Saturday, May 16, 2009

Everything Wedding Blog Carnival: 1st Edition

Welcome to the Everything Wedding Blog Carnival!
Our wedding carnival is a monthly blog carnival that showcases outstanding posts about bridal and wedding information from both seasoned and new bloggers. Various bloggers take turns hosting the carnival to create a wonderful wedding resource that can be enjoyed by everyone.

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These are the top wedding picks from our staff editor. While some of these might not fall into an exact category of the wedding carnival, they provide a wealth of information none-the-less.

Brides Beware Of Bad Advice highlights the seldom talked about topic of bad bridal advice that can be easily found all over the Internet. Craig from Cutting Edge Entertainment doesn't pull any punches when he dissects this wealth of bad advice.

Need some DIY inspiration? Then you've got to check out these 101 DIY Projects and Ideas from Stylish Events. This list includes links to some of the best do-it-yourself wedding blogs on the Internet. It's definitely handmade beauty at it's finest.

Martha Stewart Weddings The Bride's Guide explains why you shouldn't Send Save-The-Dates Too Early and why it may be better to delay this important step in your wedding planning process.
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Intimate Weddings shows us a DIY No-Sew Fabric Fortune Cookie wedding favor that is perfect for those that don't like to sew and would look great with any bridal theme.

Lea over at Wedding Paper Diva explains the process of making these Photo Lined Wedding Envelopes. A simple and inexpensive way to make your wedding invites extra spectacular.

This How To Make A Celebration Candle project by CraftStylish shows you how to make a customized pillar candle to perfectly match any wedding decor.

DIY Handmade Flipbooks are a perfect DIY wedding gift according to Brandy at The Small Details. And we agree!

One must-have-thing any bridesmaid should have is a DIY Bridal Party Survival Kit. Luzel at iDIY was inspired when she saw these on another blog and we're inspired to bring them to you.

You'll dig these DIY Boutonnieres from Vintage Glam Weddings. Amanda provides some really detailed instructions that will walk you through the entire process. Truly adorable.
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The Budget Fashionista explains How to Find a Cheap (and Stylish) Wedding Dress by listing some great resources for bargain gown shopping. Saving money never looked so good.

Here's a good question: Why Is Wedding Photography So Expensive? Randolph, a London wedding photographer, gives his 2 cents on some of the not-so-known facts about professional wedding photography.

Style Me Pretty shows us some Invitation Cost Cutting Tips that allow you to create a unique letterpress invite on a in a budget-friendly way. We're all about saving that money.

Costco Bride: Battle of Warehouse Weddings is a good article on how discount retailers such as Walmart and Costco are delving feet first into the wedding marketplace. Definitely worth the read.

Want to save some money for your wedding? Follow these 12 Recession Busters for Brides on a Budget found over at Wedding Bee Pro to keep your budget in check and your wedding a hit.
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Austin Wedding Blog lists the Most Popular Wedding Trends For 2009. Wonderful perspective from someone actually in the process of planning their wedding. Good stuff!

This trendy idea from Something Blue shows why A Wishing Wall is a Great Alternative For a Guest Book. Unique thoughts make every tradition a reason to celebrate.

Ever heard of The Not Wedding? It's a radical wedding concept for brides and their friends to experience the newest and best in wedding vendors and trends. 100 Layer Cake shares some cute and fun photography of the event.

If you love dogs, you'll love this post from Trendsetting Wedding titled, Inspiration of the Week: Dog Love. Wedding + cute dogs = adorable overload. You've been warned.

Percy from Percy Sales Events explains that Smaller Is Sometimes Better when it comes to making your big day a personal and intimate affair.

Brenda's Wedding Blog shows us a Hot New Trend: Bridal Bouquet Jewelry. This new fashion trend allows brides to personalize their bouquet in an entirely new way!

Ever heard of a No-Electricity Wedding? Earth-friendly Weddings give some green advice on turning your big day into a eco-conscious celebration.

