How to Have the Ultimate Outdoor Summer Wedding

by HannahN

Summer weddings allow for sunny ceremonies in the open air, bright florals, and nostalgic elements that will take you back to the simpler days in life. However, the hot months also means plentiful bugs and sweaty, uncomfortable guests, so you will need to prepare ahead of time to ensure that memories of your wedding do not focus on wet brows and mosquitos. We have compiled some ideas below for how to keep your guests comfortable and entertained, and about how to fully take advantage...

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The Wedding Toast Train Wreck

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Weddings fill us with LOVE and affection for well, practically everybody, depending on how much you’ve been drinking. We get a few glasses of champagne in us, and we suddenly feel eloquent, inspired, and best/worst of all - we feel a profound need to TOAST to the happy couple, and also to LOVE, lovers everywhere, a prosperous new year for all (when it's already June), and while you're at it, best wishes to everyone, including your ex-boyfriend Randall, who you still haven’t...

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5 New Rules of Engagement: It Can Happen Anytime, Any Place, & In A Totally Logical Way

by The Broke-Ass Bride

So a good friend of mine just got engaged this weekend - in PARIS, of all places. Ooh la la! Her boyfriend pulled out all the stops - the Eiffel Tower, a seven course dinner, rose petals, champagne, happy tears, fireworks - OK I don't think there were actual fireworks - but I'm sure there were all kinds of colorful explosions happening in her mind. I'm insanely happy for her, and I am so in love with her fiance for giving her the most absolutely perfect proposal I'd ever heard...

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3 Things To Consider Before You Start Dropping Hints About An Engagement Ring

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Turtle Love Co Ladies, I have a burning question for you this week. When it comes to the ring you'll wear every day for the rest of your life, do you leave it all to chance, or do you just drag your man down to the jeweler's? I LOVE surprises, so I was ok with letting my hubs pick out my engagement ring all by himself. But if you have EXTREMELY specific tastes in bling, the idea of leaving your ring selection up to some hapless DUDE might scare you to death. If you feel you must...

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Honeymoon Planning: 5 Steps to Success!

by Azure

  ...from The Man Registry Planning a wedding isn’t easy. This doesn’t bode well for a lot of grooms who would surely rather be kicking back and watching college football than researching and planning a wedding. One of the largest time consumers on the groom’s side of wedding planning is the honeymoon. From finding a location to budgeting to planning activities, it can become quite tedious. That’s why we’ve prepared a list of five “no-brainers”– some basic...

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The Man Registry: Top 3 Things The Groom Must Remember For The Wedding Day

by Azure

About The Man Registry 3 Things a Groom Shouldn’t Forget on the Big Day There’s a lot to remember on your wedding day. I’ll spare you some of the more boring details and just focus on the three things that are going to help get you through the day in one piece and on your feet. Wake up on time! Whether you’re staying at home, your parents’ place or a hotel, set two alarms! You should also put the Best Man in charge of calling you to triple check that you’re up. Be sure...

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The Man Registry: 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Planning the Wedding Night

by Azure

About The Man Registry I’m sure you’re busy planning the rehearsal dinner, choosing the groomsmen attire or booking the honeymoon, but I’m going to be blunt about another thing that is equally important: wedding night sex. This is an area that most grooms do overlook in the months and weeks leading up to the wedding. However, it’s something that you definitely want to get right. It entails a lot more than just the act of sex. It’s just as much about setting the proper...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Wedding Gift Registries, How to Spread the Word

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven performs a daring feat when she helps two brides, each with a different question about her wedding registry, with ONE column! Sound exciting? Read on! Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Ask the Wedding Maven: When Bachelorette Parties Go Awry

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who feels like she might get taken for a ride. If you've got a question about wedding traditions or etiquette, write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com

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Introducing The Bespoke Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

The Bespoke Bride is a big-city loving gal with a background in event planning and communications. She's using this to plan the biggest celebration she's thrown- her unwedding. She started The Bespoke Bride blog to chronicle her planning experience and has grown into a resource for other couples out there who also want a customized tailor-made wedding. You won't find anything on garter belts or flower tosses, but you may find a few unique tidbits on throwing a fabulous party with the...

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