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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Top 5 Tips to Host Your Wedding with Grace

by Valley & Co.

We know that your wedding is a celebration of you as a couple, but it's also about celebrating your friends and family who have been part of your journey. Being gracious hosts is so important. After all, your guests have likely traveled from afar, showered you with gifts and supported your relationship. So without further adieu, we share our Top 5 Tips for Being Gracious Hosts at the wedding: 1. Starting with your save the date cards, your guests will naturally look to you to...

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Freeze! Put the Pins Down

by Bitchless Bride

Just like you bridey, I am totally obsessed with Pinterest. HOURS will go by before I realize just how long I've been "at it". And I have the boards to prove it. It's really incredible if you think about it. No more creating collages from magazines, carrying around a bulky binder full of wedding shit to show to your vendors and friends, because now you have boards for that. No more "trying to explain" a particular look for your wedding hair, dress, cake or whatever because now you...

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5 Ways to Guarantee Your Wedding Won’t Be Featured

by Azure

We know that for many brides, the ultimate seal of approval is having their wedding featured on a top bridal blog. But even the bride who plans a spectacular day with lots of drool-worthy details and unique touches isn't a shoo-in for a real wedding feature. There are five major pitfalls that can quickly dash your dreams... 1- Talk about it constantly to your photographer, planner, MOH, groom, really anyone who'll listen. By the umpteenth time your wedding photographer hears this-...

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5 Totally Easy Ways to Make your Wedding Unique and Different

by Bitchless Bride

Seriously, if I hear it one more time I am going to punch somebody in the face, so I thought I’d be kind enough to write it all down. Here it is girl’s… suggestions that will help make your wedding more UNIQUE and DIFFERENT than all the other weddings you will attend over the years. 1.  Take a good look at your floor plan for the evening, and then shake it up. You don’t have to have the “standard” wedding diagram. Why not have some round tables, square tables,...

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4 Wedding Truths I Wish I Knew Before Planning My Wedding

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com It’s true that weddings are one of the most wonderful, beautiful occasions in a person’s life, but it’s also true that they can be incredibly stressful for those planning them. But knowing what to expect ahead of time can help you deal with the inevitable hiccups that occur along the way. Wedding Truth #1  Things will go wrong on your wedding day. But there’s no reason to have a nervous breakdown because of it. Most...

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Gracefully Dealing with Shower-Palooza

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner, TheManRegistry.com Soon after friends, family and co-workers hear the great news that you’re engaged, you’ll likely start receiving offers from people to host wedding showers for you. What’s not to love, right? But sometimes the number of offers can quickly grow from just a couple to many more. So what should you do when you hit your shower max? Here’s how to strike a balance. First, there’s no rule that says you should have a specific...

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Why I Happily Spent $30,000 on my Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

This post was tough to write, for several reasons.  First, looking back at how much I spent on my wedding now that I have a child, I sometimes think “I could have put a down payment on a house with that money.”  Second, talking about money spent on something can come off as bragging, and that is definitely not the intention here.  I worked very hard as a lawyer to pay for my wedding, and my mother and stepfather were extremely generous and had saved to help us as well.  As...

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Wedding DIY

by Oh Lovely Day

Wedding DIY is all the rage, and why not?  When done right, DIY can make your wedding more affordable, can be lots of fun, and adds a personal touch to your day.  But there is a downside to DIY.  When done wrong, it can be ugly (literally).  Here’s a bit of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good  The secret to successful DIY?  Have a clear focus of your wedding style and then choose a couple of things (like your programs or favors) to DIY.  And pick something...

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Decoding Your Groom: What He Says vs. What He Means

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Ever wondered: What the heck did he mean by that? Ladies, you’re not alone. Sometimes the enigmatic way a groom communicates can make a bride feel like she’s living out a scene from Inception. Is he being candid with you or is there a hidden meaning in there somewhere? While some men are straight-shooters who always say what they mean, others can often be a bit more mysterious with their words. As a former bride and...

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