10 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Your Wedding

by Azure

If you're newly engaged or just beginning your wedding planning journey, FREEZE! Stop where you are and read the ten tips below. Because whether your budget is $5,000 or $50,000, there is absolutely no reason to overpay to create the wedding of your dreams. Am I right? To get you started, here are ten ideas to help you save big: Cut the guest list - The quickest way to shave dollars and cents off the cost of your wedding is to scale back the guest list. If you only invite 40 or...

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Wedding Planning Wisdom—Stretching Your Décor Budget

by Azure

Now that I'm wedding planning too, I thought it would be fun to tackle important questions on most brides minds. And if you have a question you want answered, just email it to us at SavvyScoop@OneWed.com with "Wedding Planning Wisdom" in the subject line. We'll tap our vast network of wedding pros and blogger friends to share their expertise. Ready for question numero uno? Let's do it! The Question: I'm on a tight décor budget, so what can I do to make the most of my wedding...

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Cyber Monday Steals for Budget-Savvy Brides

by Azure

One day only, you can score major savings when you buy online, thanks to everyone's fav post-Thanksgiving shopping holiday, Cyber Monday. And we've rounded up all the best deals especially for brides! Let's get to it, shall we? Cyber Monday Shopping Codes J.Crew Factory - 50% Off with YOURGIFT Scoop NYC - 25% Off with CYBER Diane von Furstenberg - 30% Off all sale items with HOLIDAYSALE Orbitz - 15% Off select hotels with HOLIDAY15 Wren - 40% Off non-sale merchandise...

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Black Friday Bargains for Budget-Savvy Brides

by Azure

Can you believe tomorrow is Thanksgiving?! Time certainly flies! And while we all look forward to stuffing our faces with turkey, cranberries, stuffing, and sweet potatoes, we also know what the day after Thanksgiving brings... spectacular Black Friday steals and deals! And since I know you brideys are busy, I did the work rounding up the best Black Friday discounts just for you! Take a look... Bridal Bling & Baubles JewelMint: 70% off your first JewelMint piece (new customers...

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A Gorgeous Wedding for Under $6000

by Azure

Real Wedding by Polis Photography After photographing Kjestine and Brian's wedding at the Southern Vermont Arts Center, and seeing every last detail up close and personal, it was hard to imagine that they were planning on a budget! Now, we've all heard about super crafty brides pulling off breathtakingly beautiful weddings with budgets of $10,000 to $15,000. But $6,000?! Believe it or not, Kjestine and Brian pulled it off! The bride, with help from her friends and bridesmaids,...

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Iced Out Wedding DIY

by Azure

Fact: The majority of folks gearing up to attend a wedding have one thing on the mind... drinks, drinks and more drinks! Soon-to-be wedding guests are overcome with visions of open bars and free flowing booze, and really... can you blame them? What this means is that the signature drinks and spirits you serve will not go unnoticed. Luckily though, making your wedding cocktails stand out with a few extra special touches is not difficult to do! One of our favorite ideas? Floral ice...

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Go Wedding Cake + Topper Crazy

by Azure

We've noticed lately that brides love cute cake toppers! And whether you go classic, romantic, or totally offbeat, you'll want a wedding cake topper that does your expensive reception confection justice! Now, if you're a cake topper lover, choosing just one may prove to be difficult. But no need to worry, because we've got the perfect solution to share with you today! If you opt for a reception dessert spread featuring multiple small wedding cakes (rather than one grand cake), you...

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4 Easy Ways to Save on Your Wedding

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner, TheManRegistry.com Let’s face it; unless you’re marrying a Kardashian and money is no object, the majority of today’s engaged couples are looking for ways to save money while planning their weddings. By now you’ve realized that wedding day price tags can add up quickly, but don’t sweat it. Here are some ways to turn those splurges into saves. • Guest List: Consider eliminating plus one invites for guests on your list who...

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How I Got My $5000 Wedding Dress for $1900

by Oh Lovely Day

Many people have asked me about my wedding dress; what did I pick, where did I find it, how much did it cost?  Well I really want to share because my wedding gown was my absolute dream gown, and how I got it is one of the things I'm most proud of from all of the things I did for our wedding (DIY projects included). Every bride has a different budget.  We definitely had a budget.  To stay within that budget, we made some sacrifices:  I had my cousin shoot our wedding video...

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Make Wedding Guests Think You Spent a Fortune: 5 Ideas for Your Reception Tables

by Azure

  When it comes to your wedding reception tabletops, you want to make a statement. But if your budget for wedding flowers isn't $10,000+, you'll need a little creativity to wow the crowd! Which is exactly why you came to OneWed, right?   Below we share five luxe for less ideas for creating captivating tabletops at your wedding reception:   1. Treasure hunting at home  Don't be afraid to use and repurpose items you (or your fiance, mom, sister, best...

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