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Boy howdy, do I have an EXCITING giveaway for you gals today!!! I’ve been working my budget savvy powers over the last few weeks to pull together a big fantastic giveaway of some of my FAVORITE products for weddings! I think it’ll blow y’all away!! This giveaway is also a way for us here at BSB to get a little info about you and what is stressing you out most about planning your wedding. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves… let me show you the PRIZE!

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This prize package includes:

Moleskine Wedding Journal  //  Hangers by Chelsea “I do” hangers  //  Dave Ramsey Envelope System  //  Pinch Provisions Bride Minimergency Kit  //  Financially Fearless by Alexa Von Tobel, LearnVest CEO  //  Rustic Chic Wedding by Morgann Hill  //  Frosted Cupcake Apron from Flirty Aprons  //  SoleMates Heel Protector Collection (plus 2 extra pair to give as gifts!)  //   Real Techniques Brush Kit 8 brushes!  //  Footpetals Killer Kushions  //   Michael C. Fina Polishing Mitts  //  Martha Stewart Essentials Vitamins  // Martha Stewart Weddings Winter Issue  //  Incoco Nail Polish Strips

… plus a few extra surprises :)

Here’s how to enter:

Use the Rafflecopter widget below to find the different options to enter. Sharing the contest on Instagram, Pinterest, or Twitter is worth more entries than some of the others – so make sure to take advantage to get the most opportunities to win! The contest will run through the end of the month at which point we will use the widget to pick the lucky winner! Best of luck!!

 

 

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Casey B

    Personally, it would be having a smaller extended family haha. Love them all but my guest list exploded once I invited one cousin – I had to invite all 30. Plus their partners, plus their kids. Definitely a stress trying to budget this many people when we had planned to keep it on the small side.

    • jen.

      An endless supply of $$$$ :)

  • Beth

    I wish there was an easy way to get the guest list under control. I feel like all I have been doing is trying to keep my wedding intimate–like I want–without angering either set of parents.

  • Marley

    What would help make it less stressful is family members staying out of the conversation and leaving out their opinions.

  • Dana

    What a fun giveaway! Thank you! :)

  • Chelsea

    If I could figure out who to cut from the guest list. We both have huge families and I talk to most of mine and we stay in touch.

  • Alexis M

    Hate to say it, but I think MONEY is the one thing that would make wedding planning less stressful…which is why I love reading the Budget Savvy Bride! haha. Love this giveaway!

  • Sarah

    This is an awesome giveaway! The thing that’s stressing me out the most – is making sure I have all the little details in order for the big day!

  • Katie Lucas

    I really wish I could find a budget calculator that would outline what I SHOULD spend on each item, and edit itself based on things I take off and what I actually spend to stay within the budget. Everything I find just completely takes the cost off what I don’t want and doesn’t raise the budget for the rest of the items and if I spend more on one thing it just ups the budget rather than telling me what I can/should spend on the rest. It’s so frustrating.

  • Katherine

    This is such a fun giveaway! I’m getting married in July, so I know these fun treats would come in handy :)

  • Katherine

    I didn’t see the above question, so here’s my answer: Having someone to help me with some of the smaller details would help me out in a huge way! My bridesmaids are all really busy with their own lives, and I feel badly asking anyone else. It would be so fantastic to have someone come to me unprompted and say, “Let me help you make those chalkboard table numbers, or the hotel guest gift bags, or anything else you might need” :)

  • Lindsay P.

    I think the wedding planning process would be a little less stressful if I could stop feeling guilty for having a small wedding where everyone will be traveling from out of town! I’m stressing out worrying about all of my guests potential stresses!

  • Alexis S.

    The one thing that would make things less stressful, hmm.. a wedding coordinator? Wish I had someone to deal with a non-communicative vendor!

  • Elisabeth

    All the little details that make up the big day stresses me out the most!

  • Meggan

    What an awesome giveaway! Thank you!!! :)

  • Michele

    The one thing that would make it less stressful for me would be if I were able to stop agonizing over little decisions, like the invitation design or website platform.

  • Lara

    The thing that stresses me out the most is the balance of keeping the wedding small and deciding who not to invite.

