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Calling All Canadian Nearlyweds & Wedding Pros

by Azure

... we are counting on YOU to help make our first ever iPad app out of this world!! OneWed's gorgeous new planning and inspiration app for iPad is coming soon, but for now we're testing the beta version exclusively in the Canadian App Store. So if you love weddings and currently reside in Canada, grab your iPad and download the free app today! Once you try it (and hopefully love it), share the download link with your fans and followers! Here's a bit.ly you can share on Twitter,...

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Semi-DIY Wedding Albums

by Brooklyn Bride

A lot of photobook companies have been coming out of the woodwork with some really impressive albums perfect for weddings. Personally, I'm happy to stay away from the leather bound kind (they always look a bit fussy to me)....and these options are far more modern and sleek. After my own wedding, I got an album from my photographers, but also did my own with photos from guests and from our "faux-to" booth as well. Here are my favs! Artifact Uprising is a newcomer with amazingly...

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Wedding Planning Advice: DIY and DIDon’t

by Azure

It's true that going DIY with certain aspects of the wedding can save you a bundle. But it can also add stress and frustration (something brides certainly don't need leading up to the big day) if DIY projects are not handled and managed with care. So when pondering the question, to DIY or not to DIY, use the helpful Do's and Don'ts below as your guide... DO have a solid plan before you start buying - The main reason couples choose to DIY is to save money. But when you start buying...

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Three Holiday-Ready Hairstyle DIYs

by Azure

One of my favorite blogs for all things pretty is This Is Glamorous. If you're a TIG virgin, I'd suggest you check it out! From fashion to design to food, photography, and travel, This Is Glamorous covers it all. But today... I've got holiday soiree season on my mind, and wanted to share a few TIG hairstyle how-tos that are simply perfect for any festive fête. Just click the link below any photo to get the full DIY scoop on the This Is Glamorous blog! Sweet Side Chignon ...

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3 Showstopping Wedding Escort Card DIYs

by Azure

Escort cards (aka name cards, place cards) set the scene for your wedding reception, and it's easy as pie to transform something ordinary (or unexpected) into something extraordinary! All you need is a little creativity and craftiness! The December issue of Martha Stewart Living gave me three wonderful ideas for do it yourself escort cards, and I couldn't wait to share them with you! Stitch 'em - If you know your way around a sewing machine (sadly, I do not), this DIY idea is...

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4 DIYs to Make You Fall For Fall Weddings

by Faye

I love Fall! You love Fall! Everyone loves Fall! With the exception of a few grumpy students... I’ve never met anyone who isn’t enamored with the season's amazing colors, pumpkin flavored everything, cool nights, crisp sunny days, and crunchy leaves decorating the sidewalks. To get you fully in the fall spirit, I’ve rounded up several fantastic DIYs for autumn. You’ll love them for your wedding day or seasonal home décor. The first DIY features the season’s biggest star,...

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5 Easy DIY Projects for Your Wedding

by Brooklyn Bride

Sometimes brides in the throes of wedding planning can get overwhelmed with all the DIY projects they want to take on... it's all about picking and choosing where to do this and managing your time well so you dont drive yourself crazy! Here are a couple of projects I think are easy enough to handle...you can even include your bridal party to help out! Hooray pennant | Metallic sacks | Post-It pinata | Custom shaped paperclips | Mini crepe paper flowers  

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5 Easy Ways to Personalize the Wedding

by Azure

Every bride wants her special day to be, well, special! And there are plenty of ways to make your wedding day stand out! The tiniest details can make the biggest impact, and below we share five customized wedding ideas to get you started! Once you read all five, check out all the handmade Etsy wedding treasures to help you make it happen! 1. Wedding Monogram Stamp - Showcase your custom wedding monogram on invitation envelopes, favor bags, thank you notes, and more, with a...

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Wedding Flowers by Color: Find Your Perfect Blooms, and DIY Them if You Dare

by Azure

Wedding flowers, wedding flowers, how I love you! And floral geniuses like Kelly Oshiro of Santa Barbara Chic make DIYing gorgeous bridal bouquets and centerpieces look like a cake walk. But remember, Kelly didn't learn all her tricks overnight! So when you embark on your first wedding flower DIY (five fabulous options below!), approach it with a can-do attitude, a good sense of humor, and lots of patience and love! Pink - Delicious and wild, this cascading bridal bouquet is a DIY...

