Special to OneWed by The Charity Wedding, named Best Blog for a Cause in OneWed's Best Wedding Blogs 2011 competition! There are a few short moments after you get engaged of pure happy bliss. And then you start the actual wedding planning... and stress begins to flood your mind ...

Special to OneWed by Ashley Koff, R.D., featured dietitian on the CW’s 'Shedding for the Wedding' 1. Make every bite count with nutrient dense foods. Think organic, whole foods versus processed, packaged foods. Make a salad bowl of organic blueberries (1/2 cup –fresh or frozen), quinoa (1 ...

1. Register Early: As soon as you announce your engagement, friends and family will start purchasing wedding gifts for you and your groom. It's totally acceptable, etiquette-wise, to start registering once he's popped the question. And remember that many guests will look to your registry for pre-wedding (engagement ...

Special to OneWed by David Sheppard-Brick of Photos by DSB Step 1- The pickup line: Picking the right photographer is kind of like falling in love. If you’re planning a wedding, falling in love is a subject you should know something about. When you first saw your fiance, something ...

Special to OneWed by Whiteflash.com Spring wedding season is rapidly approaching, so that means brides and grooms across the country are tasting wedding cakes, practicing their dance moves, and weighing the relative advantages of calla lilies and orchids. One more item on the agenda: purchasing wedding bands. Without further ...

Wedding Flower Tips from the Experts at H.BLOOM: 1. To make flowers last, recut the stems and change the water as often as possible. 2. To keep the water clear and feed the flowers, create your own "flower power" potion- add a drop of bleach and a dash of ...

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 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 ...

Dear Wedding Maven I’m getting married next month and I’m a little concerned about a few of my friends. These friends seem to have given up their real lives in favor of living on Facebook and Twitter. They’re constantly updating their status and sending out Tweets. I ...

A few months ago we got an interesting email in the OneWed.com offices. A woman wanted to tell us about her new business custom writing thank you notes for busy newlyweds. I have to say, this is one small business that I’m not crazy about. I understand the ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I have a sticky situation relating to my bridesmaids. I got engaged 1 year and 3 months ago, and at that time, I asked my brother's fiancée to be one of my bridesmaids, along with my sister (as the maid of honor of course) and my ...

Hi Wedding Maven! I have so many friends, loved ones and 8 attendants on my side of the wedding party. Many live out of the state. My best friend/MOH and her husband want to throw me a bachelorette party, but nobody has even mentioned the idea of throwing a ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I need your advice regarding inviting co-workers! I know most people say that unless you socialize with them outside of work, you should not invite them, but I work for a small company and have become quite close to a couple of people. If I invite just ...

Are you afraid to ask the caterer what a charger is and whether you actually need it on the table? Is your mother-in-law already asking you about your childbirth plans? Are you wondering if it’s proper to seat your mother’s second husband next to your father’s third ...

Dear Maven, I'm going nuts, because my mom is trying to take over my entire wedding, She decided she wants assigned seats for her list, none of my friends are going to have assigned seats or the groom’s family, but her guests are going to have assigned seats ...

Special to OneWed From InCharge Debt Solutions Before your wedding is a great time to begin to think about issues that affect newlyweds. So much planning goes into the budget, decorations, food, invitation list and music, the reality of “what next?” is often overlooked…sometimes until it is too late ...

Dear Wedding Maven, I will do my best to make this long story short! My friend and I got engaged close to the same time, and we each selected all of our wedding party members, asking each other to be Maid of Honor. My friend and her fiancé set a ...

Special to OneWed by Gemological Institute of America (GIA) When your guy gets down on one knee and pops the question, you know what you want to see inside that little box. But does he? When it comes to engagement rings, even the most well-intentioned soon-to-be fiancé can use a ...