I used to have an accountant handle my company’s pay day. I just never excelled at things like that, and this was something too important to risk messing up. When the Internal Revenue Service is involved, it is wise to be as careful as possible. However, it seems like I was being overly cautious without even realizing it. When a new friend discovered that I was paying someone to generate my pay stubs for me, he told me that it was something I could do myself with a paystub generator.
I had no idea what he was talking about, so I asked him for clarification.
When it gets hot, I don’t hesitate to turn on the air conditioner. Some people like to wait until the temperature gets hot enough to cook an egg, but I prefer to have a perfectly chilled room. Recently, I turned on the air conditioner, and only a trickle of cold air was coming out of the vents. I lowered the temperature and increased the fan speed, but the same air trickle was happening. I checked the filters and they were clean, which confused me. I contacted a company for HVAC repair in NYC, because I had a suspicion that something might be inside my vents blocking the air from coming through properly.
A repair professional came to my home and took a look at my air conditioner to see what could be wrong with it. The problem wasn’t in the vent, but rather in the air conditioner itself. There was a problem with the fan motor, causing it to turn at a slower speed than normal. Not only that, the air conditioner was low on freon. The repairman put in a new motor and added some freon and then I tested the air conditioner again. This time, it let out a full blast of cold air like always.
To celebrate the air conditioner working again, I decided to make a batch of ice cream. I grow my own strawberries in my garden, and I cut up a few of them and mixed them with some cream and sugar. I bought an ice cream machine on sale a few months ago, and I’ve used it more than enough times to pay for the cost. I make ice cream all the time, and there are no limits on the kinds of flavors that I can create, because I can add anything to the mix.
The countdown has begun and it is almost time to get hitched. Make the whole wedding affair a magical and dreamy celebration by choosing the right venue, the perfect décor and the right furniture for your d-day. Furniture, which most often goes overlooked in all wedding preparations, actually has the potential to create style statements and define the entire space. When a couple as beautiful as you is ready to take the vows, everything should be posh and proper (even if it’s just about furniture or prop rental). Here’s what factors you should consider when choosing the right party furniture for your wedding day:
- Theme: Whether you are planning for a nuptial inspired by the vintage glamour or want to create a wintery look with some fir trees and fake snow, a themed wedding demands the right furniture that complements the theme. Make sure you rent the furniture according to the theme. Go for a lilac and grey theme or a classical white theme, match the theme with the right furniture and go quirky luxe.
- Venue: If you are looking to get hitched far from home, like in some sun kissed beach in Mexico or a ritzy chateau in France, make sure that the furniture you use is apt for the specific location. For example, a beachside wedding needs waterproof and sturdy furniture that doesn’t get damaged easily.
- Style: The type of furniture you choose also depends on the style of the wedding. If it is an outdoor wedding like on a farm, garden, country club or a winery your choice of furniture will be different from what you choose in case of an indoor wedding, like a restaurant, studio, resort or your own house.
- Color Scheme: Metallic, pastel, fuchsia, lilac or all-white, color schemes will play an important role in choosing your wedding furniture. When you are looking for furniture for your d-day, keep in mind the color schemes that you are planning to incorporate in the décor so that you do not end up with furniture that looks out of the place.
- Get Inspiration: So you like the setting of that restaurant you visited last weekend? Why not find more inspiration from your favorite restaurant, bar or haunt? Borrowing furniture ideas from them is not a bad option after all. Browse through the lifestyle sections of magazines and get more ideas on choosing the right furniture for your wedding.
- Comfort: When you are choosing furniture for your wedding, give as much importance to comfort as you give to style. Uncomfortable sitting can be annoying for the guests and can create a negative impression about the whole wedding affair. Also, make it a point to keep the furniture neat and tidy for the comfort of the guests.
- Rugs and Pillows: Mix and match pillows and rugs with the furniture to spruce up the décor. Play with colors and patterns to create a setting that is elegant, fun and dreamy. Go with the latest trends and pick up what is in vogue. A professional help will definitely be of much help.
It’s true; these moments won’t last forever. But what about the lifelong memories a couple makes when they’re enjoying their honeymoon? Those moments can’t be replaced, or forgotten. And if you agree with us on this, then we have just the answer for you. We have compiled a few honeymoon-related gifts that you can present to your spouse. You can choose to surprise him/her after you two return home, or when you’re at the honeymoon itself. Either way, these gifts will forever lock the memories and moments you share with one another.
