Guy Plans Surprise Wedding for Fiancee

Dudes, if you’re tired of your girl stressing over planning the wedding – just plan it yourself! This man planned an entire surprise wedding for his fiancee with all the things she wanted on her wedding day as a way to redeem himself from a botched proposal. Here’s an article and a lovely video about … Read more

Bride Tip: Have a Custom Dress Made

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“Lots of people I know blow $700 (average) to $1,000-plus on their wedding dresses—a dress that looks surprisingly like everyone else’s who had a wedding that particular year. I’m having my dress made. The material cost $100, and my dressmaker said she’d make it for $100, so for $200 I’m having a nontraditional, black velvet … Read more

‘Don’t become so stressed with all the details’

Photo by Bride & Groom: Dianna & Travis Wedding Date: June 11, 2011 Location: Gate City, VA Budget: Our wedding looked like it should have cost $25,000 but it was probably somewhere around $10,000! Best Savings: There are too many to mention!! Let’s just say that we saved tons of money on the cake, … Read more

Repurposing Your Wedding Dress

I asked Bethany to share her fabulous story of repurposing her wedding dress into a wardrobe staple she enjoys often. Bethany’s wedding gown was one of the affordable dresses I mentioned in a post earlier this week. And while J.Crew offers a shortened version of the dress for sale, Bethany was able to get hers … Read more

Be as unique as you want – It’s your wedding day!

Although this wedding may not have been a budget wedding, you can always find inspiration from well-executed events. Here several reasons I love this unique wedding highlighted on Style Me Pretty: Unique location: Held in a botanical garden Unique dress: Gold block bottom half of dress screams drama and personality. Love the bold choice. Natural … Read more

‘Have the day YOU want’: even if it means eloping!

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Bride & Groom: Mike and Heather Wedding Date: August 12, 2006 @MIDNIGHT Location: Vegas baby Budget: 2000 bucks Best Savings: Buying an all inclusive package. We got our flight and hotel for the two of us one week out at a decent cost. We were planning a wedding but family issues got in the way … Read more

Photographer & Dress: ‘Two things I wouldn’t compromise on’

Bride & Groom: Heath and Lori Wedding Date: June 4, 2009 Location: Brentwood, TN Budget: Our goal was to stay under $10,000 – which we did. Best Savings: A few things helped us stay under our budget. First we selected a date on a weekday. We chose a Thursday for a few reasons, but beyond … Read more