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Welcome to our budget month! Nearly every bride is looking to stay under a certain budget, and we’re here to coach you through how to keep from breaking the bank and still have the wedding of your dreams.

Tip 1: Choose what matters most. Choose the elements you find the most important for your wedding and decide that these will be the areas not to scrimp. If you need to have the perfect dress, decide to put less toward your flowers or cut down on the catering.  Realistically, it’s probably best to shop for your most important items first. That way, you’ll know what is left in your budget to work in the smaller items that hold less importance for you.

Tip 2: Shop around. As you look for any wedding item, it’s good to shop around. Don’t just settle for the first thing you see without taking the time to really compare some good options. Find a good deal, then seek out two to three more places to really look at the general price ranges and quality of service. You’ll be much more likely to find the best bang for your buck!
Tip 3: Use your connections. Look up old friends, ask your neighbors who owe you a favor, or get chatty with your relatives until you find good references for the bridal world. The community is always willing to lend a helping hand, so take advantage of those who would love to help you! Every little bit helps!

Tip 4: DIY. Get creative with your different options and utilize those long-dormant Pintrest skills. Anything you could fabricate, create, or manufacture yourself, do it! If you don’t feel like you’ve been blessed with the creative genes, tap into someone else’s skills for help. Enlist bridesmaids or friends to help you create your dream wedding without breaking the bank.

Whether you’re the ultimate penny-pincher or just a budget-minded bride, remember that any little effort you put into budgeting for your wedding will pay you back handsomely. Who knows, you may find yourselves saving so well that you’ll have room in the budget for a Hawaiian honeymoon! Happy shopping!

LatterDayBride's newest line of gowns has even more of what brides love this season. Champagne gowns are still surging in popularity, especially accompanied by ivory lace details. Belts can make all the difference for a bridal look, and our dresses really feel fabulous with these stunning accessories. We're also seeing a love for soft and simple, with gowns arriving in soft delicate laces, silky charmuse, and flowing chiffon.

 


Rodolfo gown

 


Roscoe gown

 


Stapleton gown

 


Windham gown

 


Zetta gown

 


Annalissa gown

 


Augustina gown

 


Bellissimo gown

 


Billingham gown

 


Chamberlain gown

 


Livingston gown

 


Meridian gown

 


Moira gown

 


Moriarty gown

 


Peregrine gown

 


Rayburn gown

 

Photos courtesy of Rebekah Westover via Latter Day Bride.

 

 

This inspiration shoot has us soaring. This bride and groom take to the skies in a lovely awe-inspiring hot air balloon ride. Their boho chic theme fits perfectly with this creative photoshoot soaring above the Salt Lake Valley. What a way to add some fire and adventure to the start of the most magical adventure of a lifetime: marriage. Soar high, love birds!

 

 

Photography: Talia Photography
Gown: Latter Day BrideAusten gown

 

 

This lovely engagement shoot just took our breath away! What a lovely couple and an idyllic setting! They will be married in the fall! Congrats, you love birds!

From the bride: We met during our senior year at Davis High School. We were in a jazz vocal group known as the Moonlight Singers. Toward the end of the semester, at one of our gigs, we got to talking. Once we started, we couldn’t stop! Neither of us had ever clicked with anyone like we did that day. We became instant best friends.  We dated for about 8 months until we both left to serve as missionaries on different sides of the world. We had always hoped we would pick up where we left off after our two year hiatus. When we were finally reunited, things weren’t the same as when we left. They were better!  It didn’t take long for us to realize we wanted to keep the other around forever.

 

 

Photography: Kailey Rae Photography

 

 

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