Journal of Memories
For this gift, you’ll require a journal that has slots for pictures and a little bit of space to write a few things. Here, the main idea is to write your thoughts about the pictures you took on your honeymoon. Over the years, it happens that we can’t remember that many details about our trips. So, instead of losing out on the important details, you can keep them fresh in your minds forever. You can choose to surprise your spouse with the gift, or take it up as a project for your honeymoon (once you have a little bit of time, of course). Come back home with a ton of memories and wonderful pictures, place them in the journal, and write down the date, time, location, and any other details you may want in the journal.
Souvenir Mason Jar
A mason jar is mostly used to store things in your pantry. But not here. We want you to utilize the jar to make a gift for your sweetheart. Depending on where you’ll be heading for your honeymoon, take a mason jar along with you. Now, over the course of your stay, keep collecting souvenirs that you may wish to take back home. Place all these items in the jar along with a gorgeous picture of you two. And that’s it; this is the gift that both of you can enjoy looking at, and reminisce about the romantic honeymoon. And why simply stop at honeymoon? You can incorporate this idea for all your future adventures.
Matching Passport Covers
Couples’ Passport Covers
Passport covers are definitely adorable and romantic! Etsy is one of the best websites where you can find unique and vintage items that can be given as gifts. There are so many choices from various designers that you’ll be spoiled for choice. If you want, you can instead get a pouch that has slots for the passport, boarding pass, cash, cards, etc. Trust me, this gift is very practical and thoughtful.
Photo Gallery Wall
Photo Gallery Wall
This idea is not limited to being a gift; it also makes a fantastic decorative item in your bedroom or living room. You need to get three (or more) empty frames and get them engraved. On the first frame, you will have a cute picture from your wedding. The second frame will contain a picture from your honeymoon. And as for the third frame, you will keep it empty and place a picture on your 10th anniversary. Hang the frames in the room of your choice, and wait till your spouse sees it.
Honeymoon Destination Frame
Honeymoon Destination Frame
On a piece of paper, that can fit perfectly inside a frame, write down your honeymoon date and location. Next, you need to get a map of your honeymoon destination and place it next to the text (see image above). Print it on the paper and stick it inside the frame. If you want, you can take the frame with you while you’re at your honeymoon. One night, when your spouse is asleep, you can make the frame (ask front desk to help you with the printout), and keep it on the bedside table. Your spouse will wake up the next morning with a big smile on his/her face.
Wooden Keepsake Box
Wooden Keepsake Box
This is another kind of souvenir-keeping idea, but with a wooden box. Get an antique-style box where you can store a few items from your honeymoon. You can place all the pictures you took from the honeymoon, the plane tickets, restaurant menus (paper menus), cocktail umbrella picks, and so much more. After every few months or so, both of you can open the box and relive those beautiful moments again.
Almost all the gifts mentioned above require a lot of time and attention to detail. So, select any (or all) of the ideas that both of you can cherish for the rest of your lives. Your honeymoon will only come once; that doesn’t mean you can’t make it eternal.
Waking up to a quick peck and delicious food… can there really be a better start to the day? May be because it is Valentine’s day, or because it is her/his birthday, or your wedding anniversary, or because it’s the weekend, or simply because you just want to pamper your partner and make him or her feel special, serving a romantic breakfast in bed is definitely a great idea.
Right from simple dishes to elaborate breakfast meals, you can surprise your partner in many ways. A handwritten note or a red rose will make everything romantic. Don’t fuss too much on deciding the menu, the presentation and gestures will be more important. And after reading this post, you’ll have numerous ideas to serve breakfast in bed.
The ideas range from simple and quick ones to a little complicated ones, but all of them have one common secret ingredient – love!
Simple Omelet, Greek Yogurt with Berries, and Orange Juice
omelet, berries with yogurt and orange juice
♥ Go for the most preferred breakfast option, omelet! It is definitely a simple, healthy, and sumptuous treat for your dear one. Make it more special by adding her favorite veggies and cheese. Serve with some Greek yogurt with berries, toast, and a glass of orange juice.