  • Liz Cleek

    The one thing that would make it less stressful? Not planning it from 1,000+ miles away…

  • karyn koehler

    This giveaway is awesome! I have been so stressed out the last couple of weeks. The small things for a wedding just add up :)

  • Caitlyn

    Having a limited budget adds stress to everything.

  • Taylor

    Tips on a budget wedding would be great and super helpful!

  • kate

    having a bigger budget would be less stressful! even though i am doing alot of diy, everything just seems to add up and add up!

  • erica

    Something that would make wedding planning less stressful would be an up to date list of the average costs of specific services in my area (like photographers or djs).

  • Michelle J.

    Having a workable timeline is key!

  • Colleen Boudreau

    The Pinch Provisions Bride Minimergency Kit!

  • Trish B

    Though I love everyone, having smaller families on both sides would ease some of the planning stress. Just having our immediate families and parents’ siblings with cousins comes out to 100 people.

  • Awilda

    Something that would make wedding planning less stressful is if people stop pushing us with the guest list. We saved our budgeted money up, and are not willing to spend over our set amount. I wish they would respect this.

  • Lilly

    Choosing the right venue oh and the date! But…. I want an out door wedding at a family farm offered to me by family friends but I am worried about the cost of rentals and if it’s really worth the almost free location. I want to keep my budget really small but I also want every one to be happy with the party that I invite. Good thing I have a year or two to plan!

  • Talina

    Checklists – lots and lots of checklists!
    Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Casey J

    Oh goodness. This would be awesome to win. 9.20.14, come quickly!

  • Casey J

    And having all of my bridesmaids in the same room would probably help my stress levels.

  • Jen razz

    Having more money saved would be a huge stress release!

  • JC

    Ahh excited for this giveaway! I just started planning and looking at venues – deciding whom to invite (especially from work – people i was once close with, but not so much now, but i might ask wedding advice of) is stressing me out!

  • Natalie C

    More time, I’m working two jobs while I get my massage career off the ground, so my fiance and I rarely see one another and when we do, wedding planning is not big on our list, luckily, it’s going to be a small local wedding

  • alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie)

    a wedding PLANNER

  • Kayle (The Cooking Actress)

    More money! lol sad but true :P

  • Becky Wallace

    Figuring out where to have it would be less stressful as our families are on opposite ends of the country.

  • Christina C

    Lol, honestly having a mom who wanted to be more involved! She is so laid back about everything

  • Maria

    Does anybody have any advice for catering For a wedding with less than 100 people? I am in a $5000 budget or even less than that if possible.

  • Jevettra

    The most stressful has been trying to get my mom to stop inviting everyone she knows!!

  • Jenna D

    Having someone else deal with the guest list.

  • tricia c

    There are so many choices for literally every aspect of a wedding to choose from, and all of that can actually be overwhelming! Having more patience and of course money would help ease the stress!

  • Bianca Weaver

    Something that would ho my stress is being able to pay for the wedding without pulling out any loans or credit cards! :)

  • Laura

    I wish I would’ve had a detailed budget guide from the start. I had no idea how much things cost and very few vendors post prices on their websites. It’s so much work to guess who is going to be an affordable vendor option, then explain to each one all the details of your wedding, and in the end some of them are way out of your price range anyway! It would be nice to have expectations such as a bridal bouquet could cost from $150-$400, a DJ could cost from $350-$1,200, etc.

  • Talia

    A miracle…that’s what would make it less stressful!

  • Sarah

    A more detailed spreadsheet would be really helpful!

  • Chelsea

    I think my wedding planning would be a lot less stressful if I didn’t care so much about incorporating what will make my family happy with what makes me happy.

  • KacieG

    I think it would be easier if I didn’t have to worry about two completely different places for the wedding and reception. My family is in Texas and doesn’t travel well, so we are having a small wedding ceremony there. However, my fiancee’s family and I live in Minnesota and so do our friends, so we will be having our reception back here in Minnesota after the wedding. It just feels like planning two totally different events, not even including the honeymoon! I just feel very stretched both physically, mentally, and economically.

