Planning


The Quest to Find the Perfect Groom’s Gift!

by Lizzy S

For all the brides out there determined to find the perfect gift to give to the man of your dreams on your special day, we have created a blog just for you! Take a look at these adorable presents that your soon-to-be husband will most definitely love! Who knows you might find the perfect gift for your perfect man. Make sure to pin your favorites!

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Creative & Delightful Ideas on How to Ask Your Girls to be Your Bridesmaids

by Lizzy S

Every bride needs her girls. From wedding dress shopping, pinning bustles, tasting cake, and spending countless of hours smiling, crying, and laughing. Bridesmaids play an important role in supporting you throughout the planning process and day-of-festivities. Take a look at these fun ideas on how to ask your friends to be a part of your special day. Be sure to add your favorites to your Ideabook!

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Win A Stress-free Name Change Kit with this Amazing Giveaway from Easy Name Change!

by HannahN

Get your name change sorted in minutes, up to 9 months before marriage We have an exciting opportunity for you newlyweds and nearlyweds on the blog today! Easy Name Change is giving away 250 personalized name change kits, which are normally valued at $30 each!  Once your account is created, you can have your kit sent anytime within 6 months. This means you can create your kit anytime, even if you are not yet married! What a great way to jumpstart the time consuming and confusing...

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Traveling With Your Wedding Dress

by Bride Chic

We're living in an era where destination weddings are extremely on trend, almost the rule rather than exception.  Your dress and you in it are the main event of your wedding day. Getting not only your dress and all your accessories from one point to another is something you need to ponder on whether you're navigating across town or half way around the world. Albeit, the process might be easier if you've invested in a dress made out of microfibers (yes silk can be microfiber); you'll...

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6 Outdoor Wedding Themes That Embrace Their Natural Elements

by HannahN

Outdoor weddings are far and away the most popular choice for summer weddings, but how do you make yours stand out while still reflecting you and your partner’s personalities? Luckily, there are several unique outdoor wedding themes that you can use to plan your wedding so that you and your guests will remember your special day and stunning venue forever. OneWed is lucky to have a team of amazing planners, bloggers, and photographers who have shared their favorite themes below. ...

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5 Ways to be Thankful

by Claire

Happy Thanksgiving! This day is a perfect reminder to thank all of the people special to your wedding day. Although of course you and your fiancée are the stars of the day, there are many people who play a role in making your big day one to remember forever. By thanking these people during and after the wedding, you are sure to make a lasting impression as a beautiful Bridechilla! Get inspired with these five fantastic "thank yous": #1 Thank your guests at the wedding with more...

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Wedding Gifts Etiquette Myth

by Azure

Have you heard the etiquette "rule" that says you have one year (after attending a couple's wedding) to send a gift? Well, according to Peggy Post, this is more of a myth than a rule, and I can totally see why! I understand that everyone is busy and sometimes you don't get around to trolling the couple's registry until after the I Do's. But waiting an entire year to send a gift,  after indulging in drinks, dinner, and dancing on the couple's dime?! It just doesn't seem right! And...

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Join the Wedding Inspiration Love Fest

by Azure

Nothing makes me happier than hearing praise and raves from our brides. After all, everything we do here at OneWed is to help and inspire anyone planning a wedding. So when I read through the reviews of our Wedding Inspiration app, I got all tingly inside and my heart jumped for joy! Mind if we toot our horn for a moment? Here's what five brideys had to say about Wedding Inspiration... Best wedding app ever I’ve used every other app made for brides since getting engaged and...

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Musical Mashup: How to Please All Wedding Guests with Your Tunes

by The Broke-Ass Bride

The ceremony is over. The toasts are done. Your belly is full and now it's time to hit the dance floor. After you've swooned and spun during your first dance together, it's time to get this party started! But while you hope that Granny and Grandpa would want to bust a move a la "The Wedding Singer", the reality is they'll be more down to sway fancifully back and forth to some Etta James or Frank Sinatra. So, how do you find the happy middle ground? Well, I don't think any wedding is...

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Fun Ideas for a Picnic Wedding Reception

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Late summer is a great time to have an outdoor wedding. Things start to cool down, there's a renewed crispness in the air, and it's the perfect time for a picnic! Wait ... what? Picnic? Wedding? YES. For those of you who are scrambling for casual, fun ideas for a late-summer wedding outdoors, why not have a picnic wedding? Throw some blankets and pillows down on the ground. Scavenge some old picnic tables. Get your caterer to whip up some mini-sammiches and finger-lickin' desserts....

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How to De-Stress Before the Wedding

by The Man Registry

By Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Wedding plans stressing you out? You’re not alone. Planning your big day can sometimes become a bit overwhelming (so many details, so little time!), and everyone needs a break from time to time. If you’re both starting to feel like you’re about to hit your breaking point, here’s how to deal. Schedule some time for yourselves. Remember what you used to do before you started planning your wedding together? Whether it’s cooking a meal...

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3 Things To Consider Before You Start Dropping Hints About An Engagement Ring

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Turtle Love Co Ladies, I have a burning question for you this week. When it comes to the ring you'll wear every day for the rest of your life, do you leave it all to chance, or do you just drag your man down to the jeweler's? I LOVE surprises, so I was ok with letting my hubs pick out my engagement ring all by himself. But if you have EXTREMELY specific tastes in bling, the idea of leaving your ring selection up to some hapless DUDE might scare you to death. If you feel you must...

