In Defense of Wedding Registeries

by Azure

My wedding anniversary is this week, and I'm feeling a little nostalgic. My parents got married in the early 1960s. My grandfather gave them the pattern above as a wedding present. Over time, their tastes changed, and the dishes went in the attic. When I went to college, the dishes came with me. I've always loved retro, and never found anything I liked better for everyday use. Over the years I have been able to replace broken ones, and buy new pieces at various antique stores....

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Bubbly Bride: Bridal Showers, How Much Is too Much?

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride How many bridal showers, bachelorette parties, personal showers, couples' showers and bachelor outings are enough? It is very easy when you have a large group of friends and family to experience numerous wedding events leading up to your big day. While it is exciting for you, it can become a financial and time burden for your friends. Everyone is offering to host a different event, and who are you to turn down great food and gifts in honor of you? But the...

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The Man Registry: Planning A Couple’s Shower

by Azure

About The Man Registry Are you planning a couple’s shower? We know most guys can’t wait to hear about all of the beautiful bath towels, linens and dishware that our fiancées will bring home from wedding showers. Although we admit these are useful items, there’s a reason that men aren’t usually invited to these types of showers. But say those couple's gifts included a 24-volt cordless drill kit with 17 torque settings…now we’re talking. Think about all the...

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The Man Registry: The Top 5 Best Wedding Day Surprises For The Bride

by Azure

About The Man Registry So, you want to surprise her with something unexpected on the wedding day? Here are a few ideas to help get your creative juices flowing... Surprise her with a gift Many couples are opting not to buy gifts for each other in lieu of spending that money elsewhere in wedding planning. Being a sneaky groom, you should use this as the perfect opportunity to catch her off guard with a surprise gift on the wedding day. Need ideas? How about diamond earrings to match...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Stanley Lewis Luxury Accessories!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway One of our Savvy Scoopers is about to make her man very happy! The winner of this week's Savvy Steal- the Stanley Lewis Statement Collection Tie and Sock set- is... Amanda H! Congrats, Amanda! We know your fiance will love this beautiful Stanley Lewis set! Have a wonderful weekend, all! *Disclosure: prize donated by the fab folks of Stanley Lewis

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Luxury Accessories For Your Groom!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Treat your man to the very best with this week's Savvy Steal! With the emergence of the groom a bona fide 2010 Trend, men are stepping up their game and (happily & willingly) participating in the wedding planning process! Because of this, we think grooms deserve some love... and some luxury! This week's Savvy Steal is a Stanley Lewis Statement Collection Tie and Sock set. The luxury designer tie is handmade in Italy from 100% woven silk,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Two Fab Prizes From Exclusively Weddings!

by Azure

Wondering who this week's Savvy Steals winner is?? The beautiful Austrian Crystal Toasting Flutes and adorable Damask Tote from Exclusively Weddings go to... Joey Y! Congrats, Joey!! Don't forget to share your engagement story with Exclusively Weddings for a chance at 10 awesome prizes! And our Dessy Style Board Challenge is coming to a close in a week, so send us your best Dessy-PANTONE Style Boards!! *Disclosure: prize provided by Exclusively Weddings, a paid OneWed advertiser ...

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Question of the Week: What’s Your Holiday Wish?

by Azure

What else could this week's Question of the Week be? What's on your holiday wish list? What's on your wish list for others? Check in on Thursday and our panel of wedding experts will tell you their wishes for your holiday season!

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Beautiful Anzie Jewelry Steals on Gilt.com Today!

by Azure

Still thinking about what your "Something Blue" will be? Or maybe you're just in the market for some holiday bling (for you, your sister, mom, or best friend)? Check out Gilt.com today for steals on Anzie Jewelry! And if you're still not a Gilt member, shoot me an email at savvyscoop@onewed.com, and I'll send you an invite! Enjoy!

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Wedding Gifts and Re-Gifting, Can it Be Done?

by Azure

Happy Monday! I’ve been thinking about gifts and re-gifts today. I know someone who is a notorious re-gifter. She accidentally gives people back gifts that they bought for her, as well as gifts that were obviously bought for her by other people. She has given people gifts with cards tucked into the box that are addressed to her. She’s shameless about it. Why do I think this is so tacky? It’s because she’s ignoring two underlying beliefs about presents. The first is that...

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