Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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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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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Questions about What to Wear

by Azure

In this week's Wedding Maven column, I answer another question about what guests should, and shouldn't, wear to a wedding. Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or issues? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Budget Idea for Dresses: Think Prom

by Azure

As a mom, I hate that kids’ clothes look so adult these days. As a short shopper on a budget, I love it! It’s one of the few benefits of being short, kids’ clothes and shoes cost less than adult clothes and shoes. I’ve found a few places where the smallest adult size and largest kid size are identical, except for pricing. Even if they aren’t short, your bridesmaids can take advantage of a similar “youth discount.” Instead of looking for bridesmaids’ dresses in bridal...

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A Green Idea for Taking Care of Your Wedding Dress

by Azure

If you’re using an heirloom wedding dress, or you’d like your future daughter to have the option of doing so, you need to have your dress properly cleaned and stored. The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists is an organization of dry cleaners that specializes in restoring and preserving wedding dresses. As you know, we like to keep things as green as possible here at onewed, but regular dry cleaning is anything but environmentally friendly. That’s why we’re glad The...

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Get a wedding dress with the best of both worlds

by Azure

One of the best things about this year's wedding dress collections is that savvy green brides no longer have to make a choice between conscience and fashion sense. Take the Vert collection by Jessica Iverson, for example. These gorgeous couture dresses are made with sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics - you'll even a hempsilk option that's suitable for vegans. You'll get extra bonus points from Mother Earth because Jessica Iverson avoids bleaches and harsh chemical dyes, but you may...

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Finding a Bargain Wedding Dress that Looks Like a Million

by Azure

Sure, you want to look amazing at your wedding, but a Savvy Bride like you knows you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. Here are a few tips on finding the perfect white wedding dress without spending too much green. 1. Set a budget before you start looking. Yeah, we say it over and over. But that’s because it will really help you out. Decide early on how much you’re willing to spend, striking a good balance between the fact that it’s for a dress that you’ll only wear...

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