and I just can’t get enough of it! Big names are constantly coming up with new things to cater to this audience, which makes your Christmas shopping that much easier. If you need any last minute options, here are some great Gift Ideas For A New Bride-to-be in your life!

 

Kate Spade Bridal Collection. These items have to be my favorite out of the list. There are four different options for wording, “mrs”, “I do”, “yes” and “taken”. The mrs and I do are by far the cutest in my opinion. I love that there are so many items included in this collection as well, you can get earrings and bracelets with all of the different sayings.

 

Anthropologie Umbrella Ring Dish. Every newly engaged gal needs a new ring dish to hold her sparkle, and it does not get cuter than this umbrella.

 

Wifey Tee. These are all over magazines, websites and blogs currently. They just look so stylish!

 

Does This Ring Make Me Look Engaged Personalized Coffee Mug - Hand Painted - Engagement - Fun Coffee Mug - Hand Painted Mug

Engaged Mug. This is the perfect addition to any new Bride-To-Be’s mug collection. It is such an easy way to show off that new bling, which is what every just engaged gal wants to do.

45 Thank you from the future mrs. Set of 45 personalized cards

Future Mrs. Thank You Cards. The next several months will be full of writing and sending thank you notes, get the her started with these adorable personalized note cards.

 

 

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Wedding Countdown.The amount of time between getting engaged and getting married is all about the countdown. This personalized photo is such a cute way to keep track!

 

 

Do you have any other adorable ideas for any Bride-To-Be’s out there?

 

Macy

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This post is part of a recurring series here on BSB – we share a wedding budget tip every Tuesday to help you save money on your wedding! You can also see past posts (and a sneak peek at what’s ahead) on this wedding budget tips page for your convenience and future reference.

 

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Wedding Budget Tip #14:

Hunt for affordable decor at thrift stores.

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One of my favorite sources for wedding decor is Thrift Stores.

When I was planning my own budget wedding, I scoured my local Goodwill and any other secondhand store I could find for jars, vases, and other decorative items to use in my wedding. I was able to collect about 50 milk glass vases, many of them under $1 each — so I really built up a great inventory without spending a ton of cash.

Other great items you can get for your wedding at thrift stores:

Not only is shopping at Thrift Stores a great way to save money, it’s also a key way to plan a thoughtful wedding. Consider your eco-footprint when purchasing items for your big day — doesn’t it feel better to use something again, rather than wastefully buying something new?

So tell us:

are you shopping at thrift stores for items for your wedding?

Leave a comment below and let us know!

 

 

 

Want more wedding budget tips? Come back next Tuesday for the next post in this series.

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3 Awesome Money Apps #VZWBuzz http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/5-awesome-money-apps/ http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/5-awesome-money-apps/#comments Tue, 23 Dec 2014 13:00:35 +0000 http://thebudgetsavvybride.com/?p=36966 Hey y’all! As you might remember, I am a part of the #VZWBuzz influencer program. So today I’m back with another post about how technology can help you in your life and wedding planning, thanks to my pals at Verizon Wireless!   Full disclosure: I’ve been a Verizon Wireless subscriber for the last 5 years or so. I’ve […]

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Hey y’all! As you might remember, I am a part of the #VZWBuzz influencer program. So today I’m back with another post about how technology can help you in your life and wedding planning, thanks to my pals at Verizon Wireless!

 

Full disclosure: I’ve been a Verizon Wireless subscriber for the last 5 years or so. I’ve had a few different cell networks over the years and I’ve found Verizon to be the most reliable in the most locations. They’ve sent me a new device to review and share, and of course I’m going to also show you a couple of great features that you’re sure to love!

 

This month, I received the new Sony Xperia Z3 to review. This might be the first device that I’ve felt gives the iPhone a run for it’s money…

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Size-wise, this phone is pretty much the same size as the iPhone 6 Plus. It’s BIG, y’all. And I have to admit I’ve scoffed at the idea of the larger phones as they keep releasing phablet size models, but once I had this baby in my hand I was definitely digging it.

 

This phone boasts some of the top features of all smartphones on the market, including:

  • waterproof and dust-proof design – you can literally take this phone under water!!
  • connects with PS4™ so you can play games on the go
  • shoots video in 4k quality
  • 5.2-inch Full HD TRILUMINOS™ display
  • Long-lasting battery with STAMINA mode
  • Built-in wireless charging
  • attractive slim, lightweight design
  • Standby Time – Up to: 336 hrs. / Usage Time – Up to: 26 hrs.
  • 20.7 megapixel camera

And the reviews on this phone have been overwhelmingly positive — with a 90% rating, 4.6 stars on the Verizon website. I also found this USA Today article really great in its review of the Sony Xperia Z3.

