A helpful article from NewsUSA on choosing the ‘right’ engagement ring.
Your fiancée will wear her engagement ring every day for the rest of her life, so choosing the perfect ring is crucial.
How do you know if you are buying the right ring? Follow these simple tips from the experts at Jewelry Information Center, a non-profit trade association that has offered consumers information about fine jewelry for over 60 years:
Here’s a thoughtful article on merging the bride and groom’s home that both will love from News USA.
Some brides-to-be might find it hard to think beyond the intense planning that a wedding requires. But beyond the pomp and circumstance of the big day, it’s important to think ahead to mergers — not the corporate kind, but the merging of styles and décor to set up a home the bride and groom will both love.
Forget Mars and Venus. Men are from the planet of mismatched furniture and floor coverings, while women accessorize their home with as much care and finesse as they do their wardrobes. Ideally, decorating a first home together begins with the furniture and accessories near and dear to both the bride and groom.
If the front of your fridge has been as crowded with invitations as ours this year, your summer was full of weddings. Now that summer — and with it, wedding season — has come to a close, that means one thing: we’re headed into engagement season. Next thing you know, your Instagram feed will be full of beautiful proposal pics, and if you happen to be one of those lucky ladies getting engaged this year, that means you’ll be in full planning mode for a 2019 wedding. There are countless decisions to make, and no shortage of inspiration out there between bridal magazines, Pinterest, and your own social media feeds — but sometimes you need a more focused list of ideas. So we rounded up 5 of the newest (and some just newly popular) wedding trends all you 2019 brides ought to know about — from dresses and flowers to reception food and invitations.
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 good article on tips for New Year’s Weddings by Jennifer Spector of Brides Magazine.
I always imagined I would have a winter wedding, even before I was engaged! When my now husband popped the question in December of 2014, I was thrilled because I knew we could have a year long engagement and get married squarely in the winter.