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I love how creative brides (and grooms) get when it comes to the box they use for cards at the wedding. I’ve seen bird cages, fabric wrapped boxes and a lot of other ideas but one of the best I’ve seen is a mailbox! I figure it not only makes sense to put cards and letters in […]

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Japh and I “announced”our engagement in February. By announced I mean that after telling close friends and family in person we changed our Facebook status.  We had an Engagement Dinner Party at the end of February and after that we kind of fell off the wedding planning wagon. I felt good about the fact that […]

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Hello hello! Soooo my first year teaching is officially OVER and I’m packing up my apartment in the town that I was teaching in and moving back to Grand Rapids. I’m actually moving back in with my parents (this is probably as budget savvy as you can get pre-wedding, right!?) (Although I hope I make […]

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I’ve already mentioned a couple of times that we’re going to get married at a lake house.  I’m super excited because as a non-traditional venue it gives us a lot more control over everything than anything else we would have found.  Starting out, David told me some things that would be important to him for […]

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Back in April my mum hosted a wedding craft-o-thon. When we began discussing this wedding nearly a year ago, I mentioned something about not expecting anything of epic proportions for our plans. Everything about this craft-o-thon was kind of the epitome of epic proportions. My mum rounded up a solid troupe of talented crafters to […]

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Significant chunks of most brides’ budget revolve around a few key elements of a wedding: venue, food/booze, and photography. If you can save on one, two, or all three of these things you can really cut your costs and so Matt and I had a goal of saving on all three! Originally we planned on […]

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Almost as soon as I got engaged I knew I was opting out of wedding cake and opening my arms to the new trend of wedding cupcakes. I mean come on, cupcakes! What is better than a cupcake! Luckily for me, my fiance was on board and my brother’s baker girlfriend offered to whip them […]

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To me, photography is the one great, tangible keepsake that you get to have forever from your wedding. These pictures will be displayed in your home, mocked by your children as they grow up, shown at your children’s weddings, and displayed at your Ruby Wedding Anniversary: basically, these pictures are a big deal. When I began […]

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Has anyone seen the adorable quilted letters from Anthropologie? Well has anyone looked at the price tag on one of those adorable letters? Exactly. Since one of my many mottos is “I can make it for less”, I decided to take a stab at it. And I’m going to go ahead an apologize for the lack […]

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Good morning everyone! Can you believe it’s June?! It’s June. Oh my gosh. Within this month, Justin and I get to our FOUR MONTH countdown until our wedding. Throughout most of the planning thus far, I haven’t been too frantic. I keep thinking I have plenty of time to get everything done that I need […]

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As I slowly cross things off my checklist and gain a bit of confidence over this whole Wedding Planning Business, there is one thing that looms large on the horizon: our huge guest list.  When we started out, I wanted a wedding of approximately 80 people.  Although my hopes and dreams were soon given a […]

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