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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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For Brides Trotting Down The Aisle A Second Time

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Now, lemme put one thing out there right away. I’ve only been married ONCE So take everything I say with that little grain of salt. But I’m of the age where I have friends who are under 40 - and on their second marriage - which btw, ain’t no thang. However, gals in this predicament seem to have very mixed feelings about getting married again - should they have a big wedding? Should they have a wedding at all? Well, there are a few different ways you can go about this. I think...

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Wedding Guest Welcome Bags from Maptote

by Brooklyn Bride

If a lot of your guests are coming from out of town and you're providing gift bags for their hotels, they might as well be from Maptote because you seriously will not find anything cuter! Made in Brooklyn, they've been around for a while, but only now are they introducing even MORE customizable options and better yet, adorable pins!  They've also expanded their city list to include many more from around the world.  No doubt they will make the perfect keepsake for your guests....

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Wedding Flower Style: Multiples

by Oh Lovely Day

When choosing your florals for your wedding there are lots of things to consider, like what flowers are in season and the amount of money you are willing to spend.  What style of wedding are you having and what type of tables are you using for your reception?  All of these questions help you to decide what type of flower and style of arrangement you will choose.  But one style of arrangement that I think works for every budget, for every flower, and for every wedding style is the...

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Why I Happily Spent $30,000 on my Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

This post was tough to write, for several reasons.  First, looking back at how much I spent on my wedding now that I have a child, I sometimes think “I could have put a down payment on a house with that money.”  Second, talking about money spent on something can come off as bragging, and that is definitely not the intention here.  I worked very hard as a lawyer to pay for my wedding, and my mother and stepfather were extremely generous and had saved to help us as well.  As...

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Wedding Hair How To: High Textured Bun

by Azure

This high textured bun puts a romantic, bohemian twist on a classic bridal look! It's perfect for long-haired brides and brides wearing extensions, and goes great with more traditional bridal veils (like chapel and cathedral styles). The slightly teased look adds character, and the all-up 'do lets a stunning wedding dress neckline, back, and a bride's blushingly beautiful face really shine through! So today, Nicholas Penna, Jr. of SalonCapri shares his how to's on creating this...

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5 More Fabulously Creative Wedding Guest Book Ideas

by Azure

A month or so ago, our lovely guest blogger, Oh Lovely Day, shared her top 5 creative wedding guest book alternatives and brides and grooms were inspired! There were ideas for wine lovers, sporty couples, board game fanatics and more. But in case you didn't find the right guest book idea for your I Do's, here are five more fabulous and unique alternatives: Wishing tree  Capture all your guests' well wishes with a wishing tree guest book that doubles as reception decor!...

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The Good, Bad and Ugly of Wedding DIY

by Oh Lovely Day

Wedding DIY is all the rage, and why not?  When done right, DIY can make your wedding more affordable, can be lots of fun, and adds a personal touch to your day.  But there is a downside to DIY.  When done wrong, it can be ugly (literally).  Here’s a bit of the good, the bad, and the ugly. The Good  The secret to successful DIY?  Have a clear focus of your wedding style and then choose a couple of things (like your programs or favors) to DIY.  And pick something...

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Make Wedding Guests Think You Spent a Fortune: 5 Ideas for Your Reception Tables

by Azure

  When it comes to your wedding reception tabletops, you want to make a statement. But if your budget for wedding flowers isn't $10,000+, you'll need a little creativity to wow the crowd! Which is exactly why you came to OneWed, right?   Below we share five luxe for less ideas for creating captivating tabletops at your wedding reception:   1. Treasure hunting at home  Don't be afraid to use and repurpose items you (or your fiance, mom, sister, best...

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Text Garlands for Your Wedding Reception

by Brooklyn Bride

Rummaging around Pinterest over the weekend, I came across these text garlands and thought they'd be such a sweet way to decorate for your wedding!  Just imagine your vows criss-crossing around your reception, wouldn't that be stunning?!  And since the holidays are right around the corner, it would be extra cute to make them out of gingerbread...   Which text garland idea do you love?   Top- DIY from Katie Did | Bottom- Kidspot via Oh Happy Day ...

