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To get in the Christmas spirit I have a giveaway for you all this week! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Todd Outcalt's book, Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget. Sounds like it's right up our alley, doesn't it?

Budget Book Giveaway

Start Your Marriage with Money in the Bank, not Bills in the Mail.

In a world where the average wedding costs around $30,000, a realistic plan for a dream wedding no matter what your budget.

Many couples are unnecessarily going deeply into debt to pay for their own weddings. Pastor Todd Outcalt has counseled hundreds of couples on how to avoid this strain on a new marriage, and now he's bringing his message to brides and grooms everywhere.

With costs rising, the economy faltering, and the future uncertain, Outcalt provides an overall plan for cost-saving and dream-building. Unlike other books, Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget creates a plan tailored to your financial reality, not a specific dollar amount. It offers the most flexibility, showing:

  • How to prioritize what's important so you know where to spend $$$ and where to spend $
  • Planning strategies for realistic costs of each component
  • How to use the internet to save money

Couples can now plan the wedding of their dreams, and go on their honeymoon knowing that every expense is paid for!

Learn How To:

  • Determine what kind of unique day you can afford:
  • Design your own plan using sample budgets as a guide
  • Have an elegant wedding without the high costs
  • Host a large wedding on a small income
  • Increase the funds for your wedding and spend that cash smartly
  • Cut wedding costs easily and painlessly
  • Prioritize what's important to you so you know where to splurge and where to save
  • Work with parents and others who have a say in wedding money matters
  • Create a debt-free wedding if you're already in debt


Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget reveals how to craft a debt-free big day, giving you the techniques and strategies to help you enter into marriage with a bigger wallet and lower stress level. Rather than focusing on a certain dollar amount, Your Beautiful Wedding on Any Budget allows you to design a plan tailored to your financial reality, whatever that may be.

It truly seems like a great resource and I know that you will benefit from reading it! All you have to do to enter is leave a comment below! Merry Christmas! 🙂

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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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  • Looks like a great book!

  • Danetha

    Thanks for offering this! Sounds like an awesome book! 🙂

  • Courtney

    Oh, this would be such a help! Thanks for the chance to win!

  • Great giveaway! I am really trying to keep our wedding below 15k and it is very challenging. This book would be a great help, I’m sure.

  • J.S.Tisdale

    This looks like a dream!
    I LOVE planning and this would be a great tool for any bride to have in her arsenal.

  • Christina

    This sounds like a really great resource! I come from a very large Chinese family, where I have to invite everyone or risk offending relatives and creating bad blood. So we’re having trouble figuring out how to afford a nice wedding with such a large guest list (close to 300 and climbing daily 🙁 ) Anyways, I would love to win this – thanks for the offer!

  • This book sounds SO great! I have a tendency to want expensive things [so sue me, hahaha] and am really struggling with ideas to keep costs down. This would be a GREAT tool to have!!

  • Jenny

    This book sounds wonderful! This is just we need to help plan our wedding. With my fiance still in grad school and me facing lots of medical bills, this would be a huge help in planning the wedding.

  • Carolyn

    I could definitely put this to good use. Thanks for offering this!

  • Kerry

    I could absoLUTEly use this book right now! We’re feeling a little lost putting our budget together. We want to have a one-of-a-kind wedding but we’re not sure where to compromise.

  • Meghan

    Such a timely resource! 🙂 Thanks for offering it!

  • nina

    Oh–sounds great! I’m still in grad school so our budget is quite small!!

  • Heather

    This book sounds fantastic! Having just gotten an estimate from our florist, I’m definitely looking for ways to save money!

  • Thanks for the great giveaway!

  • Jennifer R.

    I’ve been so stressed about figuring out the budget and trying to stick to it lately, this sounds like it would be a great help!

  • what a great christmas gift for my newly engaged and budget savy best friend! she would LOVE IT!

  • Rachael

    This book looks like it would help to ease some of my wedding budget stress! Great idea!

  • jamie

    what a great giveaway!

  • Ali C.

    This book sounds like exactly what I’m needing to try and plan our extremely budget-conscious wedding. Thanks for this giveaway!

  • Paige


  • Desiree Jaurequi

    This would be a GREAT help. I’m trying to plan a wedding on just my budget, as my fiance’ still hasn’t found a job!

  • Ashley

    I love this! I want this! 🙂

  • Cindy

    Sounds right up my alley!