Heart-shaped Egg, Toast, and Coffee
egg, toast, coffee
♥ Heart-shaped food, and lovey-dovey messages on the bread, can breakfast get any more romantic! You will need a cookie-cutter to make the heart-shaped egg, and use a butter knife to engrave the message in bread. Opt for a nice thick slice, and serve with a steaming cup of coffee.
Waffles with Chocolate Syrup and Berries
waffles and berries
♥ Waffles make an excellent treat, whether for breakfast or dessert. And, heart-shaped ones with a serious dose of chocolate syrup will make for the perfect start for the day.
♥ Yummy, cheesy pizza! Can there be a better start to the day! I mean it’s heart-shaped too! Very cheesy and cute! To save some time, you can make the pizza base the night before, or buy it from a store.
Jam Biscuits and Coffee
coffee with jam biscuits
♥ Okay, so you are not a cook. Making eggs is also a task for you. Well, no worries, some biscuits with a heart-shaped jam filling will do the trick. A cup of coffee, flowers, and a card MUST accompany the biscuits. If you can make the biscuits from scratch, then nothing like it. Your partner’s gonna be impressed and very happy.
Chocolate Cookies and Coffee
chocolate cookies and coffee
♥ There’s nothing more tempting than fresh homemade cookies! Yes, we are telling you to make a batch of cookies for your boyfriend or girlfriend. It is quite a task, but the joy on her/his face will be totally worth it. So take some extra efforts and pamper your partner.
Crepes with Strawberry Quark
crepes and strawberry quark
♥ Crepes are thin pancakes, and you can serve them with some strawberry quark. It is basically a version of strawberry and cream. Mix strawberry and quark together. Add some sugar to it. Use this as a filling for your crepe roll, and dust some powdered sugar on top. Oh yes, a cup of coffee will perfectly compliment this dish.
Donuts with Strawberry Glaze
doughnut with strawberry glaze
♥ Imagine seeing a plate of pink donuts with little sprinklers the first thing in the morning. Pure joy, isn’t it? It’s time to give this happiness to your sweetheart. You can buy donuts, and make the glaze at home. All you need is some fresh strawberry pulp, sugar, and cornstarch. You can even make some chocolate donuts.
♥ Serve your heart on a plate, by making her a nice heart-shaped pancake. Show some, okay lots, of love with sliced berries, and assorted toppings.
Bagels with Jam, and Orange Juice
♥ Hot crispy bagels with varied toppings to choose from will indeed make a neat breakfast treat. Fresh cream cheese, jelly, jam, or flavored butter are some options you can try. Don’t forget the glass of orange juice.
Oats Porridge with Berries
♥ Porridge? How can porridge be romantic? It can, if you make it so. Don’t just serve plain porridge, add some berries, raisins, or any other fruits that she likes. Don’t forget to add a bouquet of fresh flowers to the tray (to compensate for your lack of cooking skills :P).
♥ Another simple breakfast idea is a glass of smoothie. You can make a smoothie of any fruit/s, but raspberry has got a romantic feel! Surprise your partner with some real fruity goodness, and a romantic card. She/he is going to like it berry much!
Do let us know how your dish turned out, and how your partner reacted to all the pampering! All the best!
If you’ve got a big wedding coming up, once you’ve got your outfit sorted out, the next most important thing to think about is what sort of present you’re going to buy for the happy couple.
Every couple is different, and while some can be quite easy to buy for, others can be a nightmare.
The most important thing is that your gift is something which is a little bit different and shows some thought, and what better way to do this than with a personalised gift.
With that in mind, here are five of our favourite personalised wedding gift ideas.
If your soon to be wed friends are going to moving in together, chances are that they’ll be after some furnishings for their new love nest!
But instead of just purchasing some boring old cushions, why not show a little more thoughtfulness and go for a unique set, personalised to them?
It might be a little bit cheesy, but if they like it, every time they go to sit down in their new front room, they’ll be reminded of that one wedding guest who went the extra mile for them when gift buying!
At the end of the day, a cushion set is a fairly safe bet, so you can’t go too far wrong!
How about this adorable penguin cushion from NotOnTheHighStreet.com?
Personalised Wedding Album
One of the most important aspects of the wedding day is the photographs which are going to capture the happy couple’s big day and be looked back on for years to come.
Such special photos deserve to be kept in a special album, so what better way to do so than with a beautiful album personalised with the big date and the couple’s initials?
