Choosing the Perfect Wedding Ring

Written by Samantha Taylor

Traditionally, a wedding band was worn onrepparttar ring finger ofrepparttar 147242 left hand because it was believed thatrepparttar 147243 vein in that finger went straight torepparttar 147244 heart. A wedding ring is a piece of jewelry which will be worn everyday of your life to signify your love and fidelity to your significant other. That being said, you want to ensure you chooserepparttar 147245 perfect ring, which can be difficult for someone who is inexperienced in this area. Luckily we can help you throughrepparttar 147246 steps of findingrepparttar 147247 perfect wedding ring forrepparttar 147248 special person in your life.

The first thing to consider isrepparttar 147249 kind of metal you want for your wedding rings. Most wedding rings are found in yellow gold, white gold or platinum. These forms of metal vary in price and most likely this decision will be quite easy since most women already know what kind of ring they want.

The next step is choosingrepparttar 147250 stone forrepparttar 147251 ring. You will need to decide which kind of stone you want as well asrepparttar 147252 shape ofrepparttar 147253 stone. Diamonds are stillrepparttar 147254 most popular choice when it comes to stones for wedding rings however colored stones such as emeralds, rubies and sapphires are becoming more and more popular.

The last step is to find a reputable jeweler who you will be comfortable purchasing such an expensive piece of jewelry from. Perhaps it is best to use a jeweler who one of your friends or family members have already used and would recommend for you because of such great results.

If you are like most couples who are marrying, you will likely choose a diamond wedding ring. If you are doing so, you may want to keeprepparttar 147255 four C's in mind while doing so. The four C's arerepparttar 147256 diamond's color, cut, clarity and carat weight.

Wedding Planning

Written by Samantha Taylor

Depending on your personal preferences andrepparttar preferences of your husband or wife-to-be, a wedding can take anywhere from 6 weeks to 2 years to plan. If one step inrepparttar 147241 planning process is missed,repparttar 147242 whole wedding could be ruined. To prevent this from happening, we have created a wedding checklist in order to ensure everything goes according to plan on your big day.

7-12 Months Prior

  • Announce Engagement and have your engagement party
  • Decide onrepparttar 147243 wedding style and create a guest list
  • Choose who you both want inrepparttar 147244 wedding party
  • Setrepparttar 147245 date and time ofrepparttar 147246 wedding
  • Book your wedding officiant
  • Choose your wedding song
  • Decide on "extras" (cake, flowers, dj, photographers etc)
  • Purchase your wedding dress and bridal accessories
  • Purchase bridesmaids dresses and accessories (maid of honor as well)
  • Start planning your honeymoon
  • Buy (or make) your wedding favors
  • Purchase your wedding invitations
  • Plan your rehearsal ceremony and dinner

2-6 Months Prior

  • Arrange accommodations for out-of-town guests
  • Finalizerepparttar 147247 dinner menu
  • Book your limo (or other form of transportation)
  • Bookrepparttar 147248 rehearsal dinner site
  • Book your honeymoon
  • Purchase your wedding rings
  • Purchase your gifts forrepparttar 147249 wedding party
  • Rentrepparttar 147250 tuxedos for groom and groomsmen (including bestman)
  • Schedule a dress fitting (bride)
  • Book hair and makeup appointment (bride)
  • Have your bridal shower
  • Send outrepparttar 147251 invitations to your guests
  • Planrepparttar 147252 wedding program

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