About the author

Hello! My name is Riana and I am the creator and writer behind The Budget Bride.

Taking a wedding selfie to immortalize one of the few times I've been in full hair & makeup

Taking a wedding selfie to immortalize one of the few times I’ve been in full hair & makeup

My fascination with weddings probably started whatever year TLC’s Say Yes To The Dress began airing. But things really ramped up after I was asked to be in two weddings in the summer of 2016. I had been a flower girl, junior bridesmaid and pseudo-best man (I was 11 at my dad’s wedding) in weddings before but I had never been in a wedding as an adult.  So that summer was my first real experience with weddings where I took in every detail, understood what was going on and learned how much weddings can really cost.

As someone who isn’t wedding planning yet but will be one day, I can’t imagine spending all that money on a trip down the aisle.  I knew there had to be a better way. Enter: The Budget Bride.

When I’m not here, you might find me jetting off somewhere around the world (I have been to 30 countries so far with #31 coming in November), catching up on Australian reality TV (I am weirdly obsessed), or writing for my travel/lifestyle blog, A Teaspoon of Adventure.  Or I might be writing elsewhere on the web for my other freelance writing projects.

Taking a stroll by the water in Rome

Walking off all the delicious food I was eating in Rome, Italy 

If you like what you see here, feel free to check out my personal blog and other writing.  And if you’re looking to hire me for a freelance writing project, please get in touch via email (rianaac@gmail.com) or through my contact page.

Thanks for visiting!