 

In addition to the size, I love the look of the phone. I also love that it takes great quality photos, and even better videos! I recently used my Xperia to film some fun + funny videos that I’ll be sharing here on BSB in a couple of weeks… so stay tuned for that! Here’s a sneak peek to give you a hint… can you guess where I am?

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So fun — can’t wait to share more!

The full retail price of this phone is $599, but you can get it at a promotional price of $99 with a 2-year contract.

Buy the Sony Xperia Z3 at Verizon!


And now, I want to share with you some great money apps I’ve discovered, available for both iPhone and Android devices:

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Acorns.com

Available on iOS or Android

Acorns is an app to make investing easier than ever. It allows you to invest in small amounts by rounding daily purchases up to the nearest dollar. For example, if you buy a gallon of milk for $2.65, the app will round the purchase up to $3.00 and invest the additional 35 cents in a portfolio of your choosing. Acorns truly makes investing a fun, simple process, and these little investments can add up quickly over the course of a year.

 


Mint

Available on iOS or Android

The free Mint app pulls in all your personal finance accounts and investments into one place, so you can track your spending, create a budget, receive bill reminders, and save more money. You can also check your credit score for free! Mint is a must-have app for managing all of your personal finances, and it’s available on iPhone or Android devices!

 


Venmo

Available on iOS or Android

Send money for free. Cash out to any bank overnight! Pay your friends for dinner, drinks, rent, and more. Even pay your wedding vendors! Easily collect money from people who owe you. Venmo uses bank-grade security systems and data encryption to protect your financial information and is a part of eBay and PayPal. It’s definitely a life-saver!


Be sure to check out Verizonwireless.com for some great tech products, perfect for gifting!!

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Disclosure: I am a member of Verizon’s Influencer Team#VZWBuzz.  I received the Sony Xperia Z3 from Verizon. No additional compensation was provided nor did I promise a positive feedback. All opinions are my own.

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I don’t know about you all, but I feel like this wedding has taken over the holidays this year!  While I keep joking that the 60 degree weather in Houston is hindering my Christmas spirit, I also know that the wedding has been a huge distraction.  It just seems like every time I try to enjoy some thing this holiday season–from visiting family, to shopping for presents, to mailing Christmas cards–the wedding is always a factor!  I know this post isn’t necessarily about money-saving ideas, but they are all responses to trying to save money for our wedding!  Here are some thoughts on how wedding planning took over the holidays.

 

I used Black Friday to buy wedding items instead of gifts

Much like Brittany , I took advantage of the many Black Friday discounts for wedding related items this year, instead of buying presents for friends and family like in past years.  We got my fiancé’s suit at 2 am during a Macy’s doorbuster; ordered our invitations and inserts during Vistaprint’s 40% off sale, and bought a lot of stuff using the extra Michael’s coupons.   We actually decided to drastically cut back on gift giving this year, at our parents insistence, so there weren’t many gifts to buy–but there is always something for the wedding!

 

Holiday Weekends means more time for crafting (when I can find non-seasonal decor!)

Instead of relaxing or traveling during holiday weekends, I tried to knock off some of my DIY projects for the wedding.  I am doing most of the wedding decor on my own, but usually don’t feel up to it very much after working and commuting all day.  To make up for some of my lazy evenings, I tried to get a huge chunk done over the long Thanksgiving weekend and hope to do the same during the upcoming Christmas weekend.  I think I spent a full day just working on the pearls for my bridesmaids’ bouquets last month, so hopefully I can finish at least one this weekend.  HOWEVER, the craft store closest to my house has been taken over by seasonal decor!  I was horrified when I walked into Michael’s back in September and saw that half the store was taken over by harvest items and I could no longer find the items I wanted!  I used to get so excited when seasonal décor showed up this year, I’m just waiting for it to pass, so I can go back being able to find something that doesn’t scream “Christmas!” when I want to work on the wedding decor. The only exception is that I am excited to grab some of the neutral items—like pearl garland and plain red ribbon that are labeled Christmas after the holiday when they will be 70%!

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Michael’s during holiday season. Photo from http://www.suburbanspunkdesign.com/

 

Writing Christmas cards and making presents was not fun

I  had so much to do for the wedding, that I felt like I just had more to add to my to do list.  Our Save the Dates just went out in November and our invitations will go out in February, so addressing Christmas cards was an annoying, tedious task.  I usually love writing Christmas cards and write personal letters to everyone.  This year, I was dreading another piece of mail I had to send everyone and decided to order photo cards using an engagement picture, so I didn’t even have spend the extra time writing anything extra.  I also seriously scaled back the DIY gifts this year, because I couldn’t imagine taking on any more projects!  The only bright side was that I already had everyone’s up-to-date address on a handy spreadsheet, so I finished addressing Christmas cards in no time when I finally got around to them.

