We’re Delightful & Alltop!

by Azure

We are so proud to join all the fantastic wedding bloggers listed on Delightful Blogs&AllTop! Featured Fashion Blog If you have a second, please rate OneWed's Savvy Scoop on Delightful Blogs!

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It’s A Jaime Thing: “Hello, Gorgeous.”

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing "How Do I Look?" Aaah yes, the classic favorite quotes from Barbara Streisand and Audrey Hepburn. Both lovely and alluring, these women knew just the right way to get a guy's attention. Right now, you get to play the role of bride-to-be...but are you ready for the role of Mrs.? Get prettied up for your honeymoons, darlings...but don't let it stop there! You've got a long road ahead of you ~ my suggestion? Through your entire marriage, never stop...

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Finding a Bargain Wedding Dress that Looks Like a Million

by Azure

Sure, you want to look amazing at your wedding, but a Savvy Bride like you knows you don’t have to spend a fortune to do so. Here are a few tips on finding the perfect white wedding dress without spending too much green. 1. Set a budget before you start looking. Yeah, we say it over and over. But that’s because it will really help you out. Decide early on how much you’re willing to spend, striking a good balance between the fact that it’s for a dress that you’ll only wear...

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Light up your Outdoor Wedding

by Azure

Your outdoor wedding just got even more gorgeous. These beautiful sea glass luminaries from Package Perfect are just the thing to light your way down the beach at sunset or illuminate the faces of your loved ones at the reception. And with their soft, frosted glass and beaded silver handles, your guests will be thrilled to get them as wedding favors. They come in sets of three, and there's even a discount for multiple orders. Heck, just dot them around the yard or your apartment and...

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Bubbly Bride: Welcoming your Guests in Style

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When your friends and family fly in from around the country, it is always nice to have something to welcome them and let them know how grateful you are they came! This is especially important for destination weddings since most of your guests traveled further to attend. You want to introduce your guests to the city and let them know all of the fantastic sights and places to eat during their down time. Another great idea is to include an itinerary for the long...

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Bridal Showers vs. Man Showers: Can’t We All Just Get Along?

by Azure

Last week The Man Registry wrote about “The Man Shower". I’m all for single-sex parties and showers. I have lots of male friends, but I really value the times when I can just hang out with the girls. I know plenty of guys feel the same way. When you’re planning a wedding, those events can be extra special. BUT, what’s with this line “A man shower is the perfect opportunity to grab some of the gifts that you care about! The bride usually has several showers and brings home...

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Lowering the Bar for Your Reception

by Azure

Alcohol is one of the big expenses of most wedding receptions. In most areas, your guests will expect an open bar, and costs can rack up faster than you think. Fortunately, your friendly former bartender is here to help. One of the most important things to know is that most mixed drinks do not need top-shelf alcohol. If you’re having a dry martini, in which only a tiny drop of vermouth (if any) is added, then, yes, you might want a high-quality gin or vodka. But if you’re having...

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Expert Answers: The Picture of Financial Compromise

by Azure

Special Feature from Dr. Taffy Wagner, Creator of Money Talk Before The Commitment Walk and Debt Stops At The Altar Over the last few days, I have watched different clips on morning shows or read in the news about brides saving money as they plan their wedding. One that really spoke volumes to me and bodes well for the couple’s financial future was a $20,000 wedding on a $6,000 budget. Take a look: http://www.abcnews.go.com/GMA/story?id=6969926&page=1 Let’s look at...

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: Three-Ringed Circus-Themed Weddings!

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Here we go then, my debut as not only a Savvy Scoop guest blogger but any guest blogger. I am super excited (and shh! a teeny bit nervous – please play nice with the new girl). Quite apart from the lengthy and wordy bio I’ve already shared with you (I’ve never been a girl short of words) there are a couple of things you should know about my blogging style over at Rock ‘n Roll Bride (or R’nR Bride as it is slowly becoming affectionately known...

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Introducing Rock ‘n Roll Bride: One of Our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Rock ‘n Roll Bride promotes individuality and general awesomeness in a cookie cutter, pastel pink, poufy dressed wedding world. Don’t let the wedding industry define your day – let *you* define your day. I'm Kat AKA The Rock 'n Roll Bride. I'm a pink haired, tattooed, Britney loving girl who has a rather sizable obsession with weddings...oh and yes you did read that right. Britney. As in Britney Spears. I love her. Don't mess...Britney and 24 are my weaknesses. Just leave it...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Beautiful Bordeaux

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market Whether you’re planning a wedding at a vineyard or simply love a fine vintage, this inspiration board is for you! Burgundy and gold are a beautiful color combination to pair with ornate and elegant details. Surprise your guests with a wine tasting or test your abilities as a sommelier by carefully selecting a wine for each course of your wedding dinner. Wine bottles have beautiful decorative labels and a favorite design might inspire your wedding...

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Bride Chic: BEYOND WHITE

by Azure

About Bride Chic Would you get married in black? Once upon a time most women did. In the 1800's brides wore everyday colors, mostly darker, somber ones. Today when we think black though, brides rarely come to mind. It's usually a shade reserved by society for widows and vamps. But times are a' changin' ladies. We're in the midst of an era where we're looking beyond the white philosophy that's defined wedding fashion for two centuries. No longer restricted to white on white, red, blue...

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The Worth of a Good Wedding Photographer

by Azure

Special Feature by Krista Guenin of Krista Photography Every once in a while, a bride will contact me about photographing her wedding and will find that I'm out of her price range. It always stinks to miss out on a potentially great wedding, but I've done my homework and know what I need to charge to make a living, and so I usually pass along the names of some other great photographers who might be a better fit for her budget (and who I know will do a great job). Not long ago,...

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Featured Wedding: How Amy Met Gabe

by Azure

Admittedly, I am a sucker for "how we met" stories. The tale of Amy & Gabe, below, is just one of those stories. How did you meet your sweetheart? I was staring into space as I waited to order my Potbelly’s sandwich in Midway Airport. My future husband thought I was “checking him out.” Little did I know that a tired gaze would lead to love! I proceeded through the line, bought my sandwich, and headed towards my gate. Meanwhile my future husband was contemplating...

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Wedding Cake or Work of Art?

by Azure

It seems like the wedding cake is taking a back seat these days. Cupcakes, chocolate fountains, sweet tables, they’re all wonderful, but there’s something truly special about a beautiful wedding cake. Maybe because it reminds us of childhood, there’s really no other chance to recapture the excitement of the unveiling of a birthday party cake. Well, if it’s excitement you’re looking for, check out these creations from Pink Cake Box. They’ll work with you to create a cake...

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Always A Blogsmaid: Great Garters!

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid With all the great ways out there to personalize your wedding, it's amazing that for so long, the Garter has been the unsung heroine of wedding festivities! Really, she's a best supporting actress; a scene stealer, if you will. Though brief in appearance, she is immortalized in photos. So why should you settle for something blase? Julianne Smith saw that need and launched her own line of garters filled with personality! From animal prints to sweet...

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Music to Your Bridesmaids’ Ears

by Azure

Why shouldn't your bridesmaids' gifts be pretty and practical? Supplement that mix of your favorite girlgang songs with these terrific little earbuds from chicBuds. They're retractable, compatible with computers and portable CD and MP3 players, and just happen to be decorated with Swarovski crystals in five fun colors. You say you want a pair for yourself, just to make sure you all match? Sounds good to us... Now tell us: What songs remind you of having fun with your bridesmaids?...

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NYC Brides & Grooms: Tuxedo Warehouse Sale March 12-15

by Azure

Who doesn't love a good bargain! Dress your wedding party in style with up to 70% off retail prices! HART SCHAFFNER MARX WAREHOUSE SALE 317 West 33rd Street Thursday, March 12th - Sunday, March 15th Thursday: 8:00am – 7:00pm Friday: 9:00am – 7:00pm Saturday: 9:00am – 6:00pm Sunday: 9:00am – 5:00pm Visa or Mastercard ONLY No cash or checks. All sales final, no exchanges or returns.

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The Man Registry: What in the World is a “Man Shower?”

by Azure

About The Man Registry One of the hottest trends in the wedding industry is the growing popularity of man showers. Sounds funny right? It did to us too. But, as funny as “man shower” sounds – trust us grooms, this is something you’re going to want to be aware of. Surely, you’re aware of the traditional bridal showers that your fiancé gets so excited about. You know, the ones that involve lots of giggling women, wedding talk and a plethora of kitchen, bathroom and bedroom...

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A Wedding Budget That’s Gone to the Birds

by Azure

While most of today’s brides are looking for ways to cut back a little on expenses, the British are going all out. Check out this article about an owl that delivers wedding rings during the ceremony. For a little extra, you can also hire an eagle to serve as an usher! So, this makes me wonder, what’s the most ridiculous expense you’ve seen at a wedding? Wedding planners, what’s the most expensive request you’ve gotten?

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Indian Wedding Favors a Slumdog Millionaire - or Anyone - Can Afford!

by Azure

Special Feature by Susan Hawkins of My Wedding Favors. If you haven't seen Slumdog Millionaire yet, you should! It's one of the best movies I've ever seen. Hi! I'm Susan, and I'm a movie fan, a devoted dog lover, a wild woman... and I know wedding favors. As a writer for Here Comes The Blog, (I'm "Jayne") and the number-one online wedding favors site, My Wedding Favors, I'm always seeing the latest and greatest new wedding favors from top-tier favor designers like Kate Aspen. I...

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Hostess With The Mostess: Pomegranate Martini

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’re looking for a yummy drink to serve at your bridal shower, bachelorette party, or wedding reception, try this simple Pomegranate Martini recipe! Pomegranates have been taking wedding menus by storm, and are a colorful addition (and healthy touch- full of antioxidants) to any event! Sit back, relax, and enjoy you big day while the bartender shakes up this refreshing concoction for all of your guests… What You’ll Need: 2 oz citrus...

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Bubbly Bride: Crystallized Weddings

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When you want to add some “bling” to your wedding, Swarovski Crystals are a stunning way to create a luxurious feel to your big day. Drip your centerpieces in crystals and jazz up your details with some added sparkle that will scream delicate romance. In the first photo, from Allegro Photography,leading entertainment expert David Tutera designed this gorgeous blinged-out centerpiece! When these crystals are incorporated into your details, your guests will be...

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