You could also choose to buy the album and fill it with pictures from throughout their relationship, right back from when they first met, showing the story of how they got to this moment, and maybe even some embarrassing shots from when they were kids!
The little bit of added creativity will go a long way. Here’s an example from GettingPersonal.co.uk.
Personalised Wine Case
If the married couple you’re buying for are wine lovers, look no further than a personalised wine case.
Of course, it’s up to you whether to provide the wine or not, but it goes without saying that a beautiful wooden case is a great way to present whatever their chosen tipple is, and get the party started!
Check out this sliding personalised case from Etch’d.
If the couple are particularly green fingered, they might appreciate a planter for their new garden to allow them to grow the plants of their choice and watch them grow and bloom throughout their relationship.
Again, it might sound a little cheesy, but it’s also something a little bit different, and sure to be appreciated.
For a more practical use, they could even be used to grow fruit and veg, if that’s what the couple is into.
Once again, NotOnTheHighStreet.com is the place to look!
Mr and Mrs Wine Glasses
Mr and Mrs gifts are a great and quirky way to commemorate the couple’s big day and you can choose almost anything!
From, pillowcases to dressing gowns and towels to coffee mugs, there’s no end to the amount of Mr and Mrs gifts out there, meaning you can pick one that suits the needs and personality of the couple.
Personally, we like these wine glasses from Personalised Wedding Gifts, great for raising a toast to their new lives together.
There is certain moment in every wedding that you can pinpoint for being emotional highlights. These happen in every single wedding the world over. Guests gasp at these events, and wedding photographers anticipate these whenever they shoot them to make sure they’re not missed.
Those three events are
1/ The father handing the bride to the groom
2/ The groom kissing the bride
3/ When the bride and groom exchange wedding rings.
Whilst it is clear that the wedding kiss is without doubt the highlight of the ceremony, we’ll focus on the exchange of wedding rings in this article.
Why is it that the exchange of rings elicits such strong emotion? The thing is, that the bride and groom go through and exchange vows, and the exchange of vows culminates with this symbolic ritual to punctuate acceptance of those vows.
The rings are symbolic because they are rings that have been painstakingly chosen to suit the personal tastes of the wearer. It is an expression of their personality – an accessory to be worn for the entire marriage. The rings are symbolic because as many celebrants will attest, the ring is a reminder of the marriage when times get tough, a reminder of the commitment to their partner forever.
The everlasting memory of the wedding is photographic gallery. Part of that gallery will focus on the wedding rings. There is normally several shots of the wedding rings both together, and before the ceremony. These are lasting memories of the jewellery on the special day.
There is a common misconception that wedding rings are expensive. They really are not though. If you consider other items such as flowers, the limo, etc, these are only used for a matter of hours. Even if the wedding rings were to cost a few thousand dollars, amortizing that over the length of the marriage and it works out to be very cheap per year.
One thing is for sure – the mens and women’s wedding rings are an integral part of the wedding. For many years women have been spoilt for choice with rings. Almost every jeweler in every city will have a considerable amount of shop space for womens wedding rings. Its only now that men are also starting to get some exposure for their wedding rings too.
Now we are in the age of the internet though, men have more access than ever to an incredible range of rings to suit their very personal tastes.
Once you have decided it is time to pop the question, your next job is to choose an engagement ring. If you already have a family heirloom lined up to give to your beloved, this should not be a tricky task. However, if you are starting from scratch, here is a quick guide to choosing the perfect engagement ring.
When it comes to engagement rings, the majority of grooms opt for a diamond. Ascot Diamonds are a great choice for any aspiring groom, but there is a lot more to think about when shopping for an engagement ring.
Diamonds come in all shapes and sizes. In the case of celebrities, the larger the stone, the better, but what is perhaps more important is the cut, clarity, color and carat of a diamond, as these things all matter enormously. If you don’t have a clue what style your bride-to-be might prefer, listen carefully when she chats about recent celebrity engagements – the chances are good she will pass comment on the ring, so use this as a starting point. For example, if she hates the ring, you know what not to go for.
Whilst diamonds are the world’s most popular engagement ring stone of choice, there is no law that says you must produce a diamond the size of a duck egg when you pop the question. Other precious stones, for example sapphires, emeralds and rubies, are all perfectly acceptable, especially if surrounded by small diamonds.
Gold or Platinum?
