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My name is Jessica Lehry Bishop and I'm The Budget Savvy Bride! I started this blog back in spring of 2008, shortly after my then-boyfriend popped the big question. When I was planning our budget wedding, there weren't many of resources out there for brides with a limited budget. I decided to keep a journal of my budget savvy wedding planning here on this blog, but little did I know how useful my experiences, ideas and tips would be to so many other budget brides!

Since getting married in May 2009, I've continued sharing tips and tricks for how to save money on your big day with the help of our guest bride bloggers. We love to feature real budget weddings that show that it is possible to have a beautiful wedding no matter your budget! Our goal is to be a valuable resource for brides looking to have a fabulous wedding without breaking the bank!

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In 2013, I moved from Nashville to NYC with my husband Eric, and our adorable pups, Knox & Zooey! I am a graphic designer with a deep love for stationery, office supplies, organizational items, musicals, cheese, red wine, and New York City. When I'm not styling, blogging, designing, tweeting or sleeping… I enjoy watching TV shows meant for teenage girls, taking excessive amounts of photos on Instagram (usually of my dogs), trying new foods or restaurants, traveling and learning new things.


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Since its creation in 2008, The Budget Savvy Bride have been recognized for excellence in blogging by various sites and publications. Jessica Bishop, editor and owner of The Budget Savvy Bride, has also appeared on various TV and radio segments across the country for being a go-to source for brides on a budget! We are proud to have worked with some of the top brands in the wedding and event industry.

BSB has been named in the Top 100 Wedding blogs by BrideTide for the last decade. The Budget Savvy Bride turns 10 in May 2018. According to website rankings from, The Budget Savvy Bride is in the Top 50 most trafficked wedding websites. in the entire WORLD! Something we are very proud of!


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Best Wedding Blogs of 2011 Bridal Blog Awards!
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