Noah’s Event Venue Vendor Showcase


I had the pleasure of attending Noah’s Event Venue Vendor Showcase on yesterday (Saturday, January 13, 2018). There were several vendors present (inclusive to a caterer, photographers, two photo booths, a florist, and cake decorators). I am SO in love with this venue! They offer several amenities and it’s a very spacious venue (depending on the wedding package selection).





Happy Planning!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Venue: Noah’s Event Venue

Caterer: Rocky Top Catering

Florist: Knots ‘N Such




Upcoming Wedding Shows and Events


Greetings Everyone,
There are a few upcoming Wedding Shows, Events, and Open Houses occurring in/near the Raleigh-Durham area. Before attending any Wedding Shows/Events please ensure that you have created an email address specifically for Wedding Vendors/communication (preferably your wedding hashtag/wedding theme/wedding date).
Happy Planning!
Bride on a Budget (Felicia)


The Eat, Drink, and Be Married Wedding Show at Castle McCulloch Tuesday, January 9th, 2018, 6-9 pm

Open House at King’s Daughters Inn
Wednesday, January 10, 2018 – 4pm

Noah’s Event Venue Vendor Showcase Saturday, January 13th, 2018, 11 am-4 pm

Freshly Pressed: The Cloth Mill’s Wedding Showcase
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 1pm – 4pm

Courtyards & Cobblestones
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 4:00pm – 8:00pm
A Walk Through Wedding Row – Downtown Wilmington

Melrose Knitting Mill Open House
Saturday, January 13, 2018 – 12pm – 6pm

City Club Raleigh Wedding Showcase
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 1-4pm

Wedding Expo – Winter Tea With the Bride-to-be
Sunday, January 14, 2018 – 12pm – 4pm

All Saints Chapel Open House
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 – 5-7:30pm

Open House at Traine
Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 2:00PM to 5:00PM

Highgrove Estate Open House
Saturday, January 27, 2018 – 10am-12:30pm

The Carolina Inn’s 23rd Annual Bridal Showcase Event
Sunday, January 28, 2018 – 1-4pm

The Stockroom at 230 Open House
Thursday, February 1, 2018 – 5-8pm

Fresh Affairs Tabletop Extravaganza
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 5-7pm
Sunday, February 4, 2018 – 2pm-4pm

The Matthew House’s Wedding Showcase
Saturday, February 3, 2018 – 1pm – 4pm

Upcoming Spring Trunk Show

Traditions by Anna Bridal Boutique
4035 Lake Boone Trail #103
Raleigh, NC 27607 (map)

The Big Fake Wedding Charlotte at Catawba Brewing Company Thursday, February 22, 2018, 7-9 pm

The Big Fake Wedding Raleigh at The Merrimon-Wynne House, Thursday, September 20, 2018, 7-9 pm

Should You Have A Hair and Makeup Trial Before The Wedding?

Allseated has provided a wonderful panel discussion regarding hair and makeup trail “dos and don’ts”. I have also included an additional Allseated Webinar video just below the panel discussion video.

Happy Planning!

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)

Bridging The Gap: Bridal Beauty Panel

Bridal Beauty 101 Webinar 


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Marry Christmas! Merry Marriage! Congratulations Katie and Graham!


The Lewis’s are such a beautiful wedded couple! Their special day was celebrated at The Stockroom 230 on Friday, December 22, 2017, at 5 pm. The holiday season, in addition to the chilly weather, made their event even more radiant as they celebrated such a momentous occasion among family members and friends.





As the ceremony completed at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church and the Reception began with cocktails and music at The Stockroom at 230, we were ready to celebrate the newly married Mr. & Mrs. Lewis! The atmosphere was live and festive with music and celebration! The DJs kept guests on the dance floor throughout the night with music from The Isley Brothers, to Eric Clapton, to Cardi B. The festive decor and celebration made the evening and wedded couple regal!








The celebration ended with a sensational Send-Off dance to Carolina Girls, additionally, guests were cued by the DJs to blast their streamers! The moment, as well as the Lewis’s, were absolutely beautiful. Streamers were a wonderful way to end the evening and celebrate Mr. & Mrs. Lewis! Congratulations you two, I wish you a very healthy and happy marriage! Happy New Year! #lockedupalewis

Felicia (Bride on a Budget)


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Planning With a Virtual Rolodex!


I believe that the use of iPhones, Androids, iPads, and Tablets (from inception) almost shadowed the process of exchanging business cards, but not quiet! I enjoy exchanging business cards during networking meetings or conferences, I believe there’s something regal about a physical business card and it provides a connectedness and professionalism that Virtual Cards (“vCards”) do not. However, the vCard also provides benefits (i.e. decluttered areas and easy access to a specific contact). Additionally, if you are planning your special day, one less item to physically “handle” may be your preferred method.

Rather you prefer the traditional method of receiving a physical business (like I do, my wedding guestbook was actually a Rolodex) or collecting them virtually, both methods work. However, an easier way to maintain your physical business cards (regardless if you decide to keep them, share them, or discard them) is to capture them virtually.

In addition to the vCard format, CamCard and Flexadex can also be used to save and manage business cards virtually and it is free to use either software. However, there are caveats to using either program (i.e. CamCard can be installed on iPhone or Android devices, however, the software will need access to your camera, naturally since you will need to scan the business card into your device, and a few other materials on your device and Flexadex is not a secure website, however, if it is needed to just store and maintain business cards then this software may be a good fit for you).

Happy Halloween and Happy Planning!

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)

Happy Anniversary Daijah and Brandon!


I’m so proud of you both! I hope that your Anniversary Celebration weekend is just as beautiful and wonderful as the two of you are! As you both continue to grow in love together, remember to always keep God first and communicate with each other (it’s key)! Here’s to many more wonderful and blissful years! #FallForTheDavises (Established October 7, 2016)

Bride on a Budget (Felicia)






Amb Day Spa’s Shoe Drive


In an effort to support individuals and their families that have endured lost due to Hurricane Harvey, Amb Day Spa is collecting shoes and toiletries to ship to Hurricane Harvey survivors. Tomorrow, October 1st is the last day for the drive. If you would like to contribute to Hurricane Harvey survivors please feel free to drop your donations off to Amb Day Spa no later than 4 pm on October 1, 2017 (you will receive a $10 Spa Buck for your shoe donation)! Please click on the following link to learn more details about this event. Your donations are greatly appreciated!








You Call This Yoga: East Cary Jazzercise Center


Greetings Everyone,

I had the pleasure of joining Vicki for a gentle stretch yoga session on today (Thursday, September 14, 2017), A Free Yoga Open House. I enjoyed the session and learned a few stretches that helped me to alleviate the discomfort that I felt in my left shoulder (my rotator-cuff).


If you are planning your special day/event, I believe attending one/a few yoga sessions is a wonderful way to unwind and distress!

Classes are held at the East Cary Jazzercise Center (off of Buck Jones Road) on Tuesdays (Gentle Stretch Yoga) and Thursdays (Chair Yoga) from 12 pm-1 pm. The fee is a $8-18 sliding scale fee.  Continue reading “You Call This Yoga: East Cary Jazzercise Center”