Deposit A Gift

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So, the time has come to create a wedding registry, eh? But, you hesitate; you already have the dual cappuccino maker and coffee pot, the set of mixing bowls, and plenty of towels in your bathroom. Plus, you’re moving! You’d really like to register to decorate your new home or go on a honeymoon instead of more items you don’t really need. Poof! Enter your wedding fairy godmother, Deposit a Gift.

Deposit a Gift grants you the wish of registry flexibility. They offer whatever your little heart desires- providing you the tools to build a unique registry (and free wedding website if you need it!) For example, that honeymoon you want to take? Covered. The décor for your new home? Covered. Saving for a new car? You got it. Frankly, a registry like this is much more endearing than any other because it’s personal: Deposit a Gift lets you share your story with guests so they can contribute to something extra-special that you’ll remember forever. Simply share your story with guests, create a a gift list of what you would like money towards, then sit back, relax and watch your account grow!

It’s that simple, no really, it is. And if you are having difficulty, just ask one of their awesome customer service reps — email response time is practically instantaneous and they’ve got a phone number for you and guests if you prefer a live chat or phone order.

To setup, visit Deposit a Gift’s website and create your free registry wish list for friends and family to contribute monetary gifts.

In a hurry? No problem, DAG offers rapid registries. What are these you might ask? Rapid Registries, are pre-made registries organized by theme so you can setup with just a click. And with their pre-written registry notes offering wording suggestions, you’ll be able to communicate your wishes easily, in an etiquette-friendly way! Deposit a Gift is also internationally friendly for those couples who are having a destination wedding or perhaps have worldwide friends-saving your guests from expensive shipping on gifts that could be damaged in the process, or cause you unnecessary stress having to schlep them to and fro. There’s also the added benefit of security. Keep your peace of mind knowing that your registry items are secure and not lost or misplaced in an envelope somewhere. Weddings are about the bigger picture, the two of you in that moment. With that in mind, Deposit a Gift offers a discreet URL that is not all about the gifts. Making it easy to share with your family and friends on any of your wedding suite items. Let’s face it, there’s unlimited potential here for you to achieve your wedding registry dreams. Head on over to Deposit a Gift and get to registering! And if you don’t want to take it from us, just read their reviews.

Photography by Rylee Hitchner

02.26.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Bronzed Beauty

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If you’re looking to land somewhere between sun-kissed and sultry, bronze makeup might be a good path for you. If you go for a dramatic smoky eye but in the bronze family, it will keep your look a bit more natural plus give you the added brightness of the metallic shimmer, rather than the full darkness of a traditional smoky eye. The bronze look will also lend you all the extra warmth and glow you could want for your wedding day. Here are some shimmery bronze make up products we’d reach for first: 1) Babor Ultra Shine Lip Gloss in 06 Sunny Bronze $19  2) Mineral Essence Shimmer Eye Shadow in Pure Bronze $16  3) Laura Geller Balance-N-Bronze Compact $33  4) Cargo Essential Eye Shadow Palette in Bronze $34   5) Chantecaille Gel Liner Pencil in Bronze $33

Photo: Tec Petaja // Hair + Makeup: Jordan Byars

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02.25.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

Alicia Swedenborg Photography

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Are you searching for that perfect wedding photographer? Do you love the look of film photography?  Well, Once Wed lovelies, do we have a treat for you! Meet Alicia Swedenborg- she is a Swedish photographer who loves to the travel the globe- from South Africa to India. Alicia’s work is full of beauty and pure delight. As a lover of love, her approach to weddings is how life should be: relaxed, natural and full of giggles.

Alicia recently put down roots in the U.S. She’s moved to New York City and wants to celebrate with Once Wed! One lucky reader will win a wedding package with this film-loving photographer.  A value of $5800!

This amazing package will include:

  • 5 hours of wedding day coverage by Alicia Swedenborg
  • Unlimited film both black/white & color  (she’s a film shooter!)
  • 5×7″ digital scanned images (so you share with the world your marriage!)
  • Unlimited personal consulting to optimize your photography experience
  • The wedding can take place anywhere in the world (the winner will have to pay travel expenses outside of NYC). It’s also possible to order beautiful albums, prints, add additional hours. etc through her a la carte menu!

To enter and win, just fill out the form on win.aliciaswedenborg.com and keep your fingers crossed!

Entry closes on noon March 17th 2013 EST! Certain terms and conditions apply, please see the competition website win.aliciaswedenborg.com for details.

To view more of Alicia’s work, visit her website and blog.

02.25.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

DIY Love Note Gift Wrapping Paper

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Isn’t this gift wrapping idea adorable? What a wonderful surprise for your new spouse to receive his/her gift in. To see the full tutorial, check out A Subtle Revelry.

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02.22.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured