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Pies, pizza, and pink hair: Hannah & David's nature center wedding

Pink hair, loads of pies (both dessert AND pizza!), a funny ceremony snafu, a pre-emptive ring ceremony, and animal centerpieces — have we hooked you in yet? This sweet and economical wedding hits all our buttons. Don't miss the rustic log details, handmade sugar peony cake, and the gorgeous bubble send-off.

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19 affordable wedding shoes under $50

Think your economical shoe budget can't get you big footwear fashion? AU CONTRAIRE! Under $50 is no problem. A small caution with super cheap shoes: some of these are going to be designer knock-offs. Some of them might not be the most comfortable or well-constructed. Some of them are available in limited quantities or are only available in limited sizes. For this post, I prioritized price point over all other interests. So if you're looking for fabulous, offbeat bridal footwear that's going to make your feet look sweet for the afternoon you get married, this is your post.

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30 wedding shoes under $40

Before I even get into this post, I want to acknowledge something: when you're looking at shoes this price, your priorities on not necessarily on things like "ethical production" or "quality constructive." Sometimes, you set those concerns aside because you've got a max of two $20 bills budgeted for your wedding shoes. That priority in mind, let's bask in 30 pairs of wedding shoes, all under $40. LOTS of flats in here, by the way — although with prices like this, size options can be limited. The good news is that some of these go up to size 16!

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Confidence: the secret key to pulling off a guilt-free budget wedding

When I was planning my wedding, cost was a big factor. While I wanted to enjoy the day and have it represent my partner and me, I didn't want to do it at a premium cost. So I SCOURED the internet to find ways to slash my budget. The problem was that some of these "20 Ideas to Cut Your Budget" just weren't feasible. Here is where I think the biggest difficulties in planning a budget wedding lie: that it's really hard to find affirmation in choosing the "cheaper" way. So here are my tips for planning a guilt-free "budget" wedding…