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Spice Up Your Wedding Reception with Creative Touches

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Starting to feel like every wedding reception you’ve been to looks the same? If you’re looking for some creative ideas to incorporate into your wedding day, don’t be afraid to think outside the traditional wedding box. There are plenty of ways to wow your guests and leave your mark on the big day. Here are a few concepts to consider that may help you spark your own unique ideas: Scotch tasting bar. Love scotch (or...

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3 Creative Ways to Jazz Up the Wedding Dinner

by Valley & Co.

You know us. We're all about wowing guests at celebrations with the simplest of unexpected touches. There's perhaps no easier way to accomplish this than with your dinner menu as it's a blank canvas to express your tastes, your aesthetic, favorite travel locales and nod to local bakers and farmers. With any one of our three creative ideas you will set the stage for a scrumptious and memorable dinner. 1. Serve up a tasting-style menu a la your favorite restaurant. This style of...

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5 Tips for Crafting the Perfect Signature Cocktail

by Valley & Co.

The signature drink is one of those all-important elements of fun that can stand out at your wedding, if concocted properly. Our couples look to Mr. Valley (aka Nick), to help them create that perfect signature cocktail based on criteria he's narrowed down from their favorite brews, liquors and tastes, as well as the ambiance they're going for at their event, the season and the menu. Signature cocktails can go so wrong and become a waste of alcohol and money if they're not created...

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COOLHAUS for Your Wedding Reception

by Brooklyn Bride

At Wedding Crashers over the past weekend, I discovered that the super cool ice cream truck that is Coolhaus does catering for weddings! With locations in Miami, New York, LA and Austin, these trucks are the ultimate in excellent ice cream sandwich design. For one, the flavors are just crazy....pair red velvet, vegan carrot cake, and chocolate chip (just to name a few) cookies with dirty mint, beer & pretzels and bananas foster ice creams (tons more flavors where those came...

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Dessert Ideas for Your Vintage Wedding: Doily Details!

by Oh Lovely Day

  Doilies are a fun way to add a vintage element to your wedding.  But how do you incorporate them? There are so many ways really, and today I’m sharing how to use them in your wedding desserts.   I am loving the doily pattern incorporated onto the wedding cakes, but if that is too much for you, or if you aren’t having a cake, you can use doily cupcake wrappers, doily...

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Personalized Sweets for Your Wedding Day

by Brooklyn Bride

  Papabubble was a fabulous find I discovered years ago near Little Italy, and I've truly been obsessed every since.  The candy flavors are totally unique, and they can customize the sweets to have your names, initials, monogram or really, whatever your heart desires!   They're great for bachelorette parties and bridal showers too, especially if you get their jumbo candy rings.   Will you incorporate custom candies into your I Do's? Photos via Head...

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Beyond the Wedding Cake: Alternative Desserts

by Courtney

Looking for a sweet treat for guests in addition to your wedding cake?  Maybe you want to do away with the tiered tradition altogether?  Cupcakes, pies, candy tables and tiers of doughnuts are fun alternatives, but let’s face it, by now they’ve lost their uniqueness in the world of weddings.  Below are some of our (not too-overly done) alternatives to wedding cakes. Milk and Cookies: Perfect for the DIY bride whose mom makes a fantastic cookie, or for the bride with the...

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6 Ways to Save on Wedding Catering

by Azure

Wedding catering is not cheap, it can take a big bite out of your wedding budget. But with a little creativity and some help from OneWed, you won't break the budget with your wedding reception bites! Here are 6 simple ways to save big on your wedding catering: 1. Transform the basics, and avoid high-end, pricey ingredients. Everyone loves raw veggies and dip, so why not spruce up this staple for a wedding reception appetizer. Take fancy shot glasses and fill with ranch, blue...

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5 Ideas to Personalize Your Wedding Catering and Reception Menu

by Azure

As intimate, sophisticated weddings become more popular, couples strive to personalize every aspect of their wedding day. In the past, "Chicken or Fish" was the standard in wedding catering. But foodies rejoice... those days are long gone! Today, wedding guests can actually get excited about the wedding reception food, because unique menu options that reflect a couple's culture, heritage and individual tastes are becoming all the rage! Here are 5 ideas to put a unique spin on your...

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Winter Wedding Update- Bridal Style, Stationery, and Reception Cocktails

by Azure

Yesterday, Billy Folchetti of Luxe Life Events took us through how to design a winter wonderla nd wedding. Today, Melissa of Simply Perfect by Melissa follows up with tips on bridal style, wedding stationery, and reception cocktails for your winter wedding! -Winter Wedding Bridal Style- Wedding Dress Silhouette- the full ballgownwedding dress is perfect for a winter wedding. Fabric- chose a dress in a heavier material, like Satin or Dupioni. Stay Warm With- a sleeved wedding dress, a...

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Wedding Day Top Tip- Stay Hydrated and Eat Something to Calm Those Nerves

by Azure

About The Man Registry Don’t Forget to Grab Some Grub on the Wedding Day One of the often overlooked tasks on the wedding day may actually be the most important thing you can do for yourself. I’m talking about remembering to eat properly– and doing so might just help you get through the day on both feet. Chances are you’ll be nervous, emotional and perhaps stressed when you wake up on the wedding day. Food may be the last thing that appeals to you; however it’s of...