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When to Get a Pre-Nup

by John Scrofano

Your lawyer will probably tell you to get a pre-nup, citing the data: 40% of marriages in the U.S. end in divorce. However, only 11% of people getting married think it will be them. Play the odds, not the emotions. Divorces with pre-nups are a lot less nasty than those without.  Get one! Even Suze Orman agrees. Your counselor will probably tell you to stay far, far away from a pre-nup.  He or she will likely cite the same data as your lawyer, but say that starting your marriage...

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Live In Sin or Save It For Marriage?

by Azure

I was excited to tackle this topic because growing up in a strict Catholic household, I had “save yourself for marriage” (and everything that goes with it) drilled into my impressionable head.  Having a child out of wedlock would shame you and your family, and moving in with your significant other before tying the knot was “living in sin”.  Or so they said. While I can respect this older school of thought, my personal opinion is that I’d never, ever marry someone without...

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9 Ways to De-Stress before Your I Do’s

by Azure

  Planning a wedding is hard work! And with the added stress of the holidays, remaining calm, collected and feeling on top of the world is no easy feat. Until now! Here's our list of the top ways to decompress before walking down the aisle:   1-  Head for the spa, get a massage: Ahh... the spa. The mother ship for those of us who NEED relaxation. Grab your girls who aren't afraid to indulge and book massages as often as your budget allows. If bi-weekly or monthly...

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Wedding Planning Quiz to Discover Your Style

by Azure

Do you know your personal wedding style?  Are you a dreamer or a perfectionist?  A rookie or nonconformist?   Take this quiz and tally up your answers to each question (using the scoring key) to discover your personal wedding planning style!     Wedding Style Scoring Question 1: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4 Question 2: A-2, B-1, C-3, D-4 Question 3: A-4, B-3, C-1, D-2 Question 4: A-1, B-2, C-3, D-4 Question 5: A-4, B-3, C-1,...

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The Gilt.com Wedding Shop Coming Soon!

by Azure

Mark your calendars, designer fashion-loving brides-to-be! The Gilt.com Wedding Shop will launch October 20th, and it's a four day event you will not want to miss! Here's the rundown... Day 1: Find your dream wedding dress, and the shoes and jewels to complete the look. You'll also find the perfect designer tux for your groom! Day 2: ... is especially for your bridal party! Find those gorgeous bridesmaids' dresses that your 'maids will wear again and again! Day 3: Book your...

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Designer Fashion for Your Pre-Wedding Parties: Smokin’ in Herve Leger

by Azure

Rock Your Pre-Wedding Parties Like the Celebs Rock the Red Carpet! What Louboutin is to celebrity feet, the great Hervé Léger is to taut celebrity bodies. And for years, I’ve swooned for Leger’s curve-hugging bandage dresses. But the price tags (between $1000-$3000) made me accept the fact that Herve wouldn’t be hugging my curves for a long, long time. But then, like a beacon in the night, Rent the Runway swooped in and changed the game! For every fashion-loving lady...

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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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Bubbly Bride: Combined Wedding Events

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Picking dates and times for your wedding events such as bridal showers, bachelorette parties, couples showers, wedding dress and bridesmaid dress fittings and rehearsals can be stressful. Picking dates for anything when you have to coordinate between five different schedules can be stressful. The thing that makes weddings different- it becomes very personal! You want your family there, you want your maid of honor there along with all of your bridesmaids, you want...

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Calling All California Brides- Don’t Miss A Great Bridal Show On August 8!

by Azure

If you're in the Irvine, CA area this Sunday, August 8th, there's a fabulous bridal show you won't want to miss! What: “A GREAT BRIDAL SHOW“ by C.W. Originals Date: Sunday August 8th, 2010 Time: 11 am to 5:30 pm Location: Irvine Hilton Hotel, 18800 Mac Arthur Blvd. Irvine, CA 92879 Why should you attend? 1. To find fabulous, quality wedding pros that will help you plan your dream wedding! 2. To give back 50% of all ticket sales will be donated to The American Red Cross and...

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Bubbly Bride: The Bridal Shower Guest List

by Azure

About Bubbly Bride Who is required to be invited to your bridal shower? Will you have numerous bridal showers and separate your friends from family, or possibly keep your family and your husband's family separate? Recently I have seen a large range of differences in how brides are handling their showers. I have even seen brides who choose not to participate in the bridal shower and opt into having a couples' shower instead. Whether it is your engagement party, bridal shower, a...

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The Man Registry: The Bachelor(ette) Party Buffer Zone

by Azure

About The Man Registry My dad is always telling me stories about how all of his friends held their bachelor parties on the night before the wedding. He called it a “tradition” and “how things used to be done.” I, for one, call BS on this. I think that stuff only happens in TV and movies. I don’t know too many brides that would approve of the stag night taking place after the rehearsal dinner. However, it does bring up logical question –when should the bachelor(ette)...

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Create This Tropical Destination Wedding Tablescape In 10 Easy Steps!

by Azure

Now that you’ve seen what a fabulous affair you can create with the help of Party City, let’s break down this tropical tablescape into ten simple, DIY steps! 1. Set the tone with your table cover Drape each dinner table with Party City’s Hibiscus White Table Roll ($19.99) or Floral Paradise Table Cover ($3.20). 2. Dress it up with a tableskirt Adorn the tropical draped tables with bright pink (if your hubby-to-be will allow it!) or Caribbean blue tableskirts. Or mix and match...

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