  • Caitlyn

    Having a little elf on my shoulder throughout the day telling me not to worry about “wedding stuff” when I can’t actually do anything about it would be so helpful! I find myself focusing on the wedding when I need to be focusing on work!

  • Nicole S.

    A wedding planner!

  • Erin B

    A wedding planner and an unlimited budget ;)Eri

  • Maribeth

    Having a smaller extended family on my side and his side would make wedding planning much easier. And of course, an unlimited budget!

  • RebeccaS

    My wedding planning was going great! But now I am stuck. I have so much going on I don’t know which task to finish first. I need a much needed wedding timeline and checklist.! This giveaway is going to amazing for any bride going through the hectic planning and stress of making everything perfect for their day! Thanks so much for doing this!

  • Bonnie

    A wedding planner And more money!

  • Jeanine C

    I am thoroughly enjoying the wedding planning process. The only thing that has me stressing out is the guest list! I need to keep it at a certain number for budget purposes, but don’t want to leave people out! So, really, the biggest help would be winning a bridal lottery!

  • Kelsey Cook

    Yah, the guest list is VERY stressful!!

  • Nicole

    I agree with Marley – people keeping their advice to themselves would reduce stress. Or my fiance agreeing to elope would be even easier?

  • Jennifer H.

    Too many choices and too many opinions!

  • Elise C

    Great give away!

  • Connie C

    Fun giveaway! Pick me!

  • Eileen

    I wish pricing would be posted on most caterers websites! i hate having to email everyone for basic info.

  • Anna

    I wish that EVERYONE wouldn’t have some piece of advice for my wedding! Planning would be easier without unsolicited advice!

  • Alexis B

    If I had an app where I could organize all my photo inspiration, actual photos of actual purchases, budget info, schedule info, and basically all things wedding related into one app.

  • Tabitha R.

    For me the most stressful thing is making sure I don’t miss something, all the check lists I have used/found only include the big things, dress, place, honeymoon, etc. I need one that has EVERYTHING in it, unity sand, cake cutter, centerpieces, wedding faovors, isle runner etc. I am never sure if I’m getting everything I need!

  • Melissa Mazzur

    more time!

  • Calli

    A planner/journal to keep track of everything!

  • Sally C

    Right now, the main thing that would make the wedding planning less stressful would be a future mother-in-law who wasn’t so opinionated on how the wedding should be. ;) Also, an unlimited amount of money for the wedding would be awesome.

  • Allison Sens

    If everything would go drama free and family all got along (isn’t this everyone’s wedding planning wish?!) :)

  • Sheri

    In all honesty, the guest count has been the biggest headache since day one. Having a tight budget has created more stress in who we can invite. I wish I had a DIY fairy to help cut costs to be able to include all of our family and friends in our celebration. One can dream. :)

  • Casie K.

    More people to help out!

  • Marisa

    A shorter guest list would definitely help keep costs down, making things less stressful

  • Cassie Dexter

    Our wedding planning hasn’t been too stressful thus far. I have a excited fiance who is pulling his weight for the team :) I would say saving more money would help make the process easier! He just picked up a 2nd job to help pay for it all!

  • angie

    I’m such a procrastinator so having some time off work would help take the stress off :)

  • SSM

    A wedding planner would make this process much easier! Oh and ~$30,000 extra!

  • Ayla

    I am already stressed and I’ve only been engaged for two weeks! Lol! My biggest problem is being so indecisive! I have three totally different theme ideas and have no clue as to what colors I want for the biggest day of my life! I think having a wedding planner would be oh so helpful, but I’m a total cheapo. I guess my fiancé will have to be dubbed executive decision maker!

  • Kristen

    a wedding planner!

  • Kelly Hughes

    More money to work with

  • Tiffany

    I think finishing this move will take a load of stress off of my shoulders before the wedding. Almost there!

  • Anne

    No budget!!!

  • Ashley Costanzo

    The easiest way to make wedding planning less stressful would be to have MORE MONEY! Haha, we are paying for it all on our own and it would just be so much easier if things weren’t so darn expensive!

  • trenda t

    A budget that was larger and a wedding planner!

  • meredith

    pinterest has kept me more organized