Bridesmaid dresses – Why All The Drama?

by Azure

Special to OneWed from Bridelines.com Have you had a relationship with a bridesmaiddress that is more tumultuous than Heidi and Spencer’s faux marriage? We know there are lots of women who curse the day bridesmaid dresses were invented, so Bridelines has some tips for brides on how to choose dresses that won’t make your bridesmaids regret answering the inevitable question “Will you be my bridesmaid?” As your friends are trying to be sensitive to you and your every whim,...

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The Bespoke Bride: What’s A Bespoke Wedding All About

by Azure

About Bespoke Bride I am so thrilled to be guest writing for OneWed and hope that you’ll enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy reading the Savvvy Blog. As this is my first post, I thought I would share a wee bit more information about myself and and my wedding to give you a sense of where I’m coming from. I promise not to make a habit of talking about myself. Promise! As someone who has a wedding blog and writes for two wedding websites, I find it amusing that I was...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: More Questions about What to Wear

by Azure

In this week's Wedding Maven column, I answer another question about what guests should, and shouldn't, wear to a wedding. Do you have a question about wedding etiquette, traditions, or issues? Write the Wedding Maven at onewedmaven@gmail.com.

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Tips on Talking about Finances for the June Bride

by Azure

Special feature by Dr. Taffy Wagner, creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and The Debt Stops At The Altar Make way! Preparing to walk down the aisle is the June bride. The day that you have been waiting for is almost upon you. You can see your wedding dress, the bridesmaids, the flower girl, and the groom and groomsmen in your mind. You are becoming more and more excited as the day grows closer. While you have the opportunity, take a minute to think about your...

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The Man Registry: The top 5 things that grooms wish they had known

by Azure

About The Man Registry Being in business as groom experts, we get the chance to meet lots of newlyweds, and more specifically, grooms. Over the past year, we’ve talked to hundreds of men who have taken “the plunge” and gotten married. We always like to ask them what they liked, disliked and wish they had known about the wedding experience beforehand. We do get some pretty interesting answers (some of which can’t be shared here); however there are a few things that seem to...

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Diva Dialogue: Planning For Your Destination Wedding

by Azure

About Diva Dialogue at Wedding Paper Divas As you may have seen, we recently partnered with The Islands of the Bahamas to offer a series of Bahamas-inspired destination wedding suites. This got me thinking, specifically, about the planning process. Destination weddings are often accessible and affordable alternatives to a large-scale, hometown wedding. However, just like traditional weddings there are still a few key “must-dos” to consider. If you are considering a...

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A Tuxedo How To

by Azure

About Kenyatte Nelson WARNING! Reading this will make you look Outstanding Gentlemen, There are 5 things that you absolutely have to do on your wedding day 1. Show up on time (preferably sober) 2. Bring, and don’t lose, the ring 3. Walk (and stop walking) when told 4. Look better than you ever have in your life 5. Say “I do” Since this is my first blog for OneWed I felt it only right to focus on the one thing that guys can screw up pretty easily. Walking and talking...

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Top Tips: How to Hire and Work with Clergy and other Officiators

by Azure

You've thought about the dress, the food, the flowers... but what about the ceremony itself? Have you given any thought to who will perform your ceremony? Whether you're having a religious or a civil ceremony, you'll need someone to perform it for you. Check out our advice section for Ten Top Tips on Hiring and Working with Officiators.

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Send Out Cards offers personalized cards and announcements

by Azure

Have you ever found yourself spending waaaay too much time in a card or stationery store? You were just going to duck in for a few minutes, but then everything seems to be almost what you're looking for... but only almost. You love the image, but there's a dumb limerick inside that you can't stand. Or you love the sentiment (or the blankness), but the color scheme isn't quite right. Or everything seems perfectly fine, but it just isn't you. Give your poor brain a rest and check...

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Budget Honeymoon Idea: Take a Mini-Moon

by Azure

Ever since our new honeymoon page went up, I’ve been thinking about different honeymoon strategies. It makes me nervous when couples say they’re putting off their honeymoon. The reality is, a lot of couples start saving for a honeymoon, but then life interferes -- jobs, kids, houses… before you know it you’re one of those adorable old couples who wind up in the local paper because your grandchildren got together to send you on your dream trip. OK, that may be overstating it,...

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Love a Surprise Wedding Reception

by Azure

Couldn't resist sharing this video...Improv Everywhere throws a fake wedding reception for a lucky NYC couple. Enjoy!

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Great Give-Away: Win a Free Dress!

by Azure

Do you love this dress? Guess what, you can have it for free! Our friends over at Gal's Guide have a great new monthly contest going. Every month they're giving away a different product, for free. Hey, it's no Savvy Steal, but a girl can't have too many summer dresses. Check it out here!

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Hostess with the Mostess: Very Pretty Bridal Shower Centerpiece Ideas

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess While browsing the new website for Everyday with Rachael Ray, rachaelraymag.com, I came across these fabulous, fun centerpieces. I thought these were perfect for a bridal shower, so I just had to share! 1.Bag It- A budget bride's dream! Made from cut-up plastic grocery & shopping bags. 2.Spool Days- How adorable is this one!? 3.Tiny Baubles- designed by Project Runway finalist Daniel Vosovic. 4.In Living Color- created by design guru Christiane...

