Monthly Archives: January 2013

Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 4

There is nothing wrong with bargain shopping or shopping around for a ring or a stone because the standard markup on a diamond is 300%. Depending on where you live, it could be more. That means the jeweler may have purchased the stone for $1,000.00 but is selling the stone for $3,000.00, It is important
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 3

Carat – Refers to the weight of the stone. Most people confuse carat with the size of the stone, when it is actually a measure of the weight of the stone. True the bigger the weight usually the bigger the stone, but don’t be confused when you think of carats you need to think weight.
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 2

What to look for when shopping for a diamond: When shopping for a diamond, look for the Four C’s: Cut, Color, Clarity and Carat. Cut – Refers to the angles and proportions a skilled craftsman makes when transforming a rough diamond into a polished diamond. A well-cut diamond will reflect light internally from one mirror-like
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Rings: Buying a Wedding Ring – Part 1

Buying an engagement and/or wedding ring will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Over the next couple of weeks, we will be offering you tips on what to look for when shopping for an engagement ring. Keep in mind what your fiancé likes and buy accordingly. An engagement ring does not
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Planning: Miscellaneous Wedding Day Tips

Here are seven tips to help you get through your big day with as little stress as possible. Be sure to pack a bridal emergency kit. You never know what might happen or go wrong, so you will want to make sure that you are prepared. A few things the kit should include are stain removing wipes, aspirin,
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Etiquette: Wedding Communications Part 2

The wedding announcement is sent out the day of or shortly after the wedding takes place, especially to those who did not receive wedding invitations. Usually, the wedding announcement is sent to friends and family who were not invited to the main event due to space constraints or inability to travel. The wedding announcement simply
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Etiquette: Wedding Communications Part 1

With all the different events and announcements that go into a wedding, it is difficult for some couples to know how to properly go about dealing with everything. As far as wedding communication, there is a clear and concise difference between each facet, which can include engagement announcements, save-the-dates, wedding invitations, and wedding announcements. With
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Rings: Wedding Bands

Traditionally the engagement ring usually is included with a matching wedding band.  Though, in some cases, you may want to buy just the engagement ring and then select a set of matching wedding bands.  Keep in mind that the wedding band is worn beneath the engagement ring.  Try both rings on to make sure they
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Ceremony: Big or Small Wedding

It seems that for a long time, big weddings were expected. Guest lists of 200 people and big, extravagant receptions seemed to be everyone’s choice. After all, it is your day, so why not have it your way?  Brides would spend hours looking through bridal magazines at all of the beautiful over-the-top dresses, cakes, and
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