Affordable DIY wedding centerpieces: 5 Fab Ideas

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Erik Braunitzer of Douglas Elliman Creating beautiful, memorable wedding table centerpieces doesn’t have to translate into breaking the budget, especially if you do-it-yourself!  And if you’re a crafty bride, preparing your own DIY centerpieces can actually help diffuse some of the wedding planning stress, assuming you don’t wait until the night before to get started ☺  Below you'll find five chic, inexpensive and creative ideas for wedding...

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8 Beautiful Wedding Dresses for Under $500

by Azure

Every bride wants to pick a wedding dress that will make her groom's jaw drop, his knees weak, and his heart fill with pride and adoration. But truthfully, no matter what style of gown you choose, your groom will surely be impressed. After all, he chose you out of all the other women in the world to be his one and only! And if you're able to score a drop dead gorgeous wedding dress for a steal, your groomie will not only drool... but he'll praise you for your budget savvy...

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DIY Weddings - 21 Shops that Deliver the Goods

by Azure

Are you planning a few DIY projects to add your own personal touch to your wedding day? If so, there are lots of fantastic resources out there to help you achieve do-it-yourself success! And today, we're giving you the full rundown of the must-explore online shops that deliver all the ingredients you'll need to DIY like a pro. 21 winners await... Shop Sweet Lulu - for tiny reception accents that make a big impact. Minted - for chic tissue decor and of course, pretty printable...

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Summer Wedding Flowers Guide

by Azure

Since you loved our East to West Spring Wedding Flowers Guide, and were begging on Twitter for a similiar post for Summer, we didn't want to leave you hanging. And today we deliver! Ready to find out what types of flowers are in-season during summer in your neck of the woods? It could save you a bundle if you're planning sweet summertime I Do's! East—Asiatic lily, black-eyed Susan, cosmos, delphinium, larkspur, pee gee hydrangea, rose, sunflower, zinnia ...

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How To: Stock the Reception Bar Like a Champ

by Azure

A few weeks back, Jessica of The Budget Savvy Bride shared her best tips and tricks for pulling off a spectacular wedding on a dime. When asked to divulge her single best budget wedding idea, she had this to say... For my wedding, we found a venue that allowed us to supply our own alcohol, so we shopped at discount stores for our wine and beer for the reception. Cheapo Trader Joe's wine was disguised by custom wine bottle labels we DIY'd so no one was the wiser! If you're savvy...

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East to West Spring Wedding Flowers Guide

by Azure

One great way to cut down on the wedding flowers spend (without sacrificing your vision) is to focus primarily on flowers that are in season when you're getting married. And now that Spring has sprung, it's the perfect time to talk in-season, budget-friendly blooms. Since each U.S. region has its own unique climate, the types of flowers blooming in Spring on the East Coast will be different that what's blooming down South. So take it from Martha, and use the guide below to find the...

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5 Inside Tips from The Budget Savvy Bride

by Azure

Since starting to plan my own wedding, I've had to face one very harsh reality. Weddings ARE expensive, no matter how you cut it. So I've had a few burning questions on my mind about how to get crafty with your budget. Luckily, our girl Jessica aka The Budget Savvy Bride, came through big and answered my questions, and I thought I'd share the nuggets of wisdom with you today! Ready to roll? Best kept budget wedding secret? Hosting your event at a public space for little-to-no...

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15 Ways to Spend Less on Your Wedding

by Azure

Here on OneWed, we're all about helping you get the best bang for your wedding buck! So today, we share 15 insider tips on how to reduce your wedding costs without making too many sacrifices. 1. Having a wedding in winter months is definitely cheaper than having it in peak seasons, such as fall or summer. Consider looking at different dates that will save you a great deal of money! 2. Consider a daytime wedding instead of the evening, or a Friday or Sunday wedding instead of a...

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7 Wonderful Wedding Cake Alternatives

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Looking for some sweet alternatives to the traditional wedding cake and groom’s cake? Whether you’re just not that into cake or want to put a unique and personal spin on your wedding dessert, here are a few ideas to consider. 1. Macarons. Oh la la! These sweet meringue-based French confections filled with ganache or butter cream sandwiched between two cookies not only look lovely, but taste delicious. You could offer them...

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13 Budget-Friendly Blooms to Stretch Your Wedding Dollar

by Azure

Brides love flowers, but it's no secret that beautiful blooms are expensive! After talking with a few talented Chicago florists, I learned that the going rate for a single wedding is about $10,000. Yowza! $10,000 for a whole lot of floral pretty that lasts just one day? Seems a little steep! So to help you cut down on your wedding flower spend, I did a bit of research to round up some of the most budget-friendly blooms. Incorporating these types of flowers definitely let brides get...

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