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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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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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5 Really Bad Ways to Pop the Question

by Azure

How did your groom-to-be (or bride-to-be) pop the question? I'll bet it was romantic, memorable, and absolutely unforgettable. And even if there were a few bumps or snags along the way (like, the ring not fitting or someone stumbling over their words), chances are you loved every minute of your engagement proposal. Unfortunately, not every bride-to-be is so lucky. Because for as many amazing proposal stories as there are, there are also plenty of bad ones. And if you keep reading,...

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Wedding Game On! Pixelated Perfection for Leveling Up Your Gamer I Do’s

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Do you and your dude rock some serious gamer pride? Want to figure out a way to level up your love of consoles and pixels and throw them into your nuptials? Have no fear, I donned my usual superhero cape and scoured the Interwebz for the best ways to score points with pixelated perfection. These super cute cards would be great for table centerpieces or just as random gamer-chic decor scattered throughout your venue. Why not throw in some pixelated posies among your perfect...

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Sh*t Grooms Say

by Azure

Although we've accomplished very little since becoming engaged about six weeks ago, I'm having way too much fun wedding planning with my groom! We don't have our date or a venue picked out (which has been interesting, seeing as everyone that learns we're engaged wants to know the date)... but once the holidays wrap up, it is full steam ahead! And I'll have my work cut out... because some of Reid's ideas for our wedding are pretty outrageous (in the best way possible). Example: While...

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The Ultimate Gift for the Newly Engaged: A Stealth Engagement Party

by Azure

Wondering how to make the bridey in your life feel extra special? Why not throw her a surprise engagement party?! My besties and fiancé did just that this weekend, and it truly meant the world to me! They kept me in the dark by playing it off as a casual couple’s dinner, but when I walked in… all the special people in my life (including my parents, my fiancés parents, and my dangerously pregnant sister, who made the two hour trip despite her “about to burst” status) were...

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Vote for the Best of 2012 Weddings

by Azure

Before we usher in a new year, let's take a look back at all the best that 2012 weddings had to offer! From fabulous trends and themes, to unforgettable viral videos, we can't wait to see (and share!) your Best of 2012 choices. Vote for all ten categories, or just a few, by submitting the quick and dirty form below. Don't forget to include your personal details, so we can give credit where credit is due when we publish our 2012 winners roundup!

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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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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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8 Holiday Gifts Under $30 for Newlyweds

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Have a wedding to attend this winter, or need a holiday gift for a couple that recently tied the knot? Here are 8 unique holiday gift picks and stocking stuffers under $30 for newly married couples. 1. Personalized Hops Pitcher. A perfect addition to any couple’s home bar or game room, this classically-designed hops pitcher is sandblasted with stylish graphics. The pitcher, which holds up to 60.5 ounces of beer, can be...

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How to Have a Non-Themed Themed Wedding

by Bitchless Bride

Hey brideys! How’s the wedding planning coming along? I’m not sure if you saw my post on Bitchless Bride the other day, but I wrote about six definite party pleasers. And one of the “pleasers” was recessing down the aisle following the ceremony to the Star Wars theme song. You see, the groom really wanted a Star Wars themed wedding, but the bride was going for a more traditional feel, which meant no themes. So, because she knew it was important to him, she incorporated Star...

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Personalized Wedding Gifts & Holiday Presents from Mark & Graham

by Brooklyn Bride

Mark & Graham Personalized Gifts is a new online shop filled with gifts galore that are all able to be made unique to you. Obviously, it makes for great gift giving now that the holidays are upon us, as well as gifts for couples, parents & bridal party members. What I love are the sheer number of options for the personalizations.... usually you're only given 1 to 4 different fonts & colors, but here, it's practically endless! And did I mention free? Lots of options for people who...

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6 Disco Stylings to Ramp Up the Heat at Your Wedding

by The Broke-Ass Bride

When you were a kidlet, you dreamed of marrying Tony Mareno from "Saturday Night Fever." You'll Kung Fu Fight all the way to the dance floor. So naturally, you'd want to hustle some disco stylings into your wedding day. While you could pull out all the stops and cha-cha your way down the aisle to your powder-blue, polyester-suited hubz, we've got a few more subtle stylin's for your sizzlin' '70s self. Show your guests that your dancing is "Hot Stuff" with a light-up dance...

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Wine Gifts for Weddings

by Brooklyn Bride

When considering buying a wedding gift, sometimes thinking about the couples interests can help out tremendously. If the couple is really into wine (as most people are!), here are some great ideas for gift giving! Swanson Vineyards has some amazingly packaged house wines with a sense of humor that make excellent gifts. Pair it with a set of his and hers glasses for a complete theme.  Another company, Wine for a Wedding, creates trios of wine suitable for opening on 1st, 5th and...

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Children at Weddings: Planning Makes Perfect

by Bitchless Bride

So, I’m coming to you today from the Midwest, narrowly escaping the wrath of Hurricane Sandy hitting the East coast as we speak, and I realize that the last time I was here was for a wedding. And it was a fantastic wedding! Probably one of the best bands I have ever seen (like… seriously awes!), amazing food and kickass cocktails made to order by a mixologist. But… because I just can’t help myself, I noticed a few small details dampening the overall experience… I don’t...

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Picking Your Bridesmaids: 5 Warning Signs She’s Not Ready for the Job

by Azure

Have a friend (or a few) who just can't get it together? Someone that, no matter where they go or how they travel, trouble always follows? I know I do! And despite these pals' disastrous tendencies, I love them all the same! But... if I were engaged, I would think long and hard before popping the "Will you be my bridesmaid?" question to these friends. And I encourage you to do the same. Because the last thing you need on your special day (and throughout the hectic planning process)...

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6 Wedding Party Gifts for Sports Fans

by The Man Registry

By Kara Horner, TheManRegistry.com Are you ready for some football? With the start of fall and that crisp chill in the air comes tailgating season. Whether your wedding party is filled with football, basketball, baseball or hockey fanatics—or all of the above—here’s a list of gifts fit for your die-hard sports fans. 1. NFL Rolling Collapsible Cooler – ideal for tailgating, this collapsible rolling cooler with team graphics on the front, top and side has a large, fully...

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Ode To a Gracious Bride

by Azure

Nothing beats seeing your bestie marry her best friend, or sharing in the celebration of one of your favorite couple's nuptials. My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of the latter this weekend, and our dear friends' Sweetest Day wedding was truly unforgettable. Two unique cultures—Irish and Vietnamese—came together beautifully, and the bride looked drop dead gorgeous in an all-lace Monique Lhuillier mermaid gown (featuring a keyhole back and tasteful slit). Rather than don an...

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8 Unique Bachelor & Bachelorette Party Gifts

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Skip the cheesy ball and chain set and veil and treat the bride or groom to a single night out they won’t soon forget. Whether you’re hosting a destination bachelor or bachelorette party in Sin City or at the watering hole next door, celebrate in style with these fun party gear picks.... Keep tabs on your drink during the bachelor party with these Something Blue Groom & Groomsmen Wedding Party Bottle I.D. Tags, which...

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Games at the Wedding Provide Entertainment for Everyone

by The Broke-Ass Bride

While you and your new hubz might be down for cuttin' some serious rug, not all your guests may have moves like Jagger. Or maybe you're the one who's got two left feet and aren't down with being a blushing bride due to your clumsiness. So how are you going to keep the fun times going?  How about setting up some games! Not only can they be fun for all ages, provide awesome entertainment, and make you feel like a kid again, but they can provide a super radtastic opportunity for...

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7 Funny Gifts for Groomsmen

by Azure

If the guys standing up in your wedding can appreciate a good gag, consider showing your thanks with a funny groomsmen gift. From one-of-a-kind crocheted beards (just imagine the photo booth photo ops at the reception...) and cheeky luggage tags (see above), to hilariously boozy flasks and cufflinks, here are seven humorous, handmade winners from Etsy... Which funny groomsmen gift do you love?

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Do a Little (Wedding) Dance…

by Bitchless Bride

Brideys, even if you and your now husband are not big dancers, if you want your guests to dance and be part of the celebration at your wedding, then you must get your asses on the floor. It's as simple as that! Especially if you are choosing to nix the formalities, like a first dance, father/daughter, mother/son, hora or whatever other dances that encourage your guests to even LOOK at the band or DJ. Because if you think about it, the traditional formalities at a wedding are what...

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