Photography + Engagement Photos

Hello lovelies! Like most brides, I hands-down through the FLOOR believe that wedding day photography is one of the most important vendors I’ll have (ok that and like food and stuff, but you know). It’s seriously jaw-dropping how photographs can encapsulate such beautiful moments, images, and

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Tough Subjects

Long Distance Engagement

…ok actually it’s just Justin (for now). Basically, a few weeks ago Justin accepted an Athletic Training position at the Catholic University of America in Washington DC. This is going to be QUITE a change from our West Michigan upbringings, but we’re super excited about having

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Budget Savvy Resources

Costco Wedding Supplies

Are there any Costco members out there? Did you all know that they have WEDDING stuff!? Yes, it’s true. They do. They have flowers and jewelry and food and photobooks and honeymoons! Check it out!  Justin works at(/is obsessed with) Costco; he would literally have our

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Bridesmaids Attire

Bridesmaid Dresses

Ok, have you SEEN J. Crew bridal yet?! Ok I know I know I know. It’s J. Crew, and this is a budget-savvy website. Believe you me, I will be the first to tell you that I’m that girl who will wistfully walk by one in

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DIY Wedding Decor Flowers and Decor

DIY Paper Flower Poofs

PLEASE check out how cute these paper flower poofs are! The best part is that they’re suuuuuuper easy to make! Ready? You’re going to need (1) napkins in whatever color, (2) pipe cleaners, and (3) scissors: I would recommend using 3-ply napkins because they’re a bit

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Budget-Savvy Hair Care

Before I begin, I feel the need to tell you that my hair looks like a birds nest. No, really… it does. It is frizzy all over and some places are wavy while others are straight. I have never colored or highlighted it, but it’s really quite

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Wedding Planning Advice

Guest List Stress

So, my little brother’s high school graduation party was last Saturday. Isn’t he cute? (: Anyway, we have a ton of family from out of town, so it was suuuuper fun to have everyone together at my parent’s house to celebrate. There were a lot of

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Wedding Dresses

Finding My Dress at a Trunk Show

Good morning everyone! Can you believe it’s June?! It’s June. Oh my gosh. Within this month, Justin and I get to our FOUR MONTH countdown until our wedding. Throughout most of the planning thus far, I haven’t been too frantic. I keep thinking I have plenty

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Vendors Venue

An Indoor Venue

Soooo Justin and I want a quite traditional wedding. The ill-fated thing about that, though, is that most times when something has “traditional wedding” associated with it, the cost of whatever it is skyrockets absolutely exponentially. Reception venues, especially, seem to be all over this concept,

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Wedding Inspiration

1940’s Inspired wedding Look

Good morning, Lovelies! I hope you are all having absolutely fantastic weeks! I’m in crunch time at school (final exams are 3 weeks away! Eek!), so I’ve been running around basically like a chicken this week. It’s all good (: That being said, I am super

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Hi, My Name is Katie

Hello everyone! I cannot believe this is real! My name is Katie, and I am absolutely ecstatic to share my crazy, upside-down, and fantastic wedding plans with The Budget Savvy Bride. I’ve been obsessively following this blog for almost a year, and it’s such an honor

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