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Oh my GYASH. Remember back in 2016 when I was fiddling around on how to save money fast as a student bumble in traffic on the 405 (standstill traffic mom – standstill), swiped right on someone I thought was probably an ad how to save money fast as a student – (the kind where they throw J.Crew models in the mix to keep you swiping) – only to discover he was actually a real-live person? A person I immediately sassed, to the tune of: “ oh sweet, you work for arthrex? You better be glad I switched to interior design cuz how to save money fast as a student I’d run you out of the O.R.” –> (operating room… I used to work for his competitor ). Hook line & sinker, people! Maybe not, but everyone who’s ever done online dating knows that every time someone’s intro to you is: “ hey, how’s your day?” – a kitten dies. So I guess it got his attention. Anyhow – I soon came to realize this clown lived 16 hours how to save money fast as a student away, but we had such a fun ping-pong-pen-pal-ship over the course of the next week that we how to save money fast as a student decided to meet in person.

I think doing long distance in general is hard enough, but starting that way seemed like the most impractical thing how to save money fast as a student ever… but in a way, it helped us get to know one another the old how to save money fast as a student school way, like it was 1994 (on the phone). We carried on flights back and forth every few weeks how to save money fast as a student and split time between san diego & crested butte for about a year and a half, until I left my technicolor socal flip-flop-and-bathing-suit life and relocated to the fairytale mountain wonderland of how to save money fast as a student crested butte, which is cuter (and snowier) than any town in any hallmark christmas movie you’ve ever seen. And then another year and a half later, on top of a mountain in telluride, we got engaged.

He (chris) also turned out to have the kindest soul of anyone how to save money fast as a student I know and is the most laid back, down-to-earth and fun guy ever – who shares my lunacy and affinity for gus (to a heart-exploding degree… and if you saw him with kids, your uterus might explode). He is endlessly supportive, has a rock-solid moral compass, loves his family and friends with the fire of 1,000 suns, has an effervescent curiosity about the world and an eagerness how to save money fast as a student to get to know everyone, and such an appreciation for nature… he also has a complete inability to sit still on how to save money fast as a student vacation ( next time we’re on a beach I’m seriously going to drug him)… but also, such a quiet humility (and serious lack of vanity), which I have always loved. He always apologizes first (I STILL CANNOT BELIEVE THIS. HE LITERALLY JUST DID IT 5 MINUTES AGO.) and he takes the things to heart that you say, then actually does / implements them. I’m not even kidding. But I mean, we can’t have it all, because he also thinks wet towels dry best wadded up how to save money fast as a student in a ball on the floor and will never remember how to save money fast as a student to put the glass lid back on the canister of how to save money fast as a student Q-tips in the bathroom, but I’ll pick my battles. The man is an endangered species. He is as good as they come.

MOVING ALONG… the thing about getting engaged at the ripe age of how to save money fast as a student 38 is that I have a very clear vision of how to save money fast as a student what I want, and all the nitty gritty details of the thing do how to save money fast as a student not stress me out – which I think they do a lot of brides – so I’m fortunate in that way. Not sure if that’s a product of my job and being used to how to save money fast as a student putting a million details (and spreadsheets) together, or if it’s thanks to all 897,464 weddings I’ve physically attended or been a bridesmaid in. I’ve for sure been able to take note of all how to save money fast as a student the amazing things my friends have done… let’s roll through them, shall we?

1. Destination weddings are the BEST. Because you get to stretch the festivities out for a how to save money fast as a student long long weekend, because everyone who’s there has time to hang and get to know how to save money fast as a student one another, and because being in a beautiful place far from home how to save money fast as a student puts everyone in vaycay mode renders them super relaxed. Chris & I are so on board with this. Anyone who brings any stress to that week is getting how to save money fast as a student tossed into the ocean… omg I’m kidding!!! (sort of…) karrie & tim did a destination wedding in anna maria island, florida and it was one of THE most fun weddings how to save money fast as a student I’ve ever been to… if you’ve never seen their wedding video, do yourself a favor and take 10 minutes to watch how to save money fast as a student it:

