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My Dress Didn’t Fit!

It’s hard to believe but my wedding day has finally come and gone. The final few weeks leading up to the “I Do’s” was a whirlwind of finishing projects and last minute surprises. Fortunately, the honeymoon that followed was absolute bliss! Now, we’re starting to settle

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Decision to Forego Alcohol Altogether

This classic Ron Swanson dictum is one I try to live by, especially when making decisions about how to use my time and money.  Unsurprisingly, when it comes to wedding planning, these words keep echoing through my mind offering me encouragement and affirmation when making tough

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Budget Bride Blues

A couple of weeks ago, Jessica shared BuzzFeed’s comical post about the 39 Stages of Being a Bride. It was hilarious! I laughed so hard for the things I’d felt and the things I just knew were on the horizon. To be honest, I’d been a

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Father of the Bride

This just may be the toughest part about my wedding day. The “daddy” thing. My biological father has nothing to do with me, with my life, with my fiancé. He’s been absent since my parents divorced and even though I went to visit him on weekends,

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Choosing Not To Freak Out

This post is backdated, but worth sharing. Life seems to pop up and happen while planning a wedding and sometimes you just have to go with it. xoxo-Jessica Happy November BSB-ers! Life has been a whirlwind the past week. It’s early November and I’m 38 days

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Photos, Bombed

{source} So remember all those posts I wrote before? The ones about how I met a photographer who was absolutely awesome—both personally and professionally? How this was someone I really admired and who I could see actually being friends with? How I was psyched for the

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A Guest List Larger than We Wanted

When envisioning our wedding days as a young girl, I’m sure we have all pictured different things. From the decorations to the location, but no matter what you decide, the size of the guest list will have the biggest impact on your budget. I knew having

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Stress… IT STRESSES ME OUT!

While many people who know me may describe me as “laid back,” throughout this planning process I’ve realized that they couldn’t be more wrong.  In some areas I think I’ve maintained a light and reasonable grasp on things, but private freak-outs, anxiety, and momentary stupidity have unfortunately

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