Sunday, January 31, 2010

Welcome to The Student Bride


I'm Jayme - I'm a student and a bride-to-be, and I'm also here to catalog my technique for balancing wedding planning, being a college junior, a limited budget, and day-to-day life.

I've been engaged to my wonderful fiance Joe since November, and we decided on October 1, 2011 for our wedding date - and yes, I'll still be in school! I'll graduate in December of next year, and Joe will graduate in December of this year.

Joe and I moved in together in August '09, so we are already learning to maintain a household together, which is a huge step that we would otherwise have to take once we're married. However, our income is very limited. I work 13 hours a week, and outside of that small income we get some grocery help from his parents each month. It's tough living off of a small amount, paying all of our bills and eating and still trying to save for the wedding and for our future.

While we're figuring everything out, I invite you to follow along. Hopefully my learning experience will be useful to other brides-to-be!