This great article, How to Order (or Bake) a Greener Wedding Cake, by Planet Green is an nifty way to green your wedding dream cake. Mother Earth will thank you for it. :)

Green Wedding Music? Finding a green wedding DJ is awesomely ethical and the folks over at Down The Green Aisle list some things that you can look for in booking your wedding music vendor. shows us that the top 10 Eco-Honeymoon Resorts and Gay Honeymoons are beautiful on the eyes and the planet.

Make your wedding celebration unique and one-of-a-kind by following these Ideas and Advice For Planning a Green Wedding from Elegala. Lots of great stuff here.
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Real Simple offers advice and Wedding-Day Beauty Tips for every bride wanting to keep their hair and makeup looking perfect throughout the big day.

5 Alternatives to Traditional Flowers Centerpieces is a wonderful post from Project Wedding. Use one of their ideas or let them stimulate your own creativity to make something truly special for your wedding!

Have you ever thought about Abandoning The Traditional Wedding Band? Take some risks with your bridal fashion and let this inspiration from The Unbride showcase your personal flair.

This Crimson, Marigold & Chocolate Inspiration Board from The Perfect Palette is deliciously beautiful and creates an intriguing wedding decor element.

Have you seen this years collection of Vera Wang Spring 2009 wedding gowns? Each one is delightfully dreamy and layered with glee. Love at first sight courtesy of Polka Dot Bride.

The Inspired Bride shows off some Cute Maternity Bridesmaid Options that are perfect for showing off that baby bump.

Oh, how we love this Vintage Session Full of Style + Love shared by Green Wedding Shoes. Sharing inspiration is taking the time to show others the beauty you've found.
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What Do You Do When You Don't Want to Be the Center of Attention at Your Own Wedding? Thankfully 2000 Dollar Wedding outlines some great advice to balance the emphasis of the day with the modesty of the celebration.

Bug Off! Tips For Keeping Bugs Away At Your Outdoor Wedding. Nicole over at shares some advice sure to keep your outdoor wedding a wonderful affair.

Pam Archer from I Do Weddings explains in here article, Wedding In-laws and Outlaws, that with a little compromise, and a hard look at your guest list, you can avoid any unpleasant incidents that could spoil your day.

Is A Free Wedding Free? The Destination Wedding Store explains that little is free and that which is free may often needs to be supplemented with something that will ultimately cost you money.

Bethany from Budget Bride give her Tips For Dealing With Wedding Stress and focuses on the topic of wedding planning burnout.

Real Simple offers some financial advice on Splitting The Wedding Tab with these guidelines for divvying up the costs of the big day. They also provide this nifty Wedding Wine and Liquor Calculator.

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  1. I love it! I just got engaged and really appreciate someone putting all this together. Thank you!

  2. I didn't know what a "blog carnival" was, but now I do and I will certainly submit a wedding post to the next one. Good work.

  3. This is SUCH a great list! Completely helpful 'cause I only knew about Style Me Pretty, Wedding Paper Divas, and The Wedding Lens! I am surprised to see how many resources there are out there. I found a great 75 Cheap Wedding Tips that I have been using too but I see it's not on your list: Thanks so much for posting this!!

  4. Thanks so much for posting us on the first edition launch of the Blog Carnival!! Such an honor!! We love you guys!!

  5. Thanks for including us in your first edition of the Wedding Carnival! I can already see that it has been an incredible success! What a helpful wedding resource!

  6. Thank you for including my 101 DIY Projects and Ideas in the Editor's Top Picks! I'm honored. This is a great list.

  7. Thank you so much for all this wedding info! I'm stuck in bed (broken vertebra)and planning my wedding so this really helps make the time go by. Thank you sincerely.

  8. Thanks for the great informations. Weddings happen to be my favorite topic to read about lately as my sons and daughters all seem to be having one right after another.

    I came across this one site that has helped me a lot with my daughter's wedding. It saved me a lot of money. I am not sure but maybe you might be interested in this site. It helped me with free engagement invitations, not to mention birthdays.


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