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Five Table Number Ideas for Your Homespun Chic Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

By Duet Weddings and Leigh Miller Photography via Style Me Pretty   I’ve been seeing some truly unique and creative table number ideas lately that I had to share. And what makes them even better is that they are totally homespun and DIY-able.   1.  Iron house numbers: Displayed alone or in a frame, iron house address numbers made for a vintage table number that stands out.   2.  Stitched numbers: Whether it's yarn stitched in burlap or thread...

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9 Ways to De-Stress before Your I Do’s

by Azure

  Planning a wedding is hard work! And with the added stress of the holidays, remaining calm, collected and feeling on top of the world is no easy feat. Until now! Here's our list of the top ways to decompress before walking down the aisle:   1-  Head for the spa, get a massage: Ahh... the spa. The mother ship for those of us who NEED relaxation. Grab your girls who aren't afraid to indulge and book massages as often as your budget allows. If bi-weekly or monthly...

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Top 5 Wedding Guest Book Alternatives

by Oh Lovely Day

  Five Favorite Guestbook Alternatives by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day   Gone are the days of the ugly old traditional guestbook.  Let your personality show using a creative guestbook alternative.  Here are five of my favorites: 1- Let guests have fun while giving you advice with these madlibs:   2- For wine enthusiasts:   3- Incorporate a hobby or sport you do together: {via Style...

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Five Unique Favors for your Rustic Chic Wedding

by Oh Lovely Day

  Special to onewed by Chandra of Oh Lovely Day Gone are the days of generic wedding favors for guests (no pressure!).  But thinking of something great that won't break the bank can be a challenge.  So here are my five favorite favor ideas for your rustic chic wedding.  Bonus, they are all totally DIY.  You're welcome! 1-   2-   3-   4-   5-  {donut holes, or other...

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Music Lovers Unite in an Outdoor Real Wedding

by Azure

  Real wedding by Katherine O'Brien Photography   Stephanie and Brett tied the knot at the Mercury Hall wedding venue in Austin, TX.  Their special day was tons of fun, very relaxed with lots of personality!  The couple shares a love of music, so a customized wedding playlist for the ceremony and reception was a must!  For their outdoor wedding ceremony, Stephanie and Brett chose the unexpected songs below:   The Party by St. Vincent Ambulance by...

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Orange, Yellow and Green Wedding Flower Artistry

by Azure

        If you are looking for wedding flower design inspiration that takes it to an artistry level, look no further than Mints Design. After my first encounter with the Mints Design website, I fell hard, and was officially in love.  There’s so much visual eye candy over at Mints. Pour over their stunning events & weddings portfolio, swoon over their gorgeous retail arrangements, and draw inspiration from the Mints Blog.   Just to give you a little taste...

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DIY Wedding Hair + Makeup: Flawless Foundations, Affordable Accents

by Azure

  If you're looking for inexpensive DIY wedding ideas, particularly those related to beauty tips and ideas-- you're in the right place. When it comes to weddings, hiring a makeup artist and hairstylist to make you look your best can get rather expensive.   However, with the right tools and a little bit of practice, it's completely possible to create your own "bridal look" for a lot less. Read our fabulous bridal beauty tips and ideas for how to make...

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Winter Wedding in Seattle: Vintage meets DIY

by Azure

Real wedding by Anastasia Photography   Liviya and Colin’s February wedding in Seattle was picture perfect, start to finish!  Liviya chose a vintage-inspired wedding day look, donning a birdcage veil, timeless pearls and adorable round-toe wedding shoes. When we took it outside to capture some memorable shots, Liviya layered on a gorgeous bridal bolero, and clutched a true statement bouquet of hot pink, ivory and green wedding flowers.  Her groom's hot pink...

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Five Unique Menu Ideas for Rustic Chic Weddings

by Oh Lovely Day

  So menus are often an afterthought, but what a wasted opportunity to let your personality and wedding style shine through.  Here are my five favorite menu ideas for a rustic chic wedding.             What other unique menu ideas can you share with us?  Post a comment...

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3-step DIY wedding project using mason jars

by Azure

  Now that you know all the fabulous ways to incorporate mason jars into your wedding (thanks to our oh-so-lovely guest blogger, Chandra of Oh Lovely Day), it's time for a little DIY wedding project!   In this simple 3-step tutorial, we'll marry vintage chic mason jars with romantic lace, and light them up with flickering candles.  Let's jump to it, shall we? Shopping list + mason jars + thick lace ribbon or strips of lace + spray adhesive + twine +...

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