DIY


Ask the Experts: What Are the Best and Worst Places to DIY?

by Azure

Ask the Experts is your chance to get your wedding questions answered by an entire panel of wedding professionals and experts. To ask a question write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: Dear Ask the Experts, Every article I read gives different advice about what sorts of things you can and can’t DIY. In your experience, what are the best things to DIY, and what are the best things to leave to the professionals? Thanks DIY-Wanna-Be Read the column to get the...

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Recycled Bride: Green Your Nest

by Azure

About Recycled Bride 4 easy ways to bring sustainability into your marital home Every week in this space, I bring you the latest trends and tips to turn your white wedding green. But what about showing love for the planet after the big day? It doesn't have to be expensive or inconvenient to make changes that will have a big impact on the environment. Here are four simple, affordable steps you can take to make your home better for the Earth, and a healthier place for your family and...

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Featured West Palm Beach Wedding: Nicole and Nick

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Kristen Weaver of Kristen Weaver Photography I had the pleasure of working with eclectic couple Nick and Nicole Mihelich on January 9th in West Palm Beach. Nick and Nicole began their journey as neighbors, their courtship starting through the fence that separated their picturesque and historic West Palm Beach bungalows. Their heartwarming story was reflected in the rustic details and DIY projects found throughout both the ceremony and reception. Grandma's...

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To Lash, Or Not To Lash: Fake Eyelashes for your Wedding Day

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Lauren Iavarone of Expert Makeup Artistry Studio Like people, false eyelashes come in all shapes and sizes. Individual, half strips, full strip, natural, long, short, and full are just a few of their descriptions. Not everyone will want or even need lashes, but the decision to use them is up to you. If doing your own makeup or enlisting the help of a professional, say “I Do” to a trial run! This will ensure that you’re comfortable wearing lashes and like...

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Here Comes the Guide: The PANTONE WEDDING Color Guide from Dessy!

by Azure

PANTONE and Dessyhave done it again! Just yesterday, the match made in heaven that is Dessy-PANTONE announced their PANTONE WEDDING color guide. This fan deck includes all of the 194 colors for Spring 2010, is chromatically arranged by color family, and is small enough to fit in your purse! You know what that means... take this baby with you to the bridal shop, florist, or wedding venue, and nothing will stand in the way of achieving your perfectly color-coordinated wedding! So...

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Featured DIY Wedding: Kate and Daryl

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Amanda McMahon Photography Kate and Daryl had been together for over 8 years when they decided to finally tie the knot! Kate wanted to DIY as much as possible to save on cost and to really get exactly what she wanted, and she did an amazing job. From the wedding cake by Daryl's mom, to the bouquet and centerpiece done by Kate... everything went together so smoothly. Their wedding was very low key and laid back, but that didn't stop them from having a great...

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Use Caution when Cutting Corners

by Azure

Special to OneWed by Craig Sumsky, director of Cutting Edge Entertainment of Cutting Edge Entertainment So many bridal buzzwords are going around today, like "green, D.I.Y. and recessionista" (or simply recession). About a month ago I stumbled upon an article right here on the Savvy Scoop which gave advice regarding the value of a DJ service and how one might save some cash by using an iPod instead. Being a DJ, I responded. There is a great deal of difference between an iPod and a...

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Recycled Bride: Everything You Need to Know About Eco-Friendly Wedding Dresses, Part 2

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Welcome back to Recycled Bride's roundup of the freshest ideas in ethical bridalwear. Last week we talked about recycling and reusing your dress through online resale, and I shared some of the latest styles from the hottest eco-friendly wedding dressdesigners around. Today in Part 2, you'll learn even more exciting ways to wear the dress of your dreams and be kind to the planet. • Rent a wedding gown. Grooms have been getting married in rented tuxedos since the...

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Bubbly Bride: Spice up Your Wedding with a Dash of Ginger(bread)

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When preparing for your holiday wedding, start thinking about what you look forward to around the holidays! What are your favorite traditions, memories, and cookies (of course)? I have fond memories of making gingerbread cookies every year with my grandma while growing up. While it appeared to our family we were baking cookies... her and I both knew the only reason we were in that kitchen was to enjoy the sugary bliss of the cookie dough! Those memories will...

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Ask the Experts: DIY Winter Decorations

by Azure

In this week's Ask the Experts column our panel of wedding experts helps out a bride looking for some DIY decorating ideas. If you want your wedding questions answered by a team of experts write asktheexperts@onewed.com. Here's the question: Dear Experts I’m getting married in January in Chicago (I know, but we don’t have a lot of out of town guests, so I’m not worried about the weather). I’m on a tight budget but most of the DIY advice I see for flowers and decorations...

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Bubbly Bride: Show your guests THANKS this year!

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Plan ahead. What would surprise your guests more than receiving a thank you card a month later with a photo of you in your beautiful wedding dress and your husband in his tux holding thank you signs. In the midst of your busy day of primping and preparing, you took the time to take a picture thanking them. It shows that you put time and thought into it and truly appreciated them joining you on your big day. Not only is it thoughtful, but you are taking...

