Sunday, August 2, 2009

News Worthy

Last night, in true budget bride fashion, I was perusing the internet for any information that could possibly help me. While I found lots of budget saving idea, most of them were repeats that I have: a) all ready seen and read or b) all ready posted on here. But, I did find a couple of articles that brought joy to my heart and excitement to my oh-so-boring night.

The first news article I found was about a couple who only spent $443 on their wedding. Oh, yes. You read that right - $443. Their story was amazing and truly puts my budget bride theories to the test. If someone can only spend a little under $500 on a wedding, then by golly I can spend less then $10,000. Don't ya think? The bride was also in a national contest at the time called the Clean Start Challenge sponsored by Lifetime Television and SC Johnson cleaning products. Did she win? Of course!!!! When did she find out? Right before she cut the cake at her wedding reception!!! O.M.G. So inspiring. Check out the full article here.

This next bit of information is for any brides in the St. Petersburg, FL area. Next weekend, NOVA 535 is hosting its first bridal event, and they are giving away a $50,000 wedding!! In order to qualify for this giveaway, you must be 21 years old; you must be willing to star in a documentary; and you must host your event at NOVA 535 on January 31, 2010 - which is a Sunday. You also must fill out the application, which can be found on NOVA's site, prior to attending the event. And, ladies, go dresses to impressed because they'll be filming your interview. To read the whole news article and to get more details click here.

And, in other news, I'd like to wish my sister, who is also my Matron of Honor, a very happy 20th birthday!!! Congrats on the new house sis!!


  1. Good luck on planning everything for your wedding. That's quite the quest you're on so I wish you the best! Just stopping by from SITS to welcome you aboard & hope your weekend is great.

  2. Enjoy all the planning. Who knows, maybe you'll end up doing it for $442 :D

    Stopping by from SITS to say hi and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers. I have a giveaway for a $50 giftcard on my blog that you may be interested in entering.
    carma :-)

  3. Have fun with your wedding plans! What an exciting time.

    Welcome to the SITS community!

  4. $443??? That's quite impressive!

    We spent $5000 on our wedding, and that included the honeymoon. But we had a destination wedding, so we didn't have to worry about a large reception.

    Have fun planning!

    I came by to welcome you to SITS! We're happy to have you with us!

  5. One of my favorite songs is the Amy Adams song your playing. It's so feel good. :)

    Off to read the article on how she only spent 443 dollars! Lucky girl!

    Stopping by from SITS to say hello and welcome!

  6. Holy cow that is inspiring....I wouldn't even know where to start on 443 dollars...Wow....Welcome to happy you are here

  7. Wow, a wedding under $500. That is impressive!

    Stopped by from SITS to say hi and welcome.