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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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Hiring Corporate to Capture our Covenant?

In a fortuitous alignment of schedules, I was able to tag along with a friend and her fiancé when they went to visit a potential Chicago photographer. The company had been recommended to me by one of my many acquaintances who has gotten married recently, but

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Nashville Engagement Photos!

We had a lovely engagement session (or actually two, due to technical difficulties/wind) with Valerie Henderson of Henderson Photography in Hendersonville, TN.  We wanted some unique photos that reflected the theme/vibe of our wedding, but we also wanted some more traditional shots as well.  We chose

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Finding The Photographer

Ladies, wedding planning is getting serious lately! I’m officially 4.5 months away from the wedding date, so it’s getting to be that time when we have to really get down and dirty with the finances. So I’m a little bit of a stressy jessy lately…but I’ll

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Journey to “Yes”

Wedding planning, in many ways, is kind of awesome. You get an excuse to choose a beautiful dress, make countless “inspiration boards” with an infinite palette of colors; plan an awesome party that’s exactly to your taste; sample some delicious food; and, when the day arrives,

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I’m a (Wo)man of Wealth and Taste

Hey y’all, I’m Cris. Ten points if you got the Rolling Stones reference in the title (and yes, I AM old enough to remember some of their original hits thankyouverymuch). I’m pretty stoked to be one of Budget Savvy Bride’s newest bloggers and I just know

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Heather’s Modern Midwest Marriage

Oh, where to start? How do I sum up an entire 6-year relationship in one post? I can’t, I guess. But I’ve gotta start somewhere. So, bonjour! Hola! Aloha—and all that good stuff! Nice to meet you, BSB readers! I imagine that some of you are

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