Honouring the Heirloom: Adjusting a Treasured Engagement Ring

Having a ring that doesn’t quite fit shouldn’t ruin an otherwise well thought out, romantic proposal, although it can be frustrating. Caught up in the moment, you want to be able to show off your ring to everyone you meet, but you won’t be able to if it has to be resized.


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Resizing Rings

Having a ring resized is not unusual because getting a ring that fits perfectly without having the finger ‘to hand’ is not always easy. If you are looking to resize a ring, consult a professional jeweller who will advise on whether or not the resize is possible and give you an indication of cost.

The Perfect Fit

A perfect fitting ring should be snug on the finger, easy to push on, and just slightly harder to take off again – you don’t want it slipping off when you’re not aware!

Decreasing a ring is relatively easy, as a small piece of the ring is removed by the jeweller before it is soldered back together. Enlarging it is more difficult. It will either be ‘stretched,’ which works if the increase required is only small, or it is reworked, which

Finding the Right Wedding Planner for Your Needs

If you are ready to start pulling together resources for your wedding, then you’ve probably thought about hiring a wedding planner. Wedding planners can make your life a whole lot easier because they’ve pretty much seen everything involved with a wedding several times. However, there is much more to finding the right wedding planner for your needs than just a quick meet and greet; you need to know what to ask and how to check to see if they’re as good as they say they are. Here are some key things to do to make sure you get the best bang for your buck and that the wedding turns out the way you’ve always dreamed it to be.

Determine Your Budget

Determining your budget is the very first thing that you need to do before you start interviewing prospective wedding planners. Not only will it help you to find a wedding planner that you can afford, but it will also help you making the choice for other financial reasons. Some wedding planners are better than others at keeping a wedding low budget, so if you don’t have an unlimited bank roll this can be very helpful.

Wedding Day Shot List: Here’s What You Should Ask Your Wedding Photographer

You might think that once you have settled on the style, the booked date, and the package, you are all set to go with your wedding photographer. While these are important things you need to clarify for your wedding photography Singapore, it would not hurt to get into the particulars before your big day. If you have a chance to meet with your photographer prior to your wedding, you need to clarify these things.

What is included in the package and what do I need to bring in myself? Some packages include pre-nuptial shots and portraits during the big day. But what are included in the package in particular? Are they teaming up with a makeup artist, or is this a chance for you to try out your wedding “look”? Are they bringing props, or would they like you to bring some sentimental things yourself? Will you be expected to provide food for the team during your engagement photo shoot? (Try to ask the last question discreetly, or maybe just expect to treat the team out.)

What happens if the main photographer gets sick? Usually, you will be sent a team of photographers for your big day, but there is always that

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Getting Your Wedding Prep List Ready

You’ve met the right man, and you have the perfect ring on your finger.

This is the time to plan the perfect wedding. Wedding planning may be stressful and upsetting at times because you to make things perfect for you and your husband to be. All it requires is a little communication and patience while you make what seems like a never-ending list of choices and decisions.

Just like with any big happening, it gets a good deal more manageable if you break your wedding planning down into smaller items to focus on.

First item on your wedding prep list is to decide on the kind of reception you may like to have. Will this be a large wedding, or a more intimate gathering of friends and family? Talk with your relatives and soon to be in-laws to get an idea of what their needs are, considering that their concept of “small” may be very different than yours. After you have a general idea of how many guests you will have, you can then visit reception centers and talk with their representatives about what they offer.

Remember that the places you choose to visit have usually hosted many weddings before yours, and they can

Wedding Tents Rental – A Perfect ‘plan B’ Option

You are about to embark on the planning and preparation of a wedding and my guess is that it will be a Spring/Summer wedding, and you are thinking about the idea of renting a wedding tent. The idea to host a wedding, or at least the reception in the garden, or on a beach, is an idea that appeals to many brides-to-be.

However, the more you have considered hosting your wedding outside, the more you will have realized that no matter how well you plan in advance for your wedding, the weather is something you simply cannot plan or control. Even in the summer there is always a good chance that it could rain, be windy or a little cooler than what was forecasted. These weather factors could put a strain on your day as you will be worrying what the weather has in store for you, and, if the worst should happen, the guests won’t like to be stuck outdoors in the rain or wind.