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The Micromanaging Bride

by Bitchless Bride

"Hello, my name is Bridey, and I am a micromanager." Wouldn't it be great if there were a support group for micromanagers? Particularly for micromanaging BRIDES? Seriously, I would love to lead THAT group! I would even make the coffee and bring the damn donuts. We would sit in a big circle talking all about allowing the wedding vendors to do their jobs without constant "direction" from you, bridey. It would be so enlightening... uplifting even! I am bringing this up because as I was...

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Mason Jar Wedding Love…

by Azure

Ready to see the many gorgeous sides of one of your favorite wedding decor accessories? Mason jars make brides' hearts go pitter patter, and the creative ways to incorporate them into your ceremony and reception are a plenty! One Etsy seller who recently caught my eye is Sideshows, and just wait until you see the shop's mason jar pretties! I don't know about you, but I'm feeling a DIY coming on... Sideshows shows (pun intended) all the beautiful ways you can work with vintage...

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Five Wedding DIYs that Light Things Up

by Azure

Dare to DIY, and vow to add enchantment to your wedding day, with a do-it-yourself project that shines brighter than the rest! From fancifully-decorated mason jar centerpieces, to whimsical luminaries for your wedding reception tables, here are five beautiful options that have the power to light things up... 1. Vintage Doily Candleholder via Creature Comforts Blog 2. Apple Votive Holders for a rustic fall wedding 3. Frosted Glass LED Centerpieces via Offbeat Bride 4....

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5 Quick Wedding Tips for Brides

by Azure

We do our very best to deliver wedding inspiration and advice that brides simply can't live without. And today, we share five more pieces of wedding day wisdom to keep you on the right track as you journey down the aisle. Let's get to it, shall we? 1. Accessorizing the new statement neckline: Remember when strapless was the standard neckline for brides? Those days are gone! The new go-to neckline is all about illusion, covering more of the bride's décolletage with sheer lace,...

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10 Wedding Pinners to Follow

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com New to Pinterest or wedding planning and not quite sure where to begin? Start by following these wedding tastemakers and let them help inspire your wedding plans. 1. Style Me Pretty – Bringing chic, stylish weddings to the masses. Real Weddings are the heart and soul and inspiration of SMP. 2. Ruffled® – All the fun in wedding + party details! 3. The Man Registry – The leading wedding planning resource & gift...

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Choose Wisely - Fight the Fight Not the War

by Bitchless Bride

Hello brideys. Well I certainly hope that you all had an amazing, fun-filled weekend, I am guessing that some of you had the unfortunate experience of duking it out with your fiancé, mother, father, mother-in-law or even the Holy Ghost. But, no matter what happened, you have to consider what is worth the fight, and what's not. Because your sanity during the wedding planning is at stake if everything is a fight. I'm currently working with a lovely bride who is receiving a healthy...

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5 Unforgettable Wedding Escort Card DIYs

by Azure

Want an easy way to add wow factor to your wedding reception? Get creative with your escort cards! Blogs like A Subtle Revelry and 100 Layer Cake have plenty of inspired ideas and DIY tutorials to boot, and today we share five of our favorites from around the web. Check them out, then post a comment below to tell us which escort card DIY you'd love to try! Light bulb terrariums... Elegant & herb-adorned... Colorful clay stamped... Gilded golden pears... Upcycled...

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6 Handmade Wedding Party Gifts

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com In love with sites like Etsy and the growing handmade trend? Inject some unique handmade items into your wedding by treating your wedding party to custom or one-of-a-kind handmade gifts to thank them for their love, support and friendship on your big day. Here are 6 of our favorite picks: 1. Personalized vintage spoon bracelets for bridesmaids from Silver Spoon Creations. 2. Chalkboard beer mugs for groomsmen from The...

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Wedding Chairs Worthy of the Bride & Groom

by Azure

Call me crazy, but I never really got THAT excited about chairs. New chairs, designer chairs, decorated chairs, you name it. I'd take a stunning tablescape or drool-worthy dress or pair of heels over a divine chair any day. But once I immersed myself in this whimsical, wonderful world of weddings, my humdrum approach to chairs and seating was totally transformed... and I quickly realized how special chairs could be! From rainbow pastel chiavari chairs and ruffly chameleon...

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