Dec. 8, 2008, 12:21 p.m. by SMARTBRIDE

So That's How She Did It! The $6000 Wedding

TAGS: BUDGET, CAKE, FLOWERS, WEDDING BANDS, GOWN, BRIDESMAIDS, SHOES

25-year-old Tavon Ferguson planned her dream wedding for just under $6,000. She's the ultimate frugal bride who used the internet, and her network of friends and family to get more for less.


Let's break it down:


  • She bought her dress (new with tags) from another local bride for $200. Original price at David's was $600.

  • She found her shoes on CutseyGirl.com for $29. However, we've scouted it out, and there are pairs anywhere from $9.99 and up. The Satin Pumps below are $18.99. You can search by colour and size. Look for your bridesmaids at the same time in order to make the 16USD for shipping to Canada worth your while.

  • White Satin Pumps

Aug. 11, 2009, 2:30 p.m. by PINKTWIG

TIPS: What to ask at your first wedding flower consultation

TAGS: FLOWERS, WEDDING FLOWERS

As you decide on your décor for your big day it can be really overwhelming when trying to choose the style of wedding flowers that will suit your day best. That’s why our friends at Pink Twig Florist have compiled a quick list of the ideas and items you should bring when you go to your initial wedding consultation with your florist!


Pink Twig White Mound Flowers

Sept. 1, 2009, 8:30 a.m. by PINKTWIG

How to Choose the Right Florist

TAGS: FLOWERS, WEDDING FLOWERS

We know that getting engaged is amazing, but soon after comes the many, many details of planning a wedding! An important part of your perfect wedding are the flowers. That’s why we asked our friends at Pink Twig about the questions they get asked most frequently by Brides-to-Be to help you get your planning underway!


Pink Twig White Mound Flowers

June 16, 2010, 7 a.m. by SMARTBRIDE

Floral Expert Advice: Budget-friendly vs. Budget-Blowing Blooms. How to Save on Wedding Flowers!

TAGS: FLUR, FLOWERS, BUDGET

I’ve become aware of a guilty pleasure of brides who’ve recent begun their wedding flower planning. What to know what it is? They enjoy using a search engine to learn about any and every flower in existence! Sure, they may narrow their search by color or even season, but the result is always a massive list of possible blooms that may or may not work for their event.


Talk to a qualified florist for accurate and up-to-date flower advice to ensure you know which flowers will suit your event and your budget.


Budget-Friendly Blooms from Flur


Image Courtesy of FLUR.



Since you're going to be online anyway, here's a list of some great floral varieties that will help to keep your budget on track.

Sept. 13, 2010, noon by SMARTBRIDE

Fall for Florals: Wedding Dresses with Flower Details

TAGS: FLOWERS, RUFFLES, USED WEDDING DRESS, SPANISH WEDDING DRESS, ASYMMETRY

Floral embellishments on wedding dresses are just one of the big trends being seen this year, and there are so many options for how to wear them! Flowers can be embroidered into the fabric to add texture, appliquéd on top of fabric for extra dimension or placed at the hip or waist to draw the eye.


If you’re still wondering which flower trend is right for you, check out Smart Bride's 5 favorite wedding dresses with flower details, featuring dresses from Alfred Angelo, Mori Lee, Maggie Sottero and Anjolique.


Plus, this week, all dresses are less than $1000!


Used Mori Lee 2106 Wedding Dress


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