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The Portfolio Approach to Wedding Flowers

Last year, I judged some high school speeches on alternative energy with a colleague. Essentially, the students gave short speeches on what they thought was the best form of sustainable energy, then the judges shared some of our thoughts. My colleague made a good point: There’s not one form of alternative energy that

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Personalize Your Wedding Cheaper

I’m a big fan of finishing touches and small details.  Candles lit for dinner.  A single flower in a bud vase.  Just the right music on in the background.  Adding sprinkles to an iced cake.  I’m also a firm believer in the easier and more frugal the better.  If it takes too

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“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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How to Groupon Your Honeymoon

Our honeymoon has been a source of stress throughout our engagement. With life being so unpredictable, we didn’t even know if we’d be able to go on a honeymoon. However, I have been persistent and won this battle. As with our wedding, we were also on a budget for our honeymoon. Josh’s

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I Forgot to Budget Time

The wedding countdown is on.  As I’m getting into the nitty and the gritty of wedding planning, the big details have been taken care of and I’m getting down into finalizing details and making last minute purchases.  Crafting is coming along (more posts on that later 🙂 ) For me, many of

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The Key to Being Budget Savvy

So being budget-savvy obviously means being smart with your money! Here at The Budget Savvy Bride, we believe there are 3 Key Ways to be Budget Savvy when planning your wedding. Check them out below! • Related Post: How to Save Money on Everything For Your Wedding When You Shop Online• Related

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Let The Bridesmaids Choose

Part of being a Budget Savvy Bride is keeping bridesmaids expenses in check.  In 2011 Mint.com estimated the total cost of being a bridesmaid was $1,695.  Ouch! While that seems like an insanely high number, I can believe it! When I was maid of honor in a wedding a few years ago,

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Bridal Show Survival Tips

Bridal shows are one of the biggest perks to being a bride in my opinion. I’ve attended a couple since I’ve been engaged, and I wish someone had given me the skinny before I made the trip. It’s an interesting outing for a BSB, and personally, I’m not a negotiator or a

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How to Use Google to Help Plan Your Wedding

Mr. M and I have long been users of Gmail and several of Google’s features, like Google Docs.  Unsurprisingly, Google has been a tremendous help in wedding planning. Here’s my advice for How to Use Google to Help Plan Your Wedding: We started an email address for wedding purposes, which will be a

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