Money Saving Advice

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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Money Saving Advice

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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Why I’m a Budget Savvy Bride

When Jessica put out the call for bloggers she asked, “Why is being budget savvy important to you in planning your wedding?” I smiled at first. I had a flood of thoughts. There was so much to say that I didn’t say, but I felt it was important to share. The short answer

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Money Saving Advice

Choosing Our Venue (and freebies!)

Hello Brides! Having been engaged since February 2013 and not holding the wedding until May the following year gives my fiancé and I more time to plan details and save for the wedding. I know our $20K budget doesn’t seem like that much of a bargain to some (I myself cringe when

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How to Handle a Rushed Wedding

Hi everyone! My name is Brittney and I’m engaged to Dan, who is my hero in every way possible. I’m one of the new bride bloggers for the Budget Savvy Bride and I think my engagement/wedding would help other brides since I’m not the first bride to have life throw them a

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