Chances are if you've stumbled upon this website, you're probably just engaged and looking for ways to save money on your wedding. Well, you've come to the right place, sister! Congrats, and welcome to The Budget Savvy Bride!
Your marriage is more important than your wedding.
This stance makes up a big part of who we are and is a huge reason why we choose to be creative, thrifty, and wise when it comes to spending money on a wedding. We don't believe in accruing a mountain of debt over one day… we want you and your new hubby to start your life of married bliss in a financially responsible way.
We've all heard the statistics about divorces, and one of the major contributing factors in an overwhelming number of failed marriages is MONEY. So our goal here at BSB is to help brides everywhere find ways to save money on their weddings!
Take a look at our manifesto… this is how we describe ourselves, and what we think our brides and readers are like, too…
If you find yourself nodding your head and thinking, “YES, that's me!” then you are definitely in the right place!
Your wedding can be beautiful *and* affordable.
If you're recently engaged, you might have seen those reports about the average cost of weddings on mainstream wedding sites and felt a bit of sticker shock. Fear not, my dears, it is totally possible to have a beautiful wedding on a budget you can actually afford. And we can PROVE IT.
We've featured 100s of real weddings on a budget from couples spread across the United States. Each of our real budget wedding features includes so much more than pretty pictures — they also include insight, advice, and detailed wedding budget breakdowns. Did we mention that you can browse these weddings based on the total spent?! Talk about budget-savvy.
Join our Wedding Planning Support Community!
We've got the only exclusive wedding planning support community where you can chat with other Budget Savvy Brides and share ideas, resources, or even sell or trade items! It's sure to help you connect with other engaged brides-to-be in your situation like never before!
Listen to The Bouquet Toss Podcast!
Did you know we also have a PODCAST? Join B$B founder Jessica Bishop and Real Weddings Editor Sari Weinerman as we unpack popular wedding traditions and trends, so you can decide what to keep and what to toss from your wedding day plans!
Budget Savvy Bride's Popular Features
The Budget Savvy Bride is chock-full of resources to help you plan a beautiful wedding without breaking the bank. Our goal is to provide tools and resources to help engaged couples save time, money, and stress! Check out these sections of our website, which are our most popular features! PS — don't miss our epic list of wedding freebies to score free stuff to help you plan your big day for less!
The Budget Savvy Bride Shop
Be sure to check out The Budget Savvy Bride shop where you can peruse our favorite budget savvy items for weddings and wedding events from our affiliate partners. From attire and accessories to decor and gift ideas, you'll love our top recommendations for the best ideas out there!
What to Expect from The Budget Savvy Bride
In addition to sharing our amazing DIY projects and real budget wedding features, we also share posts from an expert point of view or to offer recommended resources and info about our fabulous sponsors – please note: we personally review each and every advertiser who supports our blog to make sure their product or service is relevant and helpful to our readers.
We occasionally host giveaways for fun and useful wedding products! Because brides on a budget LOVE free stuff, right?? Obviously.
No matter what, The Budget Savvy Bride's commitment to you is this:
- We will never share a product, service, deal, freebie, coupon, etc that we haven’t used (or wouldn't use) ourselves.
- BSB won’t ever knowingly point you in the direction of something that isn’t truly representative of the budget savvy brand.
- We won't allow sponsorships, affiliates or any other form of advertising — paid or unpaid — to influence the opinions expressed on this site.
How to Support The Budget Savvy Bride
This site exists to offer support, inspiration, and ideas to help engaged couples all over the world plan the day of their dreams on a budget. We provide this site and all the information here free of charge to help YOU!
The Budget Savvy Bride website is a free resource for brides on a budget. However, there are ways that you can support us if you love what we do and find it valuable!
- Choosing to shop with our list of vendors on our resources page is one way to help The Budget Savvy Bride. I’ve spent years developing relationships with brands & companies who I believe offer great products at great prices, and many of them are affiliate partners of this site. Anytime you’re looking for an item for your wedding, visit our resources page and click on the link or banner of your choice to visit vendor sites before making your purchase.
When you click on our affiliate links/banners, we may receive a commission on purchases made during your visit. It’s typically small beans but every bit helps. Our affiliate partners help us cover hosting and server costs, which allows us to deliver this fabulous and free content.
Additionally, we use affiliate links in many of our product reviews and sponsored posts. As stated earlier, we only review/feature products, services, and vendors who we truly believe offer value to our readers. We strive to only feature the products that we love and think you’ll love, too!
Connect, Like, & Share!
- Another way you can support BSB is to share our content. Each post has social share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc. If you read something here that you find valuable, we encourage you to share it. Share the budget-savvy wisdom with your friends, family, bridesmaids, your great Aunt Sally– whoever you think might enjoy it! Share our content & introduce us to new readers. This is truly the BIGGEST compliment we could ever receive and something we truly appreciate!
- You can give us a boost if you connect with B$B on different social networks. (We love Instagram!) We love to share helpful, inspiring budget-savvy content from all across the web. Ultimately, we want to help you get the best info out there to save money on your wedding!
- You could also purchase our book, the best wedding planner on Amazon: The Budget-Savvy Wedding Planner & Organizer!
We hope you’ll enjoy browsing the site and decide to stay awhile. Have an idea, question, request, comment, or suggestion? Shoot us an email or leave a comment and we'll be sure to follow up!
Remember, we’ve been there, done this; we've planned actual weddings on a budget, and we've proved it can be done. We're here to help you whether you're just engaged or months deep into your planning. Our door is always open if you need advice or guidance on anything wedding or budget-related!
Wishing you the best in your planning, wedding day, and beyond!!