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Rehearsal Dinner Etiquette from The Man Registry: Party Down?

by Azure

About The Man Registry From time to time, we receive an interesting question from a user that simply must be answered in a public forum. Take this one on drunken rehearsal dinners for example: Q -We’re holding our rehearsal dinner at my parent’s house. Very casual, very low-key. Our wedding party members are all old friends from college and things generally get pretty crazy when they’re all together. If a full-on party breaks out, should we shut it down? Or go with the flow?...

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Planning A Stag Weekend for the Entire Wedding Party from The Man Registry

by Azure

About The Man Registry Grooms, if you dare break the 1st rule of stag weekend (no women allowed); you better have something unique planned. Believe it or not, co-ed bachelor parties that include the groom, the bride, and the rest of the wedding party can be a hit if pulled off the right way. Wine and beer tastings are something that both sexes can get excited about. Depending on whether you live in an area rich with vineyards, they make a very acceptable co-ed bachelor(ette) party. ...

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Two Great Giveaways: $200 Williams-Sonoma Gift Card and Dam Good Sweet Cookbook!

by Azure

We've got two lucky winners to announce today! One lucky bride will receive the fabulous Dam Good Sweetcookbook by James Beard Award nominee David Guas. And the other lucky ducky lady will receive the $200 gift card from Williams-Sonoma! So, if I may, cue the drum roll please... The Dam Good Sweet, Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth New Orleans Style cookbook goes to... Caroline Murray! And the $200 gift card from Williams-Sonoma goes to... Amber H.! Congratulations to our...

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Williams-Sonoma Giveaway: $200 Gift Card

by Azure

It’s one of those questions engaged people get asked all the time. How did you know? How did you know HE was the one? How did you know you were ready to get married? How did you know the dress was the one? How did you know you needed a lemon squeezer AND an orange zester? OK, maybe not the last one. But, some of us are almost as passionate about our kitchen accessories as we are about our wedding day accessories and by us, I mean my husband, because frankly, I don’t cook. He does,...

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Eco-Chic Fall Wedding Style Ideas from Recycled Bride

by Azure

About Recycled Bride Autumn is a time to celebrate nature's bounty, and Fall's hottest green weddings will do it with eco-chic style that's lush, bold, and romantic. Think succulents, foliage, and tons of greenery; vintage silver decorations paired with bright jewel-toned accents, and romantic silhouettes. A few ideas to inspire your green Autumn wedding: 1. Adele Wechsler Eco-couture is a perennial favorite among green fashionistas. The Sierrawedding dress is made of certified...

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Bridal Shower Idea: A New-Fashioned Tea Party

by Azure

If the phrase “tea party” makes you think of little girls and stuffed animals, or little old ladies in gloves, or worse-yet, political parties, it’s time to rethink things! Tea parties are still a great idea for a bridal shower, after all, what's not to love about retro-elegance and girl talk? But, just because you’re having a tea party doesn’t mean it has to be stuffy and old fashioned! The new tea party has modern tastes AND modern drinks! Check out our advice section...

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Red Velvet Cake For The DIY And Budget Bride!

by Azure

Red Velvet Cake. Mmm... my mouth is already watering! Throughout the 1920s, red velvet was the signature dessert at NYC's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel. Since then, it’s become a favorite confection that never fails to impress. And who could forget the armadillo-shaped red velvet groom’s cake in the Julia Roberts flick Steel Magnolias? Whether you’re thinking red velvet for your bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, or for the groom’s cake, today is your lucky day! We’ve got the...

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Real Wedding Inspiration: Contemporary Yet Timeless In Saint Louis, MO

by Azure

Featured Wedding by D Coleman Photography Angela and Chris took a very refreshing, relaxed approach to their wedding day, and just let it flow... and it showed in their rad wedding photos! Their wedding party inlcuded some of our favorite past clients, Chase and Megan. Most wedding photographers, including myself, would have tried to plan photos downtown and by the famous Arch, but this wedding didn't need any of that. The Hilton wedding venue gave us all of the unique backgrounds we...

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Extreme Wedding Cake!

by Azure

Sugar Lips Cakery in Mesa, Arizona recently sent us this picture of an amazing wedding cake they created. The bride and groom had spent time together in Russia and LOVED the Smolny Cathedral, and wanted to recreate the cathedral with their cake. The ornate wedding cake served 150 people. What do you think, too much, or too perfect? What special building or place would you replicate in your wedding cake? Have you seen any outrageous wedding cakes? Helpful Links Find a Great...

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Calling All Outstanding Wedding Pros- Get Featured On The Blog To Inspire Our Brides!

by Azure

We are looking for the best of the best wedding professionals to feature on the blog! And brides, we'd like to hear from you! What wedding planning topics are you most interested in reading about? And what types of photos, ideas, or tips & tricks inspire you most? The Savvy Scoop blog is all about you, and we want to give you the scoop you desire most! We've had huge success with our bi-weekly featured weddings submitted by outstanding wedding photographers. But what about all...

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