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The Budget Savvy Bride

When I was looking for a photographer, I was toying with the idea of taking engagement photos. I didn’t want to pay extra for a simple session, so I was hoping to find a photographer that offered a free engagement session in their package. I felt extremely lucky to find a husband and wife photography […]

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Being budget savvy isn’t always about getting everything for your wedding at the lowest price possible – it’s about prioritizing what you value and figuring out how to get what you want within your means! And even though we have a fairly small budget of $6000 for our wedding, there are a couple of splurges […]

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AshleysBrideGuide.com is hosting a 4-week wedding planning workshop designed to help you get smart!  Instead of grabbing bridal magazines and heading to bridal shows, get the inside scoop before you go.  The class is designed to help you determine your style and budget and understand critical questions and obstacles. So many brides spend half of […]

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I cannot express the overwhelming feeling of accomplishment one gets after hand assembling and addressing over two hundred wedding invitations. I feel as though half my to-do list has been triumphantly checked off. What a task that guest list was! I think deciding who to invite has been the hardest part of planning thus far! […]

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As a slightly non-traditional bride, there are many traditional wedding elements that I find rather blah and un-inspiring – one of those being the wedding guestbook. If I see another cutesy white satin fabric-covered book with GUESTBOOK sprawled across front in unnecessarily elaborate scroll script, I might gag. Now don’t get me wrong – I […]

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Hello lovely! Ever since I saw this gorgeous centerpiece back in July, I knew I wanted something similar for my wedding. I totally dig the charming rustic feel and crafty use of book pages. (Aren’t wedding blogs great for this kind of inspiration?) [Source] However, we don’t have the budget for those lovely white ceramic […]

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photo from bobbiandmike.com I am big fan of fun receptions. Who isn’t? Everyone loves to have fun. And music is one of the best things you can use to ensure just that. However, I’m personally not too keen on those “classic” wedding reception songs (I mean really… YMCA?). And not only that, but it’s important […]

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I had such a hard time narrowing down the images for this Two Bright Lights submitted feature from Deborah Zoe! So many gorgeous shots, so many darling details. This fall wedding really warms my heart- from the bridesmaid styling to the season appropriate color scheme and centerpieces- it’s just stunning! Best of all, the bride […]

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Ohhh, the honeymoon. How lovely to take a week away together in a gorgeous locale to celebrate your new marriage! Nate and I were originally thinking of taking a cheap-and-cheerful trip down to the Dominican Republic for a week – but as we quickly learned, traveling during the Christmas holidays is anything but cheap! A […]

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Photography is another one of those things that we’d like to have, but we’re not super picky about. We knew that we did not want to spend thousands of dollars on photography, but we also didn’t want to pay for really terrible photos. We toyed with the idea of skipping the photographer, and simply asking […]

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Sorry that I have been missing in budget savvy action! On October 25th, my mother had a big stroke. Thankfully, she was already in the hospital when she had the stroke so she was able to be treated almost immediately, but there was a long road ahead. She spent a week in the hospital, and […]

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