Check out the this custom painted Legacy of Love cake topper:
Check out the this custom painted Legacy of Love cake topper:
Saying “no” while planning your wedding may seem like a natural reflex to some brides, but may actually prove difficult to others who cannot seem to be comfortable with asserting what they want when it comes in conflict with someone else’s wants. Which is really a more complicated way of saying they are people pleasers and can’t give up on their people pleasing way. Really, it can be a good thing to be so aware of other people, but sometimes that awareness can turn into substituting anything you need and want to providing the needs and wants to other people. One of the biggest times in a people pleaser’s life where they are going to not want to compromise what they want for other people is their wedding day.
Your wedding day is suppose to be all about you and to help you celebrate your love. So when it comes to planning this special day, you need to go with the mindset that yes, there is an “I” in “Team”.
How to Assert What You Want – No Matter What
Keeping on the topic of Engagement Rings and Proposals, we wanted to share this helpful engagement ring infographic! We have already talked about how much a ring costs, but how about how to know what ring is the right ring for your soon-to-be bride. Buying an engagement ring is a big decision and getting that girl of your dreams the perfect ring holds a lot of pressure. This is the one piece of jewelry that a girl plans on wearing for the rest of her life, so it is important to get it right.
Tip to women: Even if you don’t like your ring, know that he tried! You can of course be honest with him, but try to soften the blow.
Tip to the men: If she is not overly excited about the ring you chose, know that it is not the proposal and prospect of marrying you that she is exchanging! It may even be a good idea after the dust has settled after the big proposal, to see how she feels about the ring and offer to exchange it. Chances are she will say no, but remember, she plans on wearing this forever!!
To help avoid any disliking or exchanging of rings, the following infographic breaks down which styles tend to suit which kind of girl, as well as what all goes into picking out a ring. Yes, this is a simplification, but not overly so.
When a new couple is looking to get engaged, buying that engagement ring can be pretty daunting. Unless the couple comes from a family of Jewelers or are somehow super up to date on how much a diamond is going for these days, it can be hard to know how much money will equal what size diamond. Looking online at Pinterest can be deceptive and even looking online at jeweler stores can be misleading because you are not really going to get a real feel for the ring to price ratio.
Your best bet is really going to be going into Jewelers and seeing what is out there, but again, that can be a little nerve racking and time consuming, while also leaving that question of is there something better somewhere else? Especially if you are not shopping together and the asker is trying to find that perfect ring on his/her own.
So, after a quick survey and a little bit of digging, here is some info on what real wedding rings costs for real people (ie. We can’t compare to celebrities or people with a disposable income because a Million dollar ring is not often realistic…not that celebrities and uber rich people are not real people too).
Pulled from trending wedding blogs, Pinterest boards, and experience Wedding Collectibles is taking a look at the top Fall Wedding Colors for 2014! Even if you are not having seasonal wedding theme, the seasons influence what wedding colors are going to be the easiest to find accessories in and are going to seem right. Like a floral wedding with spring colored flowers in the middle of winter with snow falling…it just doesn’t fit. So, take a look at these colors that give variety, but also just fit the fall mood!
Starting with the more obvious choice, but definitely a fall wedding favorite we have pumpkin! This color can go with a lot of different styles and doesn’t mean you have to have fall leaves and actual pumpkins at your wedding -though that could be cute! This nice and earthy tone will bring in the warmth that goes with the idea of snuggling under a blanket. A good color to match this with if you want to help yourself avoid the thanksgiving dinner feel is navy.
Who doesn’t like a good eggplant? This fall wedding color combo is perfect for those bohemian, hipster, shabby chic weddings. This color combo and style also works better for someone who wants to have more flowers at their wedding.
3) Peach and Magenta
This color palette is less of being two colors, and meant to be more that it starts with peach and melds into other rosy colors into the dark magenta, giving you a nice color range. This is a great color combo for the fall because it can mimic a bundle of mixed berries. You can have your bridesmaids in the different colors and even serve things like blueberry pie!
