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A Few Wedding Photos of Erin + Nick

I wanted to share a few wedding photos that our photographer posted on her blog. We haven’t gotten the CDs of the rest of our photos, but when we do, I’ll share a few more of our favorites. All images via Gillette Portrait Arts, our photographer

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Putting My Game Face On

So, I will have you know that I am extremely excited about joining the BSB tribe and I can’t wait to share this journey with you all!  I mean it, my little heart is running around doing Par Core at the thought!  *Par Core* So, armed

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Nice to Meet You!

Hi there Budget Savvy Brides! My name is Renae, and I’m so happy to be joining the BSB family. I look forward to sharing with you all my insight and advice on planning a fabulous yet budget-friendly wedding! My fiancé, Kyle, and I are high school

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Hello Everyone!

Hello BSB readers!  My name is Heather and I am one of the lucky new bride bloggers.  I am pretty excited because, like many of you, I am on a tight and tiny budget and I turn to the blogging world for ideas. A little about

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I’m married! And thankful!

So this is it, I’m married, have been for over a week and it’s kind of odd, but also amazing. Every time Nick and I do something, we say: “This our first time walking the dog as a married couple…This is our first time to Target as a

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Last Day of Work as Ms. Z

So here I am on my last day of work as Ms. Z – I’m a teacher so kids are all asking me what my new last name will be and can they still call me Ms. Z. I say yes, because I remember it being

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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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