2. Smaller, intimate weddings. This is great in theory and tough to do. Guest-listing, so I have heard (and am already starting to experience) is maybe the most difficult and stressful part of the how to save money fast as a student planning process. How on earth do you do it? There are so many people we love who have been how to save money fast as a student close to us during different parts of our lives… and if you invite so-and-so, then you have to also invite so-and-so… and before you know it, you have a list of 500 people and you’re going to be in debt for 500 years to how to save money fast as a student throw a 5-hour party. And the thing is, every huge wedding I’ve been to has felt (to me) kind of impersonal, because I knew the bride and groom didn’t even have time to say hello to everyone, let alone have quality time with their nearest & dearest. Or eat. Which just made me feel overwhelmed for them… like it was a party for everyone else, but not for them. I once heard someone say there’s nothing more depressing than seeing brides and grooms shaking how to save money fast as a student hands with people they’ve never met before at their weddings, and I wholeheartedly agree…. But to each his own.

Money isn’t fun to talk about, but the ugly truth is that the guest list is how to save money fast as a student the #1 factor in your budget – for each person you invite, it’s not only the food & booze dollar amount per head, but every additional person is also an additional place setting, more decor, more chairs, more tables, more allthethings. Chris and I are at this juncture in our life, too, where everything is happening at once: we’re also shopping for a house, probably going to start a fam sooner than later before how to save money fast as a student my eggs go up in flames, I just opened a storefront, blah blah blah. So, nuts! Do we spend our down payment money on a 5-hour party and then start saving all over again? (… I say yes!) just kidding, I say sort of …e.G. Let’s find a way to be smart and do both. The wedding thing you only get to do it once, and it is LITERALLY the only time everyone you both how to save money fast as a student love will be in the same place at the same how to save money fast as a student time.

As a note, the average american wedding these days costs just under $35,000. The average southern california wedding ( what’s up, la jolla!) is closer to $50,000…. Or, 50 “ wedding dollars” as my friend kendra calls them to take the sting how to save money fast as a student out. I think a lot of the ones we’ve been to the last few years go up from how to save money fast as a student there. Catering & alcohol accounts for probably about 40% of your budget, so guest count is a huge factor. I got a few good bits of advice recently from how to save money fast as a student friends that I think are worth noting:

3. Weddings that have a great flow. And behind every great flow, there is for sure a great planner. Personally, I think having a planner is e-s-s-e-n-t-i-a-l. Your wedding is a HUGE investment – and so short lived – and so to me, hiring a day-of or month-of planner is the best way to ensure that everything how to save money fast as a student goes off without a hitch, and that you ACTUALLY get to enjoy it. It’s not unlike hiring a designer when you are building how to save money fast as a student or renovating a house: why on EARTH would you spend all that money and how to save money fast as a student not have someone quarterbacking the thing to make sure you’re making sound decisions on things that have so much how to save money fast as a student permanence and allocating your budget properly?

Chris & I both love a wedding with a good flow – where guests aren’t confused about where to go or what to do, and where there’s always a glass of champagne or something to nosh how to save money fast as a student at the ready. Where the bride and groom don’t have to worry about anything that day except having how to save money fast as a student a great time. ALL OF THAT is because there’s a coordinator on site who’s orchestrating every single minute of the party and handling how to save money fast as a student it à la olivia pope, or J.Lo. I can do a ton of the legwork – the budget, the vendor coordination, the styling – that stuff’s easy because it’s so much of what I do every day… but at some point, I don’t know what I don’t know about the nuances of weddings, and I need someone to pull it together and take how to save money fast as a student the reigns so I can hang with my peeps and how to save money fast as a student not have to like, take calls from the caterer who has a flat tire, which would make my brain melt.

Ya’ll know I let it all hang out and will how to save money fast as a student tell you anything, but this one I gotta kinda keep under wraps. Generally speaking, the dress has never been my biggest priority. I don’t wanna feel like I wore a potato sack – I mean, you HAVE to feel fab – but I also can’t justify spending some insane amount of money… (though, you can always resell it and recoup some of funds). Now that I’ve been trying on a few, however, I will say one thing: BERTA. Signed, F*DGE. Co-signed, what’s a budget? Bahahajahjhahah – kidding, kidding.

