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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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Programs, Vows and Marriage Licenses, Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding

by Azure

Special Feature by Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding The wedding day is fast approaching, but many details remain to be scheduled and inserted into your celebration plans. The following three important aspects of your celebration are worthy of considerable thought, planning and scheduling. The License It would be a great party, but without a license, it won’t be a wedding. Contact or visit the country clerk’s office well in advance of your wedding date in order to check the...

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Project Bridesmaid: Design Your Own Bridesmaids’ Dresses

by Azure

WARNING: If you need to get work done today, do NOT read this post! OK, so after writing about my obsession with OPI’s personalized nail color picker thingy, and my idea to have a toy for designing a wedding dress, a co-worker helpfully gave me a new obsession! Olivia Luca lets you design your own dress, picking the color, fabric, bodice, and skirt and then trying it on a model. This is perfect for bridesmaids’ dresses because you can email the link to the dress around and...

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Long Island Brides Do it Outdoors

by Azure

Special Feature by Claudia Copquin of Getting Married on Long Island Wineries …. Beaches …. Backyards… Lighthouses …. Parks ….Nature Preserves… Long Island brides frequently do it outdoors. Get married, that is. There’s something very special about exchanging vows surrounded by a natural setting – even for those of us who aren’t necessarily trying to have the greenest possible wedding. Based on my years of experience with Long Island weddings, I have some tips...

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Bubbly Bride: Falling into Autumn for your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As the weather turns chilly, kids go back to school and the leaves start changing colors, we begin to see the signs of fall right around the corner. September is here and we are officially ending summer and entering fall. Pumpkins are always associated with autumn and can be used in a variety of ways at weddings. If you are a bride who is considering a fall wedding and wants to incorporate these colorful vegetables, I have a couple of ideas for you! Greet your...

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A DIY Project for the Resourceful Bridesmaid

by Azure

It's a question as old as time... what to do with that damn bridesmaid's dress? ReadyMade magazine (a great resource if you're a DIY kind of gal) recently held a contest and the winner turned hers into a pillow! Here are the directions: 1. Remove all bows, ruffles, and ties from the dress using a seam ripper or sharp scissors. These will be your accents. 2. Use the bottom half of the dress for the body of the pillow. Cut the bottom of the dress away from the top, and slit it...

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Let Us Help YOU: OneWed’s Wedding Checklist, Secrets Revealed!

by Azure

Feeling overwhelmed by all of the outstanding To Dos on your Wedding Checklist? Never fear, OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party is here to save the day! So take a deep breath, relax, and we'll make sure that you get through all your To Dos before your I Dos, armed with our fab Wedding Checklist! Our checklist is totally comprehensive, but we understand that every wedding is unique! So, you can... •Add and delete tasks, because one-size-fits-all does NOT fit all when it comes to your very...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Light Up Your Wedding Night…

by Azure

...With Glowing Lanterns! About It's A Jaime Thing So, your friends keep telling you you're glowing, huh? Well then, glow on, girl! If you're in love and your heart, soul and mind are glowing along with that gorgeous smile of yours, why not carry that glow throughout your wedding decor? Do so with these lovely lanterns by Hannah Nunn... Aren't these lovely? If you're a bride on a tight budget, however, fear not! Grab your girls and get a little crafty...you can probably make...

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Savvy Steals Winner- Couture Quality Stationery to Show Praise, Spread Love, and Inspire!

by Azure

Congrats, SingColleen! You are this week's Savvy Steals winner! You will now have everything you need to show praise for the ones you love, share romantic sentiments with your man, and inspire those special people in your life. These Paper Couture products from The 2U Collection are just so lovely and beautiful, we know you'll adore them! Keep the comments coming ladies! We have some amazing Savvy Steals lined up!

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Ever After Wedding Market: Popular Wedding Trends

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Our merchants are always on the lookout for the latest wedding trends! Whether it be a popular color, seasonal detail or unique theme, they’re busy creating products to match. Asked to describe their favorite trends, our merchants had a few suggestions for couples. Many couples are choosing to personalize their wedding with items that symbolize their unique story as a couple. They don’t limit themselves to traditional guidelines. Instead they use...

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Design Your Own Wedding Dress, It’s Child’s Play

by Azure

My five year old definitely has her own sense of style. I recently bought her this great toy that lets you play fashion designer, even if you have the drawing skills of a five year old. It got me thinking, what if they made a toy like that for brides? You could match different hairstyles with different bodices, different skirts, and different shoes and see which combination added up to the perfect wedding dress? Then I realized, they do make it, it’s called scissors and glue, or...

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Save Some Green On Your Wedding While Being Green With Bride$hare!

by Azure

The fabulous Broke-Ass Bride just launched a fantastic site to help make your wedding more budget AND eco friendly. The concept behind Bride$hare is so clever, innovative and unique… I couldn’t wait to spread the word! Dubbed “the carpool of wedding planning”, if you were taught to share when you were a little girl dreaming of your fairytale wedding, then you are going to love this site. Through the recycling and reuse of everything wedding related, you can save some serious...

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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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DIY Wedding Favor Idea, Create Your Own Scent

by Azure

I’ll admit it; I like aromatherapy. I know it’s a little hokey, and a lot of products called “aromatherapy” just mean “nice smelling,” but I’m really fascinated by how different scents can influence our moods. One of my favorite books on the subject is “The Complete Book of Essential Oils and Aromatherapy” by Valerie Ann Worwood. I was just flipping through it last night and realized that creating a small vial of massage oil or a home spray could be a great idea...

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DIY Wedding Idea for Mac Users

by Azure

Ahh, romance, love, weddings, obviously the next word in this list is... Mac computer! No? Well, maybe it should be. Office 2008 for Mac provides amazing tools for creating your own professional looking save-the-dates, wedding invitations, and place cards. They even have templates for your wedding budget and checklist (although, obviously, as a Savvy Bride, you’re already using OneWed’s wedding checklist and timeline). As a bonus, the first three people to tell us (in the...

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Newfound Respect For The Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Game!

by Azure

I've always said that when I become engaged, I'll be putting the kibosh on all of the age-old bridal shower and bachelorette party traditions- think "Bride-to-Be" sash, the plastic, princess-esque tiara, and most of all, the infamous toilet paper wedding dress< /a> game. When I stumbled upon this post in New York Magazine's Fashion section, though, my mind was forever changed... I knew I had to stop sipping on the toilet paper wedding dress haterade! CheapChicWeddings.com hosted a...

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