  • Jen

    This looks like a great resource! Thanks!

  • Erin

    Seems like a great book! We’re keeping the budget at $2,500 so this could come in handy! 🙂

  • cassie h

    i just got engaged yesterday – so this would be a great way to jumpstart the wedding planning!

  • Liana

    Merry Christmas to you! Crossing my fingers!

  • This book looks great! I’m always on the lookout for planning resources, and this would be a sweet one.

  • this would be such an amazing resource! Whenever I go to to the bookstore with the intention of buying a wedding book, I always leave empty handed because none of the ones on the shelves seem to approach weddings like this book! What an amazing giveaway!
    Have a wonderful holiday season!

  • Cassie

    I am planning a wedding on a 10K budget for 150 people. Its been a major task, especially since I am also juggling med school. Sounds like a great book that would be a great read over my christmas break.

  • Megan

    That looks like a great read and a wonderfully helpful resource! Thanks for the giveaway 🙂

  • I noticed that someone said they were trying to plan a wedding for 15k, I’m trying to plan one for 150 people for 10k! This book sounds like a great resource!

  • trevmal

    this looks like a great book! it sounds like it’d really help us prioritize and stay strong in our decisions.

  • liz

    sounds like something i’ll need!

  • Lauren

    Sounds like a very useful book!

  • LB

    Dude I am totally all about the planning and doing it on budget. What a great book. I am looking forward to learning more about it!!

  • Rianne

    Thanks for the chance at this book, looks great 🙂

  • Cassandra R.

    Sounds great! 🙂

  • Ooh, I would love to win this! I’m engaged and haven’t started to plan but need to!

  • alicia m.

    hi! I found your site about a month ago and have really enjoyed all of your updates. i’m definitely going to add this book to my must-read list. thanks!

  • This book sounds like it will come in really handy! =)
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  • Jillian A.

    This would be so helpful! I am just starting with planning and would love this! Thanks for this great giveaway!

  • Sarah Anne

    What a great resource this would be. Thanks for sharing it.

  • Elizabeth

    Awesome! This will be a wonderful book to read when it comes time to plan my special day!

  • Melissa

    Very cool giveaway! My fiance and I have decided to push off our wedding for another year (no money after both of us dealt with unemployment this year!). So, more time to figure out how to be smarter with our money when it comes to the wedding! =) Looks like a great book.

  • I’ve been curious about this book.

  • Celia

    Ooooh us us us us 🙂 this book sounds amazing! We have a hard time spending money and have even thought about not having a wedding in order to avoid spending money, I’d be curious as to what this book has to say 😀

  • Kendall

    I wouldn’t be here every week if this wasn’t right up my ally! Thank you for the great giveaways. 🙂

  • Rachel Perry

    It would be lovely to win this. I just got engaged and we haven’t set up a budget yet. I think this would help so much!

  • Kimberly

    i want it! i want it! i want it!

  • The more information about having a great wedding on a budget the better!

  • April

    I could really use this book. Happy holidays!

  • Sally

    This book sounds great! I would definitely love a copy!

  • Erin

    This book sounds like a great resource and I definitely need some advice!

    Planning our wedding isn’t as fun now since essentially all of the money from our $10,000 budget is “spent.” Now I’m trying to find ways to change the allotment of the budget and keep stretching every last penny. At least we’ve covered the wedding plans that are most important to us and we’re of course super excited about spending our lives together!

  • lauren

    I so need this, haha!

  • Andrea

    We could all use more help:)

  • Randi Erin

    Sounds like a very useful tool! My fiance and I would love to use this to help keep our plans in perspective and on budget!

  • Wendy Fisher

    I have been borrowing wedding books from the library so as to learn about wedding planning and budgeting without breaking my budget! I would LOVE to win a free book of my own. Thanks!

  • Lisa

    This would be so helpful!

    Lsamolovitch at gmail dot com

  • Jen

    Sounds like a GREAT book! I just got engaged over Thanksgiving and will be paying for my wedding by myself, what a help this book would be 🙂

  • Jaelyn Acap

    Exactly the book we need! Thanks for the preview!

  • I would love this book! It would be so helpful!

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  • Becca Lou

    I’m getting married in 10 months and I don’t have a clue! I could really use this book. And by the way, what an inspiring website! Thanks so much!

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