4) Emerald and Pewter
Photo: Letter Impressed, “Fall Wedding Color Combinations” By Ajalon
Emerald is another great color choice for fall and is becoming increasingly popular. Paired with a pewter or warm gray will help that emerald stand out and give your wedding and simple, elegant look.
5) Dusty Blue and Cranberry Red
The final color palette in our top 5 is not necessarily in last place. This mixture of dark and light, warm and cool, creates a supremely elegant wedding look. It works well with the various wedding style favorites, but will always create a look of sophistication.
This Precious Moments cake topper is perfect for a Fall wedding with it’s earthy tones and warm vibe. It will of course work best with a rustic wedding, but also works for vintage and shabby chic as well – which just so happen to be very popular wedding styles in the fall!
2) Willow Tree “Around You”
One of the great things about a Fall Wedding is that embodies the intimate atmosphere of fall weather. Leaves change, the cold nips at your toes, and as the rain falls you drink hot coco and cuddle under a blanket made for one. This cake topper from Willow captures that, making it a perfect choice for your fall wedding.
As we enter into the month of September with summer closing down, we can be excited about at least one thing: Fall weddings are gorgeous! With fall weddings you can use rich and warm colors. A step in the rustic direction -which is a very popular trend – is never a wrong move in the fall. Plus, it is the season of change, making it the perfect choice for a wedding.
With fall weddings, your flowers can be bigger and darker with natural tones taking the lead. This is, however, a season where those popular succulent flower choices look a little less at home.
The desired look or feeling is comparable to how you would feel looking up into the bronze and gold leaves -with that hint of green – watching the sunlight trickle through. Rich reds, purples, and oranges of the burnt orange variety are great color choices when using those changing leaves as an inspiration. Also, when deciding on your wedding colors, keep in mind that gold accents will amp up this season’s natural beauty.
For your wedding accessories, items like burlap table runners, wedding sparklers, and rustic wedding cake toppers will really fit into this season. If you are wanting to do a unity candle or sand vase as part of your ceremony, for fall, the candle is more ideal. Also, leaf designs done right can really make your fall wedding look absolutely perfect; you probably just don’t want everything to have that big maple leaf on it!
A problem some couples will encounter is the difficulty of deciding where they should get married. These are usually couples that have family in different states, opposite sides of the country, or even a different country all together. There really is now barrier to who you will fall in love with in relevance to where your families and friends are from. So how do you decide where to get married?
Here are some factors to consider:
Trevor and Tori met in 2012 while attending the same church. Many of their friends instinctively knew that they would be a good match and continually tried to set them up. After a several failed attempts, they gave in to their friends’ pushing prodding. Even then they thought going on a date would be primarily a fun night out and completely social. To their surprise, they found themselves inseparable after just one date.
They were engaged in October of 2013 and had only 3 months to plan their wedding!
“Trevor took me to a John Mayer concert at the Hollywood Bowl. All night I kept having this feeling that he was going to propose. By the time the concert was over, my brain was fried from thinking he was or wasn’t going to propose. On the way home, he took me to a vantage point overlooking Orange County where a picture of us, candles, succulent flowers, and some sparkling cider was set up. He got down on one knee and BAM!”
On January 3rd of 2014 this sweet couple was married in the LDS Temple in Newport. Following the private and quiet ceremony, they proceeded to the beautiful venue of Hillcrest Terrace of Fullerton. Their gorgeous bohemian chic wedding was full of laughs,elegance, and pure joy.
When you get engaged you are going to be face with a million decisions big and small. One of which will be who to include in your bridal party. This can be difficult if you have a lot of friends and family members that you care about and have been important parts of your life. Really, to have so many people in your life that are important to you is a blessing, but when it comes to narrowing it down for your bridesmaids, it becomes a curse.