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Top Tips for Couponing Your Wedding

**Photo credit: Onewed.com via Groomsadvice.com** Hello, fellow Budget Savvy Brides! In order to design a wedding on a budget, I’ve had to find new ways to stretch our dollar. Here are some tips for couponing your wedding, and budget-friendly deals:1) Craft stores ALWAYS have coupons (and great sales!): Check weekly for coupons and sales

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Savvy Shopping

Keeping it Local

While being budget savvy has a LOT to do with saving money, I also feel that it also is important to support local businesses. Almost everything we’ve bought and the businesses we are using have been from the area. Our photographer was a local photographer just starting out in the wedding business,

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Calling All Photographers!

I know for a fact after your venue and caterer (if you go that route), photography is the next biggest expense for a wedding. And booking a good one can be tricky. Luckily, most photographers can travel much easier than most caterers can. So how do you get super awesome photography and

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Wedding Budget

Anticipated Budget Breakdown

So, I thought it was about time I told you how we plan to breakdown our budget and the DIY list I plan to tackle. We really want to keep our wedding under $15,000, right now, as budgeted, we’re at roughly $13,000. This allows for wiggle room if needed. We tried to

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DIY PROJECTS

Craft Day in Nashville!

Wedding day has come and gone, but while we’re waiting on our pro photos I will share some of our crafty adventures in DIY with you! I baited four close friends/bridesmaids with brunch & mimosas, and then roped them in for a good old fashioned craft-a-thon prior to the wedding.  We worked

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Wedding Inspiration

How I Organized My Wedding Inspiration

I am a planner. Completely and unapologetically so. I like sorting things out, making lists, and filing things. So one of the THE MOST exciting things about planning my wedding… has been that actual act of PLANNING my wedding (all those ideas and tutorials!). Here’s how I organized my wedding inspiration. First

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DIY PROJECTS

Birdcage Cardbox

One of my DIY’s was our birdcage cardbox. It’s very simple, but it’s just something that adds a little personal touch, rather than using the one that the hall offers (that you know hundreds of bride’s have already used). My mom had an old decorative birdcage hanging in our living room that

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Offbeat Bride book
BSB Book Club

Wedding Books and Tools: The Must-Have Library

When we first started the wedding-planning process, I did what I usually do when navigating something new—I read everything I could get my hands on. This technique worked splendidly when we were searching for our first condo (might I HIGHLY recommend 100 Questions Every First-Time Homebuyer Should Ask by Ilyce R. Glink;

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Glinda Dress
Wedding Dresses

My Secret Wedding Dress Deal

I don’t like to admit how many episodes of Say Yes to the Dress I have watched. While I consider even the least expensive dresses featured on that show to be completely ludicrous, I am still fascinated by the triage work of bridal consultants, awed by the elaborate dresses, and jealous of

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