Five “Under the Radar” Jewish Wedding Traditions

by The Modern Jewish Wedding

We are all familiar with the Jewish Stomping of the Glass wedding tradition. Usually the groom breaks the glass, everyone shouts, “Mazel Tov” and the wedding’s ‘official cocktail hour’ begins. If you’re looking to go beyond glass breaking, then keep reading. Here are 5 lesser-known Jewish wedding traditions worthy of consideration and possible inclusion in your Jewish Wedding (or your wedding featuring special Jewish touches). 1. Be Treated Like A Queen Every bride...

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5 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Signature Cocktail

by Valley & Co.

The signature drink is one of those all-important elements of fun that can stand out at your wedding, if concocted properly. Our couples look to Mr. Valley (aka Nick), to help them create that perfect signature cocktail based on criteria he's narrowed down from their favorite brews, liquors and tastes, as well as the ambiance they're going for at their event, the season and the menu. Signature cocktails can go so wrong and become a waste of alcohol and money if they're not created...

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Sparkly Wedding Flowers for NYE and Beyond!

by Azure

Everyone dreams of a glamorous New Year’s Eve wedding celebration because nothing sparkles more than the champagne bubbles toasting a newlywed couple at midnight! With these shimmering wedding flower ideas you’ll have no trouble putting the glitz into your New Year’s Eve nuptials! 1. Holiday Tinted Billy Balls Bring out the sparkle with these glittery versions of Craspedia, the popular wedding bloom commonly known as Billy Balls. Seasonally available in red, silver, gold and...

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Plan the Perfect Destination Wedding

by Azure

  Autumn is in the air, and that means many of you are busy planning destination weddings for the Spring and Summer of 2012! So we though this would be a great time to interview Jeff Copeland, destination wedding expert and owner of Simple Weddings in St Petersburg, Florida, for some tips on planning the perfect destination wedding.     1.  Planning a wedding in your hometown is hard enough. Planning one from hundreds of miles away must be daunting. What are some...

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Priceless Expert Advice: Wedding Hair + Makeup

by Azure

The expert scoop on wedding day makeup and hair extensions! Episode one of Bridal Wave focused on the ever important topic of bridal hair and makeup, and we called on some incredible experts to help our bride-to-be. Sara was a natural brunette beauty with sparkling blue eyes and perfect skin. She was concerned about keeping her wedding makeup looking great all day long, and debating whether or not to take the plunge with hair extensions.  If you share similar concerns, read on...

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Plan the Perfect Outdoor Wedding

by Azure

Tying the knot outdoors? When planning an outdoor wedding, there's a lot to consider and lots to plan for. But no need to worry... onewed is here to share the top 10 ways to ensure your outdoor wedding is out of this world! 1. Specify dress code: It’s a backyard… But it’s a wedding… So you can't blame wedding guests for being confused about what to wear. Let your loved ones know if you're planning a formal, semi-formal, or informal affair. 2. Plan for...

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Wedding Planning Quiz to Discover Your Style

by Azure

Do you know your personal wedding style?  Are you a dreamer or a perfectionist?  A rookie or nonconformist?   Take this quiz and tally up your answers to each question (using the scoring key) to discover your personal wedding planning style!     Wedding Style Scoring Question 1: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4 Question 2: A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4 Question 3: A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2 Question 4: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4 Question 5: A-4, B-3, C-1,...

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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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Finding that Magical Wedding Dress: 5 Top Tips

by Azure

  Finding the perfect wedding dress is a must for most brides.  And while the process of searching, shopping and trying on can be a daunting one, it'll pay off handsomely once you find the gown of your dreams!  But what if you find two dresses that catch your eye and leave you swooning?  How do you make that final decision?  Here are five tips to help you narrow it down to the perfect gown! 1. Do you feel like YOU?  It's great to look "glamorous" or like a "princess" or...

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Sleeved Wedding Dresses, A-Z

by Azure

Since sleeved wedding dresses have made a major comeback, I thought it only appropriate to dig into all the different types of sleeves that brides can choose from. I was sent a fabulous little book entitled Quest for the Dress by Nancy DiFabbio, and this gem helps you find your dream gown without losing your sanity, friends or groom. The nuggets of wisdom in this book are endless, and I'll be sharing the most valuable pieces of advice over the next few months. But today... we talk...

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