Inspiring Wedding Designs from Rifle

by Azure

OK, I’ll admit it. I’m not very good at making Inspiration Boards. Even in grade school my collages never came out the way I wanted, so it's not a big surprise. But, I love finding great ones. I think they can really help you think about design and weddings in a new way. Lately, I’ve loved looking at RIFLE. Anna Bond is an illustrator and paper goods designer in Florida and on her blog she shows not only the finished product, but also her inspiring inspiration boards. You can...

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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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It’s a Jamie Thing: Personalized Plates

by Azure

About It's a Jamie Thing Planning a bridal shower or a bachelorette party? How fab are these super cute party plates?! Personalize these with a picture of the couple, a hot shot of the bride or some adorable text - it's up to you. Get them exclusively at Hallmark.com. Can't decide on a party theme? Head on over to the wedding blog I write, where I've featured some cocktail napkin patterns that will surely impress your guests! Sometimes I find it's easier to pick a theme...

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Are You a Bridezilla?

by Azure

I just wanted to take a little poll this morning. How do you feel about the term "Bridezilla"? Is it offensive? Is it funny? Have you ever been called a bridezilla? Do you think it's overused? How would you define a "bridezilla"? What about a "groomzilla"? Just curious.

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Bubbly Bride: Splitting up for the Holidays

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you and your fiancé begin to plan for the next few months of holidays, delicious food and possibly travel, the big question always arises: With which family are you going to spend your time? If you are one of the few that don't have to answer this question, consider it a blessing because I have found separating the holidays causes much stress for a lot of couples. Everyone comes to their relationship with past traditions from their own families, and together...

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Queerly Wed’s Advice for Attending a Gay Wedding

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Melissa Johns of QueerlyWed If you’ve been invited to a gay or lesbian wedding, the couple considers you a welcome and important guest on their big day. However, not everyone who is invited to a same-sex wedding is comfortable with the idea. As with any wedding, you should only attend if you can do so respectfully. If you’ve been invited to s same-sex wedding and have some hesitations, you may want to give some thought to these topics: • Are you...

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Dessy for Off-the-Chart Beautiful Dresses!

by Azure

We’ll admit it, every once in a while we make fun of bridesmaid dresses. There’s one company though that we NEVER mock, we love dresses from The Dessy Group. Lucky for us (and for you) The Dessy Group is participating in our Off-the-Chart Wedding Giveaway. Dessy Group is offering five (5) Bridesmaids’ Dresses! You can select from over 100,000 color combinations from Dessy Collection, After Six and Alfred Sung. Dessy Group doesn’t want you to feel left out, you are the bride...

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Savvy Steals Giveaway - Fabulous Laura Mercier Body Cream

by Azure

About Savvy Steals Winter is coming! If you want to keep your skin looking soft and wedding-dress ready, you’ll need to find a good body lotion and use it regularly! We LOVE this Almond Coconut Milk Soufflé Body Créme from Laura Mercier. Want to give it a try? Lucky for you, it’s our Savvy Steal this week! To win this week's Savvy Steal...
 • Register on OneWed.com (US residents only please)
 • Make sure you comment using your registered name.
 • Write an...

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Savvy Steals Winner- This Week’s Lucky Bride-to-Be Is…

by Azure

Krystina D!! Congrats, Krystina! We are so thrilled to give you and your fiance a beach side memory that will last long after you've said I Do! You'll have to send us a photo of your beautiful Sandnames poster so we can show it off on our Savvy Scoop blog! Thanks to all of our Savvy Scoopers for reading! I'm off to New York on Sunday for Bridal Market, and I'll be returning with the inside scoop on all the wedding trends for 2010! Check back Monday for our next Savvy Steal,...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Cherry and Blossom Wedding Inspiration

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Dramatic cherry red softens when paired with sweet shades of blossom pink. A color combination flexible enough to warm up any Valentine's day soiree, add a touch of whimsy to a spring time ceremony, or refresh one's pallet on a steamy summer day. No matter the season you plan to wed, these simple and elegantly hand made Letterpress Save the Dates by Invited Ink will inform your guests to promptly mark their calendars! May and June brides can capture...

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Bride Chic: Spring 2010 Wedding Dress Trend- Nature Inspired

by Azure

About Bride Chic I'm starting a series where we're going to be taking a closer look at some of the most popular trends coming up in 2010. We'll start with nature, the catalyst of a bucolic movement we're seeing in bridal wear, embracing all things living: Flowers, leaves and feathers are showing up on wedding dresses with interesting applications whether printed, embroidered or applied. Photo 1: Retro lines and a major border embroidered in bright tones add pizazz to the white dress...

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The Perfect Honeymoon Spot For Relaxation-Seeking Couples: Turks and Caicos Islands

by Azure

Last Friday, our Honeymoons.com expert Marie O'Mara offered up a great honeymoon idea for our adventurous near lyweds- A Backroads Biking or Hiking adventure through the Italian countryside. This week, she's catering to our engaged couples seeking some serious relaxation for their first trip as Mr. and Mrs.! Let's take a little trip to Seven Stars Resort on Grace Bay, in the gorgeous Turks & Caicos Islands, shall we? Check out the full article in our advice section!

