Jamie is a writer based in Santa Barbara, California, who loves to write about all things creative including weddings, DIY projects, and decor. She’s lucky to be married to her best friend and partner in life who is a professor at a university in Santa Barbara. He\'s not only her best friend, but a really great writing coach! Follow her stories for budget tips, DIY projects, and all other things wedding!

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8 Ways to Save Money on your Rehearsal Dinner
Rehearsal

8 Ways to Save Money on your Rehearsal Dinner

Rehearsal dinners can get expensive—especially when you have to feed and entertain a large crowd. Try one of these budget-saving ideas for an unforgettable pre-wedding night. read more

7 Wedding Hacks to Keep You Under Budget
Budget

7 Wedding Hacks to Keep You Under Budget

With a little bit of savvy and a lot of research, you will be well on your way to having the wallet-friendly wedding of your dreams. read more

8 Nontraditional Items You Can (and Should) Register for
Registry

8 Nontraditional Items You Can (and Should) Register for

Whether you want to register for a honeymoon, a wine subscription, or even a down payment on your home, this isn’t your grandmother’s wedding registry. read more

Don’t Forget to Add These 10 Items to Your Wedding Registry
Registry

Don’t Forget to Add These 10 Items to Your Wedding Registry

When you make your list for your registry, it’s difficult to make sure that you’re putting down everything you need. As you double check your list, have you forgotten any of these essential items? read more

Should You Elope? 7 Questions for You and Your Partner to Consider
Ceremony

Should You Elope? 7 Questions for You and Your Partner to Consider

Weddings are great fun for everyone involved, but there’s a lot that goes into planning and paying for them. Should you consider eloping instead? read more

How to Decide What Time of Year to Get Married
Ceremony

How to Decide What Time of Year to Get Married

The wedding date will set the theme, tone and ambiance—and maybe even the cost of your big event. So, how do you choose when your wedding will be? read more

Before vs. After Marriage: 7 Ways Your Life Will Change
Relationships

Before vs. After Marriage: 7 Ways Your Life Will Change

Marriage is a commitment that will undoubtedly change how you live day to day. Here are just some things to expect after the big day. read more

Dealing With Divorced Parents When Planning Your Wedding
Parents

Dealing With Divorced Parents When Planning Your Wedding

Whether your parents have been divorced for 20 years or six months, it can be tough to plan a wedding with them where everything goes smoothly. But, with these tips, it isn’t hopeless. read more

How to Plan a Honeymoon on a Budget
Honeymoon

How to Plan a Honeymoon on a Budget

Honeymoons are a great way to rest, recharge, and celebrate your new life as a married couple—but they can also get extremely expensive. read more

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