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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Table Linens

by Azure

As we recently learned, there’s no easier way to make an inexpensive decorating splash than with table linens. The same goes for your home table as well. This week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip puts it all on the table. A Well-Dressed Table While you'll probably have only a couple of dinnerware and flatware sets, an array of linens can turn your table from festive and fun to fancy and fabulous. Register for place mats, napkins, tablecloths, and runners in a wide variety of styles,...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: The Bar

by Azure

Today’s amazon registry tip is something I think we can all appreciate… bar and wine! Bar & Wine Setting up your first bar together can be a lot of fun--and not because you'll be sampling a lot of drinks! It's a chance to bring your own personal style to entertaining by choosing barware that shows off who you are as a couple. Are you Rat Pack wannabes who'll need a sparkly gold bar replete with shiny art deco shakers and every alcohol imaginable? Or are you wine aficionados who...

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Catering Tip: No One Remembers What They Ordered

by Azure

Have you ever gotten to a wedding reception and forgotten which meal you requested? It’s not that anyone is going to go check your RSVP card and refuse to serve you, but you don’t want to be the jerk who takes the last fish meal out of the mouth of someone who doesn’t eat chicken or meat. I saw something so simple and brilliant this weekend I was surprised I hadn’t seen it before. On the inside of the very cute escort card, there were two little stickers reminding my friend...

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The Man Registry’s Favorite Signature Cocktails

by Azure

About The Man Registry Stocking the bar for the rehearsal dinner or wedding reception can be tedious (and also a big hit on the pocketbook). To help save money while still having giving your guests options on drinks, many couples decide to offer a few signature cocktails for the event. Here are three of The Man Registry’s favorites: The Manhattan– It never goes out of style and is perfect for classy affairs. You’ll need: • 1 ½ oz whiskey •¾ oz sweet vermouth • 1...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: The Vampire Wedding Edition

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...Welcome To The Vampire Wedding Edition! Calling All Brides, Vampires, Maenads, Shapeshifters & TrueBlood Fans! If you're a fan of HBO's sexy hit TV show True Blood, you are probably aware that (*spoiler alert*) this weekend's Season 2 finale was quite wedding related! Vampires and weddings? Could it get any better? Yes! A couple of months ago, I invited a few other wedding bloggers to join me in a special group blogging project...one where we could...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Dinnerware

by Azure

Get ready for some fine dining with this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip, it’s all about dinnerware. Whether your dining style is mac and cheese or parmesan soufflé, you'll find occasions in your wedded life to dish up everything from basic to brilliant. And while thrift-store plates may have suited your budget as a single, as a couple you'll find that having a cupboard full of dinnerware you love will turn those everyday meals into special occasions and will make hosting the...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: Bridal Shower Gifts

by Azure

In this week's column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a bridal shower guest who is concerned that her gift is a little cheesy... literally. Do you need wedding advice? Have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, relationships, or logistics? OneWed has two ways for you to get your specific wedding questions answered. You can write The Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com or get advice from our panel of experts at asktheexperts@onewed.com.

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Flatware

by Azure

You don’t have to know which fork to use to benefit from this week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip! Flatware Get rid of those mismatched flatware hand-me-downs, and get set for a well-dressed table fit for your most important guests: Mr. and Mrs. You. Focus on Flatware Like your dinnerware, you'll want to choose both a formal flatware pattern and a casual one. And also like fine dinnerware, there's no reason not to use fine flatware every day, if you wish. In fact, extended use...

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Bubbly Bride: Falling into Autumn for your Wedding

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride As the weather turns chilly, kids go back to school and the leaves start changing colors, we begin to see the signs of fall right around the corner. September is here and we are officially ending summer and entering fall. Pumpkins are always associated with autumn and can be used in a variety of ways at weddings. If you are a bride who is considering a fall wedding and wants to incorporate these colorful vegetables, I have a couple of ideas for you! Greet your...

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Wishpot: The Art of a Wedding Cake

by Azure

Wedding cakes have long been a way of adding elegance, class, personality, and creativity to a wedding with everything from flowers and pearls to polka dots, stripes, and various shapes. To celebrate the creativity of this delectable dessert, the Wishpot Wedding Team has compiled a list of some of our favorite wedding cake styles. (clockwise from top left) Flowers Between Layers: There is nothing new about this wedding cake style but year after year it continues to be a stunning...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Grills

by Azure

Summer is almost over, but remember, your wedding registry covers the whole year! This week’s Amazon registry tip is on one of summer’s hottest kitchen accessories, the grill! Grills Price and preference--two things you'll need to consider when shopping for your dream grill. The average grill requires new parts about every 14 months. So when it comes to price tags, paying more for a better grill now will save you money later on. As for preference, from propane to charcoal, the...

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Cupcake Trees and Beautiful Wrappers: A Wonderful Alternative to the Traditional Wedding Cake

by Azure

Are you thinking of doing something a little bit different for your wedding cake? Cupcake trees are huge right now, and a perfect alternative to the traditional wedding cake. I stumbled upon Paper Orchid Stationery the other day, and fell in love with their beautiful cupcake wrappers. Paper Orchid offers a myriad of designs (even monogram wrappers!), with nearly 20 custom colors to choose from, so any bride (no matter what vibe or color palette she decides on) can find the perfect...

