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Foldable.me for Weddings

by Brooklyn Bride

Around Christmas time, I was introduced to a new site called Foldable.me, where you could create your own little foldable character out of paper. It's totally easy and totally fun, and I went and bought a bunch as gifts, in addition to making little characters out of me and my husband. The company has now introduced characters that can be dressed for a wedding, which makes them perfect as cake toppers, or even as gifts to your bridal party. You can also contact them for bulk...

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Custom Wedding Prints at Poppies & Posies

by Brooklyn Bride

Recently Poppies & Posies have partnered with Stephanie Singer-Eventov to create a line of exclusive prints that can be used for anything from table runners to bow ties! There are designs for every taste (of COURSE I'll be shopping the graphic ones!) and are a wonderful way to jazz up your wedding with something unique. Some of you might think doing custom pieces aren't viable for your wedding due to cost, but almost anything you make can be reused in your home, or can be given...

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Pretty Wedding Nails

by Brooklyn Bride

Most brides probably feel like they have to go neutral or just a simple pop of red or coral on their nails for their wedding day, but I'm hoping this sparks some interest in doing something a LITTLE more daring! My favorite is probably the simple gold french manicure (below) since I've done it before and it really does look stunning. But I want to know... What unique nail style featured here do you love most?

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17 Unique Ways to Display Your Wedding Monogram

by Azure

Adding personal touches to the ceremony and reception is one important piece of the memorable wedding puzzle. Because no couple wants to spend a fortune to create a generic, ho-hum wedding. Am I right or am I right?! Here's a fabulous idea! Splurge on getting a custom wedding monogram created for you and your man, then start dreaming up all the ways you can incorporate it into your special day. We've come up with a list of 17 unique ideas to get you started! 17 Places to Showcase...

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5 Inside Tips from The Budget Savvy Bride

by Azure

Since starting to plan my own wedding, I've had to face one very harsh reality. Weddings ARE expensive, no matter how you cut it. So I've had a few burning questions on my mind about how to get crafty with your budget. Luckily, our girl Jessica aka The Budget Savvy Bride, came through big and answered my questions, and I thought I'd share the nuggets of wisdom with you today! Ready to roll? Best kept budget wedding secret? Hosting your event at a public space for little-to-no...

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Custom Button Wedding Favors

by Brooklyn Bride

When Chad and I got married, in addition to the favors we were giving our guests, we wanted to have something a little fun for people to take away.... enter our 1" buttons! They can be used in so many ways....on escort cards, as ice breakers for guests to get to know one another, or just to commemorate the day! I designed four separate designs and had them displayed in glass cylinders as guests walked in, and they were a big hit! It was so fun to see all 4 designs pinned on tuxedos...

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Navy + Neon Coral Wedding Color Palette to Adore

by Azure

It's obvious (from all the Pins, Tweets, and Facebook Likes) that you love the inspiring wedding color palettes we share on the OneWed blog! And today's color inspiration is out of this world gorgeous! Classic navy paired with vibrant coral is as timeless as it is unique, and works perfect for a variety of different wedding styles. I can totally picture this palette at nautical-themed I Do's, downtown chic Springtime affairs, and rustic elegant outdoor weddings. Once you take in all...

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15 Ways to Spend Less on Your Wedding

by Azure

Here on OneWed, we're all about helping you get the best bang for your wedding buck! So today, we share 15 insider tips on how to reduce your wedding costs without making too many sacrifices. 1. Having a wedding in winter months is definitely cheaper than having it in peak seasons, such as fall or summer. Consider looking at different dates that will save you a great deal of money! 2. Consider a daytime wedding instead of the evening, or a Friday or Sunday wedding instead of a...

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A Brilliant Wedding Color Palette: Peony Pink, Bright Coral, Yellow and Slate

by Azure

Although we're predicting a return to elegant neutral color palettes for 2013 weddings (see our full list of top trends right HERE), not every bridey wants a wedding dripping in muted natural hues. Sound like you? Then you'll fall head over heels for the gorgeous inspiration board above! Bright pink and coral peonies, dahlias and anemones come together beautifully with bright yellow billy balls and other sunshiny citrus florals. Add to that touches of smoky gray (like...

