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Vendors Who Won’t Meet Your Budget

I have found so far in the wedding process that the most important tool to have to keep costs down is the confidence to tell vendors your budget and to ask for price reductions to meet that budget. My photographer was great at lowering her $3,000

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Choosing Our Wedding Photographer

Meet Jessica, our lovely photographer, you can find her bio and her beautiful photography here. Jessica’s sister was in my sorority at good old Saint Francis. Not long after I became engaged, L (Jessica’s sister), sent me a facebook message about her sisters photography business. I

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Reception β€’ Venue β€’

Choose A Venue, Choose A Date

Once I said yes and made my “OMG” calls, all those stored wedding ideas started flooding in my brain. On the first call, people were asking us “When is the date?” Why do people do that? We are just telling you we got engaged! Give us

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Selecting a Photographer

So in my last adventure, I was freaking out about selecting a photographer. Most of the places we can afford seem to be the “big boxes” of photography, meaning that they may be cheap, but at the cost of being impersonal, unpredictable, and experts and nickel-and-diming

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Hiring Corporate to Capture our Covenant?

In a fortuitous alignment of schedules, I was able to tag along with a friend and her fiancΓ© when they went to visit a potential Chicago photographer. The company had been recommended to me by one of my many acquaintances who has gotten married recently, but

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Finding The Photographer

Ladies, wedding planning is getting serious lately! I’m officially 4.5 months away from the wedding date, so it’s getting to be that time when we have to really get down and dirty with the finances. So I’m a little bit of a stressy jessy lately…but I’ll

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Random Craigslist Photographer

Photography is another one of those things that we’d like to have, but we’re not super picky about. We knew that we did not want to spend thousands of dollars on photography, but we also didn’t want to pay for really terrible photos. We toyed with

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Wedding Favors β€’

Fantastic Flipbooks!

I am loving these new creative ideas that are popping up all over the wedding world! Last week I showed you a new photobooth/guestbook concept that debuted at the Nashville bridal show, and this week I am sharing another gem called Fantastic Flipbooks! Here’s the dealio:

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