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Summer Sale! 4 Trio Ring Sets We Love
If you and your sweetheart are planning a summer wedding, it’s probably a whirlwind of activity right about now as you settle all the last details. The good news is that one of those decisions is about to get a lot easier! My Trio Rings is having a summer sale, offering huge savings on our already affordable ring sets. Our specials run until a set is sold out or until the end of the month, whichever comes first!
Here are just a few of our favorite trio ring sets that are on sale:
The Center of Attention
2 CT. T.W. Diamond Trio Ring Set in 14K White Gold
This his and hers matching ring set makes a big splash with a modern design and 2 carats in total. The wide wedding bands complement one another, and each is set with six round-cut diamonds. But the real eye-catcher is the engagement ring, which features a striking princess-cut solitaire stone and four round-cut side stones.
A Modern Classic
3/8 Carat T.W. Diamond Trio Ring Set in 10K White Gold
This trio ring set combines contemporary and classic styles for a unique design. It features an engagement ring with a gorgeous halo setting and 27 diamonds, plus elegant wedding bands set with round-cut diamonds.
1 3/8 CT. T.W. Diamond Trio Ring Set in 14K Yellow Gold
This affordable ring set has more than a little bit of classic glitz and glamour, showcasing 81 round-cut diamonds. The engagement ring has a stunning cluster head, and the matching wedding bands stand out with angled geometric shapes and round-cut channel stones.
1 Carat Diamond Trio Ring Set in 14K White Gold
This his and hers matching ring set is both dramatic and delicate, featuring an engagement ring with a sparkling flower head and sleek wedding bands with round-cut side stones.
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5 Steps for a Stress-Free Wedding Week
The countdown is on, and you’re just a few days from getting hitched. This is the time in wedding planning that is equal parts exciting and stressful. You can almost kick back, celebrate and enjoy your party, but you still have so many things to do.
With everything going on, it’s easy to get tied up in tension and frustration just before you get married - but that’s probably not how you want to mark this important milestone in your life. Here are a few simple and practical tips to help you keep your sanity and create a happy, stress-free wedding week.
1. Recognize that it’s OK to stop caring about things.
You will probably have at least one moment during this last week where you throw up your hands in exasperation and say, “You know what? Screw it; it doesn’t really matter.” This is OK - healthy even! So you discovered that the 150 programs you ordered have a glaring typo on the first page. Big deal. Or the flowers were underordered by about half. Meh. Embrace these moments of apathy because, really, these things don’t matter in the long run. .
2. Write up a wedding weekend itinerary.
Capture all those pesky wedding planning details running through your head and put them down on paper. Make a bulleted list of everything that needs to happen each day, big and small, and cut out unnecessary items. Mark who is in charge of each task, and delegate as much as you can to your wedding planner or trusted friends and family.
3. Accept that your itinerary will not go as planned.
That said, your carefully crafted plan will inevitably shift in real life. Cross your fingers, be flexible, and try to roll with the changes.
4. Get enough sleep.
Taking care of yourself and getting enough rest can fall by the wayside during the last few days before your wedding, but it’s essential for a stress-free wedding week. Scrap something from your to-do list if necessary, and go to bed at a decent hour. You’d hate to be a zombie on your wedding day or get sick right before your honeymoon.
5. Take some time alone together.
When things start to get crazy, sneak away as a couple for a few quiet moments. Grab an ice cream cone or a coffee - just the two of you - and remember exactly why you’re celebrating.
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6 Important Questions to Ask a Wedding Planner
Whether you decide to hire a wedding planner or not will depend on your budget, the type of event you are hosting and the amount of help you need. Some couples prefer to save money on a wedding coordinator and do more of the hands-on work themselves. Others think it’s a worthwhile investment to hire a professional to handle all the arrangements and details for a more stress-free wedding day.
If you do decide to use a professional wedding planner for your special day, do your homework in advance to make sure you find the right person for the job. A great wedding planner will do everything he or she can to make your wedding run smoothly so you can enjoy your celebration - whether that’s by getting the best deals from vendors or troubleshooting a crisis right before you walk down the aisle to exchange wedding ring sets.
Here are five of the first questions to ask a wedding planner before committing:
1. What wedding planning services do you offer? Do you specialize in any area?
Get an idea of what she offers clients. Does she customize full-service packages to each wedding - offering everything from event design to day-of coordination? Does she offer a la carte services or smaller packages as well? Does she handle coordinating rentals, vendors, contracts and all the details you want her to manage? Ask her to tell you about a few specific examples of different weddings she has managed so you can get an idea of her style.
2. Have you worked with our wedding venue or vendors before?
It’s helpful if he has worked on an event at the location you’ve chosen or has existing relationships with your florist, photographer or other vendors. But if you are still searching for service providers, he can also be a valuable asset in this process. Ask if he has strong contacts in certain industries, and get a feel for how he chooses the right vendors for a wedding.
