One of the biggest expenses of any wedding is the venue. Finding a place to host the wedding ceremony and/or reception can take a serious chunk out of your budget! But, did you know that there’s a world of options outside the traditional hotel ballroom or event center? It’s true! These days, just about ANY place can be a wedding venue and the best part? Lots of them are cheap or even free! Check out my list of 10 cheap or free wedding venues (and then get your fingers to Googling one in your area)!
Cooking. It’s one of those things that you either LOVE or you really don’t enjoy it. For me, cooking is something that I like to do for my family but I’m not one of those people who is over here inventing recipes everyday. So, if you look in my kitchen, you won’t find a bunch of gadgets or specialized kitchen tools – what you’ll find is a selection of high quality, well-designed items that work great. I always look for versatility in my kitchen tools and really need ones that can do multiple jobs really well. Because, when it boils down to it, here’s the top 12 items you actually need for your kitchen:
The wedding registry. For some, it’s a fantastically fun experience and for others, it’s a difficult chore. Traditionally, wedding registries are comprised of a mountain of fancy kitchen gadgets and formal dining pieces. And that’s awesome – if you’re into that kind of thing. But what about the rest of us? The one’s who enjoy cooking but are just learning or who don’t try out every trend. What about those of us who like having friends over for yummy food but aren’t formal? Well, you CAN have that kind of registry. It’s yours so why not pick out exactly what you just know you’ll use and enjoy? From simple flatware to investing in quality cookware – you should get what you will need for your new kitchen. Don’t believe me? Here’s why I think even beginner cooks will love having the Braun MQ777 MultiQuick 7 hand blender on their Bloomgingdales.com wedding registry!
When I started this blog, my primary goal was to help people save money on their weddings. Since then, I’ve evolved into more of a lifestyle blog but that hasn’t changed my passion for empowering people to have their dream wedding on a budget. You CAN save money on typical wedding bits and pieces and STILL have your dream wedding – it’s all in the details and your level of flexibility. In that spirit, I’ve rounded up my top 100 ways to save on your wedding day:
San Antonio lifestyle blogger, Cris Stone, has gathered up a fab collection of gift options for your brother, bestie, nephew, dad, and partner – all for under $30!
Ah, the wedding night! For many, it’s a chance to unwind, gossip, and… well, you know! For those of you hoping to make your wedding night a little more special, I suggest being sure to pack a separate, smaller tote with all the wedding night “necessities” (either on its own or tucked into your luggage) so that when the time comes, you can just grab it and get down to business. To help you out, I’ve created this fun “Married AF” tote and filled it with some bits I think make for a fun wedding night! Seriously, there’s everything you need for your wedding night with this Married AF tote DIY (plus, a bonus wedding night DIY at the end of the post)!
When I started this blog, my primary goal was to help people save money on their weddings. Since then, I’ve evolved into more of a lifestyle blog but that hasn’t changed my passion for empowering people to have their dream wedding on a budget. You CAN save money on typical wedding bits and pieces and STILL have your dream wedding – it’s all in the details and your level of flexibility. In that spirit, I’ve rounded up my top 50 ways to save on your wedding day:
Choosing the perfect engagement ring is definitely a special time, either for the one proposing or a couple interested in having a special moment together. After all, an engagement ring is often an impressive investment that doubles as an amazing milestone in one’s life. I loved being a part of choosing my own engagement ring! For many, choosing the ring’s design is such a sweet and special moment – and Jared is so excited to be a part of it! Known for their stellar customer service, gorgeous gems, and impressive settings, Jared understands just how important this moment is for you. From engagement ring shopping to beyond, Jared has the selection and customer service you crave.
For several years now, I’ve been trying to become a healthier and fitter person. Sometimes, I’ve succeeded… many times, I’ve failed. Because of my high and low history, I am always looking for ways to make better health and fitness choices. And, lately, the best way for me to eat right and regularly exercise is to ditch the gym and do everything at home. Sure, it’s tricky when you work from home, have a toddler, AND you’re pregnant again. However, I’ve discovered that if I can remove the need to have a set time and vehicle to hit a gym, then I end up actually working out MORE. In the same situation? Here are 5 great at home fitness and health solutions:
It’s coming… The Big VD. Valentine’s Day, y’all. I’m always on the lookout for great Valentine’s Day gifts for him or her – here’s this year’s picks!
So you’re planning an elopement! Awesome! Elopements are a great way to get married on a budget. We’re big fans of them around here. But while you might be totally ready to get eloped… you may not be as familiar with how to do it. And that’s where we come in! Here’s 10 tips for planning your elopement:
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