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Beautiful Bridal Bouquets and Floral Centerpieces by Amy Osaba

by Azure

It's not every day that you come across a florist who really knocks your socks off. Well... I'm happy to report that today, my socks are officially knocked off. Amy Osaba was a professional ballet dancer with the Joffery ballet company, and now that she's in the business of floral and event design, it's clear that her artistic, theatrical background is infused throughout her lush, dramatic florals. Even if you are working on a tight budget for your wedding flowers and design (or...

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Engagement Photos Gone Wrong

by Azure

Happy Friday! OK, we like engagement shoots here, after all when else do ordinary people get to pretend to be fashion models? But not all engagement shoots go as well as you might like. Check out these hilarious examples, courtesy of Guidespot.

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Robbin Montero: Cheers! When to Toast and When to Roast!

by Azure

Are you looking for advice on how to give a great wedding speech or toast? This month wedding planning expert, and owner of A Dream Wedding, Robbin Montero offers excellent advice about making toasts and speeches. Make sure to bookmark and forward this article to your Maid of Honor, Best Man, Father of the Bride, and anyone else you think might get the urge to speak at your wedding! What's the best or worst speech you've heard at a wedding?

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Don’t Let Your Wedding Cake Become A Frosted Disaster!

by Azure

The New York Times published an article yesterday, entitled When the Icing on the Cake Spells Disaster. This article was cooked up after speaking with Jen Yates, the brainchild behind the Cake Wrecks blog, which celebrates the "folly of professional confections gone horribly, horribly wrong." Wondering how you can avoid a wedding cake blunder like the ones featured above?? Search for your baker on OneWed, where we've got detailed ratings and reviews from past brides and grooms. You...

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Coming November 1: Chicago Spotlight!

by Azure

We all have our favorite season, our favorite time of year... But there is no denying that Fall in Chicago is one of the best! Albeit shorter than we’d all like, the falling leaves, rich changing colors, and of course, da BEARS… Autumn in Chicago is simply the best. Because of this, throughout the month of November, we'll be spotlighting the work of talented Chicago wedding vendors on the Savvy Scoop blog! So, if you are a Chicago gal who knows a baker who creates the most...

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Ask the Experts: Deciding on Your Buffet Items

by Azure

Ask the Experts is a weekly feature that allows couples to get a variety of opinions on their real-life wedding questions. If you have a question for the panel write us at asktheexperts@onewed.com This week's question: I plan on having 180 guests at my reception. How do I decide on how many items per person if I'm having a buffet? Visit our advice section for an answer to this wedding menu question.

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Help! My Bridesmaid is Pregnant!

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven tries to help a bride get a little perspective on what she can and can't control with her bridesmaids. Here's a hint, you can't ask them to delay getting pregnant. If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette or relationships, you can write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com. Don't forget, if you have questions about anything from how to decide on a menu to how to get the most out of your...

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Featured Wedding: Chelsea and Jonathon

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Benfield Photography The overall vibe for Jonathan and Chelsea's wedding was love and laughter! The flirty black, white, and fushia color scheme mixed with tons of gorgeous fresh flowers blended perfectly with the upbeat attitude of the bride and groom! Laughter was a common thread throughout the day! There was laughter before during and after the ceremony. Chelsea and Jonathan are such a fun and silly couple! They high-five each other every chance they get! So...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Cameras and Camcorders

by Azure

You do know that after your wedding day there won’t be people following you around with cameras anymore, right? That’s where this week’s Amazon Registry Tip comes in! Digital Cameras & Camcorders A digital camera and camcorder are the best ways to record the major milestones and day-to-day joys of your life together. The images and movies you capture will help you keep in close touch with friends and family and will be a treasure for generations to come. Digital...

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10.14.09: Wednesday’s Winners Wishlist!

by Azure

We want to make sure that all of our Savvy Brides are privy to the steals of the week here at OneWed! So, every Wednesday, we'll be posting our Wednesday's Winner Wishlist to keep you all in the loop! Savvy Steal of the Week: A one-of-a-kind Sandnames poster, photographed on the beaches of Santa Barbara, complete with you and your fiance's name and wedding date! Special Offers on our Steals & Deals page: You can win a free wedding dress from David's Bridal, special discounts from...

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The Man Registry: The Groom’s Gift to the Bride

by Azure

About The Man Registry The wedding day is almost here and you’ve got all of the planning, preparing and sweating out of the way. All that’s left to do is take that walk down the aisle. Not so fast. Have you thought about what your gift to the bride is going to be? We know you’ve spent a ton of money and time already throughout the wedding planning process, but finishing strong with a great gift for your soon-to-be wife is key. We know that money is always a big concern with...

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Are Divorces the New Weddings?

by Azure

As you may have seen on our news’ section, last week’s Project Runway featured the designers reworking the wedding dresses of divorced women. The idea was to create an outfit the woman could wear in her “new life.” I've seen a lot of articles lately about bakeries that specialize in “divorce cakes,” cakes that celebrate divorces, usually with a humorous take on wedding cakes. As a general rule, I don’t have a problem with divorce. I think relationships are difficult and...

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