Renting a wedding tent is a perfect ‘Plan B’ option for several reasons:

They are remarkably easy to erect and take down;
You can choose the size and design to suit your occasion;
You can decorate them

Buying A Wedding Ring

Traditionally rings are used at weddings to seal the vows between the bride and the groom. The historical reason lies in the fact that many cultures believe the circle to be a symbol of perfection. So its use in weddings is to hopefully reflect the perfect union of two people so that they can live together happily for the remainder of their life. To add to the romanticism of wedding rings, ancient Egyptians believed the vein in the fourth finger in your left arm to run directly to the heart. The fourth finger obviously being where we usually put the wedding ring. The ring is therefore one of the most important purchases we will make when we marry.

The first thing to do when buying a ring is to find the size of finger of the bride to be. Rings like any item we wear has its own size. The best way to find out the size of your proposed bride is to see if the rings she already wears fits your finger. If that is a no go, you could always take a sneaky measurement of the diameter of the ring. Other ways to find out are to ask a

Wedding Basics – Getting Your Wedding Organized!

Your wedding day should go smoothly and without a hitch, and the key to this is good organization well in advance of your wedding day. Here are a few tips to help you deal with the pressure of planning your wedding.

First things first…

1. Buy a pretty notebook, or even a nice blank book. If you have everything wedding-related written down in the same place, it’s hard to lose bits or forget details. Carry the notebook everywhere so you’ll have it when you need it – and later it can be a keepsake. Write down:

a. Phone numbers
b. Tips for decoration
c. Vendor information
d. Guests
e. Notes

2. Keep loose data like wedding receipts together with an accordion folder. This is a paper or plastic enclosed file holder with pockets. Plastic’s your best bet because it’s easier to change labels. Label sections as you accumulate those loose papers: receipts, invoices, RSVPs, ideas and articles, etc.

3. Depend on a computer. There are good wedding software programs for guest tracking, gift tracking, menu selections, table assignments, budgeting, and even a calendar; the best ones will do it all for between $35-60. You can even do it yourself if you’re good with Excel, and

Design Your Own Affordable Wedding Centerpieces

As you plan your wedding, you’ll discover that reception centerpieces aren’t typically provided by the caterer. It’s better to find that out now, instead of later, right? But, fear not. I’m going to show you how you can design simple, affordable and attractive centerpieces that will greatly enhance your wedding reception.

When all is said and done, flowers still make the best wedding centerpieces. They add color and life, and enliven the spirits of all those in attendance. Flowers also provide a homey feeling.

Make sure to determine the availability of the flowers you choose. You don’t want to find out that you can’t get the flowers you’ve selected. If your flowers aren’t available (or are too expensive), check to see if there is a close alternative. Make sure to shop around for different arrangement ideas.

You might want to think about adding candles, glass bowls, or floating and scented candles to your centerpieces.

And if you’re having a garden party, consider using a nature-theme for your centerpieces, such as miniature birdhouses, flower baskets, etc.

A variety of fruits can serve as beautiful and affordable centerpieces as well. With a little creativity and imagination, you can design lovely table embellishments.

If designing arrangements isn’t your forte,

Wedding Ceremonies It’s All Down To Detail!

Wedding ceremonies are simply not what they used to be. Set patterns and traditional format ceremonies are making way for unique, well thought out wedding ceremonies that are tailored to the individual needs of the bride and groom. However, whatever type of wedding ceremony you chose, there are still some important considerations when planning picture-perfect wedding ceremonies.

Wedding Ceremonies The Timing

Time of year is fundamental. Not everyone wants a summer wedding, although most brides and grooms tend to favor summertime wedding ceremonies, which means that popular venues are likely to be booked up, well in advance. If you are prepared to take a less traditional approach, in terms of dates and times, you may find that you have a much wider choice of venues.

These days, many wedding ceremonies take place in non-traditional locations such as beaches or even underwater! Whilst it may be easier to find availability for a more unusual venue, these specialist ceremonies are likely to be more expensive.

Another great way of securing the venue that you really want, at a cheap price, is to be flexible. Many locations now offer evening or mid-week wedding ceremonies, at a reduced price. Getting married at a non-traditional time is also likely

4 Cheap Wedding Favors Ideas

If you are looking for cheap wedding favors, there are a large number of them to choose from. You should have no problem at all finding one that suits your particular wedding reception or wedding shower.

Just because your wedding has a limited budget doesn’t mean that you can give your guests gifts or favors” that they will love. Cheap wedding favors can be elegant, charming, or even useful. It’s all up to you to decide which type you need.

Here are some examples:

If you are looking for something elegant, cheap wedding favors don’t have to look cheap. You can get crystal much more inexpensively than most people expect; crystal coasters goblets, and vases cost no more than a few dollars, and they’re so beautiful that nobody will accuse you of giving a cheap gift.

