15 Budget-Friendly Wedding Gowns High On Style

by Azure

BCBG is one of my go-to shops for cocktail wear. But I had NO idea the brand had launched a beautiful wedding collection! BCBG's wedding dress collection hits on all the trends we're loving right now (sheer lace, statement backs, flirty sleeves, high-low hems) but here's the best part... The gowns are truly affordable, with most styles priced in the $300 to $500 range. Even the most expensive dress is under $1,000, which means no matter what your budget, these stunners are...

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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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Bridal Shoes For Less Than $50, Dyeable In 64 Custom Hues!

by Azure

Some brides dream about walking down the aisle in Manolos, Jimmy Choos, or Christian Louboutins. In fact, most brides probably share this same dream… but the $700+ price tag is enough to bring most of us back down to reality real quick! Now you can get that high-fashion style at a price that won’t kill your already tight wedding budget. The fabulous Lela Rose has partnered with Payless to create Unforgettable Moments, a budget-friendly, fashion-forward bridal shoes collection....

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Hot Off The Bridal Runway: New Wedding Dresses From Davids Bridal

by Azure

David’s Bridal just unveiled the latest additions to their fab bridal collections. There are some serious stunners in the Galina, Galina Signature, and Oleg Cassini lines, and I couldn’t wait to share my favorites with you! Of course, it’s fun pouring over $15,000 Monique Lhuillier and Vera Wang wedding dress designs, but let’s be serious… these gowns are not accessible to the average bride. David’s Bridal gets this, and creates fashion-forward wedding dresses that...

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Create This Tropical Destination Wedding Tablescape In 10 Easy Steps!

by Azure

Now that you’ve seen what a fabulous affair you can create with the help of Party City, let’s break down this tropical tablescape into ten simple, DIY steps! 1. Set the tone with your table cover Drape each dinner table with Party City’s Hibiscus White Table Roll ($19.99) or Floral Paradise Table Cover ($3.20). 2. Dress it up with a tableskirt Adorn the tropical draped tables with bright pink (if your hubby-to-be will allow it!) or Caribbean blue tableskirts. Or mix and match...

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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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Recycled Bride: Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses: Everything You Need to Know, Part 1

by Azure

About Recycled Bride (Pssst... They don't have to be made of hemp, and can be fabulously glamorous- and affordable!) As the founder of RecycledBride.com, I'm often asked to help brides find wedding dresses that are sustainable and Earth-friendly. Many of them expect their options to be limited, and are surprised to learn that wedding dresses made from organic and sustainable fabrics are just the tip of the eco-wedding iceberg. There are lots of ways to choose ethical and responsible...

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Recycled Bride: The Flexitarian Wedding

by Azure

About Recycled Bride A Sustainable Way to Eat, Drink and Be Merry Your guests are coming to your wedding to celebrate, and they're coming hungry. How can you feed them an ecologically sound menu that's truly delicious- and do it all for just peanuts? Serve what I call the "Flexitarian Wedding Menu". What's a flexitarian menu? Well, a flexitarian is a person who eats mostly vegetarian, but occasionally incorporates small amounts of meat or fish into their diet. Taking a cue from...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- 50 Gorgeous Thank You Notes to Match Your Wedding Stationery!

by Azure

This week's fab Savvy Steal is from one of our very own Chicago-based wedding stationers- Three Graces Design! Three Graces custom designs and hand-produces exquisite wedding invitations and coordinating stationery. In order to spread the love and share their beautiful work with brides outside of Chicago (and brides on any budget), they've created a "semi-custom" stationery line, available exclusively on Etsy.com. This hand-made line is affordable for most, and still offers...

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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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