DIY Wedding Favors Food + Beverage

Creating a Dessert Table

This is my first post as a married lady!  Kyle and I had a fabulous wedding with our friends and family on April 25th and I am so excited to share everything about it.  When the professional pictures come back, there will absolutely be a long post recapping the day and giving

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Parties + Showers

My Baseball-Themed Bridal Shower

Last week, I was able to fly to Pennsylvania to do some last-minute wedding planning.  The time there was a complete whirlwind, but the highlight was absolutely my baseball-themed bridal shower! The Invitation and Baseball-Themed Program My Maid of Honor used baseball decor from her home to decorate the room My bridesmaids

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Planning Our “Mini-Moon” Honeymoon

My fiancé really wants to take a honeymoon.  Since we got engaged, he’s been rattling off places to visit and where we can go and how much we can afford.  Although I would love a fun vacation, I can’t get passed the idea that after spending 1000s of dollars on a party,

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Wedding Decor Wedding Inspiration

Paper Flower Inspiration

As I mentioned before, I am skipping real flowers at my wedding.  Now, some people think this is crazy, but it’s not like I am skipping the bouquets or not having centerpieces, I’m just picking some things that are a little different.  My mom was originally excited about doing fake flowers and I

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Bridal Party Gifts

Groomsmen Gifts Under $50

If you’re having a bridal party, you should probably get them something nice to thank them for all their help.  Buying unexpected gifts for our friends has been one of my favorite tasks lately.  Although my fiance has final say about the gifts for his guys, I’ve been sending him a few

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Wedding Planning Advice

Thoughts While Wedding Planning

Planning a wedding is exhausting.  There is less than 3 months to go until my wedding, and I feel like every day there is something to freak out about: the cost, the guest list (which should be finalized but some people don’t realize that!), the DIYs, the logistics! When I think of

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Wedding and Engagement Rings

Finding a Wedding Ring for the Groom

We crossed another “big” item off our to-do list last week—we got my fiance’s wedding ring!  Since exchanging rings is typically a big part of a wedding ceremony, you will probably face ring shopping for him at some point.  Unlike finding an engagement ring or even the band to go with the engagement

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Wedding Dresses

On Buying a Wedding Dress Online

So, I finally did something I was terrified to for the first six months of my engagement…I bought a wedding dress!  Even scarier, I bought the dress online, and I didn’t even try it on first! I know this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but sometimes those online prices can be so tempting!  There

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Accessories DIY PROJECTS

Easy DIY Boutonniere

This weekend, I decided to start finishing up on some of the DIY projects I have been thinking about but not completing.  These boutonnieres are super simple to make and each boutonniere costs about $1 to make (when bought during Hobby Lobby’s 50% off wedding sale, which happens about every other week).  I went

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Wedding Inspiration

Highlights from my Secret Pinterest Board

Like most brides-to-be, I have a wedding Pinterest board.  This has been insanely useful for everything from etiquette posts to centerpiece designs to wedding party attire.  However, my favorite wedding board is the one that is a secret! I made the secret board mostly out of necessity.  I made the mistake early

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wedding must haves i'm skipping
Money Saving Advice

The Wedding Must Haves that I am Skipping

When Kyle and I first started planning our wedding, we knew that the two most important things would be food and booze.  We’re both foodies and Kyle is a beer snob, so our perfect day meant sharing delicious food and drinks with all of our friends and family.  The majority of our budget

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New Bridal Blogger: Tara

I’m Tara and I’m very excited to be a new bridal blogger for BSB!  My fiancé Kyle and I have been together for a little over three years now, and engaged for seven months with about 5 months left before our big day.  We met in September 2011 shortly after I moved

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