Welcome to the New Once Wed!

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There were moments during this redesign where I thought I would never get to write this post, but I’m thrilled to finally introduce you to the new Once Wed! Everything of course looks very different, but hopefully after clicking around for  bit you’ll be able to find your way around. Not only did we decide to redesign the whole site, but we’ve also relaunched Once Wed as a more of a online resource for helping you plan your wedding rather than just a solely a blog and listing service.

I really can’t thank everyone enough for their readership and support over the last year. I hope you like the new site and all it has to offer!

There are a few groups of people I have to thank for making everything you see a reality…

Also Design is the team behind the new site redesign. I’ve been a huge fan of their work every since they redesigned Design Sponge a year or so back, and was so happy when a space opened up in their schedule. They were very patient with me as we went through a few revisions because I wasn’t quite sure what I wanted, but I am thrilled with the final design. If your looking for a design team that thinks outside of the box and creates incredible websites, look no further than Also Design.

My wonderful programmer, Jonathan. Words cannot express how grateful I am that my friend, Matt Altmix, passed on his name to me. I had such a hard time finding someone who would even return my emails, and Jonathan was responsive and then some. Not only  did he take all my ideas and make them a reality, but he walked me through every step of the way to make sure I understood what was going on. Hands down the best customer service experience I’ve ever had with a programmer.

My incredible husband, Brett, who was so loving and supportive of me throughout this whole process. I haven’t been a very attentive wife these last couple of months, and I am really looking forward to getting back into our normal way of life. I love you, babe! I couldn’t have done this without you.

Ashley of Dolci Odille and Joy Thigpen – these ladies acted as my sounding board and were always there to lend a listening ear when I had a question or concern. I feel very blessed to call these two friends!

Last, but certainly least – a HUGE thank you to all the amazing vendors who graciously filled our galleries and blog with hundreds of gorgeous images. Everyone I contacted was so kind about letting me feature their work on the new site, and I was incredibly humbled by their generosity.  We actually have a lot more images to upload over the coming weeks, so definitely keep checking back for more as we continue to update our galleries.

Some information about the site…

I’m putting together a little guide to the new site to post later, but honestly the best way to see how it works is to try it out. We’ve done our best to streamline everything and make it super easy for you to get around(note the new search boxes in all the top right corners), but it is brand new so if you find any kinks along the way feel free to email me at emily(at)oncewed(dot)com.

The vendor guide is the only part of the site not quite ready. We’re launching this part in the next couple of weeks and I am so excited to have the opportunity to showcase so many wonderful vendors on Once Wed.

Don’t forget to check out the rest of the lovely, wedding shoot below photographed by, Tec Petaja. I’ve separated the feature into 5 different posts because the shoot was too gorgeous to only restrict it to 2. I’ve got another amazing real wedding coming up next, so stay tuned!

Please excuse the annoying, loud, and blinking ads everyone including us loathes. We’re still working with our network on which ads are ok and not ok to show. Hopefully, these will be gone by the end of the day. Thanks for your patience!

Also, if your reading in Internet Explorer the navigation bar is hanging to the far right. We’re working on fixing this problem asap.


About OnceWed.com

Once Wed was launched in March 2008 to meet a need in the marketplace for an online listing service for second-hand wedding dresses. Within a short time, the company had developed into an online wedding publication and resource to provide newly-engaged brides with inspiration and tools to plan their dream wedding. 

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