5 Easy Ways to Personalize the Wedding

by Azure

Every bride wants her special day to be, well, special! And there are plenty of ways to make your wedding day stand out! The tiniest details can make the biggest impact, and below we share five customized wedding ideas to get you started! Once you read all five, check out all the handmade Etsy wedding treasures to help you make it happen! 1. Wedding Monogram Stamp - Showcase your custom wedding monogram on invitation envelopes, favor bags, thank you notes, and more, with a...

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Weekly Wedding Giveaway for DIY Brides: And the winner is…

by Azure

About OneWed's weekly Savvy Steals giveaway ... Amie R! Congrats, Amie! We know you'll fall in love with Handmade Weddings the instant it arrives at your doorstep! Just don't forget to send us pictures of your best DIY work! And please email SavvyScoop@OneWed.com to claim your prize! Stay tuned for another great wedding giveaway next week, Savvy Scoopers! Every week there's a new chance to win. And speaking of giveaways... if you haven't already done so, enter our Diamond...

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Funky Wedding Rentals from Austin, Texas

by Azure

We're featuring Austin, Texas this week as a unique place to get married. Looking through some pictures of Austin weddings this week two things I've noticed, almost everyone has live music (how could you not in the "capital of live music), and almost all the brides have tattoos! Everything in Austin is a little bit different, even something as simple as an equipment rental company. In most cities, you rent your chairs, tables, and tents from a place that has chairs, tables, and...

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DIY Wedding Centerpiece Instructions

by Azure

Centerpieces are one of the most popular DIY areas for weddings. Keep in mind though that creating centerpieces can be VERY time consuming, and that to keep flowers looking fresh the centerpieces are best done the morning of the wedding, or the night before (if they can be stored in a refrigerator). If you don't have a lot of willing helpers for the morning of your wedding, or an industrial size refrigerator in which to store the flowers overnight, you should consider a professional...

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Ask the Experts: What Are the Best and Worst Places to DIY?

by Azure

Ask the Experts is your chance to get your wedding questions answered by an entire panel of wedding professionals and experts. To ask a question write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: Dear Ask the Experts, Every article I read gives different advice about what sorts of things you can and can’t DIY. In your experience, what are the best things to DIY, and what are the best things to leave to the professionals? Thanks DIY-Wanna-Be Read the column to get the...

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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A DIY Project for the Resourceful Bridesmaid

by Azure

It's a question as old as time... what to do with that damn bridesmaid's dress? ReadyMade magazine (a great resource if you're a DIY kind of gal) recently held a contest and the winner turned hers into a pillow! Here are the directions: 1. Remove all bows, ruffles, and ties from the dress using a seam ripper or sharp scissors. These will be your accents. 2. Use the bottom half of the dress for the body of the pillow. Cut the bottom of the dress away from the top, and slit it...

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DIY Wedding Favor Idea, Create Your Own Scent

by Azure

I’ll admit it; I like aromatherapy. I know it’s a little hokey, and a lot of products called “aromatherapy” just mean “nice smelling,” but I’m really fascinated by how different scents can influence our moods. One of my favorite books on the subject is “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood. I was just flipping through it last night and realized that creating a small vial of massage oil or a home spray could be a great idea...

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A Sweet DIY Wedding Idea: Cupcake Stands

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! If you’ve been following Savvy Scoop you know that serving cupcakes instead of a traditional wedding cake has become a hot trend. A lot of cupcake brides aren’t going with a traditional bakery, they’re having friends create the tasty tidbits. Here’s a question though, how are you going to display the wedding cupcakes? I mean, this isn’t 2nd grade, you can’t just have your mom bring them in a Tupperware! The simple, but still necessary answer:...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Red Rose Wedding Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess And... They’re off! With the Kentucky Derby this weekend, there is one particular flower on everyone’s mind. Red roses play a huge part in the Kentucky Derby, which has been fittingly christened the “Run for the Roses” due to the gorgeous garland of more than 400 red roses and bouquet of 60 long-stemmed red roses presented to the winning horse/jockey duo. Here are a few quick, easy, & budget-friendly centerpiece ideas to get you started… ...

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