How to Create the Perfect Wedding Toast, Have Someone Write it for You

by Azure

You love your maid-of-honor. She’s your best-friend, she’s been with you through grade school, summer camp, high school, and countless break-ups. You know she loves you and has hundreds of great things to say about you and your fiancé at the wedding, if only she were capable of writing a decent speech. Too bad speechwriters are only for politicians. Guess what? Now they aren’t. Oratory Laboratory takes the concept of speech writing and brings it to a level everyone can take...

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Top Tips: Things to Know about Wedding Planners

by Azure

A lot of people think of wedding planners as being only for the wealthy, but the truth is, the right wedding planner can save you as much money as he or she costs. Check out our newest Top Tips Article,Ten Things to Know about Wedding Planners. Special thanks to Heather Lynne Vickery of Greatest Expectations in Chicago for her help with the article!

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Beautiful Red and Black Wedding Inspired By Couple’s Alma Mater!

by Azure

Who knew Bucky Badger could inspire such a classic, stunning, sophisticated affair! Our head developer recently attended the wedding between his college pals Gina and Ben, and when I saw the photos, I couldn't wait to feature it on the Savvy Scoop! Clearly, no expense was spared in making this wedding an over-the-top, exquisite affair; each and every detail was thought out, and executed to perfection. My favorite thing about this wedding, though, is how the couple infused their UW...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Wedding Gift Registries, How to Spread the Word

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven performs a daring feat when she helps two brides, each with a different question about her wedding registry, with ONE column! Sound exciting? Read on! Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Amazon Gift Registry: How to Set a Table

by Azure

I’m really loving browsing through Amazon’s new gift registry information. My favorite parts are the helpful illustrations they have to explain terms you think you’re supposed to know! Check out these photos for setting formal and informal tables. Are you registering for china, or just everyday dishes?

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Top Fitness Tips from Lance Armstrong’s Trainer!

by Azure

Special to OneWed fromPeter Park, personal trainer, owner of Platinum Fitness in Santa Barbara, and strength and conditioning coach of seven-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong! As a personal trainer in Southern California, many of my clients are time-starved brides who want to be in tip-top shape for their big day. I make sure to let them know that the key to successfully getting in shape with minimal time is a two-pronged approach, involving a healthy nutrition plan and...

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Featured Wedding: Jessi and Sean

by Azure

Special Feature by Photography by Solaria Jessi and Sean are a fun couple! What else can you say about people who choose to do their wedding processional on Vespa scooters and exchange tattoos instead of rings? Photographing their event gave me a great chance to capture two unique personalities!

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Say “I Do” To The Sunny It Color Of The Season!

by Azure

Yellow is the IT color this season, so outfit your bridesmaids in something sunny and fabulous! For a fresh, youthful and sweet look, the buttercup yellow Lela Rose dresses, with rosette details, are perfect for your maids. Or go simple and classic with the strapless, canary yellow bridesmaid dress from the Vineyard collection at Priscilla of Boston. And if you are looking to go bold, this maxi, patterned halter dress from J.Crew is a fantastic choice.

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Michael Jackson and Wedding Music

by Azure

A few months ago I did an article on hiring wedding bands. Becca, the bandleader I interviewed, mentioned that there were some songs that people requested that she preferred to put on an ipod. One of them was Michael Jackson’s Thriller. If someone wants to hear Thriller, they want to hear the real version! This wedding party obviously did! With Jackson’s death, we’ve all been reintroduced to the music catalog of Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5. What are your favorite Jackson...

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Vintage French Loveliness for your wedding

by Azure

  ...Like A Fluffy White Romantic Dream!     There is something special about old traditions and romantic French style that I just can't tear myself away from! It's like a really good dream that you just don't want to end.  You know... the kind that when you do finally wake up, you do everything you can to try to fall asleep again, just so you can get back to that dream. This gorgeous wedding inspiration board is In honor of old traditions, love and dreams.  To get...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Signature Drinks for Non-Drinkers

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess There’s been a lot of talk about creating a“signature cocktail” for your wedding reception; some of that talk has even come from me! But don’t forget about the non-alcohol drinkers at your wedding as well. Having plenty of non-alcoholic drinks available is especially important if you’re having a summer or outdoor wedding, to keep people from getting dehydrated. An appealing and unusual non-alcoholic drink will ensure that everyone is...

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DIY Wedding Idea for Mac Users

by Azure

Ahh, romance, love, weddings, obviously the next word in this list is... Mac computer! No? Well, maybe it should be. Office 2008 for Mac provides amazing tools for creating your own professional looking save-the-dates, wedding invitations, and place cards. They even have templates for your wedding budget and checklist (although, obviously, as a Savvy Bride, you’re already using OneWed’s wedding checklist and timeline). As a bonus, the first three people to tell us (in the...

