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The Budget Savvy Bride

Charming decorations. Fantastic cakes. Elegant hairstyles. Breathtaking venues. In the pre-Internet days, brides pasted magazine clippings in a notebook, consulted library books, and took notes at friends’ weddings for inspiration. Today’s bride has unlimited possibilities because of idea-warehouses like Pinterest. However, it can be overwhelming. Perhaps you’ll see yourself in one of these five brides. […]

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As we’re getting closer to the wedding, my fiancé and I have had a few expenses pop up recently that we happened to overlook during budgeting.  In my planning and preparation to cover all budget situations I could think of, I’ve read and spent time searching for ‘hidden wedding costs.’  There are lists out there […]

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Last year, I judged some high school speeches on alternative energy with a colleague. Essentially, the students gave short speeches on what they thought was the best form of sustainable energy, then the judges shared some of our thoughts. My colleague made a good point: There’s not one form of alternative energy that meets all of […]

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Our wedding planning is coming to a close, and I couldn’t be happier. Not because I hated planning my wedding but because I finally get to marry the man who has made the last 15 months of my life A TON easier. I dedicate this post to him, but I also want to focus on […]

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Happy FRIDAY Lovelies! I’ve got some fun news, we are opening applications for a new group of Bride Bloggers to share their budget weddings here on BSB! We are looking for five to seven budget savvy brides who are currently planning their weddings to blog and share their experiences, tips, and DIY projects with the community here at […]

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Hello BSB’s! Today I have a cute little flower garden wedding program for you. It’s an eight page booklet held together with ribbon in the color of your choice. With all these pages you have PLENTY of room for your ceremony details, and as always, this is an exclusive free wedding program template for BSB’s! […]

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I just know you’ll love this sweet, crafty wedding from Florida! I absolutely adore the baby’s breath bouquets and the crafty details. I love it when couples take a practical approach to planning their big day and keep their heads on straight when it comes to spending. I’m a sucker for burlap, doilies, lace and […]

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One wedding trend that I’m 100% behind is a candy buffet. Not only does it add a whimsical flair to your wedding decor, but it also doubles as a perfect favor for your guests. However, thanks to Pinterest inspiration it is SO easy to go overboard (and over budget) on the tasty treats for your […]

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In my previous post about my Tiffany Inspired Wedding Invitations I broke down the materials list and pricing for creating a set of 70 invites.  This week, I’ll include the dimensions of all the different cards used. Just a note, I used my Silhouette cutter to cut out all of the card stock and black pieces […]

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I’m a big fan of finishing touches and small details.  Candles lit for dinner.  A single flower in a bud vase.  Just the right music on in the background.  Adding sprinkles to an iced cake.  I’m also a firm believer in the easier and more frugal the better.  If it takes too much trouble or […]

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It’s no secret that I’m an extreme planner and may be a little OCD, but it has served me well in my life. When it came to wedding planning, I felt pretty confident throughout most of the process that I’d covered all my bases, but a task I found daunting was the making of a […]

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  Dear Jessica,   I want my fiancé and I to write our own wedding vows. But he isn’t exactly the emotionally expressive type. Do you have any tips or resources you could share to help with wedding vows for him? -Ashley in CO     Hi Ashley!   Thanks for the question! I think […]

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