Lowering the Bar for Your Reception

by Azure

Alcohol is one of the big expenses of most wedding receptions. In most areas, your guests will expect an open bar, and costs can rack up faster than you think. Fortunately, your friendly former bartender is here to help. One of the most...

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Expert Answers: The Picture of Financial Compromise

by Azure

Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Over the last few days, I have watched different clips on morning shows or read in the news about brides saving money as...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Three-Ringed Circus-Themed Weddings!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Here we go then, my debut as not only a Savvy Scoop guest blogger but any guest blogger. I am super excited (and shh! a teeny bit nervous – please play nice with the new girl). Quite apart from the lengthy and...

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Introducing Rock ‘n Roll Bride: One of Our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Rock ‘n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness in a cookie cutter, pastel pink, poufy dressed wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day – let *you* define your day. I'm Kat AKA The Rock 'n Roll...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Beautiful Bordeaux

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Whether you’re planning a wedding at a vineyard or simply love a fine vintage, this inspiration board is for you! Burgundy and gold are a beautiful color combination to pair with ornate and elegant details....

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Bride Chic: BEYOND WHITE

by Azure

About Bride Chic Would you get married in black? Once upon a time most women did. In the 1800's brides wore everyday colors, mostly darker, somber ones. Today when we think black though, brides rarely come to mind. It's usually a shade...

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The Worth of a Good Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Special Feature by Krista Guenin of Krista Photography Every once in a while, a bride will contact me about photographing her wedding and will find that I'm out of her price range. It always stinks to miss out on a potentially great...

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Featured Wedding: How Amy Met Gabe

by Azure

Admittedly, I am a sucker for "how we met" stories. The tale of Amy & Gabe, below, is just one of those stories. How did you meet your sweetheart? I was staring into space as I waited to order my Potbelly’s sandwich in Midway Airport....

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Wedding Cake or Work of Art?

by Azure

It seems like the wedding cake is taking a back seat these days. Cupcakes, chocolate fountains, sweet tables, they’re all wonderful, but there’s something truly special about a beautiful wedding cake. Maybe because it reminds us of...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Great Garters!

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid With all the great ways out there to personalize your wedding, it's amazing that for so long, the Garter has been the unsung heroine of wedding festivities! Really, she's a best supporting actress; a scene stealer,...

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Music to Your Bridesmaids’ Ears

by Azure

Why shouldn't your bridesmaids' gifts be pretty and practical? Supplement that mix of your favorite girlgang songs with these terrific little earbuds from chicBuds. They're retractable, compatible with computers and portable CD and MP3...

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NYC Brides & Grooms: Tuxedo Warehouse Sale March 12-15

by Azure

Who doesn't love a good bargain! Dress your wedding party in style with up to 70% off retail prices! HART SCHAFFNER MARX WAREHOUSE SALE 317 West 33rd Street Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, March 15th Thursday: 8:00am –...

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The Man Registry: What in the World is a “Man Shower?”

by Azure

About The Man Registry One of the hottest trends in the wedding industry is the growing popularity of man showers. Sounds funny right? It did to us too. But, as funny as “man shower” sounds – trust us grooms, this is something...

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A Wedding Budget That’s Gone to the Birds

by Azure

While most of today’s brides are looking for ways to cut back a little on expenses, the British are going all out. Check out this article about an owl that delivers wedding rings during the ceremony. For a little extra, you can also hire an...

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Indian Wedding Favors a Slumdog Millionaire - or Anyone - Can Afford!

by Azure

Special Feature by Susan Hawkins of My Wedding Favors. If you haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire yet, you should! It's one of the best movies I've ever seen. Hi! I'm Susan, and I'm a movie fan, a devoted dog lover, a wild woman... and I...

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Hostess With The Mostess: Pomegranate Martini

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’re looking for a yummy drink to serve at your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or wedding reception, try this simple Pomegranate Martini recipe! Pomegranates have been taking wedding menus by...

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Bubbly Bride: Crystallized Weddings

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When you want to add some “bling” to your wedding, Swarovski Crystals are a stunning way to create a luxurious feel to your big day. Drip your centerpieces in crystals and jazz up your details with some added sparkle...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Buds & Blossoms…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Less Is More With Affordable Decor! If you're looking for fun, affordable decor ideas for your wedding day, why not head over to cb2? They have an adorable array of bud vases to incorporate into your wedding...

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Custom invitations to show off your inner designer

by Azure

Whether it's because you like things just so or just plain gorgeous, sometimes a girl's gotta design her own. Better yet, you can let a talented designer do the crafting to suit your exquisite taste while you sit back and approve. This...

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Wedding Flowers on a Budget

by Azure

Believe it or not, March 1st was the first day of meteorological spring. I don't really know what that means either, but at this point I'm desperate for any sign that winter will end. One of the best signs is the coming of spring flowers....

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Wedding on a Budget: Interview with Sharon Naylor

by Azure

Attention Savvy Brides! I was lucky enough to score an interview with Sharon Naylor, author of 1,001 Ways To Save Money… and Still Have a Dazzling Wedding. Get ready to make your wallet happy and your budget a little roomier. You have a...

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Insider Tips for Creating a Green Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Brian Worley of YourBASH! and host of Party Monsters Cabo. These days, throwing green weddings and events is much easier than in the past and doesn't have to cost you much more, if anything, than a traditional wedding. ...

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Finding Inspiration in a Williams-Sonoma Catalog

by Azure

Afternoon Savvy Scoopers! Last night I found a wedding delight in my favorite cook's catalog - Williams-Sonoma. Perhaps not the first place you go for wedding decor ideas, but WS knows how to dress and photograph a table! For a...

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