25 First Dance Songs for Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

My main squeeze is amazing, and surprised me with couples dance lessons at the famous Arthur Murray dance studio.  What a guy, right?   We have yet to put on our dancing shoes, but while browsing all the different styles of dance that Arthur Murray offers, I came across some fantastic advice, tips and ideas for all those special dances at your wedding reception.   And what's more memorable and magical than your first dance as husband and wife?  It's major!...

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9 week’s worth of priceless wedding wisdom

by Azure

  Brides across the nation were loving Bridal Wave, and after nine fabulous episodes, season one is a wrap!   Each episode was jam-packed with priceless advice from world-famous experts, including celebrity wedding photographer Bob Davis of Bob & Dawn Davis Photography and Pulitzer Prize winning photographer Candace Cusic, a-list party planner Colin Cowie, Vatana Watters of Watters Bridal and so many more.  And for the couple shows I couldn't host, I was honored to...

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Vintage Wedding Ideas: 8 ways to use mason jars

by Oh Lovely Day

Special to onewed by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day   If you are at all familiar with my blog, Oh Lovely Day, you know that I am a big lover of mason jars.  But let's face it, if you are having a vintage-styled wedding then mason jars are a must-have for your decor.  And there are quite a few ways you can incorporate them:   1. Use them as beverage containers 2. Use them for take-home dessert treats 3. Use chalkboard paint to make them escort cards Photo Credit...

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Top 5 Wedding Splurges and Wedding Saves!

by Azure

Celebrity wedding planner Colin Cowie knows all about wedding splurges.  But... he didn't come out of the womb planning million dollar weddings!  So he knows quite a bit about where to save when planning a wedding, too.  Below, Colin shares his 5 splurges, and 5 areas to save, so you can execute your dream wedding vision without breaking the bank.   5 spurge-worthy wedding items: 1. Beautiful Invitations 2. Stunning Flowers 3. Delicious Food 4. Tasty...

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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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You’re Invited! Chicago Brides and Wedding Pros

by Azure

Come join the Bridal Wave this Saturday, September 10th at 10 am CST! Do you adore all things bridal fashion? Then we want YOU to participate in episode three of Bridal Wave! Episode three is all about the wedding dress, so if you're in Chicago this Saturday, attend the LIVE show and share your wisdom and advice with our Bridal Wave fans. Chicago Brides & Wedding Pros! You're invited to watch episode 3 of Bridal Wave LIVE at the Kenmore Live Studio at 678 N Wells Street in...

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Join the Bridal Wave, Share Your Wedding Wisdom!

by Azure

Our very first episode of Bridal Wave was a huge success! If you missed it, don't you worry! You can catch episode 1 on YouTube, and starting this Saturday, August 27th at 1pm central, you can watch Bridal Wave LIVE at Livestream.com/Kenmorelivestudio. Each week we'll meet a new bride-to-be, and help guide her through the toughest parts of the wedding planning process. Each bride will be facing a different set of obstacles, but as you know... certain questions about love and...

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Whimsical Wedding Colors: Deep Purple + Hot Pink

by Azure

Wondering what wedding colors are hot right now? One on-trend color palette we're loving at the moment is deep purple with hot pink. Bold, glamourous and regal, you'll make a serious statement if you choose these hues for your upcoming I Do's! Purple is great because it feels rich without looking too girly for your groom. And there are TONS of wedding flowers that come in deep purple hues, including: - anemones - dahlias - freesias - lilacs -orchids - ranunculas -...

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