15 Ways to Spend Less on Your Wedding

by Azure

Here on OneWed, we're all about helping you get the best bang for your wedding buck! So today, we share 15 insider tips on how to reduce your wedding costs without making too many sacrifices. 1. Having a wedding in winter months is definitely cheaper than having it in peak seasons, such as fall or summer. Consider looking at different dates that will save you a great deal of money! 2. Consider a daytime wedding instead of the evening, or a Friday or Sunday wedding instead of a...

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Weddings Going Once, Going Twice… SOLD to the Still Happy Nearlyweds!

by Azure

Would you buy someone else's dream wedding if you could get it for a steal? New kid on the block, Bridal Brokerage, hopes you say YES! Knowing that over a quarter million weddings are called off each year, Bridal Brokerage is looking to create a secondary market where canceled weddings can be bought and sold. It's an interesting concept, and definitely makes sense... weddings are expensive, and require lots of money (and time from wedding pros) upfront. So with 250k couples...

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Budget Wedding Tips: Saving Money on Your Wedding Cake

by Azure

Looking for a delicious way to save a little money? Alissa Levine of Pastry Girl Cakes was recently kind enough to share these money saving ideas for your wedding cake. FAKE IT
 Get a smaller tiered cake (or dummy cake) for the reception and ask your baker to make sheet cakes that your caterer can cut and serve to guests

 KEEP IT SIMPLE
 Cakes from magazines are usually very expensive because they are so ornate. The less decoration on your cake, the less the cake will...

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Frugalista Says Think about Next Year’s Holiday Weddings!

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Carrie Kirby of Frugalista I got engaged over the holidays, back in 1996. My parents got engaged over the holidays, back in 1969. So I’m thinking, maybe you got engaged over the holidays! Yes? Congratulations. You are probably thinking about what date a year or so in the future would be a good day to get married. Let me put forth an unpopular suggestion: Get married right after Christmas. It will save you money and give you a good excuse to dump your future...

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The Man Registry: Don’t Let the Economy Ruin Your Dream Wedding

by Azure

About the Man Registry All signs may be pointing to the economy as a whole starting to gain momentum and crawl out of the doldrums of the past year. However, most of us are still feeling the crunch when it comes to personal spending. The financial pain can be especially tough if you’re planning a wedding. Lucky for you, The Man Registry’s resident groom planning expert Simon Daykin of Firefly Occasions has some tips to share this week on not letting the (still) slumping economy...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Potluck Wedding Reception, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven looks for a way to combine: a tight budget, a desire to feed people, and good manners. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Why not write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Top Tips on Reducing Your Wedding Costs

by Azure

If you're just diving in to wedding planning and feeling overwhelmed with expenses, Pure Ambiance Event Planning has some great basic tips on reducing your costs. Check out our special feature by Kisha Barner of Pure Ambiance Event Planning over here.

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Looking for New Budget Wedding Ideas?

by Azure

Hey, did you know that having 50 guests will cost you less than having 200? Well, yes, you probably did. So many articles on how to have a wedding on a tight budget give you "helpful" advice like this. That's why I loved my conversation with Stephanie Berenbaum, co-founder of Fabulous and Frugal, Stephanie gave me real examples from her own wedding of how you can reduce costs while increasing the personal nature of your wedding. Come over to the advice section and check it out.

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Your marriage is forever, but your jewels don’t have to be.

by Azure

If your exquisite taste in jewelry is currently a little more exquisite than your bank account, give I'm Over It a look. It's a great idea - essentially Netflix for jewelry. It's a great way to add some sparkle to your bridal ensemble without blowing your budget. You can rent pieces as singles or in sets, and by the week or by the month. And, yes, if you absolutely fall in love with a piece, you can work out a way to buy it. It's your inner beauty that shines the most on your...

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Top Tips on Navigating the Wedding Aftermarket

by Azure

If you just got married, you might be staring at a closet full of candles, vases and other wedding items that you’ll never use again. Instead of shutting the door and dealing with it later, consider selling your items to another bride. Not only will you be helping her save some money, but you can recoup some of your wedding costs, too. If you're nervous about diving into the online wedding aftermarket, Susan Alexander Shapiro of BravoBride has some great advice on buying, selling,...

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