Introducing Hostess with the Mostess- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

by Azure

Jennifer Sbranti is an accomplished designer, entrepreneur, and entertaining guru from San Diego, California, where she resides with her husband, Sonny Sbranti, and their 2 yellow labs, Jazz and Max. After graduating from the University of San Diego in 1999, Jennifer pursued a career in graphic design - first working in product development & design for a publishing company, then in print & web design for an advertising agency. In 2002, Jennifer founded her own design firm - Sbranti...

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Introducing DIY Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

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Khris Cochran is a craft guru, author of The DIYBride: 40 Fun Projects For Your Ultimate One-of-a-Kind Wedding, and hopeless bon vivant. While widely acclaimed for her abilities to run with scissors and color outside the lines, Khris is best known as the creator of DIYBride.Com, an online hub for the crazy-cool do-it-yourself weddings set. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area where she teaches crafts and helps couples plan swell weddings. DIY Bride Khris...

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Good Favors and Good Fortune

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Weddings get everyone thinking about the future... And about food. That's why these fortune cookies make perfect wedding favors. As you can see, these are no ordinary fortune cookies - and you can personalize them to make them truly yours. You choose the flavor, and you choose the gourmet chocolate to dunk them in. Best of all, you can customize the insides too. You can write up to five different fortunes. Make your guests sigh or just freak out Aunt Edna -it's your call. We predict...

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Introducing Bride Chic- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

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Draping and playing with fabric started some twenty years back when I did a three-year stint as a bridal fabrics buyer. After that I opened Bridal Alternatives, a custom design studio and ever since have had the opportunity of working with brides who want that extraordinary one-of-a-kind dress. Other connections to fashion? I've been a columnist for San Francisco Art and Fashion News and written articles for The Wedding Gazette and Pash. In addition to designing, I'm the editor of Bride...

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Introducing Bubbly Bride- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

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Caroline has three years of wedding coordinating experience, and recently founded Bubbly Bride, a brand new wedding planning blog offering "wedding inspiration for less stress and more champagne." She is a wedding consultant, twitter addict, optimist, dreamer, and loving wife! Bubbly Bride Caroline Eaton Bubbly Bride Events http://www.bubblybride.com/blog/

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Introducing Always A Blogsmaid- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

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Xochitl is an Accredited Bridal Consultant™ with the Association of Bridal Consultants, one of only 40 in the world. In 2003, Xochitl co-founded Always A Bridesmaid with fellow Brown alumna Mayra Castillo, together they have grown their consultancy into one of New York City’s most sought after wedding planning firms. In addition to being a featured planner on the Style Networks’“Whose Wedding is it Anyway?”, Xochitl has also been named one of New York Magazine’s best...

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Introducing The Man Registry- One of our Fabulous Weekly Guest Bloggers!

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TheManRegistry.com is an online resource for grooms and is the internet leader in wedding advice for men. The centerpiece of the website is a specialized wedding registry featuring wedding gifts tailored toward grooms. Included in the thousands of products you'll find at The Man Registry are barware, electronics, tools, logoed sports items, and groomsmen gifts. The company also recently launched their official blog, GroomsAdvice.com, which gives grooms an outlet to read, share, and...

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White House Weddings

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Looking for a little historical inspiration for your wedding? Celebrate President’s Day by taking a virtual tour through the Smithsonian’s collection of White House Wedding memorabilia. (http://americanhistory.si.edu/presidency/3a4.html). When you’re done fantasizing about a Rose Garden reception, check out the pages on the First Ladies. Everyone knows our newest First Lady is a fashion icon, and hundreds of brides have looked to Jackie O for inspiration but what about their...

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When Wedding Proposals Go Terribly Wrong!

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Our friends at The Man Registry forwarded along this video and we couldn't resist sharing. Congrats to all of our newly engaged brides-to-be!

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Top Ten Wedding Movies

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Who says marriage takes all the excitement out of a relationship? You’ll find plenty of ammo to counteract that with this list. 1. Wedding Crashers – The first 20 minutes of this movie alone are all it takes to remind you of why weddings are so much fun… And such good places for your attendants and guests to find a little romance too! The fact that it’s also hilarious is just icing on the cake. 2. It Happened One Night– This is one of the best romantic comedies ever made...

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Top Ten Romantic Movies

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Top Ten Romantic Movies 1. Casablanca – If you haven’t gotten around to seeing Casablanca, drop what you’re doing and watch it immediately. There’s a reason it makes so many best movie lists. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman are fantastic and the romance will make your heart swell, but that’s just the beginning. The whole world of Casablanca is richly detailed – you care about even the smallest characters – and it has some of the smartest, funniest dialogue to ever hit...