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Top Tips: Choosing Table Linens

by Azure

Poor, abused table linens. Talking about how unimportant they are is a wedding planning cliché. But, after my conversation with Howard Spiro, owner of Windy City Linens, I'm glad I have a napkin to wipe the egg off my face. It turns out, table linens can be a great, inexpensive way to add a lot of WOW to your wedding. Read our top tips for choosing your table linens and you'll never look at a table the same way again!

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Kitchen Tools and Gadgets

by Azure

It may be that all you really need is love, but life is a little more fun with the right tools and gadgets! That’s where this week’s Amazon.com Wedding Gift Registry tip comes in. Cook's Tools & Gadgets In the kitchen, as in all things, nothing beats the right tool for the job. Using an ice-cream scoop as a ladle may have suited the single life just fine, but now that you have the occasion, why not create a well-oiled kitchen with a collection of helpful tools? Tools of the...

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Hostess with the Mostess: How to Win Money by Serving Wine!

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess After years of serving as a punch line for jokes about tacky parties, wine in the box is finally coming into it’s own. To prove it, this summer Black Box Wines launched the “You Got Boxed” contest to challenge its fans to share boxed wines with their friends. For a chance to win, contestants secretly serve guests Black Box Wines (in lieu of traditional bottled wine) and capture their reaction on camera when the box is revealed. There is a monthly...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Knives

by Azure

This week’s Amazon Wedding Registry Tip is only for those couples where no one has a bad temper! A good knife can make cooking easier, and safer! Quality cutlery is one of the most important parts of your new kitchen. Every time you cook, you'll likely require a knife--and perhaps not always the same one. Select sturdy, well-made knives. Just like your marriage, they'll last a lifetime. Knife Construction 101 Every knife has a blade, tang, and handle. Blades come in many sizes and...

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Surprise Your Man With A Romantic Date (Without Breaking The Bank)

by Azure

This past Saturday, I planned a day of fun for that special someone in my life. I don’t claim to be a planner… in fact, I’m more of a “fly by the seat of your pants” kind of gal. So, I must admit I was a bit apprehensive about how it would all go down. Luckily it was a success, and a fun, romantic date that can be easily recreated, no matter where you live! 1) Art:We hit up four or five art galleries in Chicago, each with a different look and feel.Art galleries are...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Fabulous Aprons For The Bridal Party!

by Azure

...Get 'Em Dolled Up & Dish Out Some Wedding Gossip! About It's A Jaime Thing Whether your bridesmaids are domestic goddesses or domestically disabled, let them have fun playing the part in these lovely aprons by designer Anna Maria Horner, brand new at www.themerrymartini.com! Anna's designs are always unique and whimsical, with silhouettes in different styles and colors to catch your eye... and maybe even his, so grab yourself one, too! Take a look... Aren't they adorable? ...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Great Bridesmaids’ Present Idea

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess Are you thinking about bridesmaids’ gifts? What about a hostess gift for anyone throwing you an engagement party or bridal shower? I was thrilled to find these aprons from Smocks. They are the perfect accessory for any stylish girl who loves to entertain. Smocks even offers a volume discount, with bridesmaids gifts specifically in mind! If you’re looking for more great ideas for home entertaining, come visit us at Hostess with the Mostess. ...

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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Small Kitchen Appliances

by Azure

This week’s helpful information about Amazon’s Wedding Registry Guide is about the top five Small Appliances. When assembling your registry list of appliances, keep in mind the size of your kitchen and whether the items will fit. If the appliance is accessible and you're comfortable using it, it'll more likely add to your cooking ease and pleasure. Food processor: These range from mini chopping machines to full-size professional models. Be sure to check which attachments come...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Last Chance for Summer Drinks

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess I know summer is winding down, but I for one refuse to let it go without a fight! One of the best ways to keep summer going is by keeping your drinks summery. Here are three of my favorite summer cocktails, all recipes make one drink. Fresh Squeezed Margaritas Ingredients Hornitos Resposado Tequila
 Mr. T's Sweet and Sour Mix 2 Limes, juiced
 1 Tangerine, juiced
 2 Oranges, juiced
 1 Grapefruit, juiced
 Ice
Lime Wedges to...

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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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Amazon Wedding Registry Tip: Cookware

by Azure

If you can’t cook, getting married does not automatically turn you into Betty Crocker. But, it does give you a good excuse to learn a little bit about things in the kitchen, after all, a couple’s got to eat. Amazon’s gift registry guides provide great definitions of some of the most common terms for things like cookware. Check out these definitions for cookware materials: Aluminum: Aluminum is lightweight and conducts heat well, but it can also dent easily and react with...

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What’s Better Than Diamonds And Chocolate?  A Decadent Bridal Event!

by Azure

Calling all D.C Brides and Grooms! Tomorrow, July 22, Mervis Diamond Importers and Cristina Maria Special Events are hosting a divine Diamonds & Chocolate Soiree! If you can make it to Mervis Diamond Importers between 4:30 and 7:30 pm, you can indulge in complimentary diamond martinis, passed h'or d'oeuvres, chocolate deserts, and more! And for those Platinum Wedding gals out there, you'll have the opportunity to feast your eyes on the 1st ever diamond chocolate fountain, worth...

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