What to Look For in Emerald Cut Engagement Rings

Emerald cut engagement rings are a beautiful sight that are often few and far between. Emerald cut diamonds themselves are rarer “in the wild” than brilliant cuts, because they are a fancy cut. Fancy cuts are a step outside of the round brilliant norm, so their appeal is to a slightly smaller audience. However, those that love them can’t get enough! Fancy shapes also have different quality standards than round brilliants when it comes to shopping. Fancy cuts like cushion shapes need higher color grades because they show color so strongly. Fancy cuts like ovals and marquise and pear shaped Read More →

How Much Should I Spend on An Engagement Ring?

Proposing to the love of your life is a once in a lifetime experience. There is no experience quite like the moment when you lay your love on the line for someone you want to spend the rest of your life with. For this reason, many men will put a great deal of thought into all the details of their proposal: where he will propose, what he will say, what the ring will look like, and numerous other considerations that must be thought about in advance. When it comes to choosing the right engagement ring, there are a number of Read More →

How to Get an Engagement Ring Through Airport Security

While the stringent security measures enacted at airports by the TSA are certainly seeming to keep us safe while we are flying, it has definitely made one thing much more difficult—sneaking an engagement ring on the plane to surprise your significant other in some exotic, romantic location somewhere in the world. Many engagement surprises may have been ruined by the stricter security and men who have had to reveal their engagement ring to a surly security guard rather than the person they hoped to marry, ruining the surprise and possibly a future nuptial. Engagement rings will undoubtedly be picked up Read More →

5 Creative Wedding Table Number Ideas

Why should you use numbered tables at your wedding reception? Numbered or named tables at larger wedding receptions of 300 or more guests are absolutely necessity to prevent chaos. Set up a table at the reception’s entrance with a place card for each guest. Have them arranged alphabetically and include the table name or number. Names or numbers for smaller receptions may not be as necessary. However, they can be a nice touch for any size wedding reception. Additionally, having a seating plan can put you more in control of how the party atmosphere will progress. Consider ages, interests and Read More →

The 20 Cutest Flower Girl Dresses Ever

Is there anything sweeter than a photo like this? Perhaps only your flower girl herself, marveling not only at your beautiful wedding gown, but her own fairy princess dress. It’s the stuff little girls dream of, and the adorable member of your bridal party that your guests will ooh and ahh over! So to make her feel as special as she is, and let her know how important her role is in the big day, let her dress for the occasion. And any of these dresses would qualify for the cutest flower girl dresses ever. Ever, ever, if she makes you Read More →