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14 Great Love Poems

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In honor of Valentine’s Day, Onewed.com gives you 14 great love poems. Some are perfect for a wedding reading, some are just to remind you of why you’re getting married in the first place. 1. “Drunk as Drunk” by Pablo Neruda http://www.poemhunter.com/poem/drunk-as-drunk/ If you’re looking for romance, it’s hard to go wrong with Neruda. Try “Drunk as Drunk,” but be careful — if you aren’t home with your honey, you may wish you were. 2. “Marriage Morning” by...

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Put your own stamp on your wedding invitations… Literally!

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Why stick dead presidents on your wedding invitations when you can treat people to a fun shot of you and your groom instead? Zazzle.com allows you to upload pictures to make your own custom stamps. They're real postage and will be honored by the U.S. Post office - not to mention making your guests do a double-take. Nobody can lick you two as a couple... Except this one time.

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DIY… The Professional Way

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If Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt ever get married, do you think they’ll head down to the local stationary store and choose invitations from a book in the back? Probably not. Celebrities can hire professional designers to create invitations, place cards, table cards and thank you notes with their own personal touch. Wouldn’t it be great if you could do the same? Now you can. Crowdspring.com is a ridiculously easy-to-use site that hooks up everyday people like you with their own...

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These Flips are no Flops!

by Azure

I love a stunning pair of heels as much as the next girl - as long as the next girl isn’t a character on “Sex & the City” - but I’m also notoriously addicted to comfort. I love how many cute styles of comfortable wedding shoes you can find now. These customizable flip flops from Wedding Belle Moseys are, feet-down, my favorites. I love the idea of buying these in your bridesmaid colors as attendant presents. Although the barefoot, tipsy maid-of-honor doing the Y.M.C.A. is a...

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Ringing Success

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When I was getting married, the ring was the last thing I thought about. I think it was about a month before the wedding before it dawned on my fiancé and me that the rings didn’t just magically appear on the ring bearer’s pillow (which, ironically, I had thought enough about to get from my sister). Now, I’m happy with my wedding ring, and I assume my husband is as well, but I can’t say I have the same affection for it that I do for my engagement ring. If you’re looking for...

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Where’s the Beef?

by Azure

For the meat lover in your life... In the South, we have a tradition of a Groom’s Cake. Sometimes it’s served at the rehearsal dinner, sometimes along side the wedding cake. It’s usually red velvet. This though, takes the idea of a Groom’s Cake to all new levels! As a vegetarian, I feel I should be disgusted, but somehow, I’m strangely intrigued!

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(Fabulous) Hallmark Moments for Same-Sex Couples

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Put Your Money Where Your Values Are! The state of California may no longer recognize gay marriage, but it’s nice to know that some businesses believe in true love. Hallmark is unveiling a line of four cards especially designed to appeal to same-sex couples having weddings or commitment ceremonies. Equal love for all!

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Instant Photo Albums

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A few months ago I went to a wedding practically swarming with guests wielding digital cameras. I wondered what would happen to all those wonderful, candid, fun pictures the helpful guests were taking. Even if they managed to remember to email them to the bride and groom, then what? Would they languish on a hard drive next to rejected drafts of the wedding vows? Well, BLURB is just one of many sites that can save your photos from that sad fate. Why wait for the photographer’s album...

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Take Your Centerpieces for a Swim

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You know, I love flowers as much as the next girl, but I have to say, a lot of centerpieces are pretty boring. I mean, they’re pretty, but they’re also boring! And, as a Short-American, I hearby request that florists start to impose a floral height limit! It’s very hard to flirt across the table if you can’t actually see across the table. That’s why I love these submerged floral arrangements. Pretty … but definitely not boring. If you're in the Pittsburgh area, you're in...

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Survival Kit for Him

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If you’ve read even one wedding-magazine article, you probably know that you should bring band-aids, clear nail polish, and tissues to your wedding - a survival kit, if you will. But what about your fiancé? What does he need to get through the big day? Clear nail polish? Deodorant? Vodka? Mojuba Wedding (www.mymojuba.com) has survival kits for brides and grooms. These aren’t little plastic baggies filled with generics - they’re high-end products packed in stylish travel bags...

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If the Shoe Fits…

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When I was twelve my best friend got a pair of high heels for her birthday. Practicing how to walk in the shoes quickly replaced playing with Barbie as our favorite sleepover activity. I never really did get the hang of it. Which is why I was so stoked to see Bliss Bridal Shoes has gorgeous wedding shoes in all sorts of heels from traditional, to wedges to flip flops. Yes, I said flip flops! These are especially great if you’re planning an outdoor wedding (trust me, stilettos and...

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Best of 2008 Directory

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One of my favorite things about onewed.com is how it lets brides and grooms rate the vendors. No more relying on your aunt’s husband’s second cousin’s ex-boyfriend for connections. Weeding through all those vendors and ratings can be time consuming. That’s why we now present you with… The Best of 2008 Vendor Directory. We’ve looked through all the vendor ratings for you, and based on what actual brides and grooms had to say, created this directory of the vendors that got...

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