Six Biggest Faux Pas Kids Make at Weddings

by Azure

To invite, or not to invite, children to the wedding is a topic that has long caused strife to wedding planning couples.  Some say a wedding with drinking and dancing all through the night is no place for children.  Others think that leaving kids off the guest list is ridiculous and rude.  But ultimately, it is up to the couple to choose what’s right for them, and you can’t blame a bride for thinking that no kids means no wedding day disasters.  So today, we take a fun look at...

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Children at Weddings: Planning Makes Perfect

by Bitchless Bride

So, I’m coming to you today from the Midwest, narrowly escaping the wrath of Hurricane Sandy hitting the East coast as we speak, and I realize that the last time I was here was for a wedding. And it was a fantastic wedding! Probably one of the best bands I have ever seen (like… seriously awes!), amazing food and kickass cocktails made to order by a mixologist. But… because I just can’t help myself, I noticed a few small details dampening the overall experience… I don’t...

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Video of the Most Awesome Ring Bearer Ever

by Azure

I love this child so much that if I weren't already the mother of the world's WORST ring bearer, I'd have to adopt this little guy. Thanks to our friends at Film Fidéle in Chicago for sharing it with us. I'm a sucker for their indie-film aesthetic.

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The Accidental Flower Girl and Ring Bearer (a story with a lesson for you)

by Azure

Over the next month you may hear more out of me about children in the wedding party. That's because my daughter is about to live her six-year-old dream of being a flower girl. Her little brother is going to live his, well, he's going to help her live her dream by walking next to her as the ring bearer. Not only do they get to live her dream, they save their mother from committing one of the worst wedding faux pas, bringing uninvited children to a wedding! Here's what happened....

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Robbin Montero: Should Children Be Included at Your Wedding?

by Azure

In this month's column, expert wedding planner Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding discuss the ins and outs of having children on your wedding guest list, and ideas for how to help handle them. Is your reception adults only or will rugrats be allowed?

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MightyNests’s Ideas for Green Flower Girl and Ring Bearer Gifts

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Kristen Conn of MightyNest Want to say thank you to your little munchkin attendants? Well, give them something they (and their parents) will love. Fun, non-toxic and eco-friendly toys! Just a few suggestions to keep your flower girls and ring bearers safe when showering them with appreciation: • Give your flower girl the gift of imagination with her own wooden tea set from Plan Toys. The set includes a teapot, two cups and saucers, a cream pot and sugar...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Help! My Bridesmaid is Pregnant!

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven tries to help a bride get a little perspective on what she can and can't control with her bridesmaids. Here's a hint, you can't ask them to delay getting pregnant. If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships, you can write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. Don't forget, if you have questions about anything from how to decide on a menu to how to get the most out of your...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Congratulations,  I Now Pronounce You a Stepmother!

by Azure

In this week's column, The Wedding Maven answers a guest-list question from a woman about to become a bride and a stepmother. Don't forget, OneWed now offers two ways for you to get personalized wedding advice! If you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or relationships, ask The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. If you have questions about wedding how-tos, ranging from logistics to decorations, write our all-star panel of experts at...

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Bubbly Bride: Kiddie Korner

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Some couples decide to not invite kids altogether, but for those with big families and a lot of little ones running around, a way to entertain them is a blessing. Parents with kids want to enjoy your vows, dinner and dancing, yet most of the time they are preoccupied with being the sole entertainment for their children. Be the bride and groom who plans ahead and give the gift of a babysitter to your friends and family with children. They will be overly grateful...

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Does Being Married Make You Richer?

by Azure

Happy Monday! There was an interesting article in Time last week about the financial benefits of marriage. You’ve probably heard the saying “two can live as cheaply as one.” That’s still true, but apparently it’s no longer true that married people are a lot better off than single people. There are a lot of statistics, which I won’t quote, because frankly, they confuse me, but it used to be that married people were able to retain more money than single people. That’s...

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