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Wedding Bands To Fit Every Personality

Photo Courtesy of Brea McDonald

Here’s a good article from News Usa on wedding bands for every personality.

It’s one of the toughest decisions for any bride and groom — and, no, we don’t mean where to seat feuding relatives at the wedding reception.

We’re talking wedding bands, symbols of eternal love, and the most important pieces of jewelry a man and woman will ever own.

In the search for the perfect wedding bands, many couples turn to platinum to ensure they are getting the best value for their money. With a bevy of styles and a range of prices — a platinum band can be purchased starting at $1,000 — it’s easy to find a ring that best suits the bride’s personality.

“No matter what ‘type’ you are,” says style expert Michael O’Connor, “you’re guaranteed of getting the best possible ring for the price because platinum, being naturally white, will not fade or change color, lasting over a lifetime of wear.”

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19 Wedding Trends You’ll See Everywhere in 2019

Here’s a good article by Lucy Dang of Insider Magazine on Wedding Trends for 2019.

  • WeddingWire has put together some of the biggest trends you’ll likely see when your loved ones get married in 2019.
  • Next year, weddings will feel and look more personalized and natural.
  • Brides will embrace polka dots and crop tops while grooms will mix and match different fabrics and prints.
  • Guests will enjoy custom creations from interactive food stations and wedding favors that double as decor.
  • More and more couples will gravitate toward minimalist yet bold aesthetics.

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Before You Marry, Meld And Merge A Perfectly Accessorized Home

Here’s a thoughtful article on merging the bride and groom’s home that both will love from News USA.

Some brides-to-be might find it hard to think beyond the intense planning that a wedding requires. But beyond the pomp and circumstance of the big day, it’s important to think ahead to mergers — not the corporate kind, but the merging of styles and décor to set up a home the bride and groom will both love.

Forget Mars and Venus. Men are from the planet of mismatched furniture and floor coverings, while women accessorize their home with as much care and finesse as they do their wardrobes. Ideally, decorating a first home together begins with the furniture and accessories near and dear to both the bride and groom.

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The Man’s Guide To Selecting Wedding Bands

                                                            Photo:  Brea McDonald

Here’s an informative article from NewsUSA on wedding band selection.

Congratulations to all you soon-to-be grooms. Now that your wedding is only months away, your jewelry collection — just a watch, huh? — is about to increase by as much as 50 percent.

Meaning, it’s time to start thinking about what kind of wedding band you want for yourself.

Wedding bands have become the norm for men in recent years

— 97 percent of grooms in The Knot Market Intelligence’s “2011 Engagement & Jewelry Study” opted for one — so even if you have any doubts, your bride will probably set you straight. That means your only real decision is what kind of band best suits you.

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How To Throw A Winter Wedding Without Ruining Your Guests’ Holidays

This article by Nancy Mattia, contributing writer for Martha Stewart Weddings gives advice on having a wedding during the holidays.

When holiday cheer turns into holiday jeer.

A wedding during a winter holiday weekend has always been your dream. You picture yourself surrounded by family and friends as snowflakes fall in the background of a reception spot decorated in Christmas finery. Nice image but all your guests may not share that vision of blustery bliss. Because of the timing of your wedding, some may have to give up their much-anticipated plans to go on vacation during Christmas week, or they have to cut short their annual visit to relatives who live in another state. Be considerate of the special circumstances that surround a Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa wedding so that you’re not inconveniencing anybody. Here’s how to do it right.

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4 Wedding Planners Explain Why You Should Plan A December Wedding

Here’s an insiteful article on December weddings by Jinn Sinrich of Martha Stewart Weddings.

And it’s not just because of the holidays.

There are plenty of reasons to jump on the December wedding bandwagon. For starters, it’s “the most wonderful time of year.” The holiday season is in full swing, and it’s an especially great time to plan your celebration because the season isn’t over-run with weddings. Plus, hotels and event spaces are often more affordable during the winter months, so you may be able to score a great deal on a venue that otherwise may have been outside of your budget.

Need a little more incentive? Four wedding planners explain what they love most about December nuptials, and why you should consider choosing a winter date for your big day.

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The 10 Steps To Pulling Off A Stellar New Year’s Eve Wedding

Here’s a good article on tips for New Year’s Weddings by Jennifer Spector of Brides Magazine.

I always imagined I would have a winter wedding, even before I was engaged! When my now husband popped the question in December of 2014, I was thrilled because I knew we could have a year long engagement and get married squarely in the winter.

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Our City Guide To 22 Hot Bachelorette Destinations

Here’s an article on bachelorette destinations by Ivy Jacobson for The Knot.

Nantucket or Iceland? Cape May or Savannah? Choose the best bachelorette spot for you based on our city guides.

It’s no secret that The Knot editors love weddings—but we also happen to be bachelorette party aficionados as well. Since we’ve done our fair share of traveling as bridesmaids and maids of honor, we put together our own city guide of some of the best spots we’ve been for bachelorette parties, plus where to stay and eat, and what to do while you’re there. Cheers!

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If You Are Hosting A Bridal Shower, Read This

Here’s an article on bridal shower tips from The Knot.

In charge of planning the shower? Here’s a handy guide to answer all your etiquette questions and planning concerns.Anyone tasked with hosting a shower for the bride (or couple) will naturally encounter a few etiquette and planning questions along the way, whether it’s their first or fifth time doing the honors. Here are the handiest tips and answers to common bridal shower etiquette questions that every good host should know.

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