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Top 13 Wedding Trends for 2013!

by Azure

Happy Valentine's Day, lovelies! Seeing as over a quarter million couples get engaged today, we thought it was the perfect time to share our picks for the top trends for 2013. Ready to see the list in all its glory? Here we go! 1.  Neutrals - After a year of bold jewel tones (purple was THE color for 2012 weddings) it's back to basics for 2013. Expect to see soft neutral hues like cream, ivory, tan, sand, and stone dominating 2013 color palettes. 2.  Neon Pops - Neon is back...

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7 Valentine’s Day Cocktails to Mix Up for Your Groom

by Azure

While the romance-inspired cocktails below are perfect to spice up your Valentine's Day, they'd also make amazing signature drinks for your wedding day! Ready to get boozy, brideys? 1 - The Sweetheart Martini Ingredients: Vodka, cranberry juice, Grand Mariner, fresh lime juice. Click here to get the recipe. 2 - Bésame (aka Kiss Me) Ingredients: Elderberry, raspberry leaves, ginger & topped w/ prosecco Click here to get the recipe. 3 - Red Currant...

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Wedding Color Inspiration: Sparkly Copper & Gold

by Azure

Metallics are still very much in for weddings, and I love the idea of mixing metals! A glitzy copper and gold wedding color palette, a la the inspiration board above, is absolutely stunning, and sets you up to incorporate one-of-a-kind vintage and thrift store finds! Think mix and match metallic vases for your wedding reception centerpieces, copper-stamped letterpress invitations with gold foil edges,  or a classic white wedding cake with pops of these gorgeous metallic hues. You...

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Valentine’s Day Inspiration for Your Wedding

by Brooklyn Bride

Valentine's Day is this week, and it's the perfect inspiration for weddings! You don't need to go all heart-heavy with the decorations (this isn't a middle school Valentine's Day dance!), but throwing a little bit here and there can be fun and still tasteful. Take a look... Feeling the love? Get lots more Valentine's Day wedding inspiration right here!

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10 Creative Ways to Line the Wedding Ceremony Aisle

by Azure

Once you've booked your wedding ceremony venue, it's time to start thinking about how you'll spruce it up! There are so many ways to create something truly spectacular, and all it takes is a little creativity! To help you get started, here are ten fantastic ideas for lining your wedding ceremony aisle... 1. Mason jars on shepherds' hooks 2. Flickering candles 3. Potted plants and blooms 4. Centerpieces on podiums 5. Tissue Poms 6. Trees and branches ...

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10 Ways to Avoid Overspending on Your Wedding

by Azure

If you're newly engaged or just beginning your wedding planning journey, FREEZE! Stop where you are and read the ten tips below. Because whether your budget is $5,000 or $50,000, there is absolutely no reason to overpay to create the wedding of your dreams. Am I right? To get you started, here are ten ideas to help you save big: Cut the guest list - The quickest way to shave dollars and cents off the cost of your wedding is to scale back the guest list. If you only invite 40 or...

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Handmade Vintage Wedding Crafted with Love

by Azure

Summer + James, captured by Casey Fatchett Photography Inspiration—I wanted the formality and grandeur of Victoria (minus the stuffiness) with the warmth and functionality of the Dashwood cottage featured in the classic chick flick, Sense and Sensibility. Most of all I wanted no white. So we settled on a wedding color palette of warm, candlelit hues, shades of muted pinks, creams, champagnes, peaches, taupes and dusty blues. Venue—We really fell in love with the Meredith...

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9 Wedding Planning Worries to Stop Stressing About Today

by Azure

A bride's journey towards the aisle is filled with twists and turns, and while the engagement period is blissful, it's not all rainbows and unicorns. Because planning a wedding is hard! Especially when a full-time job is also in the picture (which is the case for the majority of brides today). So keeping the stress down, and the excitement up, is often easier said than done. But if you can let go of the nine wedding planning stressors below, your path to I Do will be significantly...

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