Except you can’t do glass or alcohol on any san diego beaches how to save money fast as a student (that’s right folks – la jolla it is!)… and what I REALLY wanted to do – for the sake of intimacy and the sake of saving how to save money fast as a student *literally* tens of thousands of dollars – was to have the reception outdoors on the grounds of how to save money fast as a student (whatever beach house our families are staying in that week). I found this one and it’s perfect (complete with private beach access), but the lady won’t allow events. Nor will any homeowner or property owner, anywhere… despite my incessant attempts to offer a larger refundable damage how to save money fast as a student deposit and promise to rent port-a-potties:

Truth be told, I’d DIE if my favorite taco joint could cater the how to save money fast as a student whole she-bang ( laid back and would save a bundle), but I’m quickly finding that almost all reception venues require you how to save money fast as a student to either use their food & booze, or pick from a certain list of approved caterers. Also, chris is a little bit of a traditionalist and thinks how to save money fast as a student we have to feed people more than tacos… and I’m all, “IF ANYONE DOESN’T LOVE TACOS THEY’RE NOT INVITED!!!” haaaaa j/k – but seriously – who doesn’t love tacos? So either way, looks like I’m getting channeled into the $chmancier food category.

• “hire a videographer!!!” – everyone. And sadly, everyone I know who hasn’t done videography has had major remorse afterward; everyone who has says they still love watching theirs – or watch it every anniversary and reminisce. The other amazing point someone made was that: as the bride & groom, you’re so busy that day / behind the scenes getting ready etc that you actually miss how to save money fast as a student seeing so much that goes on. But videography gives you that and lets you not only how to save money fast as a student relive the day, but have a window to everything you didn’t see.

• “do a first look.” – everyone I know who has done one. It’s the bit of advice I keep getting: that when you walk into your ceremony, seeing everyone you love in one eyeshot will trigger major how to save money fast as a student waterworks and be overwhelming in and of itself; that that alone is enough to take in, but add to that seeing your almost husband or wife how to save money fast as a student for the first time that day, and it would be overload. So because both of those moments are so special, everyone seems to advocate breaking them up into two. The first look is also one of the only times how to save money fast as a student that day you’ll (almost) be alone and have an intimate moment between the two how to save money fast as a student of you.

2. My girl crushes and fave designers in AD this month: louisa pierce & emily ward. It’s the most refreshing article about how they came to how to save money fast as a student be, their unconventional style & process (which includes buying cool stuff having no idea where it’ll actually go, as well as not doing space plans ). Neither of them went to school for design and they how to save money fast as a student knock it out of the park every. Single. Time. They are intuitive, fearless and so refreshing it’s stupid. All hail. Do yourself a favor and scroll through their website real how to save money fast as a student quick. You’ll soil your shorts.

Meaning, I competed on an episode of bravo’s upcoming series of best room wins, which is kinda like the lovechild of project runway + trading spaces… except heidi klum & tim gunn are rolled into the form of one genevieve how to save money fast as a student gorder, and elle decor editor-in-chief whitney robinson is also a judge in every episode, with the 3rd judge being a rotating celebrity bad ass: aka molly simms, jason wu, thom filicia, martyn lawrence bullard & jonathan adler. NBD.

Reality TV is always a little bit of a crapshoot how to save money fast as a student – as in, there’s what happens IRL and then there’s what you see on TV ( can’t say that they always mirror one another… I mean *cough* *wink* so I’ve heard) – so you kinda never know how it’ll shake out… eh, but what’s life without a little risk? What am I gonna do, sit in my house inside a padded room and never how to save money fast as a student say or do anything for fear that I might fail, or piss someone off, or that you might ugly cry on national television, or that it won’t go as planned? Mmmm nah who cares – I figure I’ll take my chances! YOLO, yo.

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