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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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Let’s do this thing!

Hi Everyone, I just want to start by saying that I am SO excited to be here and be able to write for Budget Savvy Bride! My name is Laura and I am 26 years old, and an administrative assistant at a community college. My fiancé’s

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Why I’m a Bad Bride

{source} I have a confession to make. I’m a bad bride. Really. I’m not good at it. People at work (and other places) ask me all the time “How’s wedding planning going?” and I never have any answers for them. I kind-of assume that the appropriate

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Something Old, Something New, And So On…

Hey, y’all know that old saying “Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue, and a Sixpence in your Shoe”? Well apparently, when you get engaged – this is a VERY IMPORTANT THING. Even though you are not traditional at all. Even though you are not

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Best Day EV-ah?

When people know you’re planning a wedding, you often hear things like “Oh, how exciting! Your wedding is the best day of you’re life!” I get it. I do. People are excited about weddings in general. People see weddings as a time of renewal, of hope.

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Selecting a Photographer

So in my last adventure, I was freaking out about selecting a photographer. Most of the places we can afford seem to be the “big boxes” of photography, meaning that they may be cheap, but at the cost of being impersonal, unpredictable, and experts and nickel-and-diming

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Rooms, Rooms & More Rooms

With about 106 days until the BIG DAY (but who’s counting) I’m finding myself bogged down with some tasks that aren’t as fun as I’d hoped.  With insurance out of the way, my next dreaded task– room blocks.   Both Eric & I’s families are from Iowa,

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Maggie’s Engagement Pictures!

So I already told you guys about my AMAAAAzing photographer in a previous post, but wanted to give you an update on her amazing work on our engagement photos. Engagement photos were one of those things we thought we could do without for budget purposes, but

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Choosing Our Photographer

I consider myself lucky with my wedding planning because my big must have was booked within a few weeks of our engagement – the photographer. Yep, the photography was my number one wedding must-have. Ya’ll should know something about me – I have always attached memories and feelings to

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