 

I’m not going home for the holidays

The biggest change this year is that we will not be visiting our families for the holidays (with the exception of Kyle’s mom, who also lives in Houston).  Although we would have loved to visit the rest of our families for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas, the money we would have spent on plane tickets is a huge portion of our wedding budget, so we decided to stay put for this year.  My family is obviously disappointed and I have even gotten a few guilt trips, but at the end of the day, being able to buy plane tickets to travel for our wedding is a little more important this year.

 

What about you? Do you feel like your wedding is taking over the holidays or are you managing things better than I am?

Tara

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Hey y’all — happy Monday!

So, with it being the holidays, I’m willing to bet there’s more than a few of you reading this who might’ve JUST gotten engaged! No matter if you’ve been engaged for five months or five minutes, let me say Congratulations!

 

The engagement period is such a special time — it’s just the beginning of your life together with your partner. But let’s face it, it’s also a really busy time! Between engagement parties, showers, and all that goes into planning the wedding day, you might not have even given a thought to insuring that precious new (or vintage) piece of jewelry on your finger!

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Well, consider this a gentle reminder. You see, your engagement ring is more than just a piece of jewelry — it’s a symbol of your love, your relationship, and the special moment in time when your future spouse asked you a very important question – to spend the rest of your life together!

 

 

Your new ring is something that should be celebrated and enjoyed every day, not locked away for safekeeping. Protecting your ring from theft, damage, or loss is as important as protecting anything else of great value, and the best way to ensure that your ring is protected is to get it insured.

 

 

Jewelers Mutual® Insurance Company-a company started 101 years ago- offers arguably the most comprehensive coverage for your jewelry.

Just like your engagement ring- the details are what makes Jewelers Mutual special:

  • They cover your ring world-wide, wherever you go- go with peace of mind
  • They encourage you to work with the jeweler of YOUR choice when repairing or replacing your piece
  • They work tirelessly to replace your piece with SAME kind and quality, not just LIKE
  • They cover real life. Many times you can’t pinpoint how or where your piece went missing- that’s why Jewelers Mutual covers mysterious disappearance

Protect your most precious memories by insuring your ring today! Check out Jewelers Mutual for more information on their coverage, and get a free quote today.

 

 

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Dear Jessica…

We’re considering an Amazon Wedding Registry. Do you have any tips or advice for using Amazon as your wedding registry?

 

-Sarah in CA


Hey Sarah,

Oh boy, do I EVER!! I absolutely love the Amazon Wedding Registry — it gives you the opportunity to add literally ANYTHING to your list of items your loved ones can purchase for you!

 

The Amazon Wedding Registry offers so many great benefits for brides and grooms to be, including:

  • World’s Largest Selection – Register for all the items you both want.
  • It’s universal – keep track of what you want from anywhere. Add items from other websites to your Wedding Registry with their universal button.
  • Receive a wedding gift from Amazon after your big day: Get 10% off most products on Amazon for a savings up to $100.
  • Free shipping on orders over $35 – so it’s easy & affordable for your guests, too!
  • Convenience: You won’t even have to leave home to add items to your registry, and your guests can shop from home, too!

 

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Let’s talk more about this universal button. This handy browser extension allows you to keep track of what you want from anywhere on the web. Here’s how it works:

  1. Install the Add to Registry/Add to Wish List Chrome add-on.
  2. Find the item you want from another website.
  3. Click the browser button and choose the registry you want to add to in the drop down of lists.

Easy as pie! The Registry/Wish List Add-on is completely free and just adds to the convenience factor of the already amazing Amazon Wedding Registry experience.

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When it comes to advice for using the Amazon Wedding Registry — here are my recommendations:

  • Visit some traditional retailers to get an idea of what you really want. Check out items and determine the quality, style and brands you are looking for.
  • Log onto Amazon.com and set up your wedding registry.
  • Search the Amazon site for the items and brands you want.
  • Can’t find it on Amazon? Do a quick Google search and add those items using the universal button.
  • Try to add items to your registry that are part of Amazon Prime — your guests who are members will thank you!
  • Once your registry is finished, share it with your family and friends! Include a link to your Amazon Wedding Registry on your wedding website.
  • Sit back and wait for those gifts to arrive!

So what are you waiting for? Head over and create your Amazon Wedding Registry today!

 

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The Amazon Wedding Store also has everything you’ll need to plan your big day, too! From rings to wedding attire, to wedding decor to DIY supplies, you can find SO many items for your wedding on Amazon.com. Even your wedding wine. (Seriously, y’all.)

 

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