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Jan 24, 2020

In today’s episode, we speak to Barbara Hamilton, MD about how she planned her wedding on a budget. She tells us all about how she planned each step of her wedding and saved money along the way. Don’t miss out as her and Carrie share how they both planned frugal weddings and were much happier because of it.

In this episode, you will learn:

  • Why she decided to have a frugal wedding.
  • How having a destination wedding out of state helped her cut down her guest list.
  • Why she thinks that having a frugal wedding gives you control over the planning and allows you to be more creative.
  • How she purchased her drinks at a local price club to save money.
  • How she got her flowers on her own at the LA Flower Market for around $500.
  • Why she used Pinterest to visually plan out the whole wedding.
  • How she got her dress off the rack at David’s Bridal for around $1000.
  • How she utilized her friends’ talents to get their cake and music at a discount.
  • How Carrie planned her barn wedding on the cheap too before they were trendy.
  • Why she feels that budgeting for her wedding made them happier with it overall.

Barbara Hamilton, MD is an interventional radiologist, physician leader, and mom, who blogs at

She helps aspiring and early career doctors find work life balance and financial empowerment through her writing, coaching and speaking. Through a behind-the-scenes view, her audience gets to see her in the trenches, learning leadership skills, and balancing a demanding job with family life. Ultimately, she strives to be an example of what is possible for her audience.

She uses a mix of fear-busting, idea sharing, and general cheerleading to provide her audience virtual support through their medical training so they can transition to full, multifaceted lives as attending physicians.

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