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Diamonds are [NOT] forever

{ Houston Diamond Outlet} The ‘Diamond’ ring doesn’t mean a thing. I recently read an article on Business Insider, about diamonds and the role they play in our modern day engagement story. In summation, the trend of diamond engagement rings (engagement rings in general) is less than 80 years old. Prior to

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How to Score a Cheap Wedding Cake

{Money Mondays with LearnVest}  {this article first appeared on LearnVest here.} Why spend $1,000 on a custom wedding cake when most guests don’t even eat it? Cake is a storied wedding tradition, but by the time it gets cut up and passed around, other dessert has been served and the cake usually

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Centerpieces, Take 2

I’m not in love with flowers, mainly the temporariness & the price tag. So I decided early on against them in regards to centerpieces, see more about that journey here. I thought I had come to a decision about our centerpieces months ago, but then when I tried to put that into

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A Diet With Some Serious Results

Hello Readers! About one month ago I gasped when I saw that I went about $300 over my monthly budget because of wedding “necessities.” As you may remember, I made a pledge to not look at those beautiful, shiny, designer bridal blogs for one month and see how my spending was affected.

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How Many Maids Do You Have?

After recently purchasing gifts for my maids, I realize how budget savvy I was being by having just two maids of honor. Of course, this is a personal choice. Here is my story: I have a soul mate. No, not my dearest man. I love him with all of my heart and

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A Different Kind Of Diet

Let’s talk about M-O-N-E-Y. I’m kind of passionate about my finances. Currently on my nightstand is a book by Charles Schwab on investing. I just finished “The Millionaire Next Door.” Heck, if I’m home on a Saturday night, I’m watching “The Suze Orman Show” and I’m making dear fiancé Dane watch it

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Bride Share: Day of Coordination

As a former event planner, I know the importance of day-of-coordination (DOC). While I always loved running events, I know I do not want to experience all the stress and running-around of orchestrating an event on my wedding day. It’s very important to me that I, and my family and closest friends,

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