Splurge or Save: Unique Jewelry Gifts For Your Fabulous B-maids

by The Broke-Ass Bride

  Being a bridesmaid is serious business – it requires a lot of time, love, and patience, not to mention a sizeable chunk of moolah. While bridesmaids' gifts aren’t carefully itemized on everyone’s wedding budget checklist, in this Broke-Ass’ opinion, they most certainly should be! Reward your girls with something other than a tiny bouquet.  Whether you choose to splurge or save is entirely up to you – but just know that dollar amount is not directly...

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Splurge Or Save: Adorable Sequin Pumps For Brides + Bridesmaids

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Just because you’re a budget-minded bride doesn’t mean you’re not susceptible to the latest trends. My current obsession, for example: sequin everything. Nothing makes me squeal like a 12 year old at a Hanson concert circa 1997 more than a sparkly pair of designer sequin pumps, or a cute little sequined party dress. But as much as we lust over names like Kate Spade, Vera Wang, or Jimmy Choo –  forking up several hundred dollars for a single pair of shoes puts a serious...

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Budget Wedding Idea: 9 Specialty Beers for Your Reception!

by Azure

  Is your man a big beer drinker? If the answer is yes, have you considered incorporating specialty brews into your special day? We’ve noticed a growing trend of couples’ serving beer at their I Do’s and it’s easy to understand what’s driving this wedding trend. Beer is a budget-friendly alternative to wine, with the priciest 6-pack of craft beer typically costing less than a single bottle of vino. If you’re trying to come up with creative ideas to save your...

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DIY Wedding Flowers: Purple Passion

by Azure

  Special to onewed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com   Go bold! Go Purple!  If your passion lies in the color purple we’ve got a DIY wedding flowers plan for you. Using wholesale flowers and spending less than $550 you can decorate a wedding for up to 80 guests, bridal party and parents including the following: - 8 Centerpieces - Bridal bouquet with asymmetrical style - 2 Bridesmaids bouquets - Groom boutonniere - 2 Groomsmen boutonnieres - 2 Moms...

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Wedding invitation tip: The 75% rule

by Azure

    It is hard to rationalize why any of your friends or family members wouldn't want to come and join you in celebrating you big day. I find this especially hard when you are putting a year into wedding planning and you know how excited you are for the day to arrive. Believe it or not, the 75% rule (of all the guests you invite, plan for a 75% acceptance rate) tends to hold pretty true pending a few variables.  Trust me, you will start to think that your wedding is different...

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Save BIG with In-Season Wedding Flowers

by Azure

Buying flowers out of season will make a major dent in your wedding budget.  But if you make the effort to buy in-season wedding blooms, you could wind up saving a pretty penny.  Below are some fabulous in-season choices for each wedding season! • Spring: Apple blossom, Bird of Paradise, Calla lily, Cherry Blossom, Dahlia, Casa Blanca Lily, Lilac, Orchid, Peach blossom, Peony, Poppy, Rose, Sweet Pea, Tulip • Summer: Amaranthus, Baby's Breath , Bird of Paradise,...

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Wedding Flowers 101: Select by Season to Save!

by Azure

...brought to you by Nectar Looking for the ultimate resource to guide you to your perfect wedding flowers? And working hard to stay on budget? Then check out this wedding flowers 101 guide from the floral artisans at Nectar. You can see the features and seasonal availability of all the most popular wedding flowers (from peonies and hydrangeas to Gerbera daisies and Queen Anne's Lace), but it doesn't stop there! Click on any flower name, and see the bloom's latin name, common...

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Wedding Daily Deals Coming to a City Near You!

by Azure

Guess what, savvy brides??We've launched our very own daily deal site! We know that staying on budget is tough, so we're here to make your job as a wedding planning bride easier and more stress-free. Save over 50% on those items and services that are must-haves for your wedding. Then take the money you save and splurge on the honeymoon, a gift for your groom or platinum wedding bands that'll last forever. This week, New York brides can score a $225 engagement photo session for...

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6 Ways to Save on Wedding Catering

by Azure

Wedding catering is not cheap, it can take a big bite out of your wedding budget. But with a little creativity and some help from OneWed, you won't break the budget with your wedding reception bites! Here are 6 simple ways to save big on your wedding catering: 1. Transform the basics, and avoid high-end, pricey ingredients. Everyone loves raw veggies and dip, so why not spruce up this staple for a wedding reception appetizer. Take fancy shot glasses and fill with ranch, blue...

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Saving Money on Your Wedding Cake is a Piece of Cake

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander Shapiro fromBravoBride.com The wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a couple's reception. Beautiful, delicious, true works of art, they typically have the price tags to match. The cost is understandable, considering the time and work that goes into creating an elaborate wedding cake. But no need to fret! Here are four ideas to help you get your dream cake without breaking your budget: Choose Buttercream over Fondant Fondant icing gives...

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