Gold comes in different colors: white gold, rose gold, and traditional yellow gold. Most brides-to-be will be delighted with a gorgeous gold and diamond engagement ring, but don’t overlook the possibility of a ring made from a different metal.
Platinum is becoming increasingly popular with couples. Platinum is hypoallergenic and ideal for anyone with a history of allergies or skin sensitivity. It is also very durable.
Antique Engagement Rings
Whilst brand new rings are always the most popular engagement rings, there is no reason why you can’t look for a vintage engagement ring for your beloved. Family heirlooms come with a wealth of history, but if you don’t have a special ring to give to your bride-to-be, look for an antique engagement ring instead.
Antique rings have a history attached, which makes them super romantic. If you are able to find out whom the ring belonged to previously, and their story, it makes for a more romantic proposal – as long as the story is happy of course. After all, no woman wants to take on an engagement ring with a tragic history associated with it!
Made to Measure
Made to measure rings designed to meet your exact specification are a wonderful way to create the perfect ring. The ring will be more expensive, but at least it will be perfect in every possible way.
Spend plenty of time choosing the right engagement ring and take along a friend for a second opinion if possible. That way you won’t make a huge mistake and end up with a ring your bride-to-be hates with a passion.
This is of course a guide to hiring a music band, and not the wedding ring.
However should you be reading this article looking to hire a wedding ring, then I’m sorry, but your commitment to the relationship is fragile! At what point after the marriage do you admit that the ring has to go back?
I digress; the problem with music is ‘taste’; my mother-in-law loves the morose sounds of Leonard Cohen (that explains a lot), my children love pop, I like ACDC, grandpa just adores Vera Lynn and endless stories of hardship.
What is the make-up of your wedding audience?
Well if it’s a bikers’ wedding then you just may want to rock all night; although this is an unfair stereotype, bikers come in all shapes, sizes and ages; spanning Pat Boon and Led Zeppelin to West Life and …whatsername.
My point being that music spans generations and a huge diversity of tastes.So the big question is;
What genera of music should you have at your wedding?
Well let’s be honest Rock ‘n Roll has been alive longer than most of us; Elvis, Little Richard, Meat Loaf and many others. You really can’t go too astray with a band who can belt out some Rock ‘n Roll classics, with of course the odd ‘last dance’ smooch track.
Rock ‘n Roll is a great crowd pleaser.
However the more, shall we say, delicate souls may prefer the dulcet sounds of Strauss or Stravinsky. Perhaps some classical during the ceremony, rock and pop after the meal and dangerous punk in the evening!
Good luck finding one band that can satisfy all those requirements!
Will the band negotiate your requests?
A wedding is a usually a meticulously planned unique occasion; it is a bespoke event with a rhythm all of its own. The cake, the flowers, the dress, suits, cars, accommodation all have to be just so in order to compliment the ambiance of a joyous day; likewise the band also has to dovetail with and add to the atmosphere.
Plan the band as part of the whole, how flexible are they when it comes to requests? Tell them what you would like; maybe a ballad or two at the reception, fifties hits early evening followed by all guns blazing rock after 10 pm!
Don’t forget to choose an appropriate tune for ‘the first dance’!
It makes sense to go for a band with a broad repertoire!
There are many great bands out there offering a whole range of versatile talent. Plan the day carefully, try to cater for your ‘audience’; do not hammer ‘thrash’ at the poor old fogies awaiting desert.
Consult a respected ‘agent’, there are plenty on line, you will find a staggering amount of options.
Orchestrate your day with some considerable thought, and… good luck!
A couple’s wedding day is something that both will look back on and remember the rest of their lives.
That said selecting the wedding bands for both parties does take some time and effort, even a little disagreements perhaps from time to time.
Shopping for the right wedding bands doesn’t have to be an issue of contention; in fact, it can be a matter that brings two people even closer together.
If you plan to shop together and look for the diversity of men wedding bands, there are a number of ways to educate yourselves on what will be the best selection when all is said and done.
So, will you locate that perfect men’s wedding band?
Getting Feedback on a Ring Selection
For starters, it is not unusual for couples to go band and ring shopping together these days.
Doing so helps in several ways; including making sure both parties are on the same page when it comes to finding bands and rings both will be satisfied with.
Start by checking out some jewelry stores in the area where you live.
Set aside a day (maybe on the weekend) to visit several stores.
