The Notorious Tuxedo T-Shirt: Not For The Wedding Ceremony, But Fun Nonetheless!

by Azure

The truth is... Tuxedo T-Shirts can be fun attire for the right occasion, and make cute wedding favors/gifts for the littlest members of your wedding party. If this is something you've considered for your bachelor/bachelorette party, look no further than Tuxedo T-Shirts Online , a website inspired by a movie quote and an attitude. The ever popular tuxedo t-shirt, is it just funny or is it making a statement? I always assumed it was just to get a laugh. I have come to realize they...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Unique Wedding Dresses…

by Azure

...Whimsical & Artsy Gowns For Your Big Day! About It's A Jaime Thing Have you been enjoying adventures in wedding dress shopping? Maybe you feel like you've seen them all. Fear not, the sea of wedding dresses is deep and never ending. If you've already found "the perfect dress", congratulations! However, if you're still on the dress hunt, step outside the box with me and take a look at these stunning and artsy pieces of work. They're most definitely unique and quite...

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Clarisonic PLUS- A Must-Have For A Flawless Face On Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

We are so excited about our WeddingPreParty Twitter Launch Party tomorrow (Wednesday, August, 5th from 9-10 pm EST)! If you missed the post, or have yet to RSVP, check out the details of this fab virtual party HERE! We’ll be giving away some amazing door prizes throughout the event, one of which is the Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Care Cleansing System (a $225 value). After trying this product over the past few months (thanks to the wonderful folks at Clarisonic), I was beyond...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Last Chance for Summer Drinks

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess I know summer is winding down, but I for one refuse to let it go without a fight! One of the best ways to keep summer going is by keeping your drinks summery. Here are three of my favorite summer cocktails, all recipes make one drink. Fresh Squeezed Margaritas Ingredients Hornitos Resposado Tequila
 Mr. T's Sweet and Sour Mix 2 Limes, juiced
 1 Tangerine, juiced
 2 Oranges, juiced
 1 Grapefruit, juiced
 Ice
Lime Wedges to...

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Bubbly Bride: Wedding Registry- Registering Where it Really Counts

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride For brides & grooms who have each lived on their own for awhile, have already found their favorite dish set, and would never part with their 5 year-old blender... some go about registering a bit differently. They don't need the endless sets of glassware and may not be interested in replacing their pots and pans. Combining two kitchens, furniture and odds and ends, they usually are left with more than they can handle! They might choose to replace a few of the...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- A Timeless Piece To Hold Close To Your Heart!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway I’ve loved this company since I heard the name…Dalla Nonna. I studied abroad in Perugia, Italy a few years back, so the Italian language always brings back memories of that amazing semester overseas. Dalla Nonna means “from the grandmother” in Italian, and this week, we’ll be giving away Dalla Nonna’s signature piece, the Sterling Silver Calendar Necklace (a $150.00 value). Inspired by vintage pieces handed down from the...

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Mark Wahlberg Married Longtime Girlfriend, Model Rhea Durham, On Saturday!

by Azure

We all know how unconventional Hollywood couples tend to be... And the nuptials between actor Mark Wahlberg and longtime girlfriend Rhea Durham this Saturday were no different! For this beautiful couple, the babies in the baby carriage came long before the marriage! They have three children together, the eldest 5 years old, and the youngest 10-months old, but that didn't stop them from tying the knot! The two said "I do" at a Catholic church in Beverly Hills on August 1st, and kept...

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The Bachelorette and Wedding Etiquette

by Azure

Happy Monday! I know a lot of people were very excited that the Bachelorette's Jillian Harris and Chicagoan Ed Swiderski got engaged. Given that Jillian is Canadian, my big question is “Will she have a wedding social?” Before I go on, let me be clear. Unless you already know what a wedding social is, and live in a community where they are expected, you are NOT ALLOWED TO DO THIS! Apparently in some parts of Canada, family members of the bride and groom throw a huge fundraiser,...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Made To Order Watters Necklace!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weeekly Giveaway Did you guys miss the announcement of our lucky Savvy Steals winner on Friday? Well… so did we! I was in Napa this weekend (more about this amazing, beyond-beautiful place later in the week!), and the wine tasting must have gotten the best of me! So, a couple days late, but hey, someone is still walking away with the stunning made to order Watters necklace of their choice, right? And, the lucky ducky winner is.......

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Join Us Aug 5 for WeddingPreParty.com Twitter Launch Party!

by Azure

Mark your calendars Savvy Scoopers! To celebrate the marriage of Wedding Planning & Social Networking, we're hosting a Twitter Launch Party (just follow #preparty) for our FABULOUS, first of its kind site WeddingPreParty.com! That's right! Aug 5 from 9 to 10pm EST live on Twitter. We'll have AMAZING prizes to give away, an unbelievable panel of wedding experts to answer your questions, and even a wedding you can crash to see Wedding Pre-Party in action. How to Win: Choose any and all...

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Bride Chic: A Head of the Times

by Azure

About Bride Chic Never have brides had so much leeway when it comes to headwear. 2010 marks a time when choosing you put on top of your head will add pizazz to your overall look. Thanks to those designers getting creative with netting, florals and plumes, the bride has so, so many options.