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Green is the New White: 5 Ways to Create an Eco-Chic Wedding

by Azure

Get excited, ladies! We've got a new guest blogger that will be joining The Man Registry on Hump Day! Tracy DiNunzio is a popular expert on green weddings and eco-friendly lifestyles. She's also the founder of RecycledBride.com, a free marketplace where eco-savvy brides buy and sell wedding dresses, accessories, decorations and more. Tracy became interested in reducing wedding waste while planning her own nuptials in 2007, and has been dedicated to helping other couples plan green...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Festival Of Pumpkins & Thanks…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Inspiration For Your Fall Wedding Or Thanksgiving Dinner! With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I thought this would be the perfect inspiration! Check out these floral pumpkins, created by the loved Blooms By Martha Andrews, in sunny California... Imagine using those pumpkins as centerpieces for your holiday get together this year. Or, make one up and bring it as a hostess gift - especially if you're like me and can't cook well enough to bring a...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Tying The Knot…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...With A Ribbon Wall! Put a whole new twist on "tying the knot" by adding a ribbon wall to your bridal shower or wedding decor... This could easily be turned into an exciting DIY project - just get a bunch of friends or family together to help tie the knots into the ribbon and then tie the ribbons to a shower curtain rod (or something similar). Hang your art behind the head table or guest table as a fun focal point! Or, use it as a backdrop for your...

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Create Your Dessy/Pantone Style Board: Win $500 Of Dessy Accessories!

by Azure

Want to win $500 worth of Dessy accessories just for creating a fab Style Board that will set the tone for your wedding? Dessy has partnered with Pantone, the global authority on color, to create an amazing new tool for brides-to-be. We all have an idea of what our dream wedding looks like, and now you can create your very own Style Boards to help match your wedding colors and visualize the overall vibe! So, we want you to create the best Dessy/Pantone style board! You may submit...

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Bubbly Bride: Napkin Decor At Your Wedding Reception

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You will get asked a million questions about a hundred little details throughout your wedding planning process! Don't let these details stress you out, but don't throw them aside quite yet. Each detail will add a bit more character and 'wow' factor to your decor. One specific item that you may roll your eyes at and say, "I don't care" is your napkins, specifically how they are folded and presented to your guests. Whether it is the napkin color, texture, fold or a...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Deciding Which Wedding Traditions to Follow

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers a question about wedding traditions, and how to decide which ones are important. If you need wedding advice we have two ways for you to get your questions answered. Our Ask the Experts panel answers all your questions about wedding logistics and decisions at asktheexperts@onewed.com The Wedding Maven answers your questions about wedding etiquette, traditions, and relationships at weddingmaven@onewed.com

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Bubbly Bride: Create your own Caramel Apple

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride The cupcake bar, candy bar and mashed potato bar are great ideas for your wedding, but if you are looking for a do-it-yourself bar for your guests— focused on celebrating Fall— the caramel apple bar is right up your alley! Have a table set with apples, caramel and a colorful display of toppings. Your guests will love being artists while they decorate their apples with their favorite chocolate, sprinkles and icing. Ask your caterer to have one of the servers...

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Bubbly Bride: Don’t Keep Quiet on your Wedding Day

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride You won't be hearing librarians shhh you today. Finding a venue to hold your wedding event is always a search. Some places are too big, some aren't big enough. Cost is always an issue while location is key to the final choice. With all these factors coming into play, it is most important that you need to have a place you are comfortable with because you will be creating many memories there. Book lovers can now share their archives of hundreds of books with...

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Featured Wedding:Daniel and Mindy

by Azure

Featured Wedding by Blue Kite Photo Daniel and Mindy were married on September 5, 2009. These two are absolutely crazy about each other! Mindy incorporated many details of her and Daniel's relationship in the wedding. They had polaroids on display of every date they had ever been on together. They were able to have a lovely and personal wedding on a tight budget. Many elements of the wedding were handmade by the bride herself (including the adorable cake topper!). They had a...

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The Man Registry: Tips for a Successful Backyard Wedding

by Azure

About The Man Registry I had the privilege of attending a good friend’s wedding over the weekend in Louisville, KY. The ceremony and reception were both held in the beautiful lakefront backyard of the bride’s parents. I have to say that it was one of the most memorable weddings I’ve attended. And yes, I took notes. Here are a few helpful reminders for making your backyard wedding one to remember. Prepare for weather Have a backup plan for bad weather. A large living room or...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Couture Cowgirl…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...In D&G Blue Jean Bridal Style! Hey, all you country girls out there - have you seen the latest denim looks of Dolce & Gabbana? It's totally fun inspiration for the cowboy loving bride out there! Take a look... Pick up any of these looks from Dolce & Gabbana or just let the styles inspire you to create your own cowgirl look! Today's modern bride sticks to anything but tradition (okay so she still keeps a few traditions close to her heart) so go ahead...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: When Fashion Inspires Wedding Decor

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Transform The Look Of The Runway Styles To The Look Of Your Day! Stop allowing the runway shows the opportunity to tease you! You know what I'm talking about, don't you? You'll see some amazing jaw-dropping look, which you may appreciate the art behind... but you might think twice about actually wearing on the street. Or, perhaps you could totally imagine wearing it yourself but you can't imagine spending the thousands of dollars to do so. See what...

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Make Your Fiance’s Day with a Virtual Love Note!

by Azure

Robbins Brothers' just launched a new virtual love note widget, allowing nearlyweds to create a special little video especially for their love. I wanted to give it a go, and I must say, I give this fun tool two thumbs up. I created a virtual love note for my sister and her fiance, who will marry in May, 2010, and it was as easy as pie! Wouldn't this be a great way to announce your engagement to family and friends? A Virtual Love NoteFeaturing Ashley and ToddCreate your own at...

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