Spend as much time as necessary to not only look at different bands and rings, but speak with salespeople to get their two cents on what might be most popular, what is most affordable, and what are the trends currently when it comes to buying rings and bands.
Once you have all the information you need, you can then turn to online means.
By sitting down at a computer or even using your mobile devices, view different bands and rings, matching them up with some of those you viewed in person at various jewelry stores. One of the advantages of using online means is that you can look at bands and rings 24/7, unlike visiting a jewelry store and possibly forgetting what you looked at just an hour or two ago.
Along with visits to jewelry stores and online means, couples should also turn to their friends and family, checking out what kinds of bands and rings they selected over the years.
In some cases, ladies will go out and do some ring shopping of their own, allowing the bride-to-be to get the opinions of some of her best friends.
Paying for that Special Jewelry
Once you have narrowed down your choices, a couple of factors then come squarely into play.
Most notably, how much will the jewelry cost?
For many men (even if they do not want to admit it), the cost will certainly be of interest.
Can they afford to pay for the jewelry in one shot (cash or credit card payment) or will they have to set up a payment plan?
If it is the latter, it is important to go with a jewelry store that has an affordable payment plan available for the taking. Make sure you read all the fine print, avoiding any nasty surprises down the road.
Lastly, look at the process of shopping for and purchasing bands and rings as quality time spent together.
Given that you plan on spending the remainder of your lives together, shopping for and ultimately purchasing such important jewelry is not a small matter that should be taken for granted.
Use this time together as practice for when you have even bigger decisions to make as a couple down the road.
If couples can pull off ring shopping without any major issues, just imagine what they can do at the time that decisions such as buying a home, starting a family etc. come to bear.
In the event you are in the process of ring shopping for your wedding day, take the time to do it correctly, not feeling like you are being rushed into making such an important decision.
From selecting the right bands and rings to picking out your wedding day settings (which there are many of), be sure to put some quality time and effort into each and every decision you make.
In doing so, you will set yourself up for a wonderful wedding day and hopefully many years of happiness to follow for both husband and wife.
When it comes to buying new diamond jewellery, plenty of questions arise in our mind. Like which kind of designs are in fashion today, which is the right place to buy it, which are essential parameters one need to consider and many other queries like these. Diamond ornaments never go out of fashion, so you cannot be wrong while choosing a diamond pendant; however, you have to match your pendant with your outfits, makeup, and other jewellery. To give you an expert opinion in order to make you choose the latest designs of diamond pendants, the following section has been designed with suggestions, tips and advice.
Solitaire: Solitaire diamond pendant designs are made with mostly brilliant round cut, princess or emerald cut. This kind of designs is most popular in diamond pendant design.
Star Shape: In the mid of 80s, star-shaped diamond pendant had been introduced for the first time. That trend becomes today’s tradition.
Heart Shapes: A heart-shaped pendant can be a great gift to give your wife or girlfriend. To make it a greatest and sweetest gift, jewellery manufacturers offer to make it in yellow gold, white gold as well as platinum.
Insects: These days you do not have to be formal always with a diamond pendant. In order create a funny or theme look you can wear diamond pendant shaped like spider or butterfly.
Animals: If you want to draw some extra attention you can try a diamond pendant shaped like panda bears, penguins, etc.
Religious: It is always a great option to stand by your own colour. Wearing a diamond pendant shaped like the cross, Star of David, sign of Allah or Om really means a lot and lets other know what you believe in.
Keys: Few year earlier Skeleton pendants were a trend. Just like that latest designs of pendants are the diamond key pendants.
Locket: A locket covered in diamond makes us fell the romance of conventional epoch with the luxury. Lovers always consider this as an ideal gift.
Peace Ring: Peace jewellery and pendant are in fashion since the rise of John Lennon in 60s. Anyone from any different background or age can wear a peace sign pendant with a long cord.
Tropical: Tropical pendant is ideal for those who want to enjoy the blues of rain or the cuddling in the winter with a diamond pendant. Pendant shaped like crabs, palm trees are always hot in fashion.
The next big question here, what is the ideal place to shop these kinds of trendy pendants. To purchase a diamond pendant you can choose both physical shops and online stores like candere.com. You will get plenty of reputed online shopping sites on the internet which offer free trials or free home delivery. If you want to purchase jewellery from an offline jewellery house then you can use directories to find a reputed jewellery shop near you.
