The Man Registry: Best Man Tips for Keeping the Bachelor Party Cheap

by Azure

About The Man Registry We’re taking a departure from our weekly advice for the groom to offer some tips to another guy who may need it: The Best Man As Best Man, you want to give your buddy the ultimate bachelor party send-off into married life. Only problem is that your wallet is feeling pretty light lately (Let’s face it, whose isn’t)? Cuts in bachelor party festivities have been an unfortunate result of the economy we’re living in. However, this doesn’t mean that the...

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Tax Deductible Wedding Tips

by Azure

Happy tax day! Hopefully, you’ve already filed and aren’t using us an excuse to avoid finishing your taxes. But, by this time next year, you may be filing as a married couple, and looking for some tax deductions. No matter how many business clients you invite, your wedding is not tax deductible, but there may be some things you can do around your wedding that do count as deductions. We here at OneWed are good with love, not necessarily numbers, so we suggest you consult with your...

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Featured Wedding: Jeff and Angel

by Azure

Special Feature by Joseph Harris of JLH Photography Jeff and Angel's wedding at Franklin Park Conservatory in Columbus was easily the most interesting wedding I shot in 2008. "Traditional" is certainly not a word that I would use to describe them. When I met with Angel the first time and saw that she had written the word "steampunk" in for the wedding's theme, I knew we would be making some remarkable images together. Steampunk is a style that is best understood as coming...

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Top Ten Tips for Hiring (and enjoying) Your Wedding Band

by Azure

Looking for advice on hiring a wedding band? Come on over to OneWed's advice section and check out bandleader Becca Kaufman's excellent top ten tips for hiring a wedding band.

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Calling All Boston Brides Planning a Green Wedding!

by Azure

Hurry all you eco-friendly, Boston nearlyweds! Only five days left to visit GreenBostonWedding.com for a chance to win over $10,000 in green products/services for your Boston area wedding! Good luck!!

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Liven up your cocktail dress with wedding dress designer Alexis Georgio!

by Azure

While attending the National Bridal Market Chicago a few weeks back, I was lucky enough to catch designer Alexis Georgio’s latest in the runway show on March 29th. During the show, Georgio (known for his elegant, couture evening, special occasion, and bridal gowns) debuted his fun and sassy Cocktail Leggings. These beautiful beaded leggings look adorable with a short cocktail frock! Pair them with that sassy dress you bought especially for your bachelorette party, or surprise...

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Hostess with the Mostess: Splash of Color with a Citrus Wedding

by Azure

About Hostess with the Mostess This beach-inspired orange and yellow color palette from Pacific Weddings is perfect for a summer wedding! If you’ve already chosen your wedding colors (or are having a fall or winter wedding), incorporate this fabulous citrus color palette into your bridal shower, bridesmaids luncheon, or any summertime bash. Whether or not you have the sand, shining sun, and crashing waves at your affair, incorporate a sunny splash of color with details...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Throw An Iron Chef Themed Wedding Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing …And Prepare For A Battle Of The Sexes! Getting the groom to come to a shower is not always easy, but if he loves to show off in the kitchen, this idea will make him happy to attend! Host a couples shower for the bride and groom, with an “Iron Chef” theme, such as the one that Chicago wedding plannerMarina Birch helped create... “The idea”, says Birch, according to Chicago Home & Garden Magazine, ”is to have a cooking competition that will...

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Featured Wedding: Gen and Rob

by Azure

Special Feature by Bola Abodunde of Onada Photography Gen and Rob got married on January 24th, 2009. I photographed their engagement session last summer and it didn’t take long to see that they mean the world to each other and make a perfect match. Their ceremony took place at Rob’s childhood church - Park Avenue Christian Church - in South Orange, NJ and the reception was held at the Bridgewater Manor in Bridgewater, NJ. Their wedding details were unique and absolutely...

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Add some zing to your wedding party table

by Azure

You may have a few Swarovski crystals glittering away on your gown or in your hair, but don't you want to spread the sparkle? These Swarovski crystal tea lights will have your head table glowing. ...And it's not like anybody would exactly complain if these also showed up at your engagement party or future soirées. They're a bit of an investment, but when does shine go out of style?

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Introducing Hello!Lucky Free Wedding Website Designs!

by Azure

Hey Savvy Scoopers! Feeling lucky? Now that you're back in the swing of things on Monday, a special surprise for any recently engaged brides & grooms looking for fabulous FREE wedding website designs to tell their loved ones all the details of their upcoming wedding. We're thrilled to offer 20 design-color-combos for a free wedding website from Hello!Lucky and you can even match your website to your own wedding invitations! Get lucky!

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Rock ‘n Roll Bride: MangoRED Wedding Photographers

by Azure

About Rock 'n Roll Bride Recently I have been going crazy over the work of Filipino photographers MangoRED. So much so, that not only have I shared their work on Rock 'n Roll Bride, but on another site I have written for recently, Bridal Soup. And now, I want share it with you too. I really want to spread the word about these amazingly talented guys! Just call me their personal blogging PA! Their style and flair for light and texture is like nothing I’ve seen from any other...

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Savvy Steals Weekly Giveaway- Every Essie Nail Polish Shade for your Wedding!

by Azure

We want your wedding-day look to be pure perfection, from the tips of your nails to the bottom of your toes! To help complete the look, our Savvy Steal this week is from Essie Cosmetics, the ultimate color authority and the go-to nail brand. Whether you are a retro bride-to-be who wants to walk down the aisle in fiery red polish, or a traditional nearlywed who plans on donning the classic French Manicure, this week's steal is a must-have! One lucky Savvy Scoop reader will win five...

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Bubbly Bride: Wedding Dress Dramatic Backs

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride When looking for a dress you hear a lot about the fabric type and shape of the dress. You hear about sweetheart necklines and A-line skirts. At the end of the day the part of the dress that your guests have spent the most time looking at is the back! Designers are realizing the desire for dramatic and eye-catching wedding dress backs, and creating artistic masterpieces! While you are standing in the front of the church, or slow dancing to your first song, your...

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Save on Wedding Accessories

by Azure

Happy Monday Savvy Scoopers! Nothing like starting the week off with a good deal. That’s why I’d like you to meet my new best friend, her name is Nancy Jaeger, and she’s the founder of usabrideweddings.com. Basically, her site has everything you need for your wedding outfit! Nancy wants to be your best friend, too. That’s why she’s offering you 10% off any order over $50, and free shipping! Read through some of Nancy’s money saving tips below, and when you get to the...

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Weekly Wrap Up - Week of April 6

by Azure

Welcome, Weekend Wedding Warriors! Are you worried you missed something in this week’s scoop? Here’s your weekly wrap-up for the week of April 6: On Monday: • We learned about a great deal from The Cove in the Bahamas. • Bubbly Bride had some delicious ideas for a morning after brunch. On Tuesday: • We got a peek at a beautiful accessory idea. • We learned about a proposal that touched our bloggy hearts. • Savvy Scoopers got a fantastic deal on tuxes from...

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Announcing this week’s Savvy Steals winner!

by Azure

Our lucky bride-to-be who will shimmer and shine in Laura Mercier makeup is... Meggo8! Congrats, Meggo8! Now that you are armed with the tips on flawless application from Richard Class of bluemercury, we can't wait for you to try your products from Laura Mercier's Bohemia Collection. Thanks to all of our amazing Savvy Scoop readers for commenting away this week! Please keep the comments coming, and don't get discouraged if you haven't snagged our Savvy Steals swag yet! There ...

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Letterpress Wedding Invitations for Less

by Azure

Special Feature by Thuy Ha of Paper Chez 5 ways to keep the cost down on your letterpress wedding invitations Many brides are absolutely in love with letterpress but are afraid of the higher price tags they usually come with. For style-conscious brides who are looking for letterpress invitations that won’t break the bank, there are many ways to keep the cost down (without sacrificing style). Here are five ways to shop for letterpress invitations on a budget. 1) 1-color...

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Ever After Wedding Market: Something New

by Azure

About Ever After Wedding Market The selection of beautiful wedding creations in the Ever After Market has recently expanded with the offerings of several new shops! Pick the perfect spring or summer wedding invitations by combining popular colors fuchsia and chartreuse. The Cymbidium Orchid Invitation from Cheer Up Cherup uses a modern floral silhouette in chartreuse with crisp black text to make an eye-catching wedding invitation. Eden Invitations and Stationery offers an equally...

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Bride Chic: THE INTERCHANGABLE WEDDING GOWN

by Azure

About Bride Chic Wouldn't going straight from a wedding ceremony to the bash of your life be a radical transition? Few brides can do this without making some changes. Generally the most common adjustments are from head and hemline. After the ceremony, a bride usually removes the longest layer of veil or doffs it entirely save the headpiece. The train that looked so awesome on the walk down the aisle is bustled for dancing and moving about. Lately brides are taking time out between...

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Bridal Shower Cupcake Treat

by Azure

Maybe because it’s Passover, and I’m not allowed to eat certain things, but I’m drooling over these lingerie cupcakes from Two Parts Sugar. Have you ever seen anything more perfect for a bridal shower? Wedding cakes tend to be beautiful, classic, and classy, but a bridal shower cake (or cupcake) has room to be a little more original, and a little more personal. Let’s see, if I were designing cupcakes to represent me, I’d put tiny cups of coffee on top of each one. If I were...

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Always a Blogsmaid: 5 Tips for a Smooth Wedding Day!

by Azure

About Always A Blogsmaid Now that the spring is here, wedding season has truly begun. A little prep and organization the week before the wedding can make a world of difference on the wedding day. I thought I'd pass on some of the tips that I share with my brides to keep their wedding days running as smooth as silk. 1) Befriend Excel or whatever software that you need to keep your guest list and table assignments sortable alphabetically by last name AND by table. Give this to...

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No Preacher at the Wedding?  No Problem.

by Azure

Special Feature by Jeff Haden of BlackBird Images No wedding goes perfectly – but some go less perfectly than others. Say you’re getting married on a beautiful hilltop situated 400 yards from the main house… and the best man forgot the rings. No problem – someone runs back to the house, you smile sheepishly, and everyone remembers how gracefully you handled the moment. (Plus it’s a story you can tell your grandkids.) But what happens if months of planning come...

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The one time it’s OK to bug each other at your wedding

by Azure

I'll admit it: I can't resist a good cake topper. These love bugs are such a fun, quirky blend of old-fashioned and modern that I immediately started wondering if I knew any engaged entomologists. ...Or, of course, you and your honey might prefer beebots instead. Because why not? I love how odd yet instantly appealing these are. They're definitely a great way to show you're a couple with love in your hearts and something different up your sleeves. Not into bugs but like the...

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