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Symbolization Of Wedding And Engagement Rings

Symbolization Of Wedding And Engagement Rings


No one can deny that marriage is one of the most beautiful things in the entire world. After all, the union of two people who are dedicating their entire lives to one and other is something that should be forever cherished. Because of this, the importance of engagement rings and wedding rings should never be overlooked or disregarded. After all, these two precious pieces of jewelry are a direct symbolization of the love shared between the two people and their promises to one and other. Read on to discover everything you need to know about them.

An engagement ring marks the initial proposal from the man to the woman and is the first declaration of the love shared. On the other hand, the wedding ring solidifies the union between the two people and eternalizes the love shared. This symbolization is something that has been constant for many years now. Wedding rings have signified love since ancient times. 

The true symbolization lies within the design of the ring. There are certain qualities of engagement and wedding bands that lend them perfectly to the beauty of love. For instance, the unbroken circle of a ring – this showcases how the couple has declared their undying love for one and other. The relationship and the bond is one that is to last for an eternity. Furthermore, the roundness is symbolic of how the two people come together to make one and other complete. There is a feeling of wholeness. 

Of course, you can choose to further enhance the meaning associated with the engagement ring and wedding band you purchase. After all, with the boom in popularity of custom made rings, you can choose to have your very own symbols incorporated into the ring. There are lots of great custom jewelers today, and you can read more about one here: yourdiamondguru.com/reviews/blue-nile/. It could be something as simple as a heart-shaped diamond for your engagement ring. Or you could have the date you first met engraved on your wedding ring. Alternatively, you could opt for something that is completely unique to you and your partner’s relationship. 

When buying both rings it is important that you consider them as one piece, rather than a separate engagement ring and a separate wedding band. After all, they are going to be worn together and therefore they will effectively become one symbol and one piece of jewelry. Therefore, when purchasing your wedding ring you need to ensure that it looks great against your engagement band. Most people tend to opt for a simplistic wedding ring and a more elaborate engagement band for this reason. 

Nevertheless, there is no denying that the combination of both kinds of rings can prove to be a bit tricky to the untrained eye. This is why it is important to make sure that you choose a jeweler with care. You need someone with a lot of experience who is going to be able to create the perfect rings for you.

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Couples Therapy: Choosing to Live Together

Couples Therapy: Choosing to Live Together

There once was a time when young girls and boys made dreams and plans on whom they were going to marry. However, it seems like times have changed, and 20-somethings aren’t running down the alter as fast as their parents did.

Millennials Saying ‘I Don’t’

Today with the divorce ratio so high, studies show those that the now young adults are choosing to live together instead of making their commitment legal. In fact, these same studies are showing couples maintaining a more loving relationship with higher prospects of longevity.

Commitment Without ‘I Do’

Many couples start out ‘talking’. If they really feel a connection, they become ‘exclusive’. But then what, what’s next? For starters, it seems like the true commitment nowadays starts at the point of exclusivity. Choosing to be in a healthy, monogamous relationship is a start in the right direction. However, older generations might not understand the choice of living out of wedlock. They might even think the way Millennials handle being committed to one another is simply a strong mindset to no longer swipe left or right on a dating app. But let’s be honest, it’s so much more than that…

Choosing Who to be Exclusive With

It’s always been important throughout the ages to choose the right partner in life. But today, I think couples aren’t afraid to wait for the right person. Not many women in today’s world fear being an classified as an ‘old maid’. Thanks to Destiny’s Child, woman celebrate their financial independence. Men also have no shame in waiting. Couples dig deeper, looking to one another in how this relationship makes sense on all-levels, not solely based on the feeling of being head-over-heels in love.

Time for You to Move In

Establishing some boundaries in the beginning of living together is important because as time goes on, in any relationship, married or not, boundaries form as well as breakdown. When you have an idea of what one another expects or needs, it’s not a total shock when you find out how your partner really lives 24/7.

Fighting like Your Married

Just because you didn’t cut a cake together doesn’t mean you won’t have rough times. Relationships are meant to have growing pains. Just because a couple isn’t married, doesn’t mean you’re allowed to be self-serving all the time. A relationship is about devotion. Make time for one another, plan dates, divvy up the chores, and give each other safe spaces. These are the things that keep a relationship strong without building resentment. And now I should mention, just because you’re not married doesn’t give you a free pass to cut and run when times get hard. Because guess what, times may get hard. It’s part of life whether you’re single, in a relationship or married. Couples therapy has become very mainstream. Speaking to a counselor, instead of your closest friends could be more beneficial in your relationship.

Marriage Isn’t Off the Table

Just because you choose to not get married today doesn’t mean it never can happen. Plenty of long-term couples start families, and then decide to tie the knot down the line. It is true that it’s easier to ‘Do’ than un-do a marriage. But as long as you and your partner are on the same page about making a vow of commitment without the legal paperwork, building a happy life together, with or without children, is absolutely possible. Remember, fairytales are what you make of them.

