Plan Your Wedding on a Budget with Wedding Tasker

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Selecting your wedding vendors can be a very difficult process. With so many talented wedding professionals accessible to brides today, the task of narrowing down who you can afford and who you connect with is more difficult and time-consuming than ever.

Wouldn’t it be amazing to find the wedding professionals who suit your needs, right away? That’s exactly what Wedding Tasker does. They like to call themselves a bride’s “partner in wedding planning” – and for good reason. Their goal is to make it easier than ever for stressed-out brides to plan their weddings on a budget.

How? With just 3 simple steps, Wedding Tasker tailors your wedding needs and wants to the right selection of potential wedding vendors. You’ll receive personalized quotes free of charge, so you can compare to find the best wedding professional for you! It’s simple to get started, easy to choose the vendors who are the right fit for you, and it’s easy on your schedule. Planning with Wedding Tasker allows you to receive the info you need without requiring you to spend all your time planning.

Wedding Tasker provides referrals for wedding vendors in 15 different categories across the US. Their site allows brides to hear directly from wedding vendors who are interested in working with you, and you can evaluate their proposals for you based off budget, portfolio, reviews and ratings, and their profile on Wedding Tasker.

All you have to do to get started is sign up on their site – even better, there is no cost for you!

GIVEAWAY: Comment on our Facebook post by telling Wedding Tasker what the most difficult planning task has been so far, for your chance to win a $100 Visa gift card from Wedding Tasker.

03.19.16 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Natural Hair Tutorials to Try Yourself

We love natural, timeless, elegant hairstyles.

Today we’ve compiled 15 of our most popular hair tutorials that are so easy you can literally do them yourself (click the links for full tutorials).

If you’re so inclined, you could just as easily pass the photo and instructions along to your hair stylist. Either way, we think you’ll find these styles so gorgeous that you’ll want to use them beyond your bridal moment.

They would also look beautiful for a night out, girls lunch, bridal shower, or they’d even work on members of a bridal party.

Many of these tutorials we created ourselves because they were in our imaginations, and we just had to create the tutorials in order to share them with you. Let us know which ones are your favorites, and hope you enjoy!

Article by Once Wed regular contributor Caroline Boneham Roche.

03.18.16 / DIY Weddings, Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog, Wedding Planning

Peaceful Wedding Morning in Paris

No matter where you wake up on the morning of your wedding, we hope that you’re able to have the luxury of time to enjoy each of your emotions, while being pampered as you prepare for the day itself. And of course, if you happen to be waking up in Paris as in this case, then we doubly encourage you to soak it all in, with soft robes, delicious pastries and coffee, and time for peaceful bridal portraits that your soon-to-be-husband will cherish forever.

Read on for more from the event planner and designer, Loli Events:
“We all know the wedding day is one of the more special days in a woman’s life. We have this dream in our head of the perfect dress, beautiful flowers, and a joyful event with all our family and friends.

As planners, we know that the wedding day can also be overwhelming and stressful, especially when it’s a destination wedding…there are so many emotions for a day that inevitably goes by very fast. That is why we wanted to show future brides that their wedding day doesn’t necessarily start when they walk down the aisle or during the “First Look.” This day should be special from the moment they open their eyes.

And what a better city to wake up in than Paris? We created this shoot to inspire brides to take time for themselves while getting ready. We wanted them to picture a beautiful room in a Parisian Palace, open the curtains and through the window, admire the City of Lights. Getting married in Paris is a dream come true, and brides should get the Paris excitement from the very beginning of their wedding day.

Brides should have time to relax and enjoy every second of this day by having a yoga session or a warm bubble bath. Then sit down with a nice cup of tea and some yummy pastries. How many brides don’t even take the time to eat on their wedding day? Taking the time will actually make you realize how precious this day is.

Getting ready to on your wedding day should be exciting, fun and amazing! Don’t miss a second of it.”

Planning and Styling: Loli Events | Venue: Le Bristol | Photographer: Shannen Natasha | Dress Designer – Anna Kara from Plume Paris | Florist: Lily Paloma | Hair & Makeup: Harold James | Stationary: Joy from Studio French Blue | Hat & Veil: Jennifer Behr | Jewelry: Boucheron | Pajama & Kimono: Madame Aimé | Lingerie: Ysé | Cardigan Designer: Madame Seguin | Perfume: Guerlain | Bag & Shoes: Artetfacts | Bride’s makeup: YSL Beauty | Model Agency: WM MODELS

03.17.16 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

DIY Modern Pin Curls Tutorial

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When women regularly wore pin curls in the 40’s, the look always evoked an elegant glamorous feel. We love the idea of updating this classic style to better suit a looser, more organic aesthetic that women today are seeking. While a little time-consuming, this style is easy to mimic and so beautiful!

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DIY Modern Pin Curls

Supplies:
-Flat iron
-Pin curl clips or bobby pins
-Hairspray, medium hold
-Paddle brush

Instructions:
1. Start with a side part.
2. Taking 1-2 inch sections, roll hair around fingers into a curl, toward the face.
3. While holding the curl, gently flat iron the curl off and on for 3-5 seconds, and pin in place when complete.
4. Continue to section, curl, and pin until entire head is pinned.
5. Allow to cool and set for 10-15 minutes.
6. Gently remove pins and allow the curls to fall naturally.
7. Brush out the curls to create soft waves, and spray with hairspray.

Photography: Shannon Moffit | Video: Lovell Productions | Makeup: Leah Laviano | Hair: Stephanie McDonald | Model: Melanie Blankenship

03.16.16 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog