Vendors

How I Snagged a Great Videographer

Hey BSBers! In previous budget posts I told you I was going to forgo videography because I could not find a way to make it fit into my budget. The lowest price I saw for semi-decent wedding videography was $1000. Everything I saw beneath that price point was terrible. And by terrible,

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Money Saving Advice

Making Your Money Count

Over the years I’ve witnessed a lot of folks spend every penny of their earnings, some of their parents (or other sponsors), and unfortunately, a good bit of their future as well. It’s a practice far too often adopted by couples planning weddings when faced with coming up with large sums of

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Random

I’se Married Now!

When Shug Avery belted the words “I’se married now,” in the Color Purple, it was an exclamation of joy and triumph.  Post-wedding, I understand exactly what she meant. It’s been almost a week and I’m still floating high from my nuptials last Saturday. To be completely honest, it was a rocky road

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Random

Tomorrow is my BIG Day!

It was almost five years ago to this date that I told my dad that I thought I’d met my husband.  I hadn’t known Sherrod very long, but somehow I just knew.  Even still, I played it cool.  A few months later, he worked up the nerve to tell me that he’d

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Ceremony

“The Walk”

The walk down the aisle is probably THE most anticipated moment of any in weddings.  It’s a very special moment and the music you select is very important. Long before I was ever engaged I always knew that I’d walk down the aisle to a Stevie Wonder song. It was predestined. When

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Money Saving AdviceWedding Planning Advice

“What’s Your Budget?”

As a bride on a budget, I eventually grew to dread the words—“What’s your budget?” Generally speaking, I don’t have a problem talking about my budget.  It’s a harmless question and a good starting point for determining your options, but it’s also a loaded question, particularly when talking to vendors.  There’s a good chance

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Flowers and Decor

DIYing Your Wedding Flowers

One of the most daunting decisions in my wedding planning turned out to be flowers. To DIY or not to DIY?—that was the question. There are tons of folks out there who lobby on either side of the fence for various reasons. Typically, florists say doing DIY wedding flowers is too big

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Wedding Decor

Signage for Your Wedding

Signage ranks high on the list of commonly forgotten details brides plan for. It’s a shame too because signage is a great way of adding personal touches to your big day. If you’re still not sure that signage is important to weddings, let me show you…  Image Above| Row 1:  Mr. &

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