Real Weddings

Rustic French Garden Wedding

Today’s feature is an elegant, beautiful, and personal Rustic French Garden Wedding!  Clara and Matt got engaged in Paris, which they wanted to incorporate into their wedding theme. They did a lot of DIYs and threw the wedding of their dreams for under $15K! Keep an eye out for all of their

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Vintage Wedding with Carnival Details

Today’s budget-savvy wedding is filled so many fun, unique details and I can’t wait to share them with you! I love how Iris and Clinton planned an wedding that fit them, and that that meant creating a wedding with carnival details.  And how gorgeous are their wedding centerpieces?! Enjoy this fun and

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Elegant Evening Wedding

We have a delightful evening wedding from Toronto! I love that Morgan and Adam incorporated so many fun music details (one of their passions!) into their big deal. How cute are their CD invitations? And I absolutely love their record guest book! Enjoy this lovely elegant evening wedding! xoxo, Jessica Morgan & Adam

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Black Tie Winter Wedding

Liesl and Mark created a beautiful winter wedding, capitalizing on Christmas decor of the season and some gorgeous elegant details. I love the candy, cookie and cake bar they created for their reception! And how beautiful is Liesl’s cape? The perfect winter wedding accessory! Enjoy this winter wedding! xoxo, Jessica Liesl + Mark

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Black, White and Gray Wedding

Today’s black, white and gray wedding is an example of the power of DIY! Sandra and Christian cast a vision for their wedding and with the the help of family and friends, transformed Sandra’s dad’s shop into a dreamy reception venue. I love the combination of birch and silver accents. Happy almost

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Elegant Navy and Black Wedding

Today’s wedding is filled with sophistication while featuring some darling rustic details. Megan and Zachary’s navy and black color scheme with white roses is so lovely. By sticking to a simple color scheme, it is easy to create an elegant a feel on a budget.  I also like that Megan and Zachary strategically chose rustic

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Public Park Wedding in Arizona

Dean + Catherine November 2, 2013 Litchfield Park, Arizona   |   Rose Park What was your wedding budget? Our rough estimate on total costs were $5,000 Dress $100 Venue $350 Insurance $360 (venue required $1mil insurance policy) Catering $1200 (including rehearsal dinner) Photographer $590 Tables and Chairs $250 Rental Truck (For

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Classic Black + White Wedding

Such a fun wedding to share with you today! I chatted with the bride Ashley,on a Huffington Post segment about weddings late last year. Ashley was the kind of bride who wasn’t excited about planning her wedding, which led her to write this article for her local paper. In hearing Ashley’s story, I

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Money Saving Advice

Let The Bridesmaids Choose

Part of being a Budget Savvy Bride is keeping bridesmaids expenses in check.  In 2011 Mint.com estimated the total cost of being a bridesmaid was $1,695.  Ouch! While that seems like an insanely high number, I can believe it! When I was maid of honor in a wedding a few years ago,

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School Themed Wedding

I absolutely love this school themed wedding by JAC Photography, coordinated by Preppy Chic Events. Although this wedding has a higher budget than most of the ones we feature on BSB, the lovely bride Jenn still has lots of good advice to share about cutting costs on your big day. Not to

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Tanya + Kevin: South Carolina Wedding

Tanya + Kevin August 8, 2011 Charleston, SC – Founder’s Hall @ Charles Towne Landing What was your budget? If you are able, give us a rough breakdown of how you spent your budget.   Total Budget was $5000.00 Venue – $1500.00 Cake – $499.00 Photographer – $550.00 DJ – $250.00 Rentals

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