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Hand Lettering for Your Wedding

by Brooklyn Bride

Lisa Congdon is a crazy good artist....you may know her from her Collection a Day series?  If you dont, you really should! This year she's taking that collection a bit further by doing a daily hand lettering exercise...each day it's something a little different, and really made me think that it could be a great thing to work into your wedding! I'm not saying you need to calligraph every one of your wedding invitation envelopes or anything, but with a little practice, you could...

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5 Surefire Strategies for Wedding Planning Success

by Azure

Wedding planning got you down? Don't let it! Read on to learn five keys to stress-free, enjoyable planning... 5- Devise Rituals: Build routine periods of wedding planning time into your busy schedules. For example, set aside a few hours every Saturday (or whatever day works best) to tackle items on your wedding planning checklist. Having this pre-planned ritual will give you and your groom a sense of calm, and will ensure you're not running around like a chicken with your head cut...

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Dream About a Rainbow Wedding…

by Azure

And color your wedding beautiful! To say that the 7-tier rainbow wedding cake by Rise & Shine Bakery (above and below) inspired me would be a true understatement. It literally blew my mind, made me swoon, and tantalized my sweet tooth, all with a single look. So I just couldn't resist creating a style board inspired by this colorful confection! Isn't it sweet? How many brides are daring enough to take guests over the rainbow with this vibrant wedding color palette?

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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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You Are Now Exiting The Wedding Zone

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Brides, when your wedding journey is complete, you may find yourself at a loss. For months or maybe even years, your world has been a haze of wedding planning, wedding blogs, wedding magazines, Pinterest, RSVPs, mason jars, DIY experimentation, and so on and so on. And now, that’s all over. Your wedding day has come and gone - hopefully it was AWESOME. Hopefully, your special day was overwhelmingly special - and better than you ever expected it to be. But now, sadly, the time has...

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Personalized Maps for Your Wedding

by Brooklyn Bride

I'm big on DIY projects, and lately I've been seeing some fun ways to document your travels.  I think it would make a great way to remember your honeymoon (if you're a country hopper like we were on ours) or if you just want to remember all the places you and your hunny have traveled while you've been together (something fun to display at your wedding!). These particular projects are pretty easy, but if you feel like being lazy, just go ahead and order the personalized map from...

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Sweet and Unique Wedding Centerpiece Idea

by Azure

Have you thought about incorporating fruit into your wedding decor? It's an outside the box idea that can make your I Do's truly memorable, and it's easy to go beyond the centerpieces with fruity touches throughout (think escort card holders, wedding guest favors, even your groom's bout!). It's also a fantastic way to save on your wedding flower budget! Depending upon the wedding color palette you choose, you can include green or red apples, peaches, vibrant lemons or limes,...

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4 Keys to Harmonious Wedding Planning

by Valley & Co.

We know. The thought of setting out and planning your wedding can seem overwhelming and like a flurry of blooms, fondant and frosting, contracts and BEOs, and checklists. Not to mention, the excitement from being recently engaged still has that luster and magic. The thought of entering into the unknown territory of planning with your new fiancé might seem daunting. But treat the planning process as an adventure where you and your fiancé get to bring in bits and pieces of you as...

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Incorporating March Madness into Your Wedding

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Got March Madness on the brain? Who doesn’t this time of year? If you and your fiancé are die-hard college basketball fans (like my husband and me), you’re probably looking for ways incorporate your love of sports in your wedding day. Whether you want to go subtle or go big, thankfully, you have plenty of options to choose from. Here are a few ideas to consider: Sports groom’s cake. Talk to your cake baker about...

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Custom Initials Leave a Mark on Your Wedding

by Brooklyn Bride

Etsy is just full of great vendors for your wedding, and many of them aren't even necessarily FOR your wedding, which makes them even MORE interesting in my eyes! Edie's Lab is one of those shops....they create large scale initials that would be great for displaying at your wedding ceremony or reception, and then eventually to show off in your home.  I love that they have a variety of fonts and colors to choose from, whether you're a modernist like me, or going for more of a...