Candles, too, make charming, yet cheap wedding favors. Heart-shaped candles, carriage-shaped candles, and rose-shaped candles are all charming, yet inexpensive. Who can resist the romantic glow of a candle? Even many of your guests who don’t normally collect candles will undoubtedly burn them, anyway, during a special evening or bubble bath. Candle wedding favors usually cost just a dollar or two.

Another cheap wedding favor that is very popular

Tips For Having A Wonderful Wedding

If you are planning a wedding, there are hundreds of things that you are thinking about. You are thinking about the colors, the food and the music. But, are you thinking about the cost? Are you worried that you just will not have enough? Are you planning to pay for the wedding later? While you do need to worry about all those other things, it is important for you and your spouse to sit down and talk about what is going to happen at your wedding financially. Having a wonderful wedding also means having an affordable one.

Do I Need To Skimp?

Many individuals think that they need to have a cheap wedding to afford it. The fact of the matter is that you do not. You can find everything that you want and have to have at lower prices most of the time. And, you can plan your wedding to be what you want and not go over board. Here are some tips.

Plan a budget. The most important aspect of the wedding planning is doing the budget. If you plan to spend $1000 on a wedding dress but find one that is several hundred dollars more, you’ll need to give up

Secrets To Planning The Wedding Of Your Dreams

Hang on one moment though!

Before you even begin to think that far ahead, you have some extremely important things ahead of you. Planning for your special day so that it will turn out to be the day you have always dreamed about.

Your wedding day is going to be one of the best days of your life! Yet the lead up can be so stressful with all the plans and bookings that you will have to make.

The last thing you need is a disaster waiting to happen at the last minute!

You have endless phone calls to make, people to organize, a mountain of things to arrange. Something can easily slip through the net.

In order to avoid the stress of one or more things ruining your big day, you must read on and discover the secrets to making your all important day the fairy tale wedding you have always dreamed about… right down to the last flower, expertly prepared, just for you.

Setting the Date.

When planning your wedding and setting the date for your happy occasion, you should bear in mind one or two important points. Most weddings take place on the weekend, so if you are planning on a weekday, make sure

A New Generation Of Wedding Flowers

It’s not your mother’s wedding, so stop worrying about doing everything her way. This is a time for you to express your individual taste and style. So what if she never would have dreamed of carrying fake” flowers in her bridal bouquet. In her generation fake flowers were plastic. Of course she wouldn’t have used them!

This is a new generation and silk wedding flowers are the rage! Not only have fake” flowers evolved in leaps and bounds, but they have also become very popular as alternatives to fresh flowers for wedding bouquets, flower girl baskets, corsages and boutonnieres. From the exquisite cascading bridal bouquet to the simplistic hand-tied wedding bouquet, silk wedding flowers lend themselves to every style imaginable!

Elegant silk calla lilies look lovely, whether cascading downward intermingled with ivy, or when in a hand-tied bridal bouquet. Silk roses in a rainbow of colors combine nicely with a variety of other flowers in a clutch bridal bouquet or in a cascading wedding bouquet. The look is so close to that of fresh flowers that most people will never even know the difference. But your checkbook will!

Purchasing silk wedding flower packages is what many smart brides are doing. Eliminating the stress

Celebrate Your Wedding Anniversary

Getting married is by far one of the most significant and exciting events that can take place in life. If you are already married, then you know all about the process of wedding planning and of actually making it through your wedding day. You know all about the weeks or months of strssful planning and careful decision making that go into the process. Anything that takes up so much time must be important for some reason. When couples celebrate their wedding anniversary each year, they do so because they remember how big and how special their wedding day actually was.

One of the biggest reasons why every married couple should celebrate their wedding anniversary each year is to simply reflect upon and remember what a great commitment they made to each other on their wedding day. So few marriages last in our modern culture that people whose marriage continues to be strong should do all they can to celebrate their special day. Celebrate the accomplishment of making it through another year of faithful marriage to one another.

Celebrating your wedding anniversary is a great way to reaffirm your love and commitment toward the one you are married to. Many couples used their

Relax! Buying Wedding Flowers Doesn’t Have To Be A Nightmare

You’ve set the date for your wedding and now you have some important decisions to make. Once the gown has been purchased and the bridesmaids’ dresses have been decided on, now it’s time to choose the wedding flowers. But how do you go about doing that?

After hearing the horror stories of the wrong flowers being delivered right before the ceremony begins, or of the florist dropping the box with the wedding bouquets in it and crushing them beyond repair, you get a little bit nervous as you approach the subject.

