9 Divine Wedding Dresses for Less Than $900!

by Azure

We've been loving Nordstrom's Wedding Suite since it launched last year. But something we love even more? All the affordable designer wedding dresses available through Nordstrom! In the past, it was tough to find a gorgeous wedding dress for less than $1000. Bridal is such a labor of love and requires lots of TLC, so the hefty price tags weren't all too shocking. But thanks to Nordstrom and designers like Tadashi Shoji, Sue Wong and BCBG, budget-friendly bridal has never looked...

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5 Ways to Save on Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander Shapiro from BravoBride.com   I was watching Say Yes to the Dress: Bridesmaids Edition this weekend and was reminded of the high costs associated with being in the wedding party. The honor of being asked to be a bridesmaid might fade when you spend several hundred dollars on a dress you’ll probably never wear again. So I came up with a short list on how to save your bridesmaids' money while finding a dress you can all love. 1....

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5 Ways a Wedding Planner Can Help Save You Money

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch from BravoBride.com It’s almost a year away. I’m starting to try on wedding dresses and he’s finally putting his side of the guest list together. Planning a wedding may be some women’s dream, but as men like to put it, 'Just tell me when to show up.' As my fiancé and I start to discus details of the big day, the more I dread the stress of planning everything. From caterers to reception sites, I scour the Internet for information and ask...

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Royal Wedding Bridal Bouquet on a Budget

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com Are you Kate Middleton-inspired and looking to the royal wedding for flower ideas? Then you vividly remember the understated and relatively small bridal bouquet Kate carried down the aisle, which was estimated to cost around $1200. Yikes! We loved Kate's simply elegant bouquet, but that price tag is simply out of reach of most of us. Not to fret! Our friends at DIYBride.com were determined to create Kate Middleton’s bouquet...

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The Limited Wedding Dresses and Bling for the Chic Budget Bride

by Azure

Affordable wedding dresses that are chic, modern and elegant are few and far between. But thanks to mainstream retailers like Nordstrom and The Limited, budget-friendly bridal gowns are now at your fingertips! The Limited offers an edited selection of wedding dresses, reception frocks and bridal accessories. And the prices are almost too good to believe. The most expensive gown in The Limited's collection is reasonably priced at $398! And every accessory (including statement...

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2011 Wedding Trends: Royal Wedding Hats and Fascinators

by Azure

Ok, wow. I need to take a deep breath, because I am super excited with last night's find! Like a beacon in the night... while I browsed wedding hairstyles and bridal beauty trends... Jane Tran came to me. Along with our fab twitter pals we've been gunning for the royal wedding hat and fascinator trend to hit the states ASAP. Little did we know, Jane Tran's exquisite bridal fascinators and hats we're right under our noses. In Los Angeles to be precise! Check out all this lovely...

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3 Must Read Tips for Selling an Engagement Ring

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch from BravoBride.com Have you been thinking about upgrading your engagement ring or do you have a one leftover from a relationship that didn’t last? Instead of letting it collect dust in your jewelry box, there are a variety of ways to sell an engagement ring. The amount of choices and the things you have to consider is almost overwhelming. After reading a variety of articles, blogs, and interviewing a private jeweler, here are some top tips to selling...

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Donate an Old Bridesmaid Dress, Score a New LBD!

by Azure

Do you have an old bridesmaid dress or two taking up space in your closet? I know I do! Thanks to The Dessy Group's just-launched NewlyMaid site, you can exchange those bridesmaid frocks you'll never wear again for a chic little black dress! Pretty sweet, huh? Simply mail your old bridesmaid dress (or a mother of the bride/social occasion gown) to NewlyMaid and they'll recycle the garment or donate the dress to the Clothes4Souls charity. So you can add this to your list of...

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DIY Bride: 10 Things You Can Make for Your Own Wedding

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander-Shapiro from BravoBride.com Being a DIY bride can be a daunting but a very rewarding task. Not only can it save quite a bit of the wedding budget but it can also make your big day feel that much more personalized and unique. If you’re ready to tackle some wedding projects we’ve come up with a list of 10 things that you really can do yourself and your name doesn’t have to be Martha. 1. Wedding Invitations If you have sticker shock when...

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A Different Type of Running of the Brides: Gilt’s Wedding Shop is Here!

by Azure

Get ready to power shop, brides-to-be! Gilt.com's wedding shop is back, and there are killer designer discounts that you won't want to miss! Here's the scoop on what you'll find... Designer wedding dresses by Alberta Ferretti, Dennis Basso, Morgan Le Fay, Reem Acra, Temperley London, and Vera Wang. Bridal accessories (clutches, wedding shoes, gloves, jewelry, and more) by Badgley Mischka, Judith Lieber, and Nicole Miller. Bride and groom beauty essentials from Tan Towels, GO...

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