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Monthly Archives: January 2011

  • How to Buy Inexpensive Wedding Jewelry

    inexpensive-wedding-jewelryYou and your fiancé compared online jewelry prices and picked out beautiful budget wedding rings to celebrate your life together. You may not be finished buying inexpensive wedding jewelry, though. Many couples choose to purchase jewelry for their wedding party that coordinates with their wedding theme and doubles as a thank-you gift. What should you look for?

    1. Bridesmaid Jewelry

    Many brides choose to purchase a matching necklace, a bracelet, or a pair of earrings for each of their bridesmaids. Some choose a set that includes all three. Popular selections include pearl necklaces or necklaces made with colored crystals. Bridesmaid jewelry ranges widely in cost depending on what you are looking for. It is possible to purchase inexpensive wedding jewelry for bridesmaids, especially if you choose carefully. For example, look for necklaces with a single pearl instead of a full string of pearls. Although you are looking for a bargain, be sure that you purchase high-quality jewelry made from silver or gold that won’t irritate sensitive skin.

    2. Groomsmen Jewelry

    Some grooms choose to purchase special matching cufflinks for themselves and each of their groomsmen instead of using the cufflinks provided by the tuxedo rental store. Some grooms choose neutral cufflinks, while others prefer to find cufflinks that coordinate with the color of the bridesmaid dresses. Like bridesmaid jewelry, cufflinks can be purchased for a wide range of prices on inexpensive wedding jewelry websites, at brick and mortar jewelry stores, and at many department stores. Some grooms also purchase commemorative cufflinks for their father and father-in-law. If your wedding is less formal and doesn’t include tuxedos, consider giving matching silk ties instead of cufflinks.

    3. Mother of the Bride or Mother-In-Law Jewelry

    If you have enough money left in your wedding jewelry budget after purchasing budget wedding rings and inexpensive wedding jewelry for your bridal party, it might be nice to think about Mom. Some couples choose to honor their mothers with a special bouquet or with a special piece of wedding jewelry as a thank you for all of their love and care over the years. Necklaces are a popular choice, and they can even coordinate with the bridesmaid jewelry if you desire. Some stores may have upcoming Valentine’s Day sales that would give you additional savings on your jewelry purchase.

    Where would you recommend buying inexpensive wedding jewelry?

    Photo Credit: Mercury Jane

  • Creative Proposal Ideas from Books and Movies

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    Two of the most popular times of year to propose marriage are Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It is too late for a Christmas proposal unless you want to plan ahead for next year. However, Valentine’s Day is a little over a month away. You still have time find the best possible deal on an inexpensive diamond cluster ring and come up with a creative proposal idea if you start planning now. There are many ways to create a memorable proposal. One technique is to use your partner’s favorite book or movie proposal as an inspiration. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

    1. The Impromptu Proposal

    In Little Women, there is a misunderstanding when Professor Bhaer comes to Concord as a surprise with the manuscript of Jo March’s book. He believes that Jo has married someone else. Once she discovers the misunderstanding, Jo chases after him as he walks to the train station in the rain. She asks him to stay, and he offers his hand in marriage at the spur of the moment as they stand together under a shared umbrella in the rain. Have your diamond cluster ring at the ready to propose to your girlfriend at an unplanned romantic moment when she least expects it.

    2. The Classic Proposal

    Mr. Bingley falls in love with Jane Bennet at the beginning of Pride and Prejudice, but it is not until close to the end of the novel that he realizes she loves him, too. In the newest film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bingley visits the Bennets’ house and asks to have a private audience with Jane. Once alone with Jane, Mr. Bingley walks over to Jane and gets down on one knee. This may not be the most creative proposal idea, but if your girlfriend is traditional, she may value the classic down-on-one-knee approach.

    3.  The Simple Proposal

    As is typical in many romances, circumstances have separated Gilbert Blythe and Anne Shirley until nearly the end of Anne of Avonlea. When Gilbert recovers from his long illness, he asks Anne to join him on a walk. He pauses on a bridge over the lake at sunset and takes her hand. Gilbert uses simple language to tell Anne that he doesn’t have much to offer and they won’t be able to get married right away, but he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. To take a page from Gilbert’s book, choose a beautiful landscape that is special to the two of you, and bring a diamond cluster ring in your pocket when you go.

    4. The Bilingual Proposal

    In Love Actually, Jamie and Aurelia quickly fall in love, but their language barrier (Jamie speaks English, and Aurelia speaks Portuguese) prevents them from communicating much with each other verbally. When he gets back to England, Jamie takes a crash course in Portuguese. He flies back to propose to Aurelia in her own language on Christmas Eve in the middle of the restaurant where she is a waitress. He is surprised when Aurelia accepts his proposal in English, as she also decided to learn his language “just in cases.” Surprise your girlfriend by learning her native language as a creative proposal idea that is full of romance.

    What are your favorite proposals from books and movies?

    Photo Credit: Isoteemu

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Monthly Archives: January 2011

  • How to Buy Inexpensive Wedding Jewelry

    inexpensive-wedding-jewelryYou and your fiancé compared online jewelry prices and picked out beautiful budget wedding rings to celebrate your life together. You may not be finished buying inexpensive wedding jewelry, though. Many couples choose to purchase jewelry for their wedding party that coordinates with their wedding theme and doubles as a thank-you gift. What should you look for?

    1. Bridesmaid Jewelry

    Many brides choose to purchase a matching necklace, a bracelet, or a pair of earrings for each of their bridesmaids. Some choose a set that includes all three. Popular selections include pearl necklaces or necklaces made with colored crystals. Bridesmaid jewelry ranges widely in cost depending on what you are looking for. It is possible to purchase inexpensive wedding jewelry for bridesmaids, especially if you choose carefully. For example, look for necklaces with a single pearl instead of a full string of pearls. Although you are looking for a bargain, be sure that you purchase high-quality jewelry made from silver or gold that won’t irritate sensitive skin.

    2. Groomsmen Jewelry

    Some grooms choose to purchase special matching cufflinks for themselves and each of their groomsmen instead of using the cufflinks provided by the tuxedo rental store. Some grooms choose neutral cufflinks, while others prefer to find cufflinks that coordinate with the color of the bridesmaid dresses. Like bridesmaid jewelry, cufflinks can be purchased for a wide range of prices on inexpensive wedding jewelry websites, at brick and mortar jewelry stores, and at many department stores. Some grooms also purchase commemorative cufflinks for their father and father-in-law. If your wedding is less formal and doesn’t include tuxedos, consider giving matching silk ties instead of cufflinks.

    3. Mother of the Bride or Mother-In-Law Jewelry

    If you have enough money left in your wedding jewelry budget after purchasing budget wedding rings and inexpensive wedding jewelry for your bridal party, it might be nice to think about Mom. Some couples choose to honor their mothers with a special bouquet or with a special piece of wedding jewelry as a thank you for all of their love and care over the years. Necklaces are a popular choice, and they can even coordinate with the bridesmaid jewelry if you desire. Some stores may have upcoming Valentine’s Day sales that would give you additional savings on your jewelry purchase.

    Where would you recommend buying inexpensive wedding jewelry?

    Photo Credit: Mercury Jane

  • Creative Proposal Ideas from Books and Movies

    creative-proposal-idea

     

    Two of the most popular times of year to propose marriage are Christmas and Valentine’s Day. It is too late for a Christmas proposal unless you want to plan ahead for next year. However, Valentine’s Day is a little over a month away. You still have time find the best possible deal on an inexpensive diamond cluster ring and come up with a creative proposal idea if you start planning now. There are many ways to create a memorable proposal. One technique is to use your partner’s favorite book or movie proposal as an inspiration. Here are a few ideas to get you started.

    1. The Impromptu Proposal

    In Little Women, there is a misunderstanding when Professor Bhaer comes to Concord as a surprise with the manuscript of Jo March’s book. He believes that Jo has married someone else. Once she discovers the misunderstanding, Jo chases after him as he walks to the train station in the rain. She asks him to stay, and he offers his hand in marriage at the spur of the moment as they stand together under a shared umbrella in the rain. Have your diamond cluster ring at the ready to propose to your girlfriend at an unplanned romantic moment when she least expects it.

    2. The Classic Proposal

    Mr. Bingley falls in love with Jane Bennet at the beginning of Pride and Prejudice, but it is not until close to the end of the novel that he realizes she loves him, too. In the newest film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bingley visits the Bennets’ house and asks to have a private audience with Jane. Once alone with Jane, Mr. Bingley walks over to Jane and gets down on one knee. This may not be the most creative proposal idea, but if your girlfriend is traditional, she may value the classic down-on-one-knee approach.

    3.  The Simple Proposal

    As is typical in many romances, circumstances have separated Gilbert Blythe and Anne Shirley until nearly the end of Anne of Avonlea. When Gilbert recovers from his long illness, he asks Anne to join him on a walk. He pauses on a bridge over the lake at sunset and takes her hand. Gilbert uses simple language to tell Anne that he doesn’t have much to offer and they won’t be able to get married right away, but he wants to spend the rest of his life with her. To take a page from Gilbert’s book, choose a beautiful landscape that is special to the two of you, and bring a diamond cluster ring in your pocket when you go.

    4. The Bilingual Proposal

    In Love Actually, Jamie and Aurelia quickly fall in love, but their language barrier (Jamie speaks English, and Aurelia speaks Portuguese) prevents them from communicating much with each other verbally. When he gets back to England, Jamie takes a crash course in Portuguese. He flies back to propose to Aurelia in her own language on Christmas Eve in the middle of the restaurant where she is a waitress. He is surprised when Aurelia accepts his proposal in English, as she also decided to learn his language “just in cases.” Surprise your girlfriend by learning her native language as a creative proposal idea that is full of romance.

    What are your favorite proposals from books and movies?

    Photo Credit: Isoteemu

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