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I had the pleasure of visiting the adorable boutique The White Gown in Brooklyn last week! The gals who run the store are super sweet and knowledegable about trends, styles, and what silhouettes complement your body. They have an incredible collection of gowns by some fabulous designers – not something you'd necessarily think a budget savvy bride could afford, but when they told me about their upcoming Sample Sale my ears perked up! 🙂 If you're in the NYC area I would HIGHLY recommend coming out for this incredible sample sale. The White Gown will have sample dresses in prices ranging from $300-$1999 – savings of up to 70% off! That's budget savvy 😉

Check out the Featured Designers:
Enzoani, Blue by Enzoani, Modeca, Blush by Jim Hjlem, Nicole Miller, Alyne by Rivini, Lusan  Mangongus, David Fielden, Anjolique, Maggie Sottero, Pronovias and more!

Other details to note:

Friday, April 12, 2013
8 AM – 4 PM

* No appointment necessary, brides will be given a dressing room on a first come first serve basis.
* each bride is allowed 45 minutes
* All purchased gowns must be taken home same day
* light or no make-up preferred
* RSVP to 718-222-4696 or info@thewhitegown to be entered to win a free veil up to $100!
I'll personally be hanging out at the event all day so I would love to meet any NYC readers or fans! We can talk all things weddings and I'll help you try to find that perfect dress for a fraction of the retail price! 🙂 Looking so forward to it- hope to see you there!
*For more information please call 718-222-4696 or email



Our friends at are offering brides a chance to win a $250 Visa Gift Card to put towards making their wedding day everything they’ve dreamed of. With the creative couples out there DIYing their wedding – everything from décor and wardrobe to cakes, flowers, and music – this $250 could go a long way! From purchasing personalized wedding party gifts, invitations, or even putting it toward a honeymoon adventure, I am sure you gals would love an opportunity to boost your budget.

This amazing giveaway is already open and runs until April 30th, 2013. All you have to do to enter to be one of the TWO lucky winners is visit this link at: and enter to win! A random winner will be drawn May 1st. What've you got to lose?




I checked out this new site, –  serving bargainista, savvy brides!  Get Wed for Less features top online and local vendors who have stellar public images and the most affordable, quality offerings. They currently cover the local markets of NYC (all five boroughs), Long Island, Westchester County/Hudson Valley, Northern/Central Jersey, DC & its suburbs, Baltimore, Northern Virginia, and some of South Florida and Atlanta.  One of the biggest perks?  It saves planning couples tons of time by sharing realistic pricing coming directly from the vendors. As they grow they will steadily be rolling out more premium content and features, vendor images, wedding websites, and more major wedding markets over the next few weeks. If you're in one of the above areas, I recommend checking it out to see if it is of help to you!




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Tablerrr is an online program that makes creating seating arrangements easy. Tablerrr is free and extremely easy to use. There is also a premium version with more options availablefor an affordable  $9.90/ year. Tablerrr has a great Smart Seating function. Use it to sketch the relations between guests quickly in a mind map style editor. Drag and drop closely related guests next to each other and separate old enemies. Smart seating works really well, it creates functional seating arrangements. See how easy it is to create a seating arrangement with Smart Seating. When you´re done planning your arrangement, use Tablerrr to print out seating charts and table cards with different fonts and colors. You can try out Tablerrr for free at




That about does it here this week for us at BSB! Stay tuned for a reader survey (and giveaway) early next week! Wishing you all a blessed Holiday weekend!




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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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  • Sara

    Thanks so much for the mention! I’m glad you enjoyed the branding article!

  • Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss}

    Awe, thanks for the mention. PS…the sample sale sound AWESOME! Such a great opp for brides in the area!!!

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