Ann’s Bridal Bargains


Getting married, but still looking for an exciting way to invite your loved ones? We have the perfect solution.

Ann’s Bridal Bargains understands how important your wedding is and they also know how to help you stick to your budget. The invitations alone can push some brides outside of their budgets, especially when you add in the necessary enclosure cards for the response and reception…

For this reason they created Ann’s Value Pricing. Now couples can get the desired wedding invitations they want for a price they can afford. By choosing certain invitation ensembles, Couples can save up to 20%!

Here’s how it works:

Their 1st option includes the Invitation and the Response for 10% off.

Their 2nd option includes the Invitation, Response and Reception for 15% off.

However, the 3rd option is far and away their best deal.  Couples can order complete wedding invitation ensembles plus an accessory (cake tops, guest books, toasting flutes) or wedding favors (favor boxes, matchbooks) and receive 20% off! Plus as an added bonus, specific Ann’s reception accessories and wedding favors come with free personalization!

When you choose Ann’s Bridal Bargains, they make Value Pricing simple and convenient. Ann’s Bridal Bargains knows that every couple is unique and that their choice of wedding stationery should be as well. With Ann’s Bridal Bargains, couples can choose a stylish stationary without having to cut corners where they matter most. This is one of the most wonderful days of your life; let Ann’s Bridal Bargains help you share it.

05.14.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Nevis Destination Outdoor Wedding

What better way to start the week off on Once Wed than with this beautiful wedding in Nevis from Tec Petaja? Enjoy!

Photography: Tec Petaja | Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham

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05.13.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Minted Wedding Invitations + Giveaway

Wedding Invitations are always one of my favorite details of a wedding. It’s a wonderful way to set the tone and get guests excited about what’s to come. Minted offers an amazing selection of exclusive wedding stationery created by their community of designers. Minted offers a variety of paper options to choose from including letterpress and Luxe museum board paper, an exciting new option for brides who want the flexibility of digital printing, but with an added touch that makes their invitations have a real “wow” factor.

No one else in the wedding industry offers the type of personal customer service Minted does. Through their new premium wedding service, their new Perfection team offers complimentary design consultants for brides who want help picking the perfect invitations, understand customization options, or get etiquette and design advice. The New Perfection Live Studio offers a live online screen sharing letting brides request design changes and see real-time revisions, while collaborating with their design consultant on the phone. Free for all brides who request it, and there is no software to download making it even easier for you to customize your wedding invitations.

Minted is giving away a $200 gift certificate good for any Minted wedding stationery to one Once Wed reader. Readers will have 1 week to enter the contest, ending May 10th  at 11:59pm PT. CLICK HERE TO ENTER!

05.11.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

DIY Wedding Getaway Garland

getaway garland 1

I recently asked some of my favorite southern ladies to pull together a series of DIY posts centered around beautiful, floral decorations easily recreated at home. We received such a great response from the car garlands in the fall wedding colors  and elegant ranch wedding ideas features, I asked Ginny and Holly to create a tutorial on how to design something similar for your own getaway car. I love how it turned out!





Greenery Garland - We suggest buying a pre made garland like this one from Fifty Flowers for ease.
Floral Oasis


1. Cut Garland to desired length

2. Attach soaked oasis to the ends of the garland floral wire

3. Insert greenery or longer stemmed flowers to the base of the oasis

4. Insert larger blooms on the top part of the oasis

5. Covering the oasis with the flowers entirely

Photography: Odalys Mendez // Styling: Ginny Au // Flowers: Rosegolden Flowers // Greenery Garland: Fifty Flowers

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05.09.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured