Real Weddings

Anne’s Wedding Day Recap!

The wait is over! My fantastic photographers have been super busy (good for them!) But know I have all of our wedding day pictures and we couldn’t be any happier!!! What was your budget? Venue: The Roof With a View  $3,300 Caterer: SMS Catering $4,271 Photographers: Evergreen

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Random

Anne’s Short, Post-Wedding Update

Hello my ladies! My FABulous photographers took a gazillion pictures at our nuptials so I am waiting ever so patiently until they edit them all. But I thought I should give you a sneak peak! So without further ado- our post-wedding update. Four out of five

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Wedding Inspiration

Anne’s Photo Guest book!

Long before I was a Budget Savvy Blogger I won a giveaway on BSB! I won a lulu.com photobook! We used our engagement pictures to create our photo guestbook. I plan on guests signing around the pictures and at the beginning and end of the book,

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DIY Wedding Attire

DIY Bridal Hairpiece

One day during a dress fitting, I fell in love with a hairpiece the bridal store had. When I turned it over I was bummed to see that it was $60. But upon further thought, I decided that I could make an equally chic, DIY bridal hairpiece

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DIY Wedding Decor

DIY Moss Frames

Our venue is practically a blank canvas so there is lots of room for DIY projects. There are a few blank white walls that definitely need some adornment. My sister had mentioned one day when we were at the venue that is would be great to put

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Wedding Budget

Invitation Cost Breakdown

So now it is crunch time, there are less than 30 days until I say I do! The invites are out! I thought I would give you the complete invitation cost breakdown, on these bad boys. As you may remember the invitations cost $81.16. Postage to

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Bridal Party Gifts

Jewelry for Bridesmaid Gifts

Hello fellow budget savvy brides, When it came to choosing my bridesmaid gifts, it was a no brainer.  Jewelry of course! I work at a bead store here in Charlotte, On A String Bead Shop and we create custom jewelry for our customers.  I am sure

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Bridesmaids Attire

J.Crew Bridesmaid Dresses

After searching high and low I decided to go with J.Crew bridesmaid dresses. Although these are not super budget savvy, they are super easy order, receive and return. I really appreciate the customer service that the company has to offer as well. We found two styles

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Food + Beverage

Full Buffet vs. Hors d’oeuvres

My G2B and I had plenty of great ideas when it came to catering; we discussed having a full buffet vs. hors d’oeuvres. At first, we decided wanted stations and heavy hors d’oeuvres. Well after meeting with a couple caterers our dreams seemed unattainable. There were

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Wedding Inspiration

Arranging Flowers Part 1

For as long as I can remember I have loooooved flowers. Growing up I would plant and tend to the flowers around our yard. But my favorite part is arranging flowers. So after I got engaged and began the wedding planning process, I decided that I

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Wedding Inspiration

Anne’s Engagement Pics!!

Hello ladies, happy new year! Time to pick up where I left off before my absence. So my G2B (groom to be) Andrew is a budding photographer, so when it came to choosing who would capture our special day, he was quite picky.  He knew exactly

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Tough Subjects

An Update from Anne

Sorry that I have been missing in budget savvy action! On October 25th, my mother had a big stroke. Thankfully, she was already in the hospital when she had the stroke so she was able to be treated almost immediately, but there was a long road

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Groom + Groomsmen Attire

Tan Groomsmen Suits

G2B has very few opinions when it comes to wedding planning. He is very easy going and goes with the flow pretty well. But, right after we were engaged, maybe less than a week, he declared that he wanted his men to wear tan groomsmen suits.

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