Dear Budget Savvy Brides,
My name is Kelsey Scarbrough, and I am honored to be a new bride blogger for the Budget Savvy Bride blog. I’m looking forward to basking in budget wedding ideas with each and every one of you!
I am a young bride with a budget seeking to create a beautiful wedding day on a dime! My fiancé, Joel (22), and I (18), have made it our goal to live debt-free, and we refuse to let our wedding put us into financial hardship. With that goal in mind, we’ve researched, “couponed”, and bargain shopped to create our memorable day. We’ve had to sacrifice big ticket items and extravagant ideas, but the end will be so worth it – we’ll be married AND debt-free!
We are planning an elegant southern, “nighttime” wedding with small, rustic details. We've “saved the date” for the fall of 2013 (official date to be announced soon!). Our goal is to spend $5,000 or less with approximately 200 – 250 guests in attendance.
Joel and I met and fell in love on the basketball court. I was in my last year of middle school; he was in his last year of high school. We both attended and graduated college at an early age.
Joel graduated with a two-year college degree a year after finishing high school, and I graduated college before receiving my high school diploma in 2012. We are also graduating from college (again) next month. He will be walking with his B.S. in Civil Engineering from Florida Gulf Coast University (yes, Dunk City!). I have one more year left for my bachelor’s degree in Business Supervision and Management.
Joel plans to work as an Engineer and continue on to graduate school, and I plan to attend law school next year.
Our ultimate goal is to live simply, have fun with our resources, and to bless others with what we’ve been entrusted financially.
I hope to inspire you to find great wedding deals on a dime, and to enjoy every moment with your groom along the way.
Let’s get started!
Blessings to you,
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