Special to OneWed by Susan Alexander-Shapiro from BravoBride.com When you start planning your wedding, the wedding expense usually comes to mind. After you begin searching for your wedding dress, the cake, wedding flowers, wedding photographer and all the other dozens of details that go into a wedding you may ...

He finally asked. You said yes. You’ve shared the news with your family, friends, and the world of Twitter and updated your Facebook status to engaged. Now the fun part begins – the wedding planning! You’ve bought every bridal book in town, subscribed to 50 wedding blogs (including OneWed ...

Special to OneWed by John Scrofano, CEO of OneWed.com and Nearlyweds.com Usually the editorial staff doesn’t let me near the blog (smart of them). But they knew that their boring CEO was actually a closet finance geek who loves nothing more than a cool rainy Seattle evening ...

Special to OneWed by Lisa W. for FiftyFlowers.com We already broke down how to create 5 of the fabulous holiday-inspired DIY wedding flower projects. And today, we've got the how to's on the remaining 5! DIY Wedding Flowers Project 6- Fresh Flower-Adorned Ring Bearer Pillow Materials • Small ...

Last week, we featured a festive holiday-inspired red and green wedding with 10 simple DIY wedding flower projects from FiftyFlowers! Today we've got the step-by-step how to on DIY'ing the first 5 fabulous wedding flower projects. And later this week, we'll walk you through the next 5 ...

Special to OneWed by David Guas, author of DamGoodSweet On the heels of his critically acclaimed, James Beard- and IACP-nominated cookbook, Dam Good Sweet, Desserts to Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth New Orleans Style, chef David Guas is gearing up to launch his first retail outlet, Bayou Bakery, Coffee Bar & ...

Special to OneWed from Drew of GigMasters.com The days just before your event can be among the most stressful you’ll ever experience. You’re busy worrying about caterers, the five-day forecast, the potential of your uncle giving one of his famous embarrassing speeches and any number of other ...

Special to OneWed by WedSafe Wedding Insurance Despite the economic turnaround that is apparently underway, there are still a number of risks that couples face when placing significant sums of money in the hands of wedding vendors well in advance of their wedding date. We've seen a number of ...

Special to OneWed from Robbin Montero of A Dream Wedding One of the biggest hurdles for parents planning a child's wedding is that thirty years may have passed since the parent last planned a wedding. To say things have changed in that time is an understatement. Back then, brides ...

Ask the Experts is our weekly column where real couples get their questions about weddings and wedding planning answered. If you have a question for our panel of experts, write asktheexperts@onewed.com This week, a bride writes: My fiancé brought up a good question while we were at my ...

If you want to stay calm, cool, and delectable on your wedding day, OneWed’s new and revised Guide for the Savvy Bride is for you! From setting up your Wedding Pre-Party to packing for your honeymoon, the Guide for the Savvy Bride helps you step by step, all with ...

Your wedding budget is the biggest monster you have to kill in your planning process. Believe me. I understand the fear. That is one big monster. Plus it has teeth and uncomfortable conversations. But the rewards of getting a good, realistic budget down on paper are huge. You can do ...

It seems like everywhere you turn there’s another article about how to have a wedding on a tight budget. My problem with these articles is that they either tell me things I already know (ice sculptures are an unnecessary expense, a big guest list will be more expensive than ...

Face it: you’re gifted. Registering for gifts can be a whole lot of fun. It can also be delicate, so proceed with a spirit of fun and just a touch of caution. Too many options can overwhelm your guests, so choose two or three stores, and only register for ...

Not every couple has attendants, but if you’re planning to, now is a good time to start thinking about it. Talk to your fiancé about whether you each want to have one or several, and whether it’s important to you to have the wedding party look symmetrical – if ...

A wedding dress for planetary success One more thing to love about modern times: You don’t have to choose between being eco-friendly and looking gorgeous. Earth-friendly fabrics like bamboo and hemp-silk blends not only look beautiful, they feel luxurious. A vintage dress is another great option for looking fabulous ...

Your honeymoon You and your groom have the whole world at your feet. So where in the world will you be going? Talk early so you can really plan a vacation that’s a dream for you both. Chances are you two already like doing the same things, but it ...

Your one chance to dress your best friend like Bo Peep Yes, it’s time to talk bridesmaids dresses. If you’ve already started looking, you know that there’s only one sure way to get a dress that all of your bridesmaids like: Only have one bridesmaid. Otherwise, different ...

Doing your guests a favor Wedding favors are a nice addition to your wedding reception… but they’re also a very new tradition, so don’t stress about it if they’re not your thing. Wedding favors should either be 1) portable, fun, and personal or 2) edible. Edible is ...

Do you need a wedding planner to plan your wedding? Hiring a wedding planner adds to your budget, but he or she can be a godsend, especially if you’re planning a destination wedding. If you and your groom both have demanding jobs or if you just can’t be ...