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5 Tropical Wedding Destinations of Your Dreams

By Guest Blogger, Diana S.,

5 Tropical Wedding Destinations of Your Dreams

Planning a wedding is never easy but it’s also a lot of fun! If you’ve always dreamed about saying the faithful “I do” at a magical and exotic place, then you’ll definitely want to look into the most popular tropical wedding destinations. It may be more challenging for the organization and planning in some aspects, but, on the other hand, these places also provide special wedding packages to make the whole burden of preparation a bit lighter for you and your spouse-to-be. If you’re still thinking about the perfect spot in the world for your big day, take a look at the following destinations.

  1. Costa Rica

If you want to make sure that you start off your married life happy and fulfilled, you may be interested in joining hands in one of the happiest countries in the world. Costa Rica, like other places on this list, is a perfect choice for couples looking for something truly special and magical that can also become the best place for a honeymoon. The breathtaking nature of Costa Rica will leave everyone amazed, and there will be plenty of sightseeing and exploration to do. From magnificent beaches, waterfalls, rainforests and even volcanoes to gorgeous black and white sand beaches, Costa Rica is the ideal destination to start your life journey together.

  1. Moorea, Tahiti

Those of you that are true Moana fans would definitely enjoy a trip to Tahiti for this happy occasion. Among all the Tahiti islands, Moorea is undoubtedly the most picturesque place to get married at. The greenery of mossy mountains paired with the bright blue of the lagoons make this particular place in the world absolutely mesmerizing. Not only will it allow you to enjoy its beauty and endless adventure, but it will also serve as an amazing backdrop for all your wedding and honeymoon photos wherever you decide to snap a pic. Of course, you’ll get to experience real Tahitian culture and sing songs to celebrate your love and future.

  1. Australia

Want something spectacular when it comes to both natural sights and modern entertainment? Then Australia is the ideal wedding destination for the two of you. What’s more, the guests will have so many different options for fun time as well. Australia is an amazing country as it allows you to customize your memorable wedding experience however you see fit. From astonishing beaches and venues that will make for the most magical beach weddings you could ever think of, to more whimsical settings. For instance, you could go for the lush Paronella Park that allows you to get married in a castle surrounded by amazing wildlife, and even Taronga Zoo, for those of you looking for both elegance and adventure. As you can see, Australia is the ideal tropical place to be for couples who want their wildest dreams fulfilled.

  1. Jamaica

One cannot discuss tropical wedding destinations without considering Jamaica as well. After all, this place is famous for tropical weddings and its beauty. The island is covered with white and golden sand as well as rich mountainous foliage, while almost every hotel in Jamaica has several different wedding packages for couples to choose from. Due to the mentioned popularity of the destination, it’s very easy to organize the whole wedding with almost no hassle on your part. Obviously, this Caribbean Island is full of places to explore and adventures to discover, and is also the perfect spot in the world for the ultimate relaxation as well. Essentially, Jamaica has it all for both your and your guests’ comfort and enjoyment.

  1. Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

In case you’re interested in a tropical destination that will have enough fun and entertaining options, together with breathtaking nature but also very private and secluded spots that just scream romance, Punta Cana island in Dominican Republic is definitely the place to choose for your perfect wedding day. As mentioned, you can choose private beaches for your wedding day, but also enjoy colorful and vibrant villages and amazing service. In the end, you can get the best of both worlds, and customize your stay however you want. After all, Punta Cana also has plenty of fun activities such as water sports, surfing camps, catamaran excursions, etc. so that you can easily pick something more exciting, while relaxing time in the villages and beaches will always wait for you.

Don’t give up from your tropical wedding dream just because you think it’s too difficult to pull it off. As mentioned before, these destinations are popular and have plenty of wedding packages to make things easy for you. It’s true that you’ll have to start your organization and prep sooner than later, and seriously take care of all the tasks, but the wonder, beauty and magic of starting your married life somewhere absolutely beautiful and slightly mysterious will definitely allow you to make the fondest of memories.

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Choosing Your Wedding Colours: How Do You Go About It?

Choosing Your Wedding Colours: How Do You Go About It?

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Your wedding colors play a vital role in how your overall day will look. They’ll set the tone, show your personality and affect how everything comes together on the big day. If you’re unsure of how to go about it, here are some pointers which might help.

Speak To Your Bridesmaids

Your accent color will decide what color dresses your bridesmaids will be wearing on the day. Talk to them and ask them if there are any colors they are especially uncomfortable with wearing, which may help you to narrow down your choice. For example, certain shades (particularly very bright shades) like orange, green or yellow won’t be the most flattering with most people’s skin tones. Of course, it’s your big day, but try not to go too bridezilla! Your close friends as your bridesmaids will be up there with you too, and you don’t want them to feel insecure or self-conscious. It could be a good idea to have a few shades in mind for your wedding, and then go dress shopping with your bridesmaids first. Then if you manage to find the perfect gown, this is your main color choice to go for.

