DIY PROJECTS

Cork and Twine Are Oh So Fine!

One of the things Matt and I have been debating about is having assigned seating or assigned tables for the guests at our wedding. I thought it would be easier for everyone if they just knew where they were sitting, but Matt thought it might take

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DIY PROJECTS

DIY Cupcake Stands

Matt and I have decided to go with cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake. This way we don’t have to pay a ton of extra money on a professionally decorated cake and we don’t even need to rent extra cake plates or forks for all

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Maggie’s Engagement Pictures!

So I already told you guys about my AMAAAAzing photographer in a previous post, but wanted to give you an update on her amazing work on our engagement photos. Engagement photos were one of those things we thought we could do without for budget purposes, but

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DIY PROJECTS

How to Tea Stain

As I mentioned in a previous post, I had to tea stain a whole bunch of lace to use as table clothes. I love the look of tea stain opposed to plain white. It makes things (especially lace) look more antique and expensive. Also, I wasn’t

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DIY Wedding Decor

Goodwill Centerpieces

One of the most fun things for me to do in preparation for the wedding is to work on my centerpieces. I decided early on, after I settled on what my table clothes would look like, what I wanted my centerpieces to be. I wanted to

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Tough Subjects

Great Ring Debacle

So it’s time to get into the sore subject around our house…The Great Ring Debacle of 2011. The most unthinkable, devastating thing happened. My engagement ring was stolen. Ladies, let me walk you through the most horrifying experience of my life. It was just like any

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Finding The Photographer

Ladies, wedding planning is getting serious lately! I’m officially 4.5 months away from the wedding date, so it’s getting to be that time when we have to really get down and dirty with the finances. So I’m a little bit of a stressy jessy lately…but I’ll

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The Venue Hunt

Hello again! Let’s talk venue selection, shall we? Picking the venue was one of the very first things we tackled. We knew what date we wanted to get married on and didn’t want to have to compromise that, so we started the hunt for the perfect

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Wedding Inspiration

A Southern Fairy-Tale Theme

Hello again! So this week, let’s talk about what inspired me when I started creating Matt and I’s wedding. Finding inspiration was probably the easiest part of the planning so far. Thanks to this blog and a few others that I had been secretly obsessing over for the

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Maggie Plans Fairy-tale Wedding!

Hello all you budget savvy babes! My name is Maggie and I’m so happy to be taking you along on this crazy wedding planning roller coaster with me. First off, let me say that I’ve been reading this blog for over a year now (way before

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