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The Budget Savvy Bride

I really struggle with the concept of the bridesmaid dress. I don’t like cookie-cutter bridesmaids dresses. I hate large bridal store chains. I hate being rushed, crowded and pressured into buying a dress that looks like a bridesmaid’s dress (oh, but you’ll wear it again!). I hate that the dress looks nice for a day […]

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Franck & Emily What was your budget? Total: $12,540 Budget Breakdown: Venue: $1,500 Attire: $1,700 Food (linens and service included): $2,500 Open Bar: $1,700 Invitations: $200 Cake: $500 Bridal party and Mother of the bride, and groom gift: $500 Favors: $100 Table Décor: $120 Flowers (brides, bridal party, boutonnieres, and table): $110 Welcome Bags: $200 […]

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I’m not going to lie. I’ve already splurged on my hair for the wedding. Not only am I paying for my stylist to come to my hotel on the big day, but I’m also coughing up $75 for a hair and makeup trial this month.  Salon services can add up—especially if you’re making your stylist […]

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I mentioned in my last post that we’d already booked our venue, and that it was the only one on our radar. This is mostly true. Originally when we got engaged, we had planned to be married in my hometown in the midwest. I wanted to get married in the church I grew up in. […]

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Because it is Thanksgiving week, and I only have to work three days this week, and I REALLY want to procrastinate and not start on making the orange marmalade or myriad of pies that are awaiting me, I want to use this week to give Budget WEDDING thanks. So, here they are, in no particular […]

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Being an artist and lover of all things off-beat and original, I was encountering some difficulties in my search for our wedding invitations. After scouring many a blog and website I came to the conclusion that the custom, hand made, artistic looking invitations in my brain, like many such details, would not be the sort […]

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Things we’re not planning Above all, we want our wedding to be simple. We also want our wedding planning process to be simple. What does this mean for us in the planning process so far? Part of planning is doing things. Things we have done so far: 1. Ordered our custom-designed wedding bands (and my […]

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If you’re anything like me, you’ve probably been collecting a plethora of images from blogs and magazines to inspire the design of your wedding – your dress, the decor, photography styles, etc. And while this can be a great part of your planning to help you nail down a specific “feel” for your big day, […]

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My mother was adamant that we send out save-the-date notices of some sort. The wedding’s in the summer, in tourist season, in a tourist city. Most of the guests are coming from far away! If we don’t send them a save-the-date, how will they make plans? I told her that I could easily just call […]

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Got a request for a budget-friendly flower girl outfit. Love this look, and it’s a total steal for your precious flower girl! Dress from Target- $19.99 Bracelet and Necklace from Stella & Dot- $14 and $24 respectively (this adorable jewelry makes the perfect flower girl gift and even comes in a keepsake tin!) Shoes from […]

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