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The Budget Savvy Bride

  I often get asked by brides and friends where to find the best prices on decor items for your wedding. Obviously, there are plenty of brick and mortar stores you can visit where you live to score cheap items. We all know about Goodwill, thrift stores, even Walmart and the Dollar Store. However, in […]

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The finished product - our set of Mr & Mrs Bean Bag Toss

  So, we set up yard games (status-post wedding now, they went over GREAT!). We painted colored circles in the grass for twisted, made ring toss out of wine glasses set inside of a crate and, my favorite, Corn Hole (aka: bean bag toss). We were going to buy one – it was $120+. We […]

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  Hi lovelies! I hope you’ve all had a fantastic week. I just wanted to give y’all a heads up– I am STILL pouring over the applications for our new bride bloggers (per usual— always the TOUGHEST decision ever!!) So don’t fret if you haven’t heard from me just yet! This week I attempted my […]

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    Happy Friday, lovelies! I have a special treat for you all today- a DIY project from yours truly! It’s been a while since I’d flexed my creative muscles, so I was so excited when I found out I’d been chosen to take part in a craft project linkup using items from the new […]

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You will wear them once, they may or may not be comfortable and you’re probably going to change out of them once you get to the reception. BUT, they are the shoes you will walk down the aisle in and the shoes that you wear as you say your “I Do’s”. They’ll later be stored […]

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Happy Wednesday!! Welcome to another lovely Budget Savvy Wedding of the Week feature. This couple planned their wedding at a very low cost venue- a public park wedding and town square reception! It seems really laid back and fun- and the photographer was able to get some really fantastic and creative shots of the bride […]

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  Forget the dress. These days a new veil purchased in a boutique or even a David’s Bridal will cost you anywhere from $50 to $300. Definitely not budget savvy. Some brides forgo the veil in favor of a simpler look like a birdcage veil, hair brooch or flower accent. These are typically much less […]

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Something that wasn’t quite so budget savvy … my flower girl’s dresses. We are going to call them my “splurge”, however, I was able to get them for a really really good deal through my friend Michelle who owns her own business – Tutu Goddess (www.facebook.com/TuTuGoddess) I sent her an email, along with several others […]

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  Hope you’ve all had a lovely week! As you can probably tell, things have quieted down around here a bit at BSB. Part of that is because many of our bride bloggers are married and basking in the glow of marital bliss or are so deep in the pre-wedding trenches that they have gone […]

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That’s right. I’m now legally married. This was not our original plan but came about because of our honeymoon travel itinerary. My dear father-in-law did a very generous thing by purchasing our plane tickets to Ireland – we’re very excited! He also booked our flights. And he booked mine in my married name. Years ago […]

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The "almost" finished project ... Still PLENTY to do, but the groundwork has been laid!

The week before the big day we did the BIGGEST project of our wedding day: transforming the 24×32 foot barn addition (built just last fall and thankfully totally clean and new!) into a reception area to host 75 guests. I had searched Pinterest and the inter-webs day and night looking for DIY Barn Reception Decor ideas […]

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Excited to share this beautiful rustic barn wedding on a budget – the wedding of our LoveWins2013 contest winners by the talented Charlie Juliet Photography! Shannon and Jordan planned a gorgeous day by using many different budget savvy tactics! They had friends and family donate services or other wedding items as gifts, such as the […]

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