Planning


Plan The Perfect Destination Wedding Rehearsal Dinner: Hawaiian Paradise With Party City!

by Azure

Over the next few weeks, right here on the blog, I’ll be taking you through how to plan an out-of-this-world destination wedding weekend! The Wyndham Nassau Resort in Nassau, Bahamas is where I learned the tricks of the trade, b ut if the beautiful Bahamas isn’t right for you and your fiancé, these tips and tricks will work like a charm at any location you desire. Let’s start with the rehearsal dinner, shall we?Samantha Goldberg (celebrity wedding planner) and Party City chose a...

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Question of the Week: What Pre-Wedding Events Are You Having?

by Azure

Bridal shower, bachelorette party, bachelor party, engagement party ... all of the pre-wedding events and activities can get a little overwhelming. Which ones are you having and why? Which ones do you wish you were having? Which ones do you wish you could get out of having?

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Chelsea Clinton Gets Wedding Planning Help From Her Father!

by Azure

What does a former President of the United States do after he's left office? Help his daughter plan her wedding (duh!) We all know that Chelsea Clinton is engaged to longtime childhood pal, Marc Mezvinsky, but have you wondered what Bill Clinton is doing to lend a helping hand? According to People.com, Bill has finally caught the planning bug, and is no longer a silent partner in Chelsea's wedding planning process. One of his main to dos? Writing the checks! He's dedicated...

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Be Part of the Innovation! Feedback Form for MatchMake Testers

by Azure

Help OneWed improve the smartest wedding planning tool around!

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The Man Registry: How to Plan a Tame Bachelor Party

by Azure

About The Man Registry A Best Man recently wrote us with this dilemma: I’m in charge of planning a bachelor party for a tame groom. The problem is that the other guys in the wedding party tend to get a bit wild. What do you recommend I plan for the night? The main thing to remember in this situation is that the bachelor party is for the groom. The Best Man and groomsmen should be supportive of the groom’s desire for a low-key night. Perhaps try starting the day with a golf...

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Calling Chicago Brides: Two Great Bridal Events This Month

by Azure

For those of us in Chicago, the weather somehow makes February into the LONGEST month. But, there are two great events coming up that will keep you warm and toasty inside! 1) The Field Museum is having a special “Bridal Party” to promote their unique proposal service (featured on Savvy Scoop last month) and fabulous wedding venue. On February 13, wear a wedding dress – or wedding day tuxedo – and enter the Museum free of charge from 11am to 3pm. To toast these past,...

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Ask the Wedding Maven: A Bridal Shower That’s All in the Family (in-law)

by Azure

In this week's issue of our advice column, the Wedding Maven answers a question from a Mother of the Groom who is concerned about whether or not she can throw a shower for her new daughter-in-law. If you need wedding advice or have a question about wedding traditions, etiquette, or relationships write the Wedding Maven at weddingmaven@onewed.com Helpful Links: Bridal Shower Ideas and Etiquette Ask the Wedding Maven This Week's Question

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OneWeds Newest Party Tools!

by Azure

By now you probably know all about Wedding Pre-Party and its tools for organizing, planning, and talking about your wedding. But why should you have all the party planning fun? Wedding Pre-Party now includes special features to help your maid of honor,best man, or other interested guest plan fabulous bridal showers, bachelor parties and other pre-wedding events. With our new features you can: • Plan the Party! Where? When? How? Your host can poll the guests (even those they’ve...

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Photographers (and other wedding professionals) Unite- Images For A Cure

by Azure

On October 11, 2009, wedding photographers, videographers, makeup artists, and more will band together for one common purpose- finding a cure. Images for a Cure is an amazing charitable organization, raising money for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. If you are still looking to book an engagement session with your hubby-to-be, or are considering surprising your man with a racy boudoir shoot, wouldn't you love it if your session fees supported a great cause? With over 119...

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2009 Emmys: Red Carpet Trends to Inspire Your Bridal Look

by Azure

If you are lacking inspiration for your wedding dress or bridesmaids' dresses, the red carpet at awards shows is always a great resource. You can see upcoming trends & styles, and the colors that are hot right now, and use these as a starting point for dreaming up your perfect bridal look. A few trends that stood out, many of which translate nicely from a walk down the red carpet to a walk down the aisle... - Sweetheart necklines (always a flattering choice) - Deep V's, for our...

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Caroline DeVillo Wedding Dresses: Chic, Understated Elegance at its Finest

by Azure

I attended an event at Caroline DeVillo’s Chicago design studio last night. DeVillo just launched her Cocktail and Kiddy Cocktail Collections, and I fell in love with a few of the pieces in the Cocktail Collection. And, the Kiddy Cocktail dresses for Flower Girls were some of the cutest little things I’ve ever seen! While there, I browsed DeVillo’s Couture Wedding Dresses, and there were a couple of things that stood out… - DeVillo has quite a knack for choosing gorgeous,...