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Wedding Day Bling: How Much Is Too Much??

by Azure

Regardless of how contrived, scripted, or unreal The Hills“reality” show is, I’ll still turn it on from time to time (I’m a total sucker for reality t.v.). I watched The Hills, Season 5 Finale the other night, and was treated to an inside look at Heidi and Spencer’s wedding ceremony. Heidi’s Monique Lhuillier wedding dress was beyond stunning. However, I felt Heidi went a bit overboard with the bling. Now, if I had the chance to borrow Neil Lane jewels for my big day,...

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Introducing Kenyatte Nelson- One of our Fabulous Monthly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Lover of Life, Purveyor of Beautiful Things and OneWed.com Fashion Writer Once upon a time there was this guy named Kenyatte. Oh…sorry, it’s pronounced like “piñata”…you know the brightly-colored paper mache “thingy” that people fill with tasty treats only to have a sugar thirsty mob of stick wielding kids swing away until it “gives up the goods” (wow…It must suck to be a Pinata). I digress. Kenyatte grew up in Charlotte, NC and went to Florida A&M...

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Featured Wedding: Milagros and Aaron

by Azure

Special feature by William Long of William + Patricia Photography This March, we had a chance to travel to Dallas to capture the story of Milagros and Aaron. Over the past year we got to know them as a couple by traveling to Austin to photograph their engagement session and by having great phone conversations prior to their wedding. Their wedding day took place at the Gaylord Hotel in Grapevine, which is right outside of Dallas and which is now one of our favorite venues! ...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Engaging Wedding Idea~ Your Love Story, Perfectly Bound!

by Azure

Who Wrote The Book Of Love? Imagine being proposed to with not only a ring, but a small letterpress book bound and sewn with love letters and emails collected during your courtship! That's exactly how this smart groom proposed to his very happy bride...and you know she answered, "yes"! Go on. Say it, "Awww..."! Isn't it just the sweetest thing?! Being a sentimental sap, I think this Love Correspondence Letterpress Engagement Book designed and created by Studio On Fire would be...

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Sexy Etoile Lace Lingerie for your Wedding Night or Honeymoon!

by Azure

No need to feel gilt-y about buying this fabulous Etoile Lace Bow G String and Demi Bra from Kiki de Montparnasse. Originally $450 for the bra and panty set, you can scoop up this sexy set for only $146 on Gilt.com! I have a funny feeling that your hubby-to-be will think it's well worth the investment. Perfect for your boudoir photo shoot, wedding night, or honeymoon, don't miss out on this seductive steal! Click HERE to buy this set and view more beautiful items from Kiki de...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Rock Star Bride Hoody and Lounge Pants

by Azure

Unleash your inner rock star with this week's Savvy Steal! What girl doesn't love a cute, comfortable sweatsuit? This week's Savvy Steal is from Rock Star Bride, an edgy and modern lifestyle product line for brides-to-be. The winner of this week's giveaway will have her pick between two adorable hoody/lounge pant combinations- the Brides in White set or the Brides Love Grey for the Big Day set! For our girlie girls out there, the Brides in White set should be right up your...

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Bubbly Bride: Picking a ‘Best’ to Stand Next to You on your Wedding Day!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As you look back over your life to see who has truly stood next to you through every step, it is understandable for your parents to be the first to come to mind. Traditionally your mom and dad are sitting together in the first row, but as family dynamics have changed there are no rules to where your parents can sit! This can be a controversial topic, as some believe the Mother of the Bride title is grand enough, and adding a Matron of Honor title will take away...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Bridal Photo Shoot in San Fran’s Vibrant Chinatown

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Why hello from sunny England! Oh yes you read that right, it is super sunny today which has automatically put me in a cheery mood despite the fact that I know my porcelain skin will burn! I was sent these last week from photographer Kristy Huston, she and her Bride Nancy braved the San Fran tourists to get these gorgeous snaps in Chinatown and by the beach. I am all about that pink parasol... in fact I could do with one of those right now! Rock ‘n Roll...

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Wedding Invitations with a Personal Touch

by Azure

Remember a few weeks ago I told you about this great tea store near me that makes personalized labels for your tea as party favors? Well, they led me to a great nearby stationary store that does amazing invitations. This is one reason I love going to small local businesses, they’re really into helping you and each other out! One of the things I love about Silhouette Blue is how straightforward their custom ordering guide is. It walks you through the design process and explains how...

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Weekly Wrap-Up of Wedding Ideas - Week of May 24

by Azure

Happy weekend, Wedding Fanatics! Time to catch up on this week’s Savvy Scoop. On Monday: • We got our holiday on with specialty summer drinks. • Then we hit the backyard for some Top Tips on setting the mood for barefoot wedding dancing. • The Bubbly Bride took a little time to cuddle up at the Sweetheart Table. • Jewelry Expert Michael O’Connor took us backstage to meet the band. On Tuesday: • Sittercity.com gave us top tips on getting someone to look after the kids...

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