How to Save Money Planning a Beautiful Wedding

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Planning a wedding is expensive. I’ve always known that. But it wasn’t until Garrett and I started planning our own that I realized how quickly things begin to add up. We are fortunate that we have financial support from our families. With that said, we agreed that we didn’t want to blow a ton of money on one day. No matter how much or how little we spend, it’s going to be the best day of our lives. Neither of us thought it made sense to max out our budget when we could do some… View Post

Wedding Template Bundles on Etsy for Your DIY Wedding

Until you’re planning a wedding, it’s hard to imagine just how many little details go into it. As a guest at weddings, I’d never thought twice about the fonts on signs or the thought that went into formatting a menu. Turns out, planning my wedding these are details that I care deeply about and wedding template bundles are the superhero for this DIY bride. I’m DIY-ing so much of my wedding day both to save money and because one of my character flaws is a resistance to letting go of control. (AKA I micromanage.) The problem with DIY-ing can be… View Post

What to Wear for Engagement Pictures

Typically, I’m not one to overthink my outfits. I go for comfort and practicality, throw on a cute hat, and call it a day. When it came to planning for my engagement pictures, though, I put a lot of thought into what pieces photograph well and how to plan his and hers outfits that coordinate without giving off early 2000s family portrait vibes. After endless hours scrolling through Pinterest and pinning engagement pictures that I think nailed it. Here is the formula I’ve come up with to make sure you and your honey look in sync when you’re getting your pictures done. Break… View Post

Wedding Planning Advice for Introverts

When Garrett and I started planning our wedding, we had a bunch of “oh s%^$!” moments realizing just how much the wedding industry and traditions catered towards the most outgoing of couples. For two low key wall flowers like us, a lot of the expected festivities made us feel, well, anxious. I really don’t need Garrett climbing up my dress for my garter in front of my grandma and ring bearers. And the idea of saying my vows meant just for my love into a microphone for 125 people to hear gives me the sweats. And then we had an… View Post

How to Thrift for Gifts this Holiday Season

With the holidays coming up, I encourage everyone to thrift for gifts if you’re able. You’ll be giving unique presents, saving money, and helping to reduce the waste that comes with the holiday season. With that said: not all thrift finds are equal. If you’re shopping for somebody who isn’t into thrifting or “doesn’t get it” they could be put off by the idea of a second hand gift.  With that in mind, I try to keep a few rules in mind if I’m thrifting for a gift for a less thrifty (but very lovely!) recipient.  In years past, I’ve… View Post