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Tips for Planning a Wedding Last Minute: Little Details, Part 2

by Gillian Burgess Thursday, 18 September 2014 Informational

02C84470 As your wedding day approaches, there are a thousand little details competing for your attention. If you are planning a wedding on a short timeline, these details can seem magnified and overwhelming, but don’t despair! We’ve got you covered on: picking a venue, making a selection from gorgeous gold wedding ring sets, finding a dress and starting to narrow down all these last-minute details.

With a few meticulous lists and some help from friends and family, you’ll have it all under control so you can enjoy your beautiful day.

More Little Details for Your Wedding Day

 

1. Get your marriage license.

Oh that tiny thing? You’d be surprised how easy it is to forget about the legal piece of your wedding slip your mind! Each state has different rules, requirements and waiting periods, so look these up well in advance. For example, when my husband and I got married in Louisiana, I had to order a certified copy of my birth certificate from the county where I was born in California, which took weeks. Call the office in advance to make sure you have everything you need.

2. Make a master wedding-day agenda. 

A general rule of thumb is that everything will take a little longer than you think it will when planning a wedding. Ask all of your vendors what timeframes they recommend, as they have valuable expertise to draw from. Think five women can get hair and make-up done in two hours? Think again! Add in some buffer time for each step to cut down on frantic rushing. Write up an agenda and email and print out copies for everyone who is part of the wedding. Have your coordinator (or whichever trusted person you designate taskmaster) keep each step running smoothly.

3. Make a list of items that need to go to the venue or hotel

It’s best to work on this list over the course of a few days, as you will remember little things as you go. Keep a notebook or phone app handy to jot items down as you think of them. Categorize items by steps in the agenda and/or venue, and make note of who is responsible for each. For example, the best man may be in charge of getting the gold wedding band sets to the venue, but the maid of honor is responsible for all hair, make-up and clothes items that need to go to the hotel room.

4. Create tip envelopes

This is a detail you could easily overlook during a whirlwind wedding day. Look at your list of vendors, and decide who you want to tip and how much. Put together labeled envelopes sealed with checks for each vendor, and give them to your wedding coordinator or point person. It’s a good idea to set aside a bit of emergency cash and a checkbook for unforeseen circumstances.

What last-minute tips do you have for planning a wedding?

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3 Reasons to Customize Wedding Ring Sets This Holiday Season

by Gillian Burgess Tuesday, 16 September 2014 Wedding Rings

wedding ring sets The holidays are still a few months away, but it’s not too early to begin envisioning your magical holiday proposal and designing your customized wedding ring sets. If you start planning now, you will have plenty of time to create a stress-free romantic proposal with the perfect amount of sparkle.

Why Design His and Hers Rings for the Holidays


1. Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is a meaningful holiday to plan your proposal around. At this time of year, you are spending time with family and friends and reflecting on the blessings in your life. Get input from her close girlfriends in advance to create the perfect his and hers rings for you as a couple. When you propose, tell your sweetheart why you are thankful to have her in your life and why you want to spend the rest of your life together. Present her with the matching rings as a symbol of your unity and love.

2. Deck the Halls

Christmas presents don’t get more thoughtful and romantic than personalized wedding ring sets. Make this Christmas morning an extra memorable occasion by designing an engagement ring and two complementary wedding bands she will love and hiding the trio ring set in plain sight. Sneak out to the Christmas tree before she wakes up and hang the rings on a bit of ribbon along with the other ornaments. When it’s time to open presents, have her search around the tree for her special gift.

3. Make a Shared Gift

If you aren’t sure which style of his and hers rings to choose or think that your bride-to-be will want to be involved in ring shopping, make the design process part of the fun. Find a stunning My Trio Rings diamond engagement ring and pop the question, then when she says “yes,” design customized wedding bands as your holiday gift to one another. You can decide together exactly what you want, and you’ll get a 10% She Said Yes! discount.

Create Gorgeous Wedding Ring Sets:

  • Go to the Trio Ring Sets page and click “view customizable rings” on the top right. 
  • Choose your stone cut.
  • Choose the size of the stone.
  • Filter the list of results by gold type.

Find the his and hers rings of your dreams! 

 

Wedding Traditions of the World: Bridal Attire Edition

by Kirsten Clark Thursday, 11 September 2014 Informational

wedding traditions, customizable ring sets, his and her rings We’ve written in the past about different wedding traditions and superstitions from around the world, but today I specifically wanted to talk about bridal attire customs.

Most of us dream about our wedding dress from an early age and can’t imagine wearing anything but that one perfect gown when exchanging his and her rings. However, not every bride ends up wearing a white (or white-ish) dress on her wedding day. Different cultures have different traditions, and wedding attire is no exception. Let’s take a look at some of the bridal attire traditions from around the world:

1. Traditional Chinese

In a traditional Chinese wedding, the bride will be wearing a one-piece gown called a qipao, which have been worn since the 17th century. It’s elaborately embroidered with silver and gold designs. It’s typically red as the color red is thought to repel evil spirits and bring good fortune. Here’s another traditional Chinese bridal custom: brides will wear a red, silk veil during her wedding ceremony. The veil is removed by her husband, but not until their wedding night.

2. Traditional Egyptian

A traditional Egyptian wedding dress is so long that the material spreads on the floor. Most of these gowns have embellishments and colorful accents-- gold accents are the most popular, as gold used to be a color used by Egyptian royalty. The gown itself is also often red. Brides also wear a shawl as a headdress because the bride is not allow to show her face to wedding guests. It covers everything except the eyes as she is only to be unveiled for her husband and her family.

