Wedding Planning Write-Offs to Fatten Up Your Tax Return

by Azure

There are two things (ok, maybe more) that give me serious anxiety. Having a huge stack of unopened mail to sort through (random right?), and the time of year when companies like Turbo Tax and H&R Block start barraging the airwaves with commercials. The latter is my least favorite because it can only mean one thing…. the tax man is coming! Hopefully you’ve already filed your taxes, as April 15th is just three days away. But by this time next year, you may be filing as a...

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Wedding Dresses for the Charitable Bride

by Azure

What if your wedding dress purchase could help make the world a better place? Chaviano Couture's The Cause collection delivers, donating 20% of the proceeds from every wedding dress sale to support mission projects and charities across the world! How sweet is that? Each gown in The Cause collection is named after a little girl in an orphanage in Haiti, and it certainly doesn't hurt that the 2013 dresses are drop dead gorgeous! Just take a look at all the lovely below... ...

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Charitable Wedding Idea: Walk the Aisle in TOMS Wedding Shoes

by Azure

TOMS is known for its casual, comfortable shoes and its commitment to social responsibility and giving back. For every pair of TOMS shoes purchased, a pair is donated to a child in need. And now that TOMS has launched its first wedding collection, you can incorporate charity into your I Do's with a simple purchase or two. The TOMS wedding collection includes low-key kicks for brides, grooms and the entire wedding party. There are on-trend metallic styles and classic ivory...

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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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12 Charitable Wedding Ideas from a Best Bridal Blogs Winner!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by The Charity Wedding, named Best Blog for a Cause in OneWed's Best Wedding Blogs 2011 competition! There are a few short moments after you get engaged of pure happy bliss. And then you start the actual wedding planning... and stress begins to flood your mind. That's how it was for me anyway and why I came to the conclusion that I'd have to tweak the process to successfully plan my wedding. I’ve never enjoyed being the center of attention and while I love...

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