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Real Wedding Challenges: Creating a Meaningful Ceremony from Scratch

by Azure

We have two great loves here at the Savvy Scoop: interesting stories and finding inspiration to help you make your wedding special. Our monthly feature “Real Wedding Challenges” combines both of these loves. On the last Friday of every month we introduce you to a real married couple that worked through a challenge (or two, or three) in planning their wedding. Since these couples are no longer in the midst of planning a wedding, we think you’ll find their solutions and...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Pre Save the Date, Save the Date Card?

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven gets an email that raises some questions about her own family, and how you can regain control of communicating your own wedding news. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette or relationships? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Case In Point: Don’t Play With Fire At Your Wedding!

by Azure

Wedding Truth: Playing Disco Inferno at your wedding reception is ok. Going up in flames on your big day... Not so much. Wedding Tip: Let someone else handle the fire at your wedding.

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Proposal Video: World’s Longest Whisper Chain

by Azure

Remember that game you used to play in summer camp, sometimes it was called "Telephone" sometimes "Operator." Basically, you sit in a circle and one person whispers something to the person next to her, who whispers it to the next person, and so on, around the circle. When you get to the end, the message sounds completely different. I think it was supposed to teach a lesson about gossip and how you say one thing, but it gets changed as time goes on. ANYWAY, luckily, that didn't happen...

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Featured Wedding: Touches of Something Blue

by Azure

Special Feature by Danielle McAdams of Picture You Studios I have been lucky with all my couples... they are all really nice and very fun to work with, but I can honestly say this Wedding was the most fun! The church was gorgeous, and the reception, filled with dancing was so much fun. This laid back couple clearly loves each other, and I loved working with them.

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Gorgeous Vibrant Jewelry Perfect For Your Honeymoon… And For A Steal!

by Azure

During my daily Gilt.com scoping, I'm always on the lookout for fabulous finds for our Savvy Scoop readers! The stunning jewelry above from Lee Angel is perfect for your honeymoon- I absolutely love the colors... very tropical, fun and flirty! The Ombre Bib necklace (in yellow, coral, purple and green) would look great with a simple black or white sun dress, and is a steal at $250 (originally $500). The multi stone ring ($45) embellished with turquoise, citrine color glass and...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Bakeware

by Azure

This week’s helpful information from Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about bakeware. Though you're probably not making your own wedding cake, we bet you'll want to bake some sweets into your married life. So, what's the difference between aluminum, stainless steel, and other options? Which one works for you? Do you prefer a complete bakeware set or mixed and matched pieces? Our tips on choosing bakeware will get you ready to bake your cake and eat it too. Materials With a...

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Top Tips: Six Top Tips for Buying Your Wedding Bands

by Azure

Your wedding bands may be one of the most expensive things you need to buy for your wedding. But, few of us have much experience shopping for high-end jewelry. Our friends over at Platinum Guild International were kind enough to give us their top tips for buying your wedding rings.

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Introducing Vera Wang Wedding Stationary

by Azure

We love Vera Wang, so we’re super psyched about Vera Wang on Weddings, her new collection of personalized wedding stationary. This collection features more than thirty new wedding stationery suites inspired by the exquisite design details and combination of taste and modernity you’d expect from Vera Wang. The stationary is available in stores, but for everything Vera, visit Vera Wang Weddings. So, which one is your favorite?

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The Man Registry: Operation Dinner Out

by Azure

About the Man Registry This week’s post from The Man Registry comes from a member of our panel of groom experts: Groom planning & style expert Simon Daykin. The topic: Operation Dinner Out. You can learn more about Simon and his wedding planning services at Gutsy Groom. Operation: Dinner Out is a code word from the film “Spy Games” to get Brad Pitt out of a bad situation. So why can't you, as a groom use it to not only get you out of a bad situation with your bride BUT (and...

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OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party Creating Quite A Buzz On NBC Chicago!

by Azure

Less than 24 hours after announcing the launch of our Wedding Pre-Party, the very first Wedding Social Network, NBC Chicago is already abuzz! Entitled "Marriage Material- Dot-com your way to a hook-up", the writer Kim Peiffer totally gets it! This article is amazing, and we couldn't be more psyched about the fabulous things they had to say about OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party! Looks like we are getting the party started even earlier than expected! And speaking of creating a buzz,...

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Wedding Humor for the DIY Bride

by Azure

I don't know readers, do I need to say anything? OK, just in case you're looking at this and thinking "Holy Crap! (pun intended) I forgot to order decorations for my port-a-potty!" Don't worry, it's generally not needed. If you're getting married at a park, or Lollapalooza, or some other event requiring a port-a-potty, just let it go.

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Buy The Dress, Get The Rest!

by Azure

A novel concept for a brick and morter store! I went into 2 Sisters Boutique in Chicago last Thursday, looking (last-minute) for a cute dress to wear out to a dinner date I had that night. 2 Sisters has a very edited selection of boutique-quality jeans, tops, dresses, jewelry and shoes... all for under $100! The last dress I tried on was adorable, so I was sold! Since I was in such a rush, I began looking for jewelry to complete the look. Imagine my surprise when the owner...

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