A Guide To Antique Engagement Rings

A Guide To Antique Engagement Rings

The tradition of giving separate rings for the engagement and the marriage started in Victorian England. The first DeBeers diamond minds in the late 1800s helped increase the popularity of engagement rings. The earliest diamonds were not nearly as brilliant as today’s rings. The first mine cut diamonds were not very clear. This improved in the early 20th century with the European cut diamonds. Antique engagement rings are a unique and beautiful alternative to a new ring. The tradition of giving separate rings for the engagement and the marriage started in Victorian England. The first DeBeers diamond minds in the late 1800s helped increase the popularity of engagement rings. The earliest diamonds were not nearly as brilliant as today’s rings. The first mine cut diamonds were not very clear. This improved in the early 20th century with the European cut diamonds. These are often found in rings from the Art Deco period. Diamond cutting continued to improve and evolve into the brilliant cut that is still used today. Larger stones are found in Victorian rings. While these diamonds don’t have the clarity of newer rings, the stone is generally larger. Rings became smaller throughout the early 1900s and into the Great Depression. Overall, the quality of the diamond affects the price. Clarity isn’t as important in antique rings as it is in new ones. The value depends more on the demand for specific rings. The most popular vintage rings are from the Victorian Era through the 1940s. Distinct styles, settings and stones can be seen in rings from each period. Victorian rings are generally yellow or rose colored gold....
7 Advantages To Buying Plus Size Wedding Lingerie Online

7 Advantages To Buying Plus Size Wedding Lingerie Online

Here are seven advantages to buying plus size wedding lingerie online. Wedding lingerie is an important part of a bride’s trousseau because it allows a bride to feel elegant, desirable and sexy. However, plus size brides often face a challenge finding wedding lingerie that will fit properly and look alluring for their special day and honeymoon. By shopping online, the full-figured bride can easily find affordable, flattering, stylish, sexy plus size wedding lingerie! There are many online lingerie stores that carry a large selection of plus size wedding lingerie. Many of these merchants focus exclusively on providing plus size lingerie that enhances and flatters the sensuous curves of fuller figures. These plus size lingerie stores strive to provide quality products that provide the same sexy feel as smaller sized intimates, with fuller coverage that many plus size women prefer. By shopping online at one of the top plus size lingerie stores, the full-figured bride can find a variety of wedding lingerie, including baby dolls, bustiers, corsets, teddies, fantasy costumes, leather, as well as tantalizing treats and accessories! Many of these merchants offer super plus size lingerie in sizes up to 6x, to fit the fullest plus size figures. There are many advantages to buying plus size wedding lingerie online. They include: • Free shipping Many of the top online plus size lingerie stores offer free standard shipping for newsletter and email subscribers, for purchases shipped inside the continental U.S. or for lingerie purchases over a certain amount. • First time discounts and gifts Many of the top online plus size lingerie stores offer discounts for first time shoppers. The...

7 Uniquely Creative Things To Do With Your Wedding Photos

1. Photos on Canvas Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have your favorite wedding photo transformed into stunning photo art? By printing the image onto a hand-stretched canvas you can give an artistic, finished look to your most classic wedding photo. 2. Personalized Stamp Turn your favourite wedding photo in a custom postage stamp. All you need to do is upload a photo and then customize it just the way you want. Each stamp is actual valid postage and can be used to decorate your thank you and holiday card envelopes or as creative wedding favors. Add a personal touch to everything you send by mail and create a timeless keepsake as well. 3. Custom Thank You Card By featuring one of your wedding photos on the front of a custom note card you can create classy customized thank you cards for your guests and others who helped with your wedding planning. Each of your guests will now have a photo keepsake from your special day. 4. Create a Multimedia DVD Slide-Show You can create a DVD slide-show presentation of your wedding photos that can be played on your TV. You can even select your first dance or other favorite song as your background music. A neat and interactive way to create a memory of your wedding day. 5. Online Scrap Book Tell the story of your wedding by publishing an online scrapbook. Include photos from the events leading up to your big day including showers, stags, rehearsal parties as well as the ceremony and reception. Your scrapbook will be easy to share with all...

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Weight Loss for Brides

Weight Loss for Brides

Drop at Least One Dress Size before Your Wedding Your big day is fast approaching and you’re terrified that you won’t fit into that dream wedding gown you’ve bought.  Follow this simple, yet proven approach for 3-4 weeks before your wedding day and drop at least one dress size. The stress and anxiety that most brides experience as their wedding day approaches can be overwhelming for them.  The amount of preparation involved and the countless number of details needing attention can make it very difficult to eat sensibly and maintain even a modest level of good nutrition.   I can recall countless conversations with brides who are so stressed out in the month or so before their wedding that they abandon all good eating habits and either starve themselves or binge on junk food to handle the stress. Many are genuinely terrified that they’ll be overweight and unattractive on their wedding day or even worse won’t be able to fit into their dream wedding gown. I have been working with a personal trainer for the past 5 years who continually reminds me how just a few simple changes to your daily routine can make a huge difference.  The four basic principles I outline below really do work.  I’ve had personal success using these strategies and continue to follow them on a daily basis.   Many of my clients who have requested my help and followed this advice have had remarkable results.  Start this program at least 3-4 weeks before your wedding day and see for yourself. BEFORE YOU START THIS DIET YOU SHOULD YOU DETOX FIRST TO KICK OFF YOUR PROGRAM! CLICK...
Who Pays For What?

Who Pays For What?

Check out this great tool we found about who pays for what for the wedding? Additional tidbits: Clothes All attendants pay for their own clothing (including shoes). Pre-wedding Parties Bride or groom’s family plans and hosts engagement party; if there is more than one, bride’s family hosts the first one. Groom’s family plans and hosts the rehearsal dinner. Bride plans and hosts bridesmaids’ luncheon. Groom hosts and plans bachelors’ dinner. Maid of honor and bridesmaids host shower. Best man and ushers host bachelor party. Friends may throw additional engagement parties or showers. Transportation Bride and family pay for wedding transportation of bridal party to and from ceremony and reception. Read more: Who Pays for What in a Wedding http://wedding.theknot.com/getting-engaged/engaged/articles/wedding-budget-who-pays-for-what.aspx#ixzz2nlN27Go1 Who bears the burden of wedding expenses in your family? Are you approaching paying for your wedding in a creative way? We want to hear from you! Share! Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...