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Ya ever have one of those weeks when annoying things just seem to pop up left and right? That's been this week for me. Unexpected expenses, dealing with insurance, taxes, car stuff- such a mess! Makes me so happy to say TGIF! It wasn't all bad- luckily I got some inspiration and motivation earlier this week at Tory Johnson's Spark & Hustle. Hearing other biz owners share their struggles and what they learned from them makes weeks like this more bearable. At the end of the day, I'm just happy to get to do what I love- even if there are stressful and annoying things to be dealt with from time to time! 🙂


In case you missed my twitter rant yesterday, I just want you ALL to know that I sincerely hope that this blog is a place of refuge that helps you feel LESS pressure when it comes to your wedding day. This blog exists to give realistic inspiration for brides to craft a beautiful wedding day without going broke. It pains me to hear of brides feeling pressure or fear of being judged by those who matter most to them because they can't afford some unnecessary wedding item that The Knot/their mom/the wedding planner/pinterest told them they HAVE to have. There are no rules, y'all. Do what makes you happy.


And now onto some of my favorite links from this week:



Coupons from our friends at!



50% OFF Thank You Cards from Tiny Prints!

Use code DEAL0711 at checkout!

Deal is good through 6/14 at 8AM PT


50% OFF Thank You Cards from Wedding Paper Divas!

Use code DEAL0711 at checkout!!

Deal is god through 6/14 at 8AM PT



And with that, I'm out. Have a most excellent weekend, lovelies!!



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Jessica is the creator of The Budget Savvy Bride; she launched the site in May of 2008, shortly after becoming engaged. Jessica has been recognized as a budget wedding expert by various media outlets and continues to share realistic inspiration and actionable tips to help brides save money on their weddings. Google

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