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NY Sample Sale for the Modern Glamorous Bride-to-Be!

by Azure

Chloe and Reese is a high-end design shop that recently launched an exclusive collection of party and cocktail frocks, Ardour. If you want to steal the show at your engagement party, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner, you'll want to check these out. And if you are a New York bride, what better time to scope these fun and flirty numbers than during a Chloe and Reese sample sale! You have from tomorrow until Friday (Sept. 2nd - 4th), between noon and 7pm, to grab a gorgeous,...

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Free Wedding Website: Share your Love Story and Dish your Wedding 411!

by Azure

Have you created your Wedding Pre-Partyfreewedding website? If not, create one today and ease some of the stress of the wedding planning process! Instead of emailing, calling, or snail-mailing your guests to keep them in the loop, share all of those important wedding details on your free wedding website! Think of it as a one-stop-shop for your guests to get the wedding 411! With OneWed's Wedding Websites you can: • Show Your Style: With over 70 design and color combos...

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Clarisonic PLUS- A Must-Have For A Flawless Face On Your Wedding Day!

by Azure

We are so excited about our WeddingPreParty Twitter Launch Party tomorrow (Wednesday, August, 5th from 9-10 pm EST)! If you missed the post, or have yet to RSVP, check out the details of this fab virtual party HERE! We’ll be giving away some amazing door prizes throughout the event, one of which is the Clarisonic PLUS Sonic Skin Care Cleansing System (a $225 value). After trying this product over the past few months (thanks to the wonderful folks at Clarisonic), I was beyond...

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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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Calling All Atlanta Brides

by Azure

It is easy to feel overwhelmed when you start planning your wedding. Well, Bridal Bar opening today in Atlanta is the perfect place to start for discerning brides. Bridal Bar prescreens all of its wedding vendors and products simplifying your planning process. Relax at Bridal Bar’s boutique and enjoy a glass of champagne while perusing only the best wedding offerings in Atlanta. Sound too good to be true? It gets even better, all of Bridal Bar’s services are FREE. For you...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: Life After The Wedding…

by Azure

...Should Still Include Time For Friends! About It's A Jaime Thing You get a bridal shower, a bachelorette party, a wedding and then maybe go on a honeymoon. We all know how it goes... but what about after the wedding? Sure, you're "Coo-Coo For Cocao Puffs" for each other so of course you'll want to spend every waking minute together... but don't forget margaritas with the girls! As we get older, we get married, have kids, become work-a-holics, ya-da, ya-da, ya-da.... sometimes...

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Calling Chicago Brides in Search of a Great Deal on a Wedding Dress!

by Azure

Hey Chicago Brides! Here's a great opportunity for you to save money on a Caroline De Villo dress.

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Playboy Mansion, Pinup, Player and Platinum: Kendra Wilkinson to Wed This Saturday!

by Azure

Kendra Wilkinson is expected to wed Hank Baskett at the Playboy Mansion this Saturday, and she will be dripping in platinum and diamonds- over $100,000 dollars worth! For her big day, Kendra will be wearing... - Platinum drop earrings with 4.25 carats of diamonds ($47,000) - Platinum pendant with 2.50 carats of diamonds ($33,700) - Platinum bracelet with 4.50 carats of diamonds ($21,000) All personally selected by Kendra, and designed by jeweler Michael Barin. Celebrities...

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Pre-Wedding Party Idea: A Wine Tasting

by Azure

Are you looking for a way to make some of your wedding planning decisions a little more fun? Why not involve your friends? When my friends Michael and Matthew were getting married they were lucky enough to have a venue (Chicago’s Newberry Library) that allowed them to provide their own bar. We’ve written about this idea before, because it’s a great way to save money. Michael and Matthew both like a nice glass of wine, but neither of them are exactly Alpana Singh. So, to...

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OneWed’s DIY Wedding Make-up Application Session at Bluemercury

by Azure

We already did a quick re-cap of our fabulous Bridal Board event at Bluemercury. But, the talented guys at Fred Fox Photography & Video put together this fun video with some of the highlights of the night. Enjoy!

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OneWed’s Bridal Board gets Beautiful at Bluemercury!

by Azure

On Tuesday, we partnered with our friends at Bluemercury to throw an event to celebrate the kickoff of wedding season. The event was a huge success, and we wanted to thank everyone who helped to make this a fabulous soiree! The talented make-up artists and skin-care consultants from Laura Mercier, Bobbi Brown, Trish McEvoy, Nars, Skinceuticals, and CAUDALIE offered up their skills to beautify our engaged gals, their bridesmaids, and our Chicago Wedding Bloggers. And Anthos...

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It’s A Jaime Thing: A Retro Bridal Shower…

by Azure

About It's A Jaime Thing ...So Fitting For The Soon-To-Be Wife! Sure, times have changed. Much of what used to be tradition had gone out the window. Poof, gone! Just like that. However, nothing says we can't bring a little bit of it back, right? I mean, they do it all the time when it comes to fashion, so why not bring it home too? If you're planning a bridal shower, this retro theme might just bring out the pinup housewife in all of you.... Consider serving cherry pie...

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