Wedding invitation tip: The 75% rule

by Azure

    It is hard to rationalize why any of your friends or family members wouldn't want to come and join you in celebrating you big day. I find this especially hard when you are putting a year into wedding planning and you know how excited you are for the day to arrive. Believe it or not, the 75% rule (of all the guests you invite, plan for a 75% acceptance rate) tends to hold pretty true pending a few variables.  Trust me, you will start to think that your wedding is different...

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Saving Money on Your Wedding Cake is a Piece of Cake

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander Shapiro fromBravoBride.com The wedding cake is often the centerpiece of a couple's reception. Beautiful, delicious, true works of art, they typically have the price tags to match. The cost is understandable, considering the time and work that goes into creating an elaborate wedding cake. But no need to fret! Here are four ideas to help you get your dream cake without breaking your budget: Choose Buttercream over Fondant Fondant icing gives...

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Former Bachelor Melissa Rycroft Shares Wedding Planning Tips Exclusively With OneWed!

by Azure

Calling all Bachelor and Bachelorette fanatics! We have got an extra special treat for you today! Melissa Rycroft first hit the celebreality scene on season 13 of The Bachelor. She stole Jason Mesnick’s heart, was the last girl standing, but we all know how that ended… Mesnick married runner-up Molly Malaney, and Rycroft soon found her true love, and tied the knot in December. This former Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is now busy as a bee, but… she knows firsthand what goes...

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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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Question of the Week: How Did You Decide on Your Wedding Budget?

by Azure

If you're a regular Savvy Scooper you probably already know quite a lot about how to reduce your wedding costs and plan for a fabulous wedding on a budget. We've also got great articles on how to figure out how much of your wedding budget should go to what. But, I want to know, how did you decide on what your wedding budget should be? How did you decide what amount of your savings to spend, or how much into debt you were willing to go? Or, was the amount given to you by your generous...

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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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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Budget Wedding Ideas with Bridal Bargains!

by Azure

This week we are thrilled to offer an amazing wedding planning resource from the authors of Baby 411 and Baby Bargains (both books turned me into an unbelievably savvy mom). Rest assured, our Savvy Steals giveaway this week will be all about Weddings and not bringing up baby. Product Description: To help plan your dream wedding without breaking the bank, one lucky Savvy Steal winner will receive the Bridal Bargains Gift Set- America’s best-selling guides for planning a fantastic...

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The Man Registry: Best Man Tips for Keeping the Bachelor Party Cheap

by Azure

About The Man Registry We’re taking a departure from our weekly advice for the groom to offer some tips to another guy who may need it: The Best Man As Best Man, you want to give your buddy the ultimate bachelor party send-off into married life. Only problem is that your wallet is feeling pretty light lately (Let’s face it, whose isn’t)? Cuts in bachelor party festivities have been an unfortunate result of the economy we’re living in. However, this doesn’t mean that the...

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