8 December 2013
In the bridal boutique of your dreams, which jewellery do you see perfectly complimenting your dress? You might have a fabulous jewellery collection already, but your pieces might not necessarily match your colours and the details on your train. Should you splash out and get something amazing when you’ve already spent so much money on everything else? You could always borrow from friends, or use inexpensive costume jewellery to find the perfect wedding day set. Here’s a guide to the symbolism of the different jewels and ideas to get them on the cheap:
Bridal Boutique Jewels Don’t Have to Cost the Earth
There are plenty of jewellery consultants out there willing to charge you a fortune to tell you exactly what sort of jewels would provide you with the most meaning and luck etc, but all that information is also out there for free. Have a good fish around the internet and the wedding magazines, to find out which necklace shape will suit your dress neckline and how much might be too much.
Before choosing your jewellery consider your wedding style. Is it blingy or understated, retro or modern? Try and find jewellery to suit. There’s plenty of second hand items on ebay, which will make an impression on the day. Also bear in mind what you have already bought for the wedding. Are you wearing a jewel hair or headpiece, that’s hard to match?
If your budget is limited, instead of decking yourself out, consider one meaningful piece that you’ll be thrilled with and which will complete your look.
What do the Different Jewels Symbolise?
Sapphires: They represent commitment and truth. They are also the traditional gem stone of the Royals
Emeralds: They symbolise long lasting love and with it, the wisdom and patience associated with it.
Rubies: Red for passion!
For more bridal boutique wedding inspiration, please see my wedding ideas section and if you’d like to find out about the offers and free wedding goodies I offer, please click on the link. Have a lovely Christmassy Sunday x
4 December 2013
The free honeymoon upgrade is such a desired item that many people go to great lengths to get one and in a lot of cases they achieve it. It’s competitive though, with just about every couple trying their luck (even couples who aren’t actually on honeymoon!) and only so many upgrades available. Using this fab honeymoon resource, I’ve come with a definitive guide to upping your game…
2 December 2013
A pagan wedding ceremony is also called a handfasting ceremony and it represents two people coming together in love, as equals. The oaths that are sworn are more important to the couple than the traditional vows and involve what each person intends towards the other. A priest or a priestess will officiate the ceremony and there will be much discussion beforehand to ensure that the oaths are exactly right. The oaths need to reflect the couple’s responsibilities towards each other
30 November 2013
Hi there, I’ve had a few days off blogging. You might have noticed, or you might not have. I’d like to think you’ve missed my daily wedding inspiration natch!! But if you haven’t you may be unconcerned to learn that normal service resumes next week. (and I’ve got some corkers lined up!! Definitely worth checking out!)
This just a quick message anyway, to let all my lovely hundreds of subscribers know that I sent out the November Newsletter today. It should be waiting for you in your email inbox, but if it’s not, please check your junk folder and add me to your safe list. As with sending out any bulk email, the servers can’t cope sometimes and send it to the wrong place. There’s loads of offers, recommended suppliers and freebies.
Have a fab weekend and when we meet again, it will be the Christmas month!! Argghhh! Mega exciting! xxx
26 November 2013
A cheesecake wedding cake, or cheese wheel cake consists of lots of cheeses stacked in tiers, one on top of the other and decorated with fruit or flowers. It can be presented to the guests in place of a traditional sweet wedding cake, or in addition. Couples who prefer savoury to sweet often choose a cheesecake wedding cake, but how is it done? Is it really as simple as plonking a load of cheese on top of each other? Not quite. You need to think about quantity, which cheeses it’s ok to use (given that wrong sort of cheese might splat or go whiffy) and also, how to serve it!!
I get all my info from this cheesey source!