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Ahhhh, Friday is finally here. Can I get an AMEN? 🙂 Although I absolutely LOVE what I do I couldn't be more ready for a couple days off. I've been working on my WEDtalk (How To Have a Beautiful Wedding that Doesn’t Break the Bank) for the upcoming Bridal Rebellion event in NYC next weekend – there's still time to register – click here for tickets. Another thing consuming my time this week is writing a BOOK PROPOSAL!!! (Yes, you read that right.) I've been requested by a publisher to submit a proposal for a budget weddings book — how exciting is that? I have to say it is overwhelming and HUGE and daunting but I'm pushing through the fear and doing it anyway. 🙂

Bridal Rebellion Speaker

In other news, I want to thank each and every one of you who has taken the time to submit feedback through our Reader Survey. I appreciate the thought and effort behind the feedback and I'm excited to take some of your suggestions and put them into action. Specifically lots of organizing and cleaning up our previous blog posts to make them more searchable and easier to navigate. (I'll be looking for some part time help with this so if you'd like to make some extra moolah to put towards your wedding expenses shoot me an email.) The survey will stay open for another week or so but please fill out the survey by Monday April 8th if you want to be entered to win one of the two fabulous books I posted about this week! Of course you can also just sign up for our upcoming newsletter series if you want as well.


I was also contacted by a sweet gal (and future budget savvy bride to-be) who is doing a research project about wedding photography for her college coursework. I would love if you could help her out by doing her survey as well. Let's be honest – who doesn't want a fun activity to kill a few minutes on a Friday afternoon, amiright? You can take the survey at this link:

And without further ado, it's time for my favorite links of the week:


      • If you haven't seen this proposal video parody of Thrift Shop by Macklemore, I highly recommend it. TOO MUCH FUN!

Love this coral inspiration board over on Burnett's Boards! This great budget wedding roundup on Intimate Weddings! Cris' roundup of budget friendly tips for your edding dress over on KissMyTulle!


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You know what we say around here, there's nothing more budget savvy than FREE! Couples Resorts is giving away a free honeymoon to their new resort in Barbados, and I thought you ladies might be interested in entering for a chance to win! It's very easy to enter- simply create your dream honeymoon board on Pinterest, and submit the link on the Couples Facebook page!



Start saving money before the BIG day with a free diamond ring! Restonic mattress store is giving away a FREE 2 Carat diamond ring to one lucky bride!  Just pin items from a particular Restonic Pinterest board and then submit the URL on their website’s entry page. For more information, you can visit:




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Hope everyone has a fabulous 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

    OMG congrats! A book proposal! I’m SO IMPRESSED and thrilled for you!!!! xx

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