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Define “On A Budget”

I’m going to just put it out there: What does “on a budget” actually mean? Case in point, some of the following dubious “on a budget” phrases that are commonly heard by myself and many others…  ———————————– “Well we’re of course on a budget, and we would like to know your pricing.” “We’re on a […]

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Thursday Tips: 5 Things To Know About… The Wedding Day

[Editor's note: So in case you haven't picked up on it by now, when I write my posts, I take my own experience as a clueless bride, add in my experience actually planning and working at weddings, and put it all together to give you all advice and insight. Essentially so you can have the best […]

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Thursday Tips: What To DIY For Your Wedding

A few weeks ago I did a Thursday Tips post on to DIY or not to DIY for your wedding. In writing that post, it got me thinking about how there are certain things that better and easier to DIY than others. And then I thought about how I wish I had known those things, because […]

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Thursday Tips: Tipping Vendors

“Should I tip my vendors?” It’s an age-old question, but there’s not much information out there on it to help you all decide. I remember I myself had no idea about whether or not I should tip my vendors (Lauren the clueless bride strikes again). There’s really no right or wrong answer to whether or […]

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{Pro Insight: Beauty} Brides With Short Hair, This One’s For You!

Happy Tuesday everyone! So as you may have noticed, I’ve been adding a thing or two to ELD lately. The latest and greatest is posts from Every Last Vendor pros for a new series called “Pro Insight“!  For the launch of Pro Insight, ELV Beauty pro Michele of Michele Renee Hair & Makeup is sharing some […]

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Thursday Tips: Just Because You Like It…

Just because you like it, that doesn’t mean it’s right for your wedding. This was a tough lesson that I had to learn when I was planning my wedding. Mostly because everything that I found that I liked was either 1) way too expensive or 2) completely not right for the style of my wedding! […]

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Glam “Second Chance” Shoot

Ever heard of a “Second Chance” shoot? There are so many married couples who don’t have super-amazing photos from their wedding and they wish they could just have a second chance at them. (I’m one of them!) Well this is just what photographer Kaysha Weiner wanted to give couples in a “Second Chance Shoot Giveaway” […]

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Thursday Tips: To DIY Or Not To DIY?

DIY- “do it yourself” in case you didn’t know (hey some people aren’t good with acronyms). The question is, “To DIY or not to DIY?” Most of you all know my take on DIY. I have a love-hate relationship with it. Mostly love because it usually turns out to be awesome, personality-infused awesomeness. I do […]

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Thursday Tips: Finding Wedding Inspiration & Making It Your Own

I figured after last week’s controversial Thursday Tips I would go with something a little more neutral for this week. ;) (Honestly, I started writing a totally different post about my whole wedding planning experience, but it started to be waaaaaaay too long, so I’ll have to share it another day, perhaps in installments…) So […]

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Thursday Tips: Debunking The “Cost Saving” Myths

[Editor's note: Please know that I polled my Twitter followers to find out what "myths" they often hear about from their clients. Most of those who responded were wedding professionals with extensive experience (AKA I didn't pull these "myths" out of thin air). Please remember that the "debunking" of these myths are based on my […]

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