As you know jewellery designs and fashion trends change often so it is suggested to do your research to know the latest diamond pendants.
There’s a lot of pressure on grooms-to-be to get the engagement ring right, so much so that the bride is often consulted for her opinion just to make sure that it’s right.
And with more and more expensive rings, it can be difficult to find one that’s going to stand out, especially if you don’t want to blow your wedding budget before you’ve even got engaged!
One alternative is to go for an antique engagement ring and there are many reasons why so many are choosing to go down this route.
One of the best things about antique rings is that they’re so far removed from the mass produced rings of nowadays, and all have their own unique qualities.
It’s great to know that your ring was painstakingly handcrafted and to know that so much time and care went into making it so beautiful and unique.
Antique rings (especially those from the Edwardian and Art Deco eras) are also strikingly beautiful due to the elaborate and intricate designs that were popular at the time.
Modern rings are becoming increasingly samey and an antique ring is a great way of doing something a little bit different.
It’s almost become a given that your engagement ring has to be a diamond. It all dates back to a very clever marketing campaign by the De Beers company starting back in the 1930s, but the fact is that diamonds are not inherently linked with romance.
While it goes without saying that diamonds are beautiful engagement rings, there’s a lot more variety when it comes to the antique options.
From sapphires and rubies to emeralds and opal, there’s a whole host of different gemstones, each with their own special meanings.
One of the biggest factors that will play into your engagement ring decision is the cost. It’s a very important purchase, and you certainly won’t want to end up with a ring that’s anything less than perfect because you were trying to save a couple of quid.
On the other hand, we understand that you might not want to shell out more than is necessary with all of the other costs that modern life brings, but did you know that antique rings are often a much more cost-effective option than a custom made ring?
You should never feel like there’s a certain amount you need to spend on a ring, and remember, the more you save on the ring, the more you can spend making the special day that little bit more special!
While there are numerous places which have great selections of antique rings from all kinds of eras such as Antique Diamond Rings, for an extra special touch it might be an idea to source yourself a ring which has an extra special meaning.
By this, we mean using a ring of a relative which has been passed down as an heirloom. Not only will this save you thousands, but it also gives your ring a special meaning which is truly unique to you as a couple.
It also means that you’ll always have something to remember your relatives by after they’re gone, and you can even pass it on yourself once you have a family of your own!
It may not be your first consideration, but when you think about it, purchasing an antique ring is a much better choice when it comes to the environment.
There’s such an emphasis on reusing and recycling nowadays and that’s exactly what you’ll be doing with an antique ring.
While antique rings aren’t for everyone, they’re certainly growing in popularity and it’s easy to see why.
A wedding ring set is a very important aspect of planning for your wedding and you wear it every day so it is important to have one that you absolutely love and cherish. There are many different styles, cuts and colors, so we have compiled a list of tips to help you and your significant other find the perfect ring for you!
Make sure you absolutely love the style!
Making sure you are in love with the ring set is an absolute must as you will be wearing it every day. You need to be sure that this ring set is what you truly want otherwise every time you look at it you will be disappointed. You should not be disappointed when you look at your rings you should be ecstatic that you married to the love of your life. You should also make sure that the style suits your personality! You don’t want a very dramatic ring if you are a very casual person.
Make sure that you know your price range!
It is very important that you know your price range, because then you will know what rings are readily available to you. This is good advice for anything, but it is particularly good advice towards buying your wedding ring set. You are also more than likely not going to go over budget as you and your partner already knows what amount of money you can put towards a ring. It can also bring you even closer, because you can pick out the ring together as you both know the budget.
Make sure that the sizing is correct!
Imagine getting to the alter and your ring not fitting, that would be a nightmare situation! That is why we recommend that you know what your ring size is before purchasing the ring set, because if not you are going to have some serious trouble! Your ring should not be too snug nor too loose. It should be just right with a little wiggle room in case your fingers get larger such as when you are pregnant. You can get your finger sized almost anywhere, so this step should not be a problem! The best part is that when you need to get your ring size most placed will do it for free!
