Set in majestic 18k yellow gold, at the center of this stunning piece is an incredible 3.15 carat pear shaped diamond. Surrounded by 8 small baguettes and 2 large baguettes, this beautiful ring glimmers with an additional 0.66 carats.
In case your wedding will be held on the beach, make sure to be appropriate by having not only beach-themed décor, but a beach-themed cake as well. This doesn’t mean that the cake should taste of sand, rather that you can accomplish this by using aqua or blue icing and seashell designs on your cake in corals and peaches. Additionally, you can add hints of white swirls on your beach-themed wedding cake.
A Formal-Themed Wedding Cake
We had to bring this to your attention, although the movie is not necessarily purely about 'bling', it sure is entering!
In Sofia Coppola’s The Bling Ring, a crew of L.A. high-schoolers embark on a burglary spree in the Hollywood Hills. They target the homes of, among others, Paris Hilton, Lindsay Lohan, Audrina Patridge, Megan Fox, and Rachel Bilson. They thrill at their proximity to the celebs (yet bizarrely discard a love letter found chez Orlando Bloom). Their haul in designer loot is enough to make law-abiding fashionistas in the audience salivate.
Check out the trailer: http://movies.yahoo.com/video/bling-ring-trailer-2-211239808.html
There is no denying that getting married can be one of the most important times of your life. However, when it comes to planning the wedding, cost can become a huge factor.
One of the best ways to save is through coupons. If you are having a wedding, coupons for certain items will help you to save a lot of money.
In fact, if you can manage to be crafty on your own, you can make your own centerpieces for the wedding by using coupons for craft stores and receiving almost half off of expensive glass vases. You could also use coupons for stationary, which can become a bit pricey.
Also check out sites like Groupon and Living Social to score photographers, invitations, and other wedding vendors at a discount.
If a used engagement ring was good enough for Kate Middleton, then why not you?
Many people opt to purchase a pre-owned engagement ring and to have the diamond (the most expensive part of the ring) re-set into a new setting. This allows you to have the perfect ring at a deep discount.
Buying a used wedding dress could save you thousands of dollars.
It is more than likely that the dress that you are looking at in the boutique is available online, pre-owned, but only worn once.
Get it cleaned, get it altered, and you have the fairytale wedding dress for a fraction of the price. You could even re-sell it after use and get all your money back.
There are a number of notable websites that offer this service, but the most popular and respected is Oncewed.com. Check out their great selection.
Do you create a shopping list when you go to the supermarket? Personally I don't, but my fridge regularly contains 12 red onions, 15 green peppers and a cucumber ( I don't even like cucumbers ).
Creating a wedding priority list will help you think rationally about what is really important to you and your future spouse, and where the budget should be allocated.
If your mom really wants you to spend a fifth of the budget on flowers, then perhaps suggest a contribution. I know my guests definitely preferred food and drinks over elaborate table center pieces and flowers in the restroom.
What is actually important to you and your spouse? Creating a simple list can do wonders to your planning.
Who can you trust to do a good job? Maybe one of your best friends is an incredible photographer and you can ask her to take pictures, or maybe your uncle can whip up a delicious cake.
I can't emphasize enough how important it is to pick people that you can trust. Everybody has a friend who likes one too many drinks and has a history of going M.I.A. Yup, that guy. It maybe in your best interest to steer well clear of him. Ask for help, but choose your helpers wisely.
The old British saying goes, "something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a sixpence in your shoe." For the past three weeks, simply bridal have brought their readers ideas on how to incorporate the old, the new, and the borrowed into your weddings plans. Since "a sixpence in your shoe" is pretty straight forward, last but not least, they have brought you "something blue"!
Did you know, that the color blue is associated with purity and fidelity? It also used to be worn in order to ward off the “evil eye” that would make new brides infertile. Nowadays though, this may be one of the easiest of the four "somethings" to incorporate. There are endless options of blue wedding products in the market. Many brides choose to incorporate a shade of blue into their color palate, using either blue bridesmaid dresses or decorations at the reception.
For those brides who aren't keen on having blue as visible on the big day, here are some of our favorite alternatives. While some of these may be hidden under your skirts, others are small enough that they can have meaning for you without taking over your color scheme. Either way, these items will ensure you have all that traditional good luck!
“Something blue” may be one of the easiest to incorporate, with endless options of things to color blue! For those who aren't keen on having blue bridesmaid dresses or decorations, the simply bridal infographic contains favorite alternatives, including jewelry, ribbons and bouquets!