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Finding Your Bridal Style

by Bride Chic

Every year or so I do a post on Finding Your Bride Style—guidelines to help you out if you're still going through a dilemma about deciding on The Dress. A few thoughts on this if I may. While living and breathing all the changes happening in bridal fashion through my clients, it wasn't until I actually got down to researching this year's post that I realized how much wedding couture has been transformed. These days it's you out there and not the industry paving the way—thanks...

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Don’t Be a Wedding Video Wrecker

by Azure

Before the domination of smart phones and social networks, the task of being a top-notch wedding guest was fairly straightforward. RSVP, show up on time, purchase a gift, and don't drink the open bar dry. Easy, right? Not so much anymore! In this technology-driven, uber social world that we live in, there's a whole new set of rules for wedding guest etiquette. Just take a read of our 13 Do's and Don'ts and 10 Commandments for guests. Our 6th commandment? Honor the couple and PAY...

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Last Call to Win $1,000 Wedding Shoes from Valentino

by Azure

Our Valentino Couture giveaway ends tomorrow night at midnight, but you still have plenty of time to enter to win!! There are $1,000 pumps on the line, a splurge we're sure you won't want to miss out on! We are looking for the best fall-inspired ideabook of 15 or more photos, and if you submit our favorite, you will win these covetable Valentino heels in black & gold or beige & champagne (your choice): Now onto what's really important... the steps for you to enter to win: Step...

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DIY Wedding in Santa Fe: Traditional Meets Offbeat

by Azure

Ashley and Christopher tied the knot at Holy Trinity Orthodox Church in Santa Fe, New Mexico. It was the perfect ceremony venue for the super creative couple, mixing Hispanic adobe culture with traditional iconic orthodox symbolism and art. While the heartwarming ceremony was the epitome of traditional, the couple's reception (at Aldea de Santa Fe) was quite the opposite! Two tiny robots (handmade and hand-painted by the groom) topped off the wedding cake, and paper cranes DIY'd...

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Bridezilla, Meet Bridechilla

by Azure

There's a new bridal sheriff in town, and she's a downright pleasure to work with. Her name is Bridechilla, and she floats through the wedding planning process with style and grace! Defined... Bride • chill • a : a soon to be married lady who is unflappable (cool, calm and collected), equanimous (perfectly poised, dependable and level-headed), and the true antithesis of everything a bridezilla represents. And I think all of us nearlyweds could steal a few pages from...

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10 Timeless Tips for Brides from Vera Wang

by Azure

Awhile back, WWD asked the great Vera Wang to share her top tips for brides on everything from fashion to beauty, flowers and photography. And today we're sharing this wisdom with you... so that your walk down the aisle is everything you've dreamed about and more! 1 - Comfort Is Key: You must love your wedding day look, and feeling comfortable when you walk down the aisle is incredibly important. If you feel comfortable, you'll radiate confidence, making you the most beautiful...

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8 Tips to Maintain Balance & Sanity as a Working Bride

by The Modern Jewish Wedding

Some days it is hard enough to check items off the ever-growing list of “To-Do’s” at the office. But, add to the mix the additional job of planning your wedding and life can get a little, well, “Insane!” In fact, back in 2010, Forbes Magazine found out what happens when those of us that work plan our weddings on company time. According to those surveyed, brides "admitted" to spending at least 10 hours a week planning their weddings. Since you probably didn’t get the...

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Win $250 to Tiffany & Co.

by Azure

As a bride-to-be, I know that while a picture is worth a thousand words, it doesn’t always deliver all the details you’re looking for. You may want to know who designed a dress or where you can buy it, what type of flowers were used in some gorgeous bouquet, or the cost of an item that would be perfect for your wedding. Am I right? To help you get your questions answered, we’ve added a new “Ask About This Photo” comments box to each inspiring image you find on OneWed! ...

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DIY Weddings - 21 Shops that Deliver the Goods

by Azure

Are you planning a few DIY projects to add your own personal touch to your wedding day? If so, there are lots of fantastic resources out there to help you achieve do-it-yourself success! And today, we're giving you the full rundown of the must-explore online shops that deliver all the ingredients you'll need to DIY like a pro. 21 winners await... Shop Sweet Lulu - for tiny reception accents that make a big impact. Minted - for chic tissue decor and of course, pretty printable...

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27 Ways to Seat Your Wedding Guests with Style

by Azure

While escort cards serve an important purpose, they can also really ramp up the uniqueness of your wedding day and reception decor. Thanks to creative Etsy sellers dreaming up new and unexpected ways to stylishly seat guests, the escort card world is bigger and better than ever. From keys and pinwheels, to vintage windows and mini gilded animals, the innovative ideas below are sure to get your DIY juices flowing! Don't forget to add your favorite escort card finds to an inspiring...

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5 Totally Custom Wedding Ideas

by Azure

Want to make your wedding day your own? Of course you do! And it's easier than ever to do just that. If you need help getting your creative wheels turning when it comes to customizing your wedding day, you've come to the right place! Because today we're rounding up some of the latest & greatest totally customizable wedding finds. Ready for the list? Keep reading... 1.  Create your own Signature Scent when you say hello, Nova. 2.  Clutch a custom purse lined with your...

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Your Votes Revealed! 2013 Wedding Trends Survey

by Azure

Looks like it's time for some new trends, brideys! We asked you to vote on the top 31 trends happening in weddings this year, and tell us which ones you love, loathe, and couldn't care less about. Over 250 readers weighed in, and the results may surprise you! It turns out that many of the decor trends, you're ready to say goodbye to... but the food related trends still have you craving more. And the white aisle style trends (like sleeves and non-white wedding gowns) prove to have...

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31 Wedding Trends to Hitch or Ditch

by Azure

As a wedding blogger and a bride-to-be, I can go from loving to loathing any top trend in two shakes of a lamb's tail. I've even wished, at times, that there was a special place where played out wedding trends (like the Tiffany Blue + Chocolate Brown color scheme) could go to die. Sounds morbid I know, but here's my reasoning... The moment a once unique and trendy idea catches on and hits the masses, it becomes nearly inescapable (especially for industry insiders). And no matter...

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Ditch the Ring Bearer Pillow for these Unforgettable Alternatives

by Azure

When the played out white satin ring bearer pillow just won't cut it, Etsy delivers big with some totally awesome alternatives for your wedding ceremony! From vintage pick-up trucks (see the photo above) to rustic wood boxes, antique tea cups and books with hidden compartments, you will be blown away by the creativity of these indie designers. I know I certainly was! No matter what style wedding you're planning, there's a ring bearer pillow alternative perfect for you. Take a...

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12 Delicious Signature Drinks for Summertime

by Azure

Saturday marked the first official day of Summer (yay!), and I'm sure many of you had fabulous weddings to attend this weekend! If you did, we'd love to hear about them in the comments section below! But first, indulge in our round-up of favorite signature drinks for summertime nuptials! 1.  Southern Bride INGREDIENTS: 2 Parts Gin | 1 Part Grapefruit Juice | 3 Dashes Maraschino Liqueur 2.  Moscow Mule INGREDIENTS: 2 oz of vodka | 3/4 oz of lime | 1/4 oz of simple syrup...

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5 DIY Wedding Favor Ideas

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Don’t let your wedding guests leave empty handed! While they certainly aren’t required, wedding favors are not only a nice gesture, but a great way to add another personal touch to your wedding day. Give your guests a sweet send-off and keepsake of your wedding with one of these creative DIY wedding favor ideas. 1. If you have a green thumb, send guests home with a living memento of your wedding in the form of small potted...

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