10 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Your Wedding

by Azure

If you're newly engaged or just beginning your wedding planning journey, FREEZE! Stop where you are and read the ten tips below. Because whether your budget is $5,000 or $50,000, there is absolutely no reason to overpay to create the wedding of your dreams. Am I right? To get you started, here are ten ideas to help you save big: Cut the guest list - The quickest way to shave dollars and cents off the cost of your wedding is to scale back the guest list. If you only invite 40 or...

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5 Ways a Wedding Planner Can Help Save You Money

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch from BravoBride.com It’s almost a year away. I’m starting to try on wedding dresses and he’s finally putting his side of the guest list together. Planning a wedding may be some women’s dream, but as men like to put it, 'Just tell me when to show up.' As my fiancé and I start to discus details of the big day, the more I dread the stress of planning everything. From caterers to reception sites, I scour the Internet for information and ask...

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3 Must Read Tips for Selling an Engagement Ring

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Gabi Gesch from BravoBride.com Have you been thinking about upgrading your engagement ring or do you have a one leftover from a relationship that didn’t last? Instead of letting it collect dust in your jewelry box, there are a variety of ways to sell an engagement ring. The amount of choices and the things you have to consider is almost overwhelming. After reading a variety of articles, blogs, and interviewing a private jeweler, here are some top tips to selling...

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5 Tips to Find Your Dream Wedding Dress

by Azure

Still looking for the perfect dress? These five simple tips will help you along the way! 1. Set the Date, Book the Venue: Before you can embark on your journey to find the perfect wedding dress, you’ll need a date set and a venue booked. The date and venue should dictate the style of your gown. After all, a dramatic ball gown would look out of place at a casual backyard wedding. 2. Showcase Your Best Assets: And be honest about your figure, shape and measurements. If you choose...

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10 Wedding Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

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Special to OneWed from Simply Perfect by Melissa Phillips From the wrong date to the wrong skivvies, just about any mix-up can make your dream day turn into a nightmare. So before you jump into the chaos of wedding planning, keep in mind some mistakes you can live without making. 1. Set a clear budget before planning: Have a clearly defined budget. Based on that, then decide how many people to invite and the location for the wedding. 2. Interview for comparison: Couples get excited...

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Ultimate Guide to Buying a Gently Used Wedding Dress

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About Recycled Bride The search is on! Brides of 2011 are looking for their dream wedding dress, and if you're one of the many brides-to-be who's considering buying a gently used wedding dress, congratulations! You're making a wise financial and environmental decision that will make you feel proud and beautiful on your big day. As the founder of Recycled Bride, I'm often asked about how brides-to-be can safely buy a gently used wedding dress online. How can you know if the dress...

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How To Stay Stain Free on Your Wedding Day by Bride Chic

by Azure

About Bride Chic Being in the spotlight in a whitewedding dress involves maneuvering through a wedding day fraught with sweat, champagne, red wine, and grass, all of which could be potential accidents just waiting to happen. If you have post plans for your dress such as preservation, resale or even passing it on as a treasure to someone else, there are a few things to know about the kind of stains that could set in and ruin your gown. First of all, relax and realize it's normal...

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Top Tips: 7 Quick & Painless Steps to Ab Weight Loss

by Azure

Turkey day is just around the corner, so now is the time to start planning to beat the belly bulge and stay slim and sexy for your wedding day and beyond. Jennelle Nadeau of The Personalized Physique was kind enough to offer these 7 Great Tips to Fab Abs! 1. Limit Your Salt Intake: Your body retains water when you fail to watch your sodium intake. Remember to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces of water in order to maintain proper hydration, thus helping the body carry out excess fat,...

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Top Tips for Writing Thank You Notes

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We all love wedding gifts, but most of us aren't so crazy about writing thank you notes! It's not that we aren't grateful, it's just that, well it takes so long. Most of us are also just a little out of practice when it comes to putting pen to paper. Check out our advice section for some top tips and suggested wording for your trickiest thank you note needs. Do you have additional tips? Helpful Links Top Tips for Writing Thank You Notes Buy Thank You Notes

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Calling All Outstanding Wedding Pros- Get Featured On The Blog To Inspire Our Brides!

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We are looking for the best of the best wedding professionals to feature on the blog! And brides, we'd like to hear from you! What wedding planning topics are you most interested in reading about? And what types of photos, ideas, or tips & tricks inspire you most? The Savvy Scoop blog is all about you, and we want to give you the scoop you desire most! We've had huge success with our bi-weekly featured weddings submitted by outstanding wedding photographers. But what about all...

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