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The Budget Savvy Bride

We’ve got a lovely little wedding here today for you all! I love all the little typewriter elements they included on the bouttonieres, cufflinks, bouquets etc and how cute are the signs made out of stacks of books? Of course I love the lace wrapped mason jar centerpieces filled with babys breath- oh so budget-savvy! The bride’s vintage gloves are a nice detail as well. Hope you enjoy this wedding as much as I did! xoxo- Jessica

Justin and Lindsay
4/14/12
Coral House, Baldwin, NY
What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget.
$18,000 including a honeymoon to Iceland,  honeymoon was $3,900 venue was $8,000, dress was $500.00, $900 video, the rest went to invites, favors, decor, flowers, lighting, photo booth, hotel for my family, bridesmaid dresses men’s attire
What creative or personal aspects did you include in your wedding?
I created everything from the lace wrapped vases, to the programs, invites, all of the signs, photobooth sign, banner, table numbers, all of the cocktail hour decor, etc.  Our Theme was “A True Type of Love” and we used typewriters since we are both computer nerds and wanted a vintage theme wedding! Afterall – typewritters are vintage computers!
What was the biggest thing you did to save money?
DIY, DIY, DIY!!!!!
What’s the best advice you have for planning your wedding now that you’re on the other side?
Keep everything in perspective, and remember that this is one day of your life! Enjoy every moment but dont forget the reason why!
What was your biggest splurge?
Photobooth & Video
What was your favorite detail?
A toss up between the DIY book table numbers and our programs that had a small envelope on the back which included dried lavender for guests to toss at the end of the ceremony
What is the most memorable moment of your day?
The Michael Jackson dance off between two of my friends that are dancers!
VENDORS
Venue – Coral House  ||  Video – Orange Films  ||  Photographer – Bryan Taylor Johnson Photography  ||  Stationery and DIY – Me!  ||  Dress – a retired Davids Bridal that I had my seamstress completely re-structure and change.  ||  Grooms Tux – a custom made suit  - jacket from mens warehouse, pants we owned.

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

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  1. Congratulations Justin and Lindsay! Justin looked great in the white tux jacket and Lindsay glimmered with beauty.

    Keep up the awesome blogging Jessica!

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