Draw Inspiration From Your Setting or Venue

Once you’ve decided on a venue, take a look around at the existing color scheme. If it’s a blank slate, you have free reign but anything with colored walls or carpets will look better with coordinating tones. For example, if your venue has orange carpets and you want mint green as your accent shade, it’s not going to look visually pleasing overall! If you have a charming, rustic looking venue, then a super modern and crisp color scheme may look out of place. So it can be worth spending some time thinking about how everything will look and all come together before finalizing your choice.

Think of Your Wedding Decorations

If you have a particular type of flower you have always wanted to use in your wedding, find out what colors these come in. Many flowers such as roses can be bought in lots of different colors, so you have more choice. But bear in mind that more unusual shades will be harder to locate, and cost more money. If for example, you’ve always loved lilacs or sweet pea flowers, it’s a clue that you should go down the purple/ lilac route. If you plan on using lilies, peonies or traditional roses, then pink is the best choice. Another thing to think about is your wedding stationery since this will also incorporate your colors. This is the first hint guests will get of your big day so you’ll want to get it right. You could order some wedding invitation samples before placing the full order so you can see how your colors and designs look together.

Co-Ordinate Colors By Season

Use the season you’re getting married in to help decide on your color palette. Pastel hues are typical in the spring- lilacs, powder blues, and pale dusky pinks are good choices. For summer you could go with something more vibrant- fuchsia, coral or teal could be a great option. Fall moves into warmer shades, burgundy, berry red, burnt orange, and golds. And winter works well with cool blue shades from light ice blue to navy to silvers and gray tones.

Pick Your Favourite Colours

While there’s more to choosing great wedding shades than simply picking your favorites, it’s a good place to start. These are your favorites for a reason, they inspire and draw you to them and so could be a good option for your wedding. If you’re not sure, there are an enormous amount of wedding pictures online to look through. Search somewhere like Pinterest and see which shots you’re most drawn to. From that, you should get a good idea as to what colors attract you most.

Search For Color Combinations That Work

For your accent color, you could pick two different shades of the same color- for example, pale blue and navy. Or you could choose contrasting yet complementing hues. This includes combinations such as blush pink and gray, mint and peach or red and black. That way once you’ve decided on your first shade, it’s easy to choose a second since you can narrow the search down to complementary shades.

Go With an Achromatic Color

Finally, if nothing seems quite right then an achromatic shade is a good way to add accent hue without going down the colorful route. Tones of gray/silver or black can look striking against white for a wedding. So if you’re not really into color, or just want to make a statement this is an excellent way to go.

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5 Wedding Day Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore. Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

By Guest Blogger, Karleia S.


5 Wedding Day Tips You Can’t Afford to Ignore


Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.
Photo Provided by Guest Blogger, Karleia S.

Wedding planning can seem extremely daunting. From invitations and photo shoots to catering plans and wedding dress selection, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. While there is a ton of planning to be done prior to the wedding, there are a few tips that can help you get through the day without a hitch. Below are five tips to ensure your wedding day is as perfect as you deserve!
Be Organized

OK, this tip might seem obvious, but it is true. The more organized you are before the wedding, the better the actual day will go. Do not feel bad about being organized. Your wedding party, family, and extra helpers will really appreciate it. Assign duties to anyone that you can. The less you have to do, the better.

Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff

On your wedding day things will not go perfect. It is a fact of life. Pictures might run late or a bouquet for the altar might not arrive. If these (or any other mishap) should happen, do not fret! Just stay calm and relax. Usually the things that happen are little, and most guests will not even notice if something is missing. The most important thing that is happening is marrying the love of your life.

Have Someone Take Snapshots

You will have hired a photographer, but they will be taking all the professional photos. Ask a friend or family member to be taking photos of events going on throughout the day – getting ready, right after the ceremony, during the reception and dance, etc. Those are moments that you want captured on photo too!

Have Safety Pins on Hand

While this may seem simple enough, it’s something that many people overlook. The bustle on dresses often times break. A safety pin can help keep the dress up.


Get Food to Go

The day of your wedding is a complete whirlwind. It goes by so fast that you probably won’t remember much of it years later. Some bride’s and groom’s hardly remember to eat. Ask your caterer to pack up some food for you in a tray. You might eat some at the reception, but most couples get so busy visiting with guests that they rarely have time to eat. Caterers like McHale’s Events and Catering are really great at working with the bride and groom. Ask them to set aside some food for you to take back to the hotel later. There is a good chance you will be pretty hungry when the night is over!

Sure, many of the tips included above may seem obvious at first glance, but following them will help you avoid a wedding day diasaster!

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