Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Wedding Caterer

by Azure

Getting ready to choose your caterer? We talked to some wedding reception catering veterans to get their very best advice. Check out our Top Ten Tips for a Good Working Relationship with Your Caterer for a wedding reception that's as effortless as it is delicious.

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Weekly Wrap Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of April 13

by Azure

Welcome Weekend Wedding Warriors. Are you worried you missed something in this week’s scoop? Here’s your wrap-up of our wedding ideas for the week of April 13th. On Monday: • usabrideweddings.com gave OneWed readers a great deal on accessories. • Bubbly Bride proved that when it comes to dresses, having back is a good thing. • Rock ‘n Roll Bride shared some amazing photos from Mangored photographers. • We saw some great designs for your free wedding website from...

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Beautiful nails on your wedding day… We have a winner!

by Azure

I am SO pleased to announce this week's Savvy Steal winner! Thanks to her smart, savvy comments, our winner is... PattyJ! You deserve it, Patty J, and we cannot wait for you to get your hands on these 5 Essie must-have shades. Not only will you be all set for you wedding day, but you will now be armed with fabulous Essie shades for every occasion. Many thanks to all the rest of our devoted Savvy Scoop readers! Keep the comments rolling in, and your lucky time will...

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Hey Grooms!  GQ’s Rules for Planning the Perfect Bachelor Party

by Azure

“Who says closing the book on a man’s singlehood has to involve overpriced hotel suites, bad steak, and dingy strip clubs? If you do the age-old celebration right, you can make it what it was originally intended to be: a douche-baggery-free weekend of male bonding no one involved will forget- or regret.” Below, I’ve chosen a few of my favorites from this honest, fun article, but for GQ's full "How to Build a Better Bachelor Party" rules, click here! No. 2) Just say no to the...

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Bride Chic: A Celebration of Bridal Fashion and Photography

by Azure

We are so excited to have a first look at Amy-Jo Tatum's photo shoot, with wedding photographer Stephanie Williams, featuring five gorgeous bridal gowns from her Dioresque collection! About Bride Chic If there is such a thing as visual poetry it is in these images. All are from a recent photo shoot I had with Orange County wedding photographer Stephanie Williams. We shot five of my gowns in various locations around San Juan Capistrano, California--including the mission. While I'm...

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Great Wedding Idea: Bring the Wedding to the Guests

by Azure

Shortly before my wedding, one of my readers had a family tragedy and another reader lost his job (here’s a hint, if I ever ask you to read something, say no). We found replacement readers, but what really made me sad was that these people, who were so important to me, couldn’t be at the wedding. Well, today they could be. If you have family and friends who can’t come to the wedding due to money or illness, consider a live stream broadcast of your wedding. If just reading those...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Green Gifting with your Wedding Registry

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid If green living is a way of life for you, you should consider starting a registry with 3R Living. This Brooklyn Based company has items for the home from cookware to bedding, all of it eco friendly and most of it pretty design friendly as well. Started by an actual couple, they have filled their catalogue with items that are design friendly and useful. For the couple looking to live green and not break the bank, this is an amazing option, as the products...

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Save on Letterpress Wedding Invitations with Wedding Paper Divas!

by Azure

With so many fabulous wedding invite and stationery designers out there, it’s not always easy making your final invitation selection. What if I told you that you could get exclusive wedding invitations and announcements designed by some of the hottest artists in the industry for free? Would this help make your decision a bit easier? I thought so! The folks at Wedding Paper Divas are currently running a promotion unlike any other they have ever offered, and we wanted to let all of...

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Featured Wedding: Adam and Betsy

by Azure

Special feature by Imthiaz Houseman of a.h.p. photography. Adam and Betsy were wed in front of close family and friends at the historic Hotel Boulderado in Boulder, CO. They were looking for a venue with a beautiful backdrop of the Flatirons. They wanted something that was close to the foothills so their guests could spent the weekend skiing. Adam and Betsy put their personal touch on every detail. They wanted dark reds and earth tones to match the Hotel Boulderado. Betsy...

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Bridal hairpieces to make your groom swoon

by Azure

I love the vintage look of these elegant hair pieces. They're perfect whether you go for a swirly updo or something more sleek. Jennifer Behr's collection is handmade and made to order, so you know you'll have something that truly suits you. The flowers are made of gorgeous silks and leathers, and often have individual wiring in the petals so you can arrange the piece just right once it's on. These are pieces you'll want to keep wearing long after you walk down the aisle.

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Celeb Engagement Ring Trends: Get the Look for Less in Platinum

by Azure

Enjoy your celebrity fix for the day! Special thanks to... Tips provided by: world renowned style expert and jeweler to the stars, Michael O’Connor Ring Images provided by: Platinum Guild International

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The Man Registry: Best Man Tips for Keeping the Bachelor Party Cheap

by Azure

About The Man Registry We’re taking a departure from our weekly advice for the groom to offer some tips to another guy who may need it: The Best Man As Best Man, you want to give your buddy the ultimate bachelor party send-off into married life. Only problem is that your wallet is feeling pretty light lately (Let’s face it, whose isn’t)? Cuts in bachelor party festivities have been an unfortunate result of the economy we’re living in. However, this doesn’t mean that the...

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Tax Deductible Wedding Tips

by Azure

Happy tax day! Hopefully, you’ve already filed and aren’t using us an excuse to avoid finishing your taxes. But, by this time next year, you may be filing as a married couple, and looking for some tax deductions. No matter how many business clients you invite, your wedding is not tax deductible, but there may be some things you can do around your wedding that do count as deductions. We here at OneWed are good with love, not necessarily numbers, so we suggest you consult with your...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Angel

by Azure

Special Feature by Joseph Harris of JLH Photography Jeff and Angel's wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus was easily the most interesting wedding I shot in 2008. "Traditional" is certainly not a word that I would use to describe them. When I met with Angel the first time and saw that she had written the word "steampunk" in for the wedding's theme, I knew we would be making some remarkable images together. Steampunk is a style that is best understood as coming...

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Top Ten Tips for Hiring (and enjoying) Your Wedding Band

by Azure

Looking for advice on hiring a wedding band? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out bandleader Becca Kaufman's excellent top ten tips for hiring a wedding band.

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Calling All Boston Brides Planning a Green Wedding!

by Azure

Hurry all you eco-friendly, Boston nearlyweds! Only five days left to visit GreenBostonWedding.com for a chance to win over $10,000 in green products/services for your Boston area wedding! Good luck!!

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Liven up your cocktail dress with wedding dress designer Alexis Georgio!

by Azure

While attending the National Bridal Market Chicago a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to catch designer Alexis Georgio’s latest in the runway show on March 29th. During the show, Georgio (known for his elegant, couture evening, special occasion, and bridal gowns) debuted his fun and sassy Cocktail Leggings. These beautiful beaded leggings look adorable with a short cocktail frock! Pair them with that sassy dress you bought especially for your bachelorette party, or surprise...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Splash of Color with a Citrus Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess This beach-inspired orange and yellow color palette from Pacific Weddings is perfect for a summer wedding! If you’ve already chosen your wedding colors (or are having a fall or winter wedding), incorporate this fabulous citrus color palette into your bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or any summertime bash. Whether or not you have the sand, shining sun, and crashing waves at your affair, incorporate a sunny splash of color with details...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Throw An Iron Chef Themed Wedding Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing …And Prepare For A Battle Of The Sexes! Getting the groom to come to a shower is not always easy, but if he loves to show off in the kitchen, this idea will make him happy to attend! Host a couples shower for the bride and groom, with an “Iron Chef” theme, such as the one that Chicago wedding plannerMarina Birch helped create... “The idea”, says Birch, according to Chicago Home & Garden Magazine, ”is to have a cooking competition that will...

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Featured Wedding: Gen and Rob

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Gen and Rob got married on January 24th, 2009. I photographed their engagement session last summer and it didn’t take long to see that they mean the world to each other and make a perfect match. Their ceremony took place at Rob’s childhood church - Park Avenue Christian Church - in South Orange, NJ and the reception was held at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ. Their wedding details were unique and absolutely...

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Add some zing to your wedding party table

by Azure

You may have a few Swarovski crystals glittering away on your gown or in your hair, but don't you want to spread the sparkle? These Swarovski crystal tea lights will have your head table glowing. ...And it's not like anybody would exactly complain if these also showed up at your engagement party or future soirées. They're a bit of an investment, but when does shine go out of style?

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Introducing Hello!Lucky Free Wedding Website Designs!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Feeling lucky? Now that you're back in the swing of things on Monday, a special surprise for any recently engaged brides & grooms looking for fabulous FREE wedding website designs to tell their loved ones all the details of their upcoming wedding. We're thrilled to offer 20 design-color-combos for a free wedding website from Hello!Lucky and you can even match your website to your own wedding invitations! Get lucky!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: MangoRED Wedding Photographers

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Recently I have been going crazy over the work of Filipino photographers MangoRED. So much so, that not only have I shared their work on Rock 'n Roll Bride, but on another site I have written for recently, Bridal Soup. And now, I want share it with you too. I really want to spread the word about these amazingly talented guys! Just call me their personal blogging PA! Their style and flair for light and texture is like nothing I’ve seen from any other...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Every Essie Nail Polish Shade for your Wedding!

by Azure

We want your wedding-day look to be pure perfection, from the tips of your nails to the bottom of your toes! To help complete the look, our Savvy Steal this week is from Essie Cosmetics, the ultimate color authority and the go-to nail brand. Whether you are a retro bride-to-be who wants to walk down the aisle in fiery red polish, or a traditional nearlywed who plans on donning the classic French Manicure, this week's steal is a must-have! One lucky Savvy Scoop reader will win five...

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