Perhaps your aunt has offered to do all of your wedding flowers as a gift to you, but you remember your cousins wedding when all of the flowers started turning black because she turned her spare refrigerator too low and the flowers got too cold! How do you gracefully say no to her kind offer? It will be a bit easier if you keep in mind the bird’s nest that she hot-glued to the ring bearer’s pillow! It was a hideous surprise for the bride, and one you could do without!

Then there was the flood that destroyed the local florist last year. All of the wedding flowers were destroyed for your

How To Create A Wedding And Honeymoon Gift Basket

Help the newly engaged couple with their wedding expenses by giving them a gift of small useful items used in a wedding, at the reception or on their honeymoon. Create a wedding and honeymoon gift basket. Below you will find examples of useful items you may wish to include.

* Set of Toasting Flutes
* Bottle of Champagne or Sparkling White Grape Juice
* Garter
* Cake Serving Set
* Guests Register Book
* Disposable Cameras
* Wedding Bubbles
* Photo Album
* Picture Frames
* Candles
* Bubble Bath
* Net Sponge Scrubber
* Body Lotion
* CD of Their Favorite Romantic Music
* Decorated Basket

In the basket you could include a set of monogrammed fluted toasting glasses along with a bottle of champagne or sparkling white grape juice for the couple that doesn’t drink. These items could be used at their rehearsal dinner or reception for the toast. The toasting flutes could be decorated in their wedding flowers and colors.

The bride could wear the garter on her wedding day to be removed by the groom for the garter toss at the reception. The gentleman that catches it is said to have good luck.

A lovely cake knife and server set

Unique Wedding Favors – How To Find Unique Wedding Favors For Your Wedding

Wedding favors have become an integral part of a wedding. And many brides, and couples, search for unique wedding favors which will make a statement and from which the guests will remember this wedding with fond memories.

So when you’re planning your wedding, one of the decisions you’ll undoubtedly need to make is in the selection of wedding favors for your guests – and what better wedding favors than heirloom wedding favors. These small gifts are a wonderful way to show your guests that you appreciate them coming to celebrate your special day and to say a small, personal thank you” to your guests for their attendance, their friendship, and their wedding gifts to you.

No longer limited to weddings for the wealthy or well-to-do, unique wedding favors can now be ordered from a number of sources, including online companies, for a fraction of what they once cost. Even a modest or small wedding can be made much more special by providing thoughtful and even unique wedding favors for the guests.

Wedding favors are typically small but thoughtful items that serve as a memento of your beautiful day. Traditional items include things like ornate bottle-stoppers, cake servers, and serving spoons. Such items are

Wedding Planning It’s All Down To Timing

Nobody will ever tell you that wedding planning is easy! In fact, planning a wedding can be made a lot easier with plenty of organization and a realistic timetable. Of course, the amount of time that you will require to complete the full wedding planning procedure will depend on the type and size of wedding that you are considering.

Wedding Planning Getting Started

Set a realistic timetable. A great deal of the stress involved in wedding planning is due to the amount that needs to be accomplished, in a short space of time. To reduce this stress, give yourself more time!

Of course, you may be restricted, in terms of venue availability, but if you are given a choice, it is always worth extending your timetable rather than reducing it. There is often a great temptation to get caught up in the moment and to try and push the wedding date forward; resist this, as you could be heading towards a wedding planning headache!

Wedding Planning Suggested Timetable

Depending on the venue that you are planning on using, you may need to book your wedding up to three years in advance! With this in mind, you should select a venue for both your ceremony and

A Non-traditional Wedding

Traditional? Not you. That’s why you’re searching for some non-traditional ideas for your upcoming wedding. With a little ingenuity and some silk wedding flowers, you can have the non-traditional wedding of your dreams.

If you’ve never been big on wedding bouquets, how about having your bridesmaids and maid-of-honor carry small handbags that are covered in silk flowers! Each attendant can wear a different color and they can carry a handbag personalized just for them. Get your glue gun out and attach the silk flower heads to the individual purses to match the color and style of the gowns. This rainbow of colors will be eye-catching and help to ensure a bright beginning for you and your groom!

If you’re planning on having little girls in your wedding, but don’t like the idea of the flower girl”, you can make a floral garland for them to carry. Simply cover birch vines with silk flowers that match or complement the flowers that the bridesmaids and maid-of-honor are carrying and let your two or three young attendants carry the garland in tandem. This will not only look adorable (get ready for the oohs and ahhs) but it is also a clever way of keeping the