We sincerely hope that you find the ring set of your dreams and that you feel like a princess while wearing it. After all it represents the day you married your true love! We hope that these tips make a difference in your ring purchase. We also hope that you enjoyed learning these tips as they have helped others just like you in the past. If you need more wedding tips and help, be sure to check out an amazing website called ukweddingsavings.co.uk/They have tons of tips that are sure to help you and your wedding planning process. We recommend them, because they are just so great!
There is good stress and there is bad stress. Good stress can be a reason for satisfaction because it can mean that you are self aware. This is the kind of stress you naturally experience when you are anticipating a positive event, such as a wedding. If you are stressing over your wedding plans, don’t feel bad. It’s only natural. Still, it would be nice to get those feelings under control, wouldn’t it? In this article, we will share some smart advice that will help you get a handle on wedding day, hen and stag weekend stress. Read on to learn more.
The period of time before your wedding day is always stressful. Being able to manage that stress and accompanying anxiety well can help you keep things on a positive note for all concerned. Planning for your wedding should help you and your intended to bond. Excessive stress can sabotage this process and burden you with negative memories of a happy time in your life.
To manage your stress effectively, you must first learn how to recognize it when it occurs. In part, this entails knowing the source of your stress. Here are some common stressors in regards to wedding planning:
- Burdensome Expenses
- Decision Making
- High Expectations
- Shifting Roles
Many young couples are not fully cognizant of the negative effect these situations can have on their current and future happiness. In fact, the success of the relationship can be impacted.
It is very helpful for couples to make a conscious choice to stay “in the now”. It’s good to have high expectations of fulfillment, happiness and marital bliss; however, it is extremely important to realize that expectations are just projections. Don’t let them get in the way of your being able to see and deal with reality. Let go of perfectionism regarding your wedding and learn to work the most effectively with what you actually have on hand. The results may surprise and delight you.
Another way you can be realistic is by understanding that all the other stresses in your life will continue while you are planning your wedding. For this reason, you should plan your time carefully so that you can meet all of your challenges.
Always remember that change of every kind (good and bad) generates stress. For this reason, you can expect some level of stress to accompany your wedding planning, even if it all goes well.
If there are complications such as:
- Financial Challenges
- Blended Family Issues
- Travel Requirements
- Death in the family
- Work Demands
You can surely expect to have a great deal of stress to manage.
Control the stressors you are able to by learning to delegate and/or to simply say “NO!” when it comes to committing yourself to others. You don’t have to accept every invitation or take on every task. These are areas of potential stress you can control.
Those that you cannot control include illnesses and personal losses. Be sure to plan to accommodate the unexpected by refraining from filling your schedule too full. Even if you cannot avoid or undo a negative, stressful event, you can schedule some downtime for yourself so that you can handle the situation with grace.
Practical Tips To Help You Deal With Stressors
Here are a few things you can do to relieve reduce stress and relieve stress overload symptoms:
- Begin by planning the wedding you really want. Don’t be pressured into investing yourself in an inauthentic experience. Remember that it’s your wedding, so if you don’t want it to be on a grand scale, you are not obligated. If you do want a big wedding, take advantage of the services of a wedding planner to minimize the stress.
- Identify people and services who can help you! You can always delegate tasks to:
- Your Friends & Relations
- Wedding Service Vendors
- Your Intended
When a task does not have to be done by you, you are well advised to entrust it to a skilled other!
- Let go and allow some serendipity! You cannot control the whole shebang and you shouldn’t try! Guide the progress of your wedding planning rather than demanding perfection. The little surprises and imperfections that come up along the way will only serve to make your wedding uniquely yours!
Be Your Best Self
You want your wedding to be remembered for all the right reasons, so be sure to practice good self-care during this phase of your life so that you will be remembered as being calm, cool and collected.
Be sure to:
- Get plenty of good sleep.
- Enjoy light-to-moderate exercise daily.
- Eat a healthy, natural, whole foods diet.
- Shun drugs, alcohol, excessive caffeine and sugar. Doing so will keep your moods and energy levels stable.
- Practice meditation, yoga and/or other relaxation techniques. You may wish to invest in a biofeedback device.
- Share your experiences with others. Talking about your stress with your friends and relations can help you keep your experience in perspective.
- Participate in enjoyable activities. Don’t give up your hobbies and pastimes in order to plan your wedding. This is sure to make you grumpy.
- Take care of your relationship by being certain to spend quality time with your intended.
- Make changes in increments. This will help reduce the stress that is inherent in all change.