Have you ever fallen down the Pinterest rabbit hole? Fallen absolutely in love with an image only to find out you have no idea how to recreate the look or that it’s way out of your budget? Well, at Parsimony Inspired, we have your back! Parsimony Inspired is a daily inspiration site geared toward the everyday bride and groom. We’re lovers of all things pretty, but realize that most people can’t afford a $3,000 flower arch for their wedding! Our passion is giving you the power to recreate the themes that you love on an everyday budget. Whether it be wedding planning, those little decor details, fashion, beauty, or even entertaining, we’re here to simplify and make your dreams attainable, because everyone deserves to live their best life, regardless of their budget!
Parsimony Inspired reaches readers around the world and has received praise from major publications including Wedding Flowers, Her Campus and Wedding Chicks.
Cheers to creating events that leave lasting memories for you and meaningful experiences for your guests!
Owner & Creative Director
Melissa began dreaming of starting an event planning business back in 2009. After many years of toying with the idea and slowly building piece by piece the elements that she thought could make a chic, creative and enduring venture she quietly launched Parsimony Inspired in 2012.
Graduating from University of Massachusetts with a degree in English, she found herself being presented with an amazing opportunity of working for a leading organization in the non-profit sector. Over the years, her work gradually moved into event production and she found that she excelled in this work. Melissa has over 10 years of experience in consulting, planning and coordinating events on a corporate level.
After planning her wedding, Melissa realized that her unique background in producing art and cultural events had given her an eye for detail that made her a perfect fit for special occasion event design and planning. When she is not planning, creating or obsessing over the latest looks, you can find her digging through flea markets. searching for treasures.
Growing up, Jill always dreamed of working in the wedding industry. After meeting Melissa and learning about Parsimony Inspired, she knew that it was something she needed to be a part of. Upon graduating from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Jill was excited to fulfill that dream and officially become a member of the Parsimony Inspired team!
With a background in writing and marketing, Jill enjoys creating new content for our readers as well as working to improve our branding and marketing strategies. Through her experiences with Parsimony, she has become even more adventurous with her DIY projects and thoroughly enjoys spending her weekends getting her hands dirty with projects to share with readers!
After getting engaged in the fall of 2018, we launched the "I Do! (Not Know Where to Begin)" column where Jill has been outlining her entire wedding planning process. She hopes that her real life experiences will elevate our platform and give even more assistance to fellow brides- (and grooms!) to-be throughout the planning process.