2014 Golden Feather Awards!

by Claire

Are you a top OneWed vendor? Show off your status to the over 700,000 brides on OneWed with the 2014 Golden Feather Award! OneWed's Golden Feather Award is a prestigious honor given to only the top 5% of OneWed vendors every year; and you can be one. How? You need at least 3 reviews on your OneWed profile with an average rating of 4.5 or higher during the 2013 calendar year to qualify. Reviews must be posted between Jan 1, 2013 and Jan 17, 2014 to qualify. More than 3 reviews...

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Wedding Vendors: Win 3 Months Free Advertising

by Azure

Hello, OneWed vendors! Hopefully by now you've tried our new Ideabooks tool, and have created and shared some fantastically inspiring Ideabooks of your own. Why? Because Ideabooks let you: Showcase your talent and share your vision with the 700k+ brides visiting OneWed monthly Save all the photos and inspiration you love in to organized, customized albums Grab our editor's attention for a chance to be featured But wait, there's more! In addition to providing you the...

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Wedding Pros to Know

by Azure

Now that we have an awesome iPad app in addition to a beautiful new planning site, we've been on the hunt for the best local vendors with the most inspiring real wedding photos. Every two months we'll be spotlighting a new group of talented professionals, and our first round-up starts right now! Click any of the links (or photo credits) below to check out the vendor's portfolio on OneWed, then stay tuned for lots more inspiration from more top-notch wedding vendors! Hair &...

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3 Wedding Planning Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Valley & Co.

We know. Wedding planning can be daunting and difficult to begin, especially if you're going it alone without a seasoned planning team or someone who knows the ropes to guide you. So today we're sharing 3 wedding planning mistakes we see most often and how to avoid them in hopes of saving you headaches and added costs: ONE- Signing on the dotted line. Don't fall to pressure from wedding venues or any vendor before you and your fiance have gotten to really read the fine print. Make...

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Matchmaker, Matchmaker Make Me a Match!

by Azure

BIG NEWS! OneWed's revamped MatchMake tool is revolutionizing how brides find local wedding vendors! And we're giving Chicago and New York area brides, grooms and wedding pros first crack at this game-changing product! It's eHarmony meets This Or That meets OkCupid, in an engaging wedding planning environment, and you can get the full scoop in our press release HERE! Here is one bride's story to help you understand the true awesomeness of MatchMake... Suzy Q is a Chicago bride,...

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Vendor Marketing Tips: How To Sell a Bride in Six Steps

by Azure

Welcome! Now that you've got steps one (Approach) and two (Interview) down pat thanks to our handy vendor newsletter, read on to learn the four remaining keys to booking that bride! 3. Demonstrate: Now you get to start working the sale. Remember all those tidbits from the interview? Show and tell the bride how your services exactly meet her needs. Make sure to ask for any objections or questions she may have at this point. Interviewing is step two but feedback from the bride...

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Words of Wisdom from a Bride-to-Be: No Scraggly Groomsmen!

by Azure

One of my most stylish girlfriends recently got engaged. We road tripped to a wedding this weekend, and I learned a lot about what she wants, her vision and her greatest fears. For her bridal style, she wants to look like a prima ballerina and is leaning toward a pink wedding dress. She fell for this blush pink ball gown from White by Vera Wang, and plans on a tight ballerina bun for her wedding hairstyle. When asked if her groom and his groomsmen will be in classic tuxedos, she...

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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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12 Charitable Wedding Ideas from a Best Bridal Blogs Winner!

by Azure

Special to OneWed by The Charity Wedding, named Best Blog for a Cause in OneWed's Best Wedding Blogs 2011 competition! There are a few short moments after you get engaged of pure happy bliss. And then you start the actual wedding planning... and stress begins to flood your mind. That's how it was for me anyway and why I came to the conclusion that I'd have to tweak the process to successfully plan my wedding. I’ve never enjoyed being the center of attention and while I love...

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Book the right wedding photographer: 9 simple steps

by Azure

Special to OneWed by David of Photos by DSB Step 1- The pickup line: Picking the right photographer is kind of like falling in love. If you’re planning a wedding, falling in love is a subject you should know something about. When you first saw your fiance, something about them caught your eye. You thought, “Wow, how can I get them to talk to me.” Picking the right photographer is sort of similar, except it’s pretty easy to get a photographer to talk to you. A professional...

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