Here’s an informative article from NewsUSA on wedding band selection.
Congratulations to all you soon-to-be grooms. Now that your wedding is only months away, your jewelry collection — just a watch, huh? — is about to increase by as much as 50 percent.
Meaning, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of wedding band you want for yourself.
Wedding bands have become the norm for men in recent years
— 97 percent of grooms in The Knot Market Intelligence’s “2011 Engagement & Jewelry Study” opted for one — so even if you have any doubts, your bride will probably set you straight. That means your only real decision is what kind of band best suits you.
This article by Nancy Mattia, contributing writer for Martha Stewart Weddings gives advice on having a wedding during the holidays.
When holiday cheer turns into holiday jeer.
A wedding during a winter holiday weekend has always been your dream. You picture yourself surrounded by family and friends as snowflakes fall in the background of a reception spot decorated in Christmas finery. Nice image but all your guests may not share that vision of blustery bliss. Because of the timing of your wedding, some may have to give up their much-anticipated plans to go on vacation during Christmas week, or they have to cut short their annual visit to relatives who live in another state. Be considerate of the special circumstances that surround a Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa wedding so that you’re not inconveniencing anybody. Here’s how to do it right.
There are plenty of reasons to jump on the December wedding bandwagon. For starters, it’s “the most wonderful time of year.” The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s an especially great time to plan your celebration because the season isn’t over-run with weddings. Plus, hotels and event spaces are often more affordable during the winter months, so you may be able to score a great deal on a venue that otherwise may have been outside of your budget.
Need a little more incentive? Four wedding planners explain what they love most about December nuptials, and why you should consider choosing a winter date for your big day.
Winter is arguably the most underrated season for weddings. Most brides flock to times of the year with warmer temps, to plan garden- or beach-inspired affairs. A smaller handful, however, know the true warmth of a cold-weather wedding. There’s nothing quite like a snowy backdrop or the rich, gem-inspired colors so often associated with the season.
Here’s an article on Winter Wedding ideas by Sophie Ross of the Knot.
Having a winter wedding? Incorporate these details into your celebration.
Winter is coming! And whether you’re having a winter wedding or not, you can still appreciate some of the hottest trends that are about to be everywhere this season. Between cakes, flowers, dresses and decorations, we’ve covered it all in preparation for the cold-weather celebrations to come. Check out our list of the best winter wedding ideas, trends and inspiration, below.
Here’s a helpful article from newsusa.com for men planning to ask the big question during the holidays.
Congratulations, guys, on being so in love that you can save yourself at least one big headache this holiday season.
Yes, for those wondering, if you’re planning on popping The Big Question — marriage, that is — a diamond engagement ring can also count as her Christmas or Hanukkah present. “If a guy’s gonna pop the question eventually, he might as well use the opportunity to avoid shopping for a holiday gift and kill two birds with — ahem — one stone,” the Washington Post declared.
Here’s an article on bridal shower tips from The Knot.
In charge of planning the shower? Here’s a handy guide to answer all your etiquette questions and planning concerns.Anyone tasked with hosting a shower for the bride (or couple) will naturally encounter a few etiquette and planning questions along the way, whether it’s their first or fifth time doing the honors. Here are the handiest tips and answers to common bridal shower etiquette questions that every good host should know.
Here’s a good article on planning your wedding tips from The Knot .
When planning your wedding, there are things that are nice to know, and there are things you need to know—advice so essential any bride who’s lucky enough to hear it thinks, “I’m so glad someone told me that!” If you’re wondering whether there’s something you may have missed (or even if you’ve got everything under control), check out our indispensable planning secrets below.
This is an article from Modern Wedding on engagement ring advice by leading luxury jewellery designer Matthew Ely.
When choosing an engagement ring, you may have heard of the 4 C’s to the perfect diamond, but have you ever really asked what they mean? To make this task a little bit easier, we chatted to luxury jewellery designer Matthew Ely on what to look for when choosing the perfect engagement ring.
Renowned for his bespoke collections and fine handcrafted jewellery, leading luxury jewellery designer and gemmologist, Matthew Ely creates some of the most stunning and unique engagement rings on the market. Using his expertise and comprehensive knowledge, Ely has shared some important considerations for purchasing engagement rings with us. Plus a few of his favourite pieces from his collection to get you inspired!