Sorry Bridey, But We’re Not Friends…

by Bitchless Bride

So not to brag, but this happens to me a lot. My brides really like me (crazy I know) and want to be my friend after their weddings. And while I'm open to maintaining our relationship, there's just one problem. You don't actually know how to be my friend. Huh? Whaaa? Allow me to be blunt... It's a one sided friendship. Seriously usually there's nothing in it for me because we are so used to talking about you, and your wedding, that you don't know how to incorporate my life into the...

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5 Tips for Finding the Right Wedding Planner

by Bitchless Bride

So, I'm a kickass wedding planner, but there are some brides who might not choose to work with me because I am so kickass. Huh? Well, put it this way, if we met under different circumstances, we wouldn't choose to be friends. And you know what? That's okay. It's better for both of us to understand this now then to realize our error in judgment during the planning process. But it got me thinking about what you, bridey, should be thinking about when you start interviewing wedding...

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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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Weekly Inspiration from Wedding Style and Design Expert!

by Azure

We are thrilled to welcome a new guest blogger to the Savvy Scoop!Billy Folchetti is the founder and principle planner/designer of Luxe Life Events, a Laguna Beach-based event planning boutique. No matter what your wedding vision, Luxe Life will bring that vision to life, and the outcome will be fabulous! They offer in-house floral and décor design, day of coordination, and everything in between. Tell Billy what makes you swoon- your favorite pair of designer heels, the coveted...

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Interview with Fabulous Wedding Planner Rena Puebla

by Azure

A few weeks ago we gave away a Renellie Cake Topper. These cake toppers are a favorite with couples of mixed ethnicities because you can mix and match the bride and groom to create a couple that looks like you. Before we did the giveaway I had the chance to talk with the creator, wedding and event planner Rena Puebla. Rena is going to be featured on this week’s episode of TLC’s Battle of the Wedding Planners (Friday at 10). The show follows wedding planners as they compete to...

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Ask the Experts: Are Referral Fees Ethical?

by Azure

Ask the Experts is our weekly check in with a panel of wedding professionals. Each week the expert panel answers a question about wedding planning or wedding ideas. If you have a question for this panel of planners, photographers, caterers and other specialists then write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week a bride asks: Dear Ask the Experts, I’m considering hiring a wedding planner for my wedding, but I read a lot of conflicting information about how they work. Some people say...

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Ask the Experts: What Does a Day of Coordinator Coordinate?

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Experts column we answer a frequently asked question: Dear Ask the Experts, I see a lot of articles suggesting that I get a Day of Coordinator. But, I’m a little confused about what exactly a Day of Coordinator does. What does she coordinate? I’d love to hear from some caterers/florists/photographers/musicians if they prefer it if a bride has a day of coordinator. Thanks Possibly Uncoordianted What's fascinating is that none of the answers are from...

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Ask the Experts: Becoming a Wedding Professional

by Azure

Ask the Experts is our weekly column that lets you tap into a panel of wedding professionals for answers to your wedding questions. If you have a wedding dilemma that needs advice, write our panel at asktheexperts@onewed.com. This week, a bride wants to know what it takes to be a professional. Dear Ask the Experts, I got married last year and LOVED planning my wedding. I’ve helped with the weddings of a few friends as well and now I’m considering looking into doing this as a...

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Ask The Expert, Any Expert!  Get the Answers to Your Most Puzzling Wedding Questions!

by Azure

Wondering which flowers are most appropriate, available and affordable for a winter wedding? Or how to incorporate your fiance’s love of football into your chic, modern wedding? What about the perfect wedding invitations and save-the-dates that won’t break the bank? Even the savviest of brides sometimes need a little professional help! And that’s why we’ve expanded our Ask the Experts series to include experts across the wedding industry, from florists & videographers, to...

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Top Tips: Things to Know about Wedding Planners

by Azure

A lot of people think of wedding planners as being only for the wealthy, but the truth is, the right wedding planner can save you as much money as he or she costs. Check out our newest Top Tips Article,Ten Things to Know about Wedding Planners. Special thanks to Heather Lynne Vickery of Greatest Expectations in Chicago for her help with the article!

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