An interview I have been champing at the bit to bring you is my chat with Jessica from thebudgetsavvybride.com.
The Budget Savvy Bride is where you should head immediately…well after you’ve listened to the podcast, if you are looking for creative and SUPER simple ways to cut costs when planning your wedding. As well as presenting beautiful real weddings, with the blog, Jessica has created a way for you to view weddings by budget. This means that you can check out a bunch of weddings that have been successfully arranged, in your price range. The listings are detailed, with links to vendors and suppliers too, so you won’t be chasing dead-end leads.
As Jessica and I both say in the podcast, Pinterest and other wedding blogs are fabulous but it’s often hard to equate budget with gorgeous stylised images. This is where Budget Savvy Bride is awesome for those on a budget (and really who isn’t…even those with big $ to spend have limits).
[tweetthis]’Pinterest is a great tool but it’s all of the pretty things and none of the practicality of it’ @savvybride[/tweetthis]
Some of Jessica’s Budget Savvy tips
-Open a saving account that is just for the wedding.
-Create automated payments into that account
-Join cashback sites like Ebates and Topcashback (Aleisha and Jessica are both BIG fans of these sites and they will bring a big cash return on all of your internet purchases, which we are guessing are a lot when it comes to weddings).
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-Use free resources, like Jessica’s awesome Printables.
-DIY where you can. Visit our favourite DIY Wedding site Somethingturquoise.com
-You can hear Jen from sompethingturquoise.com’s interview with Save The Date Wedding Podcast here.
[tweetthis]When planning a wedding ‘to have debt weighing you down is just something I whole heartedly don’t believe in’ @savvybride[/tweetthis]
Looking for a reasonably priced (but stunning gorgeous) wedding dress? Here is Jessica’s list of dresses under $1500.
I’ll leave you with Jessica’s mantra. Print it out and stick it on your refrigerator!