3. Traditional Mongolian

At a traditional Mongolian wedding, both the bride and the groom wear a del, a bright garment made of cotton and silk with various patterns. The bride also wears a round, flat headdress that signifies wealth, so she would want it to be as extravagant and ornate as possible.

4. Traditional Indian

Traditionally, Hindu brides wear elaborate red or white saris. The colors represent fertility, wealth, and purity. Most of these are elaborately decorated in sequined patterns. She’ll also have various, intricate henna tattoos on her hands and feet that her female family member painted on in the days leading up to the wedding.

What wedding traditions are you planning on incorporating into your day?

Browse our customizable ring sets; we have his and hers rings that fit your unique style. 

Innovative Engagement Ring Boxes of the 21st Century

by Kirsten Clark Tuesday, 09 September 2014 Informational

 engagement ring set, customizable ring sets, engagement ring boxes When you are getting ready to propose, you spend a lot of time thinking about engagement rings. That’s natural since there are a lot of choices to be made. For instance, the type of gold and the cut of the diamond...and that’s just two of the many decisions weighing on your mind.

However, until recently, people haven’t thought much about the box that holds the engagement ring set. Maybe that’s because there hasn’t been many other choices beyond the standard, square, bulky ring box. Good news! That’s no longer the case (pun intended). You can now customize your ring box to match the customizable ring set you’ll give your sweetheart. Take a look at these innovative engagement ring boxes:

1. Ring Cam

If you’re a technology fanatic, Ring Cam might be a perfect fit for your proposal. This isn’t just an ordinary ring box. It’s a ring box that can record your proposal from start to finish. Capture your partner’s surprised reaction when you get down on one knee, and you’ll be able to relive your proposal with friends and family. All you have to do is press a button to start recording.

2. Clifton

Have you ever thought about how bulky ring boxes are? That can present a major problem when you are trying to plan a surprise proposal and have to worry about where to store the cumbersome box without it being noticed. That’s where packaging designer Andrew Zo stepped in. His creation, the “Clifton,” is an engagement ring box that’s just 1 centimeter thick and resembles a wallet. When you open it up, the ring blooms like a flower in a beautiful spinning motion. This box retails for $99, but that price might be well worth the look of utter surprise on your sweetheart’s face.

3. Create Your Own!

Want a ring box that’s as unique as our customizable ring sets? Then put on your thinking hat! Instead of using a traditional box, brainstorm other things that you can use to present the engagement ring set. For example, if your love is a bibliophile, then you could buy a copy of her favorite book (don’t use her prized copy!) and carve out a section for the engagement ring. Try to think of things that unite you as a couple. Maybe you two fell in love after bonding over your Harry Potter obsession. If so, a replica of the Sorting Hat might be the perfect way to ask your partner to permanently become a part of your house. What ideas can you come up with?

Before you propose, you have to have the perfect ring! Check out our customizable ring sets and start planning your proposal today!

Design Your Customizable Trio Ring Sets

by Gillian Burgess Thursday, 04 September 2014 Wedding Rings

1 3 4 CT. T.W. Diamond Ladies Engagement Ring Wedding Band Men s Wedding Band Matching Set 10K White Gold BT317W10K-P033 When you say “I do,” you want to exchange wedding bands with your beloved that represent your relationship and enduring commitment to one another. It may seem like a tall order to find beautifully crafted wedding ring sets that match your taste and personality (and are within your budget), but My Trio Rings makes personalization part of the process.

You can browse the My Trio Rings online store and select exactly what you want in our customizable trio ring sets, featuring an engagement ring, a women’s wedding band and a men’s wedding band. Cut, stone size, band style - it’s all at your fingertips to decide what goes on your finger!

Here are a few examples of the gorgeous customizable trio ring sets you can design:

1. 3/4 CT. 10K White Gold Trio Ring Set

The diamond engagement ring in this trio ring set is the star of this show, featuring a princess-cut solitaire diamond surrounded by 20 sparkling round sidestones. The classic elegance of this ring is eye-catching without being over the top. The women’s wedding ring is the same width and carries over the style with 23 round-cut diamonds set in the band. The men’s wedding band is perfect for the gentleman who isn’t into a lot of bling: it’s a simple 5 mm, rounded, high-polish band.


2. 1 3/8 CT White Gold Trio Ring Set

If you like to make a statement with your style, go big and dramatic with this trio set. The elaborate engagement ring has a 5.2 mm 14K white gold band and a leaf-shaped centerpiece and two rows of round-cut diamonds on either side. The men’s wedding band also shows off a bold style, with three short rows of round-cut diamonds set in a 7.1 mm band. The women’s wedding ring is more understated, with a slim 3mm band highlighting 11 round-cut diamonds.

3. 1 1/5 CT Yellow Gold Trio Ring Set 

Modern and classic elements blend harmoniously in this stunning and affordable 10K yellow gold wedding band set. The engagement ring shines with a princess-cut solitaire stone, offset by baguette-cut diamonds. The slim, elegant wedding bands are set with a combined 27 baguette diamonds for a subtle sparkle.

Ready to design your own wedding ring sets? Here’s how:

1. Go to the trio ring sets page and click the “view customizable rings” button on the top right.
2. Choose your stone cut.
3. Choose the size of your stone.
4. Filter the list of results by white or yellow gold and 10K and 14K gold.

Browse all of our customizable trio ring sets to find your perfect match. 

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