All wedding dresses are the same right? I mean, they’re all white, they all go to the floor, they have some lace here and there… See, they’re all the same!

 

 

Okay, that WAS ridiculous, but the same goes for personal wedding websites. Every wedding planning site seems to be offering you a free personal wedding website, it doesn’t matter where you get one, as long you set one up right?

Same answer as the dresses… No!

As with a wedding dress, there are huuuuuge differences between them. Quality, cost, fit, feel, and the impression your family and friends have when they see it for the very first time.

At eWedding, we offer you a high end wedding webpage that is amazingly affordable. It’s like buying an Oscar de la renta gown for the price of an off the rack clearance dress. Win!

 

Let’s compare wedding websites like we all compare our wedding dresses:

1 Compare ‘Fit’

Wedding dress: Duh! Does is move with your body? You’ll know in a hurry if your dress isn’t a good fit!

Wedding website: Does it reflect your personality and style? Did you customize your background and the music to match your wedding theme, colors and music? We give you the flexibility to manage all of those.

 

2 Compare ‘Feel’

Wedding dress: Can you move well in your dress? You not only have to walk the aisle in style, but you’ll be dancing the night away in your dress!

Wedding website: Are you comfortable in your wedding webpage builder? Is it easy to navigate and easy to add new sections, edit text, add photos and more?

 

3 Compare ‘Cost’

Wedding dress: Cheaper isn’t always better. Make sure you get the best your dollar will buy.

Wedding website: Here’s where eWedding is different, our Free service offers more than most paid services. Our Premium service is only $7 per month and offers advanced features and functionality you won’t find elsewhere. Your wedding website is one of the most inexpensive parts of your wedding, but one of the most high impact, it’s the face of your wedding celebrations that everyone will see. Don’t settle.

 

4 Compare ‘Quality’

Wedding dress: No one is willing to take a wedding dress with obvious flaws, splitting seams or an uneven or unnatural appearance. Your guests will notice it a mile away.

Wedding website: We aren’t a wedding planning hub, we aren’t focused on marketing local vendors or invitations to you, we do just one thing; personal wedding websites. We’re the Net’s #1 provider of Premium wedding websites for one reason… We do it better.

 

5 Compare ‘Impression’

Wedding dress: You know that moment is coming… The moment when your family and friends will hear the music, turn, stand and watch, as you make your way in all your glory. You. Are. Beautiful.

Wedding website: As I mentioned a little earlier, your wedding website is the face of your wedding BEFORE your wedding. This is where you give your guests their first peek into what’s coming. Don’t settle, make sure you choose a quality service like eWedding to help you share your wedding online.

 

Wow, comparing our wedding websites to a wedding dress was pretty fun! I hope you will spend some time comparing services and make the choice that is perfect for you and your wedding!

 

What’s that you say? What are 3 popular reasons couples setup at eWedding? Glad you asked! 😉

1. Our new and proprietary ‘Total RSVP’ system. This RSVP system gives you 100% control over your RSVP’s. No unplanned plus ones, no awkward un-invites. Let anyone RSVP or control your RSVP’s with your guest list.

2. Couples love the ability to add unlimited sections to their websites. Add new sections, re-purpose and rename them then reorder until your site is perfect.

3. Go Premium and choose a custom domain name for your site (www.***.com). No extra cost for domain name and no contract. Or, just stick with our 100% free option!

 

Posted by Amy Kelly

Amy is a Co-Founder of eWedding.com and the mother of 5 crazy little ones. Along with her husband Matt, they have developed the Net’s most advanced wedding website builder.

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I really do love this site

Ewedding has been the first wedding website that had themes that fit exactly what I was looking for aesthetically. The layouts are easy to use, edit, and navigate, and the customer service has been great. I really do love this site.

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Every bride fears that something is going to go wrong on her wedding day. While there’s no way to ensure that absolutely nothing will go wrong, there are some great “hacks” that can help you take care of problems that arise quickly and easily.

1. You Wake Up with a Pimple

The last thing you want to notice in your wedding photos is a pimple on your face! You can shrink a pimple quickly by putting a dab of Listerine on it and leaving it for 10 minutes. The swelling will go down and it will be easier to cover with makeup.

