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Our Engagement Photos

A few weeks ago we had our engagement photos taken. I took to the web looking for ideas about what to wear. Most photos I had seen the girls were wearing dresses and the boys were wearing button down shirts. It looks very nice, it just

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Our Biggest Splurge!

This is time to talk about my very first budget splurge for our wedding — our photographer. I found our photographer through a recommendation from another photographer. I was hoping to spend about $2,500 on photography and I wanted to book one ASAP. I know some

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Tradition!

I hope you started singing that like Tevyeh from Fiddler on the Roof because that is totally what I was going for. As I’m sure you know, there are a multitude of wedding traditions out there. Traditions can come from a person’s religion, culture, where they

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Does Every Website Have a COUNTDOWN REMINDER?

Seriously. What’s up with that? I signed up for a Knot.com account shortly after getting engaged and quickly vetoed that plan because 1) The Knot is run by the wedding industry, which means that, according to them, every wedding (“on average”) costs about $27,000, and 2)

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Hello Readers!

Dear readers, My name is Jillian, I’m 26 years old, a managing editor of a weekly newspaper, and an ultimate girly girl. I love pink, cheerleading, sparkles, kitties and kids. But, I’m also a gal who likes to be creative and I can never do anything

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Choosing Our Wedding Photographer

Meet Jessica, our lovely photographer, you can find her bio and her beautiful photography here. Jessica’s sister was in my sorority at good old Saint Francis. Not long after I became engaged, L (Jessica’s sister), sent me a facebook message about her sisters photography business. I

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Calling All Photographers!

I know for a fact after your venue and caterer (if you go that route), photography is the next biggest expense for a wedding. And booking a good one can be tricky. Luckily, most photographers can travel much easier than most caterers can. So how do

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Keepin’ It Together

Eric was a groomsman in a wedding last summer, and a month before the wedding the Bride mailed a physical copy of an itinerary to everyone.  When we arrived at the Iowa wedding weeks later, a lot of the wedding party appeared to even have theirs with them.  Me

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I’m back as a Mrs.

Hello everyone, Sorry for my disappearance over the last few weeks. The weeks leading up to the wedding were crazy and tiring to say the least. I thought I would say a quick hello and leave you with a few photos from my pre-wedding shoot to

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Let The Planning Begin!

Why hello there Budget Savvy Brides! My name is Maureen Dolezal and I’m a 30-year old retail worker by day and a multifaceted designer and blogger by night. Now I’ve joined your ranks of engaged life and add wedding planning to my long list of things to do.

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Hello from Erin!

Hi everyone! My name is Erin and I will be sharing my wedding planning adventure with you as a new member of the BSB crew. So, let’s get to know each other, shall we? I’m a 29 year old middle school teacher living in Baltimore, MD

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Bride Blogger Danielle!

Hi there readers! I’m bride blogger Danielle and I’m excited to be a part of BSB! 5 fun facts about me: I’m a middle-school and high-school English teacher. My life revolves around lessons planning, teaching, and grading papers/tests for 125 students between grades six and eleven. This means

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Getting to Know Us…

Hello fellow budget savvy Brides 🙂 My name is Joscelyn and I’M GETTING MARRIED!! I’m so excited to be joining the budget savvy team! I was drawn to this blog the first time I saw it and have been a frequent visitor ever since. I can’t

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