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Three DIYs for a Fun Wedding Send-Off

by Oh Lovely Day

Throwing birdseed is so over!  Here are three fun DIY ideas for wedding send-offs that will please your guests and make for some great photos! Celebration Flags Petal & Pom Pom Cones Ribbon Wands How do you plan to get sent off?  Do you have any unique ideas that I didn't think of?  Share them in the comments!

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How to De-Stress Before the Wedding

by The Man Registry

By Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Wedding plans stressing you out? You’re not alone. Planning your big day can sometimes become a bit overwhelming (so many details, so little time!), and everyone needs a break from time to time. If you’re both starting to feel like you’re about to hit your breaking point, here’s how to deal. Schedule some time for yourselves. Remember what you used to do before you started planning your wedding together? Whether it’s cooking a meal...

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Something More than Something Blue

by Azure

Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. What if the saying didn't stop there? What is the single "something" you would add to the list? A few creative ideas that come to mind... Something from the groom—Isn't it fitting to wear something given to you by your groom when you walk down the aisle? We sure think so! Something sentimental—Whether it's a love letter, an engagement keepsake, or a reminder of the moment you fell in love, incorporating...

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Nine Posts to Inspire Your Wedding

by Azure

We adore our fellow bridal bloggers and are constantly inspired by all the gorgeousness they share. And while we hope to satisfy your craving for bridal style eye candy here on OneWed, we want you to have ALL the swoon-worthy inspiration right at your fingertips. So we are excited to bring you our very first roundup of the best nuggets of advice and inspiration of the past few weeks! We hope to bring you a must-read list like this each week, and invite you to submit your picks...

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Oh Behave! Wedding Planning Faux Pas

by Azure

We know you want the wedding day to go off without a hitch (you see what I did there?), and that all the planning leading up to the big day can take a toll on your sanity. Everyone makes mistakes and I'll bet you've made a few throughout the planning process. After all, you're only human! Hopefully though, the mistakes you've made have been minor mishaps and not major faux pas, missteps you can help future brides avoid when they're standing in your shoes. So if you're knees...

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Burlap Decor for Your Rustic Chic Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

Confession: I love burlap.  Truth be told, I wanted to fill my wedding with burlap and similarly rustic details, but with the wedding venue we chose it just wasn't a theme that fit.  It would have been like putting a barn on the beach.  On second thought, a barn on a beach could be amazing! Anyhoo...back to burlap.  Burlap is so rustic and chic, provides great texture, and is CHEAP!  And there are so many ways you can use it in your wedding decor! Here are eight ideas to get...

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What NOT to Wear for MOBs and MOGs

by Azure

Few bloggers and fewer brides have dared broach the subject... because the mere thought of a sit-down with the soon-to-be MIL about the do's and don'ts of wedding day fashion makes even the boldest bride recoil. But let’s be honest. You want your mom and soon-to-be MIL looking a certain way at the wedding, just as you want each and every detail to be picture perfect. Some moms love fashion and others don’t have a clue, but every mom prepping to walk her child down the aisle...

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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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Wedding Guest Favors that Don’t Disappoint

by Azure

You have two choices when it comes to selecting your wedding guest favors. You can wait until the last minute and then just scoop up something generic, or approach the task thoughtfully and really wow guests with favors that are unexpected, useful and totally worth schlepping home. Either way, it's going to cost you some cash so we think the decision is simple! Get the inspiration ball rolling with the cute & creative wedding guest favor ideas below! A tasty reminder of the...

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4 Easy Ways to Save on Your Wedding

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner, TheManRegistry.com Let’s face it; unless you’re marrying a Kardashian and money is no object, the majority of today’s engaged couples are looking for ways to save money while planning their weddings. By now you’ve realized that wedding day price tags can add up quickly, but don’t sweat it. Here are some ways to turn those splurges into saves. • Guest List: Consider eliminating plus one invites for guests on your list who...

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