3. Do you work alone or with a team?
Ask for a breakdown of her wedding planning team - what each person’s expertise is and what he or she is responsible for. Be clear on who you will be working with and who will be there on your wedding day.
4. How do you handle tricky situations or things that don’t go as planned?
This is one of the most important questions to ask a wedding planner, so don’t let him off the hook with a generic response. Weddings can have emotionally charged or challenging moments - guests showing up who haven’t RSVPd, flower arrangements showing up late, wedding ring sets getting temporarily misplaced by the best man. You want to know the wedding planner you hire can keep his cool and fix any problems that arise (preferably without you having to get involved at all). Ask for examples of times he’s successfully managed crises.
5. How does your wedding planning process work?
Ask her to outline how she usually works with her clients, including how often you will meet and the best way to communicate. Be clear about what you are looking for - if you need someone to take a strong lead with all aspects of planning, for example - and see if your two styles will algn.
6. How do you charge? Is there a minimum budget you work with?
Wedding planners charge in different ways - some quote a flat package rate or a percentage of the total wedding budget (often 10 to 20%), others charge hourly. Ask for a detailed quote, including any extra expenses, such as transportation or travel fees.
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5 Creative Wedding Reception Ideas
Want to make sure that your guests have the time of their lives at your reception? Think outside the box when wedding planning, and try one of these creative wedding reception ideas that are sure to win you the “most fun wedding of the year” award.
1. Set up a SpeechBooth
Not all of your friends and family have the opportunity (or inclination) to give a toast in front of everyone, but many would still love to have the chance to offer their love, congratulations and advice more privately. SpeechBooth offers the perfect way to do this - with minimal expense and hassle. Simply order a DIY kit, and set up a video booth that is easy for guests to use to record their personalized messages throughout your reception. After the wedding, you’ll receive a professionally edited compilation video and all the raw footage of guests’ messages.
2. Offer a Respite from the Dance Floor
Even the most enthusiastic dancers at your wedding reception will need a breather from time to time. Set up a relaxing lounge area away from the dance floor with sofas, comfy chairs, water bottles, games and flip-flops for weary feet. It will be more comfortable and appealing than camping out at the reception tables.
3. Ask for Requests
If you want everyone to bust a move on the dance floor, one of the simplest creative wedding reception ideas is to let your guests contribute to the DJ’s playlist. At the beginning of the wedding reception, ask the DJ to announce he or she will be taking song requests for a set period of time. Let people write down their faves, and get ready for a great dance party.
4. Make Dessert Extra Refreshing
Instead of serving traditional wedding cake, opt to rent a retro ice cream, frozen yogurt or snow cone cart to serve refreshing desserts. Pick a few of your favorite ice cream flavors to serve, or create a signature daiquiri that can be enjoyed with or without alcohol added.
5. Serve Late-Night Munchies
The golden rule of wedding planning is to make sure your guests are well fed. A few hours after the dancing starts - well after dinner has been served - hire a local food truck to make a surprise appearance at your wedding reception. Guests will love refueling on tacos, mini sandwiches or other tasty treats.
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Engagement Etiquette 101: Do’s and Don’ts
Congratulations! You are newly engaged. You might feel both giddy with excitement and a bit overwhelmed as you are sharing your news and planning your wedding. Here are a few basic engagement etiquette tips to set you on the right track.
Engagement Do’s and Don’ts
Tell your family about your engagement before posting on social media.
Believe me: your mom will be livid if she sees your diamond engagement ring selfie on Facebook before you tell her yourself. It’s normal to want to shout the news from the mountaintops… but tell your family first. If you can, share the news in person. If not, call, Skype or FaceTime them. Then get in touch with rest of your inner circle: grandma, your siblings, your closest friends. Now you’re free to broadcast the news to your wider circle of friends on social media - and enjoy the excitement and congratulations.
Talk incessantly about your upcoming wedding in front of people who won’t be invited.
It’s natural to be enthusiastic about getting married, especially when wedding planning is going to be taking up a lot of your time and energy. But be conscious of who you are gushing to about the diamond engagement ring, the reception venue and the wedding party attire. It would be impolite to talk an acquaintance’s ear off about all your plans if you have no intention of inviting her to the wedding. Keep your sharing to a minimum in front of those not on the guest list, and save yourself some awkward questions down the road. This goes for social media posting as well!
Ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen to be part of the wedding early.
Once you start planning your wedding, make your list of attendants one of your earliest decisions as a couple. You’ll want to ask your bridesmaids and groomsmen with plenty of notice. Share any details and logistics you have already - location, tentative dates, attire, any costs you’ll be covering, etc. - and let them know that you’d be honored if they can do it but you will understand if they can’t for any reason.
Feel that you have to have an engagement party.
Plenty of couples want to celebrate their engagement with a party with friends and family, but plenty opt out of this event. If your parents are dying to host a party as soon as you announce your news, go for it and enjoy yourselves. If it seems like another expensive item on your to-do list that you’re not looking forward to, skip it and save your energy for wedding planning.
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