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Engage!09 ... A Wedding Industry Summit in Paradise

by Azure

I had the incredible honor of recently attending the engage!09 luxury wedding summit by the lovely and talented Rebecca Grinnals & Kathryn Arce of Engaging Concepts. With an unbelievable line-up of speakers including Carley Roney, Darcy Miller, Marcy Blum, Millie Martini-Bratten, Sylvia Weinstock, Antonia van der Meer, Simon T. Bailey and Preston Bailey, spectacular opening event design from Michelle Rago and closing party design from Jo-Anne Brown of Celebrations, invitations from...

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Love in Bloom: Ideas for Your Wedding Flowers

by Azure

Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding. Someone once said, “Flowers are love’s truest language.” The selection of flowers is one of the most vivid reflections of the couple’s personal style and taste. You may prefer the look and fragrance of roses, lilies or gardenias, but many brides design their bouquets based on the meanings of various flowers—daisies for innocence, forget-me-nots for true love, honeysuckle for generosity and devoted affection, and ivy...

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Newfound Respect For The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game!

by Azure

I've always said that when I become engaged, I'll be putting the kibosh on all of the age-old bridal shower and bachelorette party traditions- think "Bride-to-Be" sash, the plastic, princess-esque tiara, and most of all, the infamous toilet paper wedding dress< /a> game. When I stumbled upon this post in New York Magazine's Fashion section, though, my mind was forever changed... I knew I had to stop sipping on the toilet paper wedding dress haterade! CheapChicWeddings.com hosted a...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Get In Lance Armstrong Shape For Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway After sporting a bikini this weekend for the first time all summer, I started feeling the need for a good tone-up! Whether you’re a size 2, or 22, it’s undeniable that a solid workout makes you feel, and look, like a million bucks. So, to help you get motivated to shape up for your upcoming nuptials, this week’s Savvy Steal is a Shape Up for Summer giveaway from FRS Healthy Energy! FRS products contain a revolutionary blend of...

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Bubbly Bride: Men’s Wedding Fashion Trend Alert- Suspenders

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride There is something about men in suspenders that makes the wedding's atmosphere a bit more lighthearted and fun! They add a vintage touch, a little bit of rock 'n' roll and a whole lot of attitude to the men's attire on the big day. Don't worry about sacrificing a formal feel at your wedding. During the ceremony the jackets can stay on and no one will see the suspenders, but during pictures and the reception let the guys cut loose and have some fun! Your...

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DIY Decorating Idea for a Casual Event

by Azure

Happy Monday, hope you enjoyed your long weekend! Remember a few weeks ago when Jamie pointed us toward paint cards as a way to get inspiration for wedding colors? In Real Simple, one of this month’s “New uses for old things” has an idea for folding the paint cards over and making place cards out of them. I tried it this weekend for a family brunch, and it really brightened up the table. Obviously, not the way to go for a formal event, but it could be a fun touch for a...

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A Fourth of July Ballpark Wedding

by Azure

Welcome to your three day weekend. We hope you've enjoyed our week of patriotic and Fourth of July themed posts. You can't get more All-American than baseball, so we hope you enjoy this video! If you get dizzy easily, be careful, the cameraman seems to have had one or two ballpark beers too many!

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DIY Wedding Idea:  Clinique Bridal Make-up

by Azure

Feeling the pinch on your wedding budget because you fell in love with the designer wedding dress or your mother made you invite your Great Aunt Mildred who you have never met? Even on a tight budget, you should never have to compromise on looking your best on your special day. That is why Clinique’s tips for Do-It-Yourself Bridal Beauty are ideal for brides on a budget.

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Savvy Steals Winner- Sexy Frederic Fekkai Waves For One Lucky Bride!

by Azure

Congratulations, SkippyNXC! We're arming you with all the essentials to make waves with your sexy, tousled summertime hair! We know you'll love these Frederic Fekkai products as much as we do. And to the rest of our Savvy Scoopers- less than two weeks left to tell us how you would POP your Platinum Proposal! You don't want to miss your chance to win a set of fabulous Kirk Kara platinum wedding bands. For full details, click HERE! Happy 4th of July, ladies!

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Calling Chicago Brides in Search of a Great Deal on a Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Here's a great opportunity for you to save money on a Caroline De Villo dress.

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The Bespoke Bride: Plan To Enjoy The Wedding Planning Process

by Azure

About The Bespoke Bride Long before I got engaged and began planning my own wedding, I planned events for a living. So it came as little surprise the level of detail and logistics that are required to pull one off – whether it’s a small intimate gathering or grand scale ballroom affair. Pulling things together, getting people in one area, and providing them a memorable experience, takes work. There are so many options to choose from, costs to incur and decisions to be made. If...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Potluck Wedding Reception, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven looks for a way to combine: a tight budget, a desire to feed people, and good manners. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Why not write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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