Checking Ance in Mirror
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2. You Forgot to Include Something in an Invitation Envelope

If you forgot a RSVP card or a map in one of your invitation envelopes but don’t want to ruin the envelope, stick it in the freezer for 15 minutes. It will open easily and you will be able to re-use it. This is perfect for brides who pay for professional calligraphy.

Wedding Invitation Inserts
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3. You Feel Nauseous

It can be normal to feel nauseous on your wedding day – whether it’s your nerves, the heat, etc. To stop this feeling, eat a peppermint or chew mint gum.

4. Shoes Too Tight?

Whether it’s the bride’s shoes, the groom’s shoes or someone in the wedding party, here’s a quick trick. Put on a pair of socks, put the shoes on and then blow-dry the shoes for 10 minutes. They will fit!

Wedding Shoes with Rhinestones
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5. You Got Deodorant on Your Dress

This is a simple fix. Simply rub the deodorant stain with a dryer sheet. It will absorb the deodorant!

Blue Stripe Wedding Dress
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While you can’t prevent small disasters on your wedding day, you can certainly make them more bearable with these easy and simple fixes!

Most brides want to hang on to their wedding dress after the big day, and many will want to pass their dresses on to their daughters in the future. It’s important to learn how to preserve the dress so it will last throughout the years of your marriage.

Have a Seamstress Examine It

After the ceremony, have a seamstress examine the dress to make sure there are no loose threads or missing bead work. The seamstress can make any necessary repairs before you store the dress to ensure that it’s in excellent condition.

Wedding Dress

Have the Dress Cleaned

Next, you’ll want to have the dress professionally cleaned. You can take the dress to your local dry cleaner’s and ask them to make sure it’s professionally cleaned, and not with other types of clothing. If your local dry cleaner doesn’t have the equipment to properly clean the dress, they will have resources that you can use to get the dress cleaned.

Storing the Dress in a Box

It’s best to store your dress in a box, because years of hanging on a hanger can be stressful on the fabric. There are acid-free boxes and acid-free tissue paper online that you can order to store your dress in. Carefully fold the dress, wrap it in tissue paper and place it in the box. It should be kept in the closet, away from sunlight. The dress should be taken out of the box every year or so and allowed to breathe for a day before you store it again.

Wedding Gown Preservation
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There are professional companies that offer wedding dress preservation services, if you don’t feel you can do it or don’t want to risk doing it yourself. It’s important to preserve that beautiful dress so you can pass it on to your loved ones in the future.

Your flower girl is your little princess for the day! Whether she’s a relative or the child of a very close friend, it’s important to make this day special for her as well. One of the highlights for the flower girl is wearing the elegant and beautiful dress. Here are 4 stunning flower girl dress ideas that might help you decide on the perfect style for your little flower girl.

The Little Wedding Dress

Many brides want their flower girls to wear a mini wedding dress for the big day. This can be absolutely adorable and very exciting for the flower girl. This with a mini bouquet makes for plenty of “awws,” and gorgeous pictures.

Flower girl Wedding Dress
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Sunday Best

If your wedding will be more laid back than most, then you may want to go with something a little downplayed for the flower girl dress. Something she’d wear for a very special church service would probably be along the perfect vein.

Flower Girl Dress
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Tons of Tulle

You can go with the latest trend and purchase (or make) your flower girl’s dress out of some satin and tons of tulle. These can be done in any color so it’s easy to find something that perfectly suits your wedding colors. They’re also very easy to embellish with whatever you’d like.

Tulle Flower Girl Tutu Dress
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Sleek and Pretty

A dress with a sash and jacket is great for your flower girl and looks very sleek and elegant. This is a great idea for older flower girls and looks fantastic.

Sleek and Stylish Flower Girl Dress
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These beautiful dresses are all perfect for the flower girl! Take some time to think about which would suit your own wedding best and which style your flower girl would love most.

Though most of them weren’t overly extravagant, the 1930’s brought some of the most beautiful weddings in the history of the US. If you’re considering going with this theme, you’re in for a real treat. Here are some wonderful visual aids that will help you gain inspiration for this theme.

The Dress and Apparel

As you can see in the 1930’s, apparel was fairly simple. Brides wore mostly sheath dresses though some were embellished with decorative ruffles. Brides wore larger headpieces that were elegant and beautiful, sometimes plain and sometimes covered in flowers.

1930's Wedding Attire
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1930's Style Flapper Wedding Dress
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The Cake

This beautiful cake pulls from the 30’s era and is absolutely gorgeous without being too overwhelming. It’s embellished with charming golden bows and blue ribbon.

Nautical Wedding Cake

Wedding cake toppers in the 1930’s were usually made from bisque or celluloid, and were traditional figurines depicting the bride and groom.

1930's Style Cake Topper
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The Décor

The décor in the 1930’s was simple and pretty. Linen tablecloths, silver, pretty vases; these are examples of what brides would use to decorate in the 30’s. There was still a bit of a flapper-era vibe at that point, so some brides used feathers and tassels.

Vintage Wedding Decor
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Vintage Wedding Items/Flapper Era

These are just a few ideas to get you started planning your gorgeous 1930’s wedding. Not only will it be a lot of fun, but you’re sure to impress your guests.

Whether you’re looking for some great décor ideas or you want to save some money, you’ll love this post. These 4 genius wedding ideas will inspire you as you’re planning one of the most special days of your life!

Inexpensive Bracelets on Candles

Use inexpensive bracelets and place them on pillar candles to decorate them. Use big blingy ones like these in the picture or use beaded bracelets in your wedding colors. Either way, this is a great and inexpensive way to add beautiful details to your wedding!

Candle Decor
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Cinderella’s Shoes

Use a glass display dome to display your wedding shoes just like Cinderella’s glass slipper! This is such a wonderful way to hang onto a memento from your wedding. Placing this next to a wedding photo would be a wonderful little tribute to your special day.

Cinderella Wedding Shoes
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Program Fans

For an outdoor wedding, have your wedding program printed on fans! Guests can read the program and use the fans to keep cool while enjoying the ceremony.

Programs as Fans
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Stepping Stones

Have hearts cut from wood and paint them in your wedding colors. Your bridesmaids can stand on these to keep their heels from sinking into the grass and to show them exactly where to stand!

Heart Stepping Stones
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These great ideas are just small examples of what you can do on a budget to really impress your guests!

If you’re planning a fall wedding and want the perfect new perfume for the occasion, you’ve come to the right place. The following 5 scents are perfect for a fall wedding and are sure to impress your future hubby!

Peace, Love & Juicy

This fragrance from Juicy Couture starts out feeling like a summer scent, with linden blossom, hyacinth and honeysuckle. However, it’s the poppy and apple notes that come through that really make this scent perfect for fall.

Juicy Couture Perfume

Halston Woman Amber

Halston Woman Amber is a fragrance that is deep and subtle, but gorgeous. It combines amber, tuberose, sandalwood and musk. Overall, it’s a really warm, cuddly fall scent that is unforgettable.

Halston Woman Amber
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Donna Karan Cashmere Mist

This light and warm fragrance is very reminiscent of a fall day; jasmine and orange give it a sharp, fruity smell while lily of the valley and musk tone it down to just the right note of beautiful. It works well for every season and bride!

Donna Karan Cashmere Mist
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Bulgari Jasmin Noir L’Essence

This scent has just the right amount of sweet and spice. Featuring pink peppercorn, bergamot, jasmine, almond and myrrh, the result of this combination is purely divine. It’s warm and woodsy, and subtle but lasting.

Bulgari Jasmin Noir L’Essence
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Givenchy Dahlia Noir

Another warm scent, this one features tonka bean, sandalwood, patchouli and a combination of floral scents that make it pretty and feminine.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir
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Each of these 5 scents is beautiful and perfect for a fall wedding. Check out samples or visit your local boutique store and see which one is perfect for you.

A recent trend that has been taking the bridal world by storm is statement necklaces; worn with dresses that are simple but beautiful. There are statement necklaces of all colors and styles, so it’s easy to find something that suits you well. When they’re worn with a simple dress, they become the focal point and can really be breathtaking. Here are 5 beautiful wedding statement necklaces you have to see.

Glitz and Glamour

This amazing statement necklace is paired with a wedding dress belt that is out of this world. Both are silver in color and feature tons of rhinestones and shine, and rather than taking away from the dress, they enhance it. This look has an old Hollywood feel.

Glamourous Wedding Necklace
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Teal Statement Necklace

This colorful necklace looks simply stunning with the bride’s sleeveless dress and immaculate hairstyle. It features a pretty teal color in an abstract leaf-like pattern with gold toned base.

Teal Statement Necklace
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Ribbon Necklace

This beautiful statement necklace is a ribbon necklace with a very vintage feel. It features three drop chains hanging between large ovals and the center oval has three hanging tear drop shapes. The color is wonderful against the ivory of the dress as well.

Ribbon Wedding Necklace
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Pearl and Rhinestones

This bride’s statement necklace is a multi-strand, beautiful pearl and rhinestone necklace. It features five strands that vary in size and length, and the focal point is a large rhinestone flower that makes the necklace asymmetrical and stunning.

Pearl and Rhinestone Necklace
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Yellow Chandelier

This statement necklace is bright yellow and is reminiscent of chandelier style jewelry. The larger tear drop shapes are surrounded by beading and other intricate shapes so that the necklace would really be too busy with anything but a very simple dress.

Yellow Chandelier Necklace
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Each of these is striking in its own way and really shows how beautiful a wedding statement necklace can be. Allow them to inspire you as you plan your own wedding ensemble.

Holly Yashi is an American jewelry brand becoming more and more popular for the exquisite and lightweight designs that are both delicate and bold. If you’re looking for the perfect bridal jewelry, take a gander at these amazing sets.

1. The Hollywood Set

This beautiful set features classic pearls with hints of European crystals, all in warm tones that work perfectly for a bridal set. It’s stunning and since Holly Yashi jewelry is heirloom quality, can be passed down to a daughter or daughter-in-law who will cherish them.

Holly Yashi Hollywood Set

2. The Abigail Set

This set is unbelievably romantic, featuring sterling silver, gold, labradorite, European crystals and Swarovski crystals. It’s beautiful and colorful, without being overwhelming. It’s the perfect set to contrast with a simple and beautiful gown.

Holly Yashi Abigail Set

3. The Antonia Earrings

These stunning earrings are perfect for a bridal piece, and come in a rainbow of colors. They’re created from hand-hammered niobium, gold, sterling silver and brass and feature gorgeous European crystal.

Holly Yashi Antonia Earrings

4. The Ella Jewelry Set

This set is the perfect way to add just a little gilding to your wedding ensemble. It’s great for elaborate dresses, because it won’t take away from the detail but will still allow you to shine. It comes in gold-filled or sterling silver.

Holly Yashi Ella Necklace

5. The Jamila Earrings

If you want something that will catch the light and sparkle beautifully, the Jamila earrings will do the trick. They are outstanding, and feature a plethora of semi-precious gemstones like pearls, European crystals and amethysts.

Holly Yashi Jamila Earrings

These are just a few of the gorgeous sets available from Holly Yashi, and each one of these would be perfect bridal jewelry options.

If you’ve been asked to be a bridesmaid by a friend or family member, you’re probably very honored. However, you may be worried about the cost for the event. Here is a breakdown of what you can expect to pay to be a bridesmaid.

Travel

If the bachelorette party and wedding are in a different location, or you live far away from the bride, you’ll have to pay for travel. The average cost is about $300 for each event.

Bachelorette Party
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Gifts

You should provide a gift for every event you go to – including the wedding shower, bachelorette party and the wedding itself. You should budget about $50 for each of these, unless you want to give the bride something more expensive or special to you.

Wedding Gifts

The Dress

You’ll likely pay an average of $150 for the bridesmaid dress. You will then have to factor in any alterations that need to be done to the dress.

Bridesmaid Dresses
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Accessories

You will also need to budget for the accessories, hair and makeup and shoes. The cost of these will likely be around $200 total.

Bridesmaid Hair and Makeup
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Bridesmaid Shoes
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If there are no other costs associated with being a bridesmaid for you, then you’re looking at a total of about $800 to $1000. While this is rather expensive, you can save money by purchasing bargain accessories, doing your own hair and makeup, and traveling with other bridesmaids if possible.