Tungsten Rings For Holiday Gifts

With the Holiday season quickly approaching, many companies are beginning to restock their popular items to ensure there will be no customers receiving the out of stock notice. Most of these companies consist of electronic, toy and clothing retailers however jewelry retailers are also a popular seasonal item. Along with the approaching holidays also comes the harsh fact that the economy and retail sales are down in comparison to different years making retailers keep low prices to ensure an affordable sale. With Platinum, glad and diamond prices being at an all-time high regardless of the economy many couples, married and not, purchasing alternative metals as their fashion pieces. Out of these alternative metals Tungsten Carbide makes a wide choice for those that want a durable metal while having a wide variety of ring style to choose from. With Christmas being a time to purchase something for someone who would not normally purchase a ring themselves, a unique ring style is usually the way to go. A few fashionable categories below will briefly describe what a customer can find this holiday season.

Tungsten Ring Wood Inlays: Tungsten wedding rings with redwood inlays are a unique fashion piece where a genuine wood inlay circles the ring. The wood is protected with a liquid crystal and is completely flush with the ring. Wood inlays can be found on both a flat a dome shaped ring and as always purchase with a comfort fit.

Tungsten Carbide with Genuine Shell Inlays: Shell Inlay tungsten rings are a beautiful eye-catching ring with a colorful shell circling the ring. The genuine shells can come in a multitude of colors ranging from white to black, most commonly found in shades consisting of blues and greens. The shell inlay is ideal for both men and women and can be commonly found in widths ranging from 5mm to 11mm.

Tungsten Celtic Wedding Bands: Celtic tungsten rings, always a popular choice, for both men and women, come in endless design possibilities. From the classic Claddagh ring to Celtic knot work rings, many styles will exist in affordable prices. Many people choose Celtic for the symbolic reference the rings represent.

Black Tungsten Rings: Black tungsten ring is a unique ring that is commonly worn for fashion purposes. The black coloring is a plating on top of a tungsten ring that if worn daily can slowly wear down or scratch. Many people like black tungsten due to the jet black color with a high gloss appearance. Black tungsten can come in many different design possibilities.

Whichever style a customer decides to choose, tungsten carbide will prove to be the right choice for both men and women. Remember to ship with confidence online and look for the secure seal of approval on websites. …

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The Do-It-Yourself or DIY Wedding

Rather than get lost all all the wedding suppliers and having to canvas and compare prices and still not get what you wanted, why not try your hand at doing things yourself. For one thing, it's going to cut out a huge chunk of your initial wedding expenses, and more importantly, it's bound to be lots of fun!

1. Make Your Own Wedding Invitations

You know all those invitations to weddings you received over the years? Now is a good time to fish them from the bottom of your closet and check out what you like, what you do not like, and what, perfectly, your wedding invitation will look like. Of course, you may encounter hazards like not finding enough paper that you like, or your printer breaking down at odd times, so you'll have to be very patient if you opt to do the invitations to your nuptials on your own. One bride and groom recently dipped their paper in coffee to give their invites a nice stained effect so that each invitation is unique. They went a bit mad for a few days, printing 300 invitations while high on coffee fumes, but seeing the delight on their friends and relatives' faces upon receiving the invitations to their wedding ceremony and reception was the great reward.

2. Use Talents of Family and Friends

Lucky you if your mom is a seamstress, your sister bakes delicious cookies, your brother is in a band, your father directs cultural events and, oh, your aunt knows a good recipe for fondant icing. Lucky you if even only one of them does any of the above. Go and ask them nicely.

3. Get Creative With Wedding Favors

Buy candy by the bulk, or better yet, bake your own cookies. Then place small amounts in wedding favor packaging for a professional look at half the cost! Seal these with ribbons or pretty string. Pretty wedding favor packaging can make even DIY favors look smashing. Colorful wedding favors make a big impact, though so will sentimental ones. Print out tiny snippets from your favorite song or poem and stick them on a rectangle of hard, colored paper. Cut a hole at one end and loop a short piece of ribbon through it and you can give out romantic-themed bookmarks which your guests will use and reuse, maybe even when you celebrate your 30th wedding anniversary.

Employ any other crafts-thing you like to do – putting together a scrap booking kit, making tiny paintings, dreamcatchers, even friendship bracelets, but made out of silk ribbon instead of yarn. The wedding favors will be even more special, if simply because you made them yourself!

4. Queue Songs Into Playlists in Your iPod

Choose songs that you and your groom suddenly sing to each other during car rides home, dance to, and all around just remind you of your relationship in general. Assign the maid of honor or best man to manage the sounds for the different events that will …

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What You Should Know About Wedding Speeches

Nowadays, a wedding reception is a well-structured ceremony, which historically contains greeting and blessing of a newly married couple and reciprocal expressions of gratitude in the form of wedding speeches. Traditionally, there are three generally accepted types of wedding speeches: father of the bride's speech, the bridegroom's speech and finally the best man's speech. In fact, no other provisions are mandatory, but nowdays there are no dogmatic regulation in any sphere of human activities and wedding ceremony becomments increasingly liberal and includes numerous "irregular" activities. New wedding speakers have emerged as a result and new approaches to designing a wedding speech are created under the influence of star weddings and films.

There are several different types of wedding speeches that can take place during the wedding reception:

o The Best Man: The speech of the Best Man is often longer and more formal than any of the other rulings. It often ends with an invitation for guests to join the Best Man in a toast. However, the speeches of Best Man vary broadly from wedding to wedding.
o The Maid of Honor: The Maid of Honor is often expected to give a speech after the Best Man. Usually the Maid of Honor speech will talk about the couple and will lead the guests in a toast.
o Parents of the Bride and Groom: Like the Best Man and the Maid of Honor the parents of the Bride and Groom will often deliver longer wedding speches. In many cases these rulings will wish the couple much joy and will reflect on the bringing together of two families.
o Bridesmaids and Ushers: The Bridesmaids and ushers may present a wedding speech together or individually as friends of the Bride and Groom. Bridesmaids and ushers are not always expected to give speeches at weddings but it is a good idea if you are a Bridesmaid or usher at a wedding to be prepared to give a speech.
o The Bride and Groom: After the wedding party has presented their wedding speeches the Bride and Groom may wish to offer their own rulings as well. They will usually thank their parents and anyone else who went out of their way way to help them plan the wedding.
o Often the Bride and Groom will also use their wedding sermeches to declare their love, express their hopes for the future, and to reflect on the special occasion. The speeches of the Bride and Groom are very anticipated by the wedding guests and often can get quite emotional.
o Guests of the Wedding: Guests are often invited to give wedding speeches at a wedding.

They can come up individually or in groups to share their blessings for the new couple. These spear feet tend to be shorter than the speeches of the wedding party and may simply be a blessing or shorter wedding toast. …

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Wedding Fashion '09

It's that time of year again when the wedding invitations start to drop through the letterbox. The first thought to pop into your mind is 'What on earth am I going to wear?'. Of course, everyone will be looking at the blushing bride and focusing on her apparel, but you also want to look your best at the wedding. Gone are the days when it was a foregone conclusion that the ceremony would take place in a church or other place of worship, and it was simply a matter of wearing a smart outfit and suitable hat. The wedding outfit that you choose also depends on the type of venue for the wedding reception. This may be a semi-formal affair in an elegant hotel or under a marquee in the grounds of a small home, or perhaps a more relaxed affair in a pub or even in the home of the bride's family.

If possible, find out what other women are planning to wear on the day, and dress accordingly. Satins and silks with plenty of ruffles and frills are very much in fashion for 2009, and so there are many options for suitable wedding clothes for women in the High Street shops. Keep your choice of clothing simple but feminine, and select something that you can wear for other occasions like parties or meals out, so that you are not stuck with a fashion item that is unwearable again. A simple knee length silk or silk look dress in black with ruffles across the bodice edged in white makes a good choice and can be coordinated with matching black and white clutch bag and black and white stilettos.

For those cooler days or evening receptions, wear a black or white pashmina around the shoulders. A pashmina is an excellent and versatile addition to any wardrobe and can be worn through the summer with any outfit, casual or smart. Another option is a floral print rushed neck dress with white background, worn with strappy sandals. Pick out one of the colors from the print and use this as your accessory color, for clutch bags, shoes, jewelery and sometimes a fascinator rather than a hat. Accompany the dress with a cropped crisp linen tailored jacket.

For a formal wedding, a black jacket over a white knee length tailored sleeveless dress can be worn with black patent heels and matching handbag, with a wide brimmed and lace trimmed black and white shot silk hat. The Teatro Organza Dress from Littlewoods Direct fits the bill perfectly and will not cost an arm and a leg at under £ 70. For a summer wedding, the perfect dress shape is one with fitted bodice and waisted with a contrast belt or sash, with a large floral print. This can be worn with a shrag or black jacket for the ceremony. At the reception, remove the jacket to reveal a sleeveless party dress that has been dressed up with plenty of jangly bangles.

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The Bridezilla Syndrome

You're unhappy and everyone around you seems to be unhappy as well. What's going on?

You've probably invested too much of yourself in the idea of ​​perfection. You've come to believe that every single, tiny detail has to go off without a hitch in order for your wedding to be wonderful. You've made a series of internal decisions, which have led you farther and farther away from your true self.

The result is that you get tunnel vision. You're unable to see that you've become obsessed and driven about your wedding day. Things you might not even care so much about in your normal life, suddenly take on the power of a freight train! When other people do not measure up to your need for perfection, you go bonkers. Everything becomes overly dramatic; you're either depressed or easily agitated. When other people try to give you feedback about your urgent demands, they can seem like they just do not understand how important something is to you. Furthermore, a bridezilla can become aware that everyone's kind of backing away. Most people are pretty romantic at heart. They will try their best to make you happy. But if your requests detach from the normal, people will start to try to put space between you and them.

A perfect example of this was revealed by a member of a wedding party. The bride had decided two weeks before the wedding that she needed fifty-six, hand-beaded streamers to fly in the wind. This is a beautiful idea, but the request went beyond reason for a couple of important reasons: the bride did not ask the wedding party member if she was willing to accomplish this feat- she demanded that it be done. The bride did not consider the fact that her attendant had a full-time job and responsibilities at home. The wedding is all consuming to you, but it probably is not to all the people around you. Keep your requests to a reasonable level.

o You know you've turned into a bridezilla when you became totally obsessed with the wedding. Remember, your friends and family love you. They may be very excited about the Special Day, but they want to enjoy that day with you, not a frazzled, demanding stranger.

The key here is to not let your wedding take over every moment of your life. Keep doing and enjoying the things you love – the things that reflect who you really are. We know, time is at a premium here, but we want you to arrive at the wedding with your true self intact. We want the people around you to be able to rejoice in the occasion, not bump their shoulders and groan, "Thank goodness that's over!"

Hopefully, you have a best friend who can be your emotional barometer. Ask her ahead of time to let you know if you're becoming a bridezilla. Make a pact with her that it's okay to let you know that you're crossing boundaries or behaving …

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Great Inexpesive Wedding Centerpiece Ideas That You Can Really Use!

Always remember that coming up with great wedding centerpieces should be first and foremost, fun!! When planning your table arrangements, make sure that each table has a centerpiece. You certainly don’t want the tables to be plain, dull, or boring! Depending upon your price range and budget, you can invent creative and memorable wedding centerpieces! Also, as a budget is usually a fixed amount, you may want to consider using more of the budget on other items such as the facility and entertainment!

A great place to check out bargains is at the local dollar store. Most communities have at least one if not more. And of course, you can always check out other places to buy on line. You may also have hobby stores available such as Hobby Lobby to offer more comparisons.

This article will provide a few inexpensive wedding centerpiece ideas for you. It is also a good idea to check with relatives, family, and friends as this is obviously a common experience to us all.


Balloon are a great idea for inexpensive centerpieces. You can purchase balloons, ribbon, and then rent a helium tank. After you fill them, make sure to attach a weight to each one so they stay put and don’t float away. You can also scatter confetti or rose petals around the centerpieces.


There are many, many ideas for inexpensive centerpieces using candles. You can use a simple flower arrangement and put a candle in the center. Make sure to choose the candle size so that it is appropriate to the size of the centerpiece. Typical candles can be pillar or votive types. They come in many different sizes and colors

You can also use floater candles where you would place them in small drinking glasses. Fill up the glasses with water and place the candle inside. Using shorter glasses makes it easier to light. A good tip is to have a long-handled Bic type lighter available as it makes quick work and saves on the fingertips!


Mirrors are very creative indeed! There are a number of ideas for inexpensive centerpieces that center around the use of mirrors. One idea would be to take a mirror and place a candle in a glass holder on top of it. The candle or the holder can match the colors of your wedding theme if you can find a matching color.

Once again, scattering confetti on the mirror adds to the delight! You can also place a single rose in a tall, thin vase when placed in the center of a mirror can look quite stunning. Using realistic silk flowers is much better and less expensive than the real thing.

There are lots of great ideas for inexpensive centerpieces. Just take your time, look at all your options, and see which ones appeal to you. When you decide on choices, always compare relative to your overall budget! Even if you find an idea that you really like and at first blush appears too …

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What To Look For In A Wedding Planner

Choosing to use a wedding planner can be a great way to take some of the stress out of getting
ready for the big day. Picking the wrong planner, however, can quickly become a disaster in the
making. There are things to look for to ensure the best.

Since it's likely you will turn the decision making over to the planner, it is important to find one
that is:

  • Knowledgeable. If event planning were a specialty that required bachelor's degree certification, wedding planning would need a doctorate's. A good planner is knowledgeable about putting together every detail of a wedding from the invitations down to the birdseed that's thrown on a couple of way out the door. They will cover almost everything.
  • Area savvy. A good wedding planner will know where to go to find exactly what a couple is looking for in just about everything. They can suggest the best printers, bakeries, restaurants, clubs and even florists within a geographical region. They will have at their disposal personal knowledge about these providers and will be able to suggest based on special requests, budgets and even theme requirements.
  • Willing to listen. A good wedding planner listens to a couple of requests and then decides or recommends based on them. The best wedding planners do not take over the show or make the big day "their" creation unless you want them to. They know when to ask questions, what questions to ask and when to steer clear of deciding. They should be as involved or as hands-off as a couple wishes.
  • Comes highly recommended. This is key in finding the best wedding planner. If a planner does not have satisfied former clients and a fair amount of experience, the person may not have the ability to handle all the details from the start to the ceremony. Be wary of those who come without references.
  • Willing to take on as much or as little as asked. Some couples ask wedding planners to handle every step in the process, from picking out the music to booking the reception hall. Other couples want their planners to perform a few major details. Good planners, however, can ride herd over as many or as few of the details as you want them to handle.
  • A person you can work with. If you and your intended are not comfortable with the person, go elsewhere. It is likely you will have to work closely with the wedding planner in the months, weeks and especially days leading up to the ceremony. If the person does not "click," do not sign a contract!

If you do decide to go with a wedding planner to help you prepare for your big day, make sure to
check into their background. Make sure they have the listening skills necessary to carry out your
wishes and the organizational skills demanded to pull off a big event. When you choose the right
planner, he or she will be able to take your "dream wedding" and …

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Planning A Wedding On A Tight Budget

In my consulting experience l have often seen two loving would be couples hold their wedding plan without doing anything about it all because they lack the financial resources to bring about their dream wedding to pass and get life kicking in the right direction, the reason is not far fetched, when there is not enough money, you seem incapacitated, but there is a way out and that way out is what we are looking at in this article, you can actually plan your wedding on a tight budget, it is possible and you can still celebrate your dream wedding on what you already have instead of borrowing to get it done, now, lets get down to business in a new fashion.

Now if you want to get married, and you lack the financial strength to throw a nice and big party, do you really think money is the problem? l don’t think so either. Money shouldn’t be your set back in planning your wedding. All you need is a little clever approach that is enough to start planning a wedding on a tight budget. The importance of of a wedding event does not lie in how was throw to host the party but what the party symbolize and how you were able to sue the AVAILABLE TO GET THE DESIRABLE, it also depend on the emotional value it has for those involved. Therefore, start looking for solutions and think of planning a wedding on a tight budget. It doesn’t take that much time and it can be really fun. What you should know from the beginning is that planning a wedding on a tight budget, requires having some people around you to help put things in place.

To plan your wedding on a tight budget the first things on the list to cut off are the costs of the flowers and transportation, making moves to hiring a luxury limo could be almost unreasonable, wise couples prefer to have it all organized in one venue. Then, planning a wedding on a tight budget should also include the moment you organize it. Not that the fall and winter months are less expensive and the costs also vary on whether you have it in mid-week or at the week-end. There is another solution for planning a wedding on a tight budget that would drastically reduce costs. In this case you have to make do with a joint-wedding program.

The idea of joint-wedding is important especially when planning a wedding on a tight budget. It is usually valid when you have some friends who also want to get married. Though you’ll have to make some little compromises, such as a limit to the number of invited people or the, this works great for planning a wedding on a tight budget. After all, you’ll only be paying half the price for the site, food,drinks, music, decorations, flowers and photography, which would highly reduce the general costs. Though you may feel like losing something of …

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Wedding Gowns Style For The Spring Time

Winter and spring, the two perfect seasons to tie knots. While there are many couples getting married at this time of the year when it's nearly freezing, there are others who wait for spring time to arrive. Even though getting married during winter brings a different excitement, spring brings with it pleasantness that lacks in winter. In fact for a bride it's much more comfortable to dress up for that special day in her life. With no extra woolen clothing to worry about she can flaunt the wedding gown exactly to her lying. Here are some spring time trends in bridal wear which the bride sure can not miss –

Black is the color – Yes! You are reading it right! Black is the color. It has become a hot favorite for the brides and the color is perfect to add a different glamor to the entire wedding ceremony. A black wedding gown is really a growing trend especially amongst the brides who want it the unconventional, modern way. It's even more attractive when you can accessorize it with black gloves, veil and shiny black stilettos.

Wedding gowns with unique back designs – This can be really interesting. Nowadays, with the changing trends spring time weddings have brides wearing gowns with extremely unique back designs. It all looks too impressive and would have all guests gaping at the back design.

Be a princess – Princess Style wedding gowns are absolutely in vogue. Brides who are curvy and have an envious figure can opt for such a type. In fact this particular wedding dress is in the limelight for this year. So, flaunt one such dress and be a princess.

Off-shoulders – off-shoulder design in wedding gowns are elegant and makes a bride looks so graceful. This is mainly suited for those who have a beautiful neckline and love to show them off. One-shoulders and V-neck are also popular choices amongst the brides.

Flowers can be the ultimate choice – Spring time is the season of flowers. Springtime inspires the floral and garden theme for many weddings. So it would be appropriate to include floral designs and motifs on wedding attire. This helps bring a complete feminine touch to the bride.

This spring celebrates a unique wedding along with a perfect bride. The above were the spring time wedding gown trends which not a single bride can afford to miss! …

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How You Can Make Your Wedding Day Unique

If you want your wedding to be the talk-of-the-town, you need to give attention to little things in order to make it unique. A typical wedding can be predictable but the following tips will make your own to stand out among the crowd.

You can give a little bit of information about your bridal train instead of just listing their names in your wedding program