Top Tips: Six Top Tips for Buying Your Wedding Bands

by Azure

Your wedding bands may be one of the most expensive things you need to buy for your wedding. But, few of us have much experience shopping for high-end jewelry. Our friends over at Platinum Guild International were kind enough to give us their top tips for buying your wedding rings.

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Introducing Vera Wang Wedding Stationary

by Azure

We love Vera Wang, so we’re super psyched about Vera Wang on Weddings, her new collection of personalized wedding stationary. This collection features more than thirty new wedding stationery suites inspired by the exquisite design details and combination of taste and modernity you’d expect from Vera Wang. The stationary is available in stores, but for everything Vera, visit Vera Wang Weddings. So, which one is your favorite?

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The Man Registry: Operation Dinner Out

by Azure

About the Man Registry This week’s post from The Man Registry comes from a member of our panel of groom experts: Groom planning & style expert Simon Daykin. The topic: Operation Dinner Out. You can learn more about Simon and his wedding planning services at Gutsy Groom. Operation: Dinner Out is a code word from the film “Spy Games” to get Brad Pitt out of a bad situation. So why can't you, as a groom use it to not only get you out of a bad situation with your bride BUT (and...

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OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party Creating Quite A Buzz On NBC Chicago!

by Azure

Less than 24 hours after announcing the launch of our Wedding Pre-Party, the very first Wedding Social Network, NBC Chicago is already abuzz! Entitled "Marriage Material- Dot-com your way to a hook-up", the writer Kim Peiffer totally gets it! This article is amazing, and we couldn't be more psyched about the fabulous things they had to say about OneWed's Wedding Pre-Party! Looks like we are getting the party started even earlier than expected! And speaking of creating a buzz,...

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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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Buy The Dress, Get The Rest!

by Azure

A novel concept for a brick and morter store! I went into 2 Sisters Boutique in Chicago last Thursday, looking (last-minute) for a cute dress to wear out to a dinner date I had that night. 2 Sisters has a very edited selection of boutique-quality jeans, tops, dresses, jewelry and shoes... all for under $100! The last dress I tried on was adorable, so I was sold! Since I was in such a rush, I began looking for jewelry to complete the look. Imagine my surprise when the owner...

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Wishpot: Your Post-Wedding Wardrobe

by Azure

The amount of thought that goes into every detail of a wedding is so great that it can be easy to forget about the post-wedding wardrobe. Here are examples of a few essential pieces for any newlywed. The first item comes from Wishpot Wedding Expert, beyondsmitten. It is the Hanky Panky Rosalyn Thong and according to our wedding expert, it is “perfect for the bride.” The next key piece is this adorable Kimono Style Robe by etsy designer, plumprettysugar. My favorite aspect of...

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It’s a Jamie Thing: Color Yourself Happy, with Little Bits of Yellow

by Azure

About It's a Jamie Thing Although Fall is trying to approach, I refuse to let it get here too soon. I think we should keep the relaxing, mellow yellows of summer to brighten our days and inspire our events...all throughout the year! Add a little sunshine and happiness to your day with yellow accents, big or small. Pair it with pink, orange or any other color in the rainbow and let it glow...

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Featured Wedding: Wedding 101, Back to School

by Azure

Special Feature by Deonna Caruso of Deonna Caruso Photography with special assistance from Laura Meyer Photography Chris and Patricia held their wedding at Chris' childhood school, the Avery Coonley School in Downers Grove, IL. The school theme led to a great pre-wedding session, and the tent led to a dramatic outdoor reception location for these two actors. We loved working together to capture this unique and creative event.

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OneWed’s Super New Wedding Pre-Party Marries Wedding Planning And Social Networking!

by Azure

At long last, we have launched the coolest technology ever for brides, grooms, the wedding party, and guests. Our brand new, first-of-its-kind, Wedding Social Network, Wedding Pre-Party, is about to rock your world, ladies and gentleman! To create OneWed’s Wedding Pre-Party, we had to play cupid… Social Networking and Wedding Planning were both shot by cupid’s arrow, became instantly smitten with one another, and walked down the aisle, ‘til death do they part. With our...

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Platinum Proposal Stories, Part I, Hobbies

by Azure

A few weeks ago we finished up an amazing contest. Working with PGI, we gave away platinum wedding bands. To be entered in this contest, women had to tell us their stories of how THEY would (or did, or might) propose if they had been the ones to ask the question. We received HUNDREDS of entries. The winner was chosen randomly, but we received so many amazing entries we just had to find a way to share some of them with you. Check our advice section every week for a new article...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Dressing up Small Gifts

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess If you’re getting married, chances are at least some of your friends are, too. If you've been invited to a lot of bridal showers and engagement parties, expenses can start to add up, just when you’re trying to save money for your own wedding. If you don’t have a lot of money to spend, but you want to let your friends know you put a lot of thought into the gift, dress up your small gift with special gift-wrap. It can make even the smallest gift...

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Kim Kardashian And Reggie Bush Call It Quits

by Azure

Is picking out your wedding dress before he's even popped the question the kiss of death? Back in March, we reported that Kim Kardashian had been spotted having dinner with Vera Wang. Afterwards, Kardashian created quite a stir by taking to her blog, gushing about how it would be a dream come true for Vera to design her wedding dress... All before Kim's NFL star boyfriend Reggie Bush had put a ring on her finger. I had a bad feeling about this one... it seemed to me like Kardashian...

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Whiteflash.com- The Newest Featured Member In Our Engagement Ring Gallery!

by Azure

We are proud to announce the inclusion of Whiteflash.com into our newest Style gallery section, Wedding Bands and Engagement Rings! Not only is Whiteflash the Internet's premium designer and provider of custom diamond jewelry creations, but they also offer the most comprehensive online Diamond Education around! But... what I love most about Whiteflash is that they've taken a strong stand against the use and purchase of Blood Diamonds, and use only certified conflict-free diamonds in...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Made To Order Watters Necklace!

by Azure

About OneWed's Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway Back in June, I blogged about the stunning new jewelry line from Watters & Watters. If you missed it, feast your eyes on these to-die-for necklaces and brooches from Watters! Since our Savvy Steals Loves It! seal of approval is awarded to those items that we think every bride should have, and that we just can't live without, this week's Savvy Steal was a no brainer. One lucky Savvy Scooper will be one of the very first blushing brides to...

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Bubbly Bride: Not So Traditional in A Black Wedding Dress

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Brides are changing trends and choosing not to settle for the white wedding dreams of the past. They are becoming a bit more edgy with their attire and looking fabulous in black wedding gowns! The long belief and tradition of women in white wedding dresses symbolizing purity and wholeness seems to have fallen aside, while chic eye-catching fashion has become the front runner. While goth-style brides have been known to dazzle in black, this fashion statement is...

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Don’t Let Packing for your Dream Honeymoon Turn into a Nightmare

by Azure

Happy Monday! Ever since Bride Chic’s post on Friday about choosing a trousseau, I’ve been day- dreaming about honeymoons and travel. Today, the Chicago Tribune had a great article about how to pack for a trip, especially if space is tight. Here are the top points: • Stick with basic neutral clothes; add two colors for pop • Pick easy-care jersey or no-wrinkle knits • Roll clothes or layer in dry-cleaner bags • Leave expensive jewelry at home • Limit shoes to a...

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Savvy Steals Winner- The simplehuman Stepcan Goes To….

by Azure

mrsdanny! Congrats on scoring this week's Savvy Steal! The simplehuman stepcan will be a wonderful, stylish addition to the new home you'll share with your soon-to-be hubby! And for all of our Savvy Scoopers with fabulous wedding helpers, nominate these special ladies for our simplehuman "shower her with thanks" giveaway. Treat these lovely gals to a complete shower makeover, they deserve it!

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Top 10 Hangover Cures For After The Bachelorette Party!

by Azure

How many of you have had a few too many while out one night, and woke up saying "I'll never drink again!"? If I had a dollar for every time I've said that, I'd have a pretty penny saved up by now. I'll bet that those 4 dreaded words (I'll never drink again) are uttered by the majority of nearlyweds after their bachelor or bachelorette party. Delivery.com, the go-to place for right to your doorstep delivery of nearly anything under the sun, offered these Top 10 Hangover Cures: 10)...

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Bride Chic: Putting Together Your Hot Trousseau

by Azure

About Bride Chic How come I haven't addressed this subject before? Putting together a hot trousseau is a fun part of the whole crossing the threshold transition. Trousseau defined is simply a new wardrobe or special pieces for the bride to see her through her wedding, honeymoon, and first days as a newlywed. If you're honeymooning in the tropics or anyplace casual and sunny, Charlotte Chen's Dysfunctional Bamboo label of hand-painted and dyed silks are the perfect vacation attire....

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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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Featured Wedding: The Socialite’s Dream

by Azure

Special Feature by Lux Photo Studios Last summer, Brazilian model Anna Maria Macedo and Swedish financier Jon Jonsson received some notoriety when the New York Post wrote an article about the parallels between their recently cancelled wedding, and that of Carrie Bradshaw and Mr. Big in the Sex and the City movie. But, just like Carrie and Big, this June Anna and Jon got it together, and got together, in an amazing wedding. Preparations started at New York’s famed Waldorf-Astoria...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: The Pregnant Bridesmaid

by Azure

In this week's column the Wedding Maven answers a question from a would-be-bridesmaid, who is a soon-to-be mother. Do you have a question about wedding related traditions, etiquette, or relationships? Do you need advice about a sticky wedding situation? Write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com, we're here to help.

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The 2u Collection Creates Gorgeous Wedding Stationery, And Any Printed Item, For Your Wedding!

by Azure

Here at OneWed, we have the pleasure of seeing the work of talented artists each and every day. So to say I now have a discerning eye when it comes to all things wedding is an understatement. But when I saw some of the designs from The 2u Collection, I was beyond impressed! The 2u Collection is a full-service national design studio, specializing in Custom Designed Invitations, and can create and produce any printed item one might need for a wedding. From the church program, to...

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