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Welcome to The Budget Savvy Bride, where we teach you how to plan a beautiful wedding on a budget you can actually afford! This page will lead you through the four phases of planning your big day the savvy way!

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Welcome to a simple, savvy, and stress-free way to plan your wedding. Take our 5-day wedding planning kickstart challenge to get off on the right foot with planning your big day.

The Five Phases of Wedding Planning

Choose your planning phase below to get our best tips, articles, and advice for your current stage!

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Phase 1: Getting Started

Get our wedding planning checklist, plus help with setting your wedding budget and priorities.

Phase 2: Research & Inspiration

Gathering inspiration, finding your wedding vendor team, and collecting ideas for your big day.

Phase 3 of wedding planning: making decisions!

Phase 3: Making Wedding Decisions

Advice for hiring your vendors and reviewing contracts to buying your wedding dress and decor.

Phase 4 of Wedding Planning: Final logistics and executing your event!

Phase 4: Logistics & Execution

Wedding day timelines, checklists, and other tools and advice to pull off your big day without a hitch!

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Phase 5: Post-Wedding Day

The support doesn’t stop after the big day! Get tips for handling finances, changing your name, and more!

Using our Savvy Process to Plan Your Wedding

The first thing couples need to know about planning a wedding is that it can be a lot of work! There are a lot of details to attend to, and it can be easy to get overwhelmed. That’s why it’s important to take things one step at a time and break the process down into manageable tasks. Reference the phases above to work through things as you go.

Another thing to know is that weddings can be expensive, so it’s important to set a budget you can actually afford and stick to it.

There are many ways to save money on your wedding, so don’t feel like you have to break the bank to have the wedding of your dreams.

Finally, don’t forget to enjoy the process! It’s a lot of work, but it should also be a lot of fun. Take time to relax and enjoy your engagement – after all, it goes by quickly! If you take the time to identify your values and your wedding priorities, you’ll navigate this crazy process with less stress and more joy!

Wedding Planning Resources & Tools

We’ve got the resources to get you down the aisle in style and on a budget!

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