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The Budget Savvy Bride

Birdcage Cardbox: $20 during a 50% off sale at Hobby Lobby! I love it and am using it to store towels in now. So cute! Flower girl basket: $5 at party city after coupon. I added the ribbon embellishments myself. Ring Bearer Pillow: Free Won the silk ring pillow by Sarah Lansdale through at contest […]

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Centerpieces: $142 Mason Jars: $75 for 30 Milkglass Vases- .50 each at thrift store- 7.50 Green glass vases and votive holders: $20 (All were .30c each at Old Time Pottery- we got 45 votive holders and 15 green vases) Burlap for table runners- 15 tables: $39.49 (For the record, ONE burlap table cloth from the […]

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Paper Products: $229.85 Paper: $187.85 $119.05 for the two shades of turquoise paper, and $68.80 for the cream colored paper and envelopes. From this paper- 100 sheets of each color- I made our invitations, reply cards and envelopes, as well as wraps for our biodegradable utensils, signs for the Candy Buffet, Reserved signs for the […]

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I dunno if I’ve ever mentioned ths before, but I kind of LOVE ice cream. It’s one of those things I can’t live without, and no matter what diet I may be on- that’s the one thing that I can’t give up. Well, the folks at Skinny Cow have come up with a dozen varieties […]

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Okay, so you know I love sharing opportunities to help save you $$$… this one is HUGE! The ever-savvy and sassy Dana of The Broke-Ass Bride (aka Mrs. Meatball on Weddingbee) has recently launched a GENIUSLY helpful site called Bride$hare to help all of the broke-ass, budget-savvy brides out there who need a cost-friendly option […]

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I used random.org to randomly select a winner for the Moments of Elegance Wedding Favor Giveaway- here are the results: The lucky winner is commenter #24- Rachel! She said, ‘I love the Matchboxes with Sparklers Set! http://www.momentsofelegance.com/catalog/matchboxes-with-sparklers-set-p-492.html We're having a summer wedding in the backyard and sparklers are WAY more fun than rice and less […]

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Bride's Attire: $777.50 A Special Touch- Dena Bathgate $550- Dress (a real steal, considering my dress was made from dupioni silk.) $80- corset bra- (I could have gotten this for way less if I had done my research on the brand and where to buy it. I found the same product on ebay brand new […]

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E and I have been married for 2 wonderful months! I can hardly believe it! My hubby is pretty much the best. Last weekend, he helped me finish up our thank you notes. He wrote a bunch of them himself, helped write return addresses, and even helped me by putting stamps on half the envelopes. […]

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Photography: $500 When we booked with Evin Photography, we chose a $2500 package that we customized- it basically included the wedding coverage, an engagement session, and the disc of images. But when I got laid off in December, we had no idea how we were going to pay for our wedding, and the photography was […]

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Day of Coordinator: Tara Milam, Lavish Events : $500 Tara of Lavish Events contacted me way back in the beginning days of my blog… we go WAY back. She sympathized with my situation and offered me a discount on her services in order to help me have some peace-of-mind on the big day. Her services […]

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Our wedding was featured on Rhonda Faber Green’s Blog! You know Rhonda Faber Green’s beautiful jewelry as featured on Dancing With the Stars and worn by celebrities and stars galore. She makes beautiful jewelry that is definitely an investment you should make for yourself if you’ve got the dough. It’s truly gorgeous stuff. The team […]

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My fabulous wedding day face-fancifier, Amy Lynn Larwig just updated her site showing off her mad makeup skills. And to my surprise she included a picture of lil’ old me in her portfolio! (Okay, not SO surprising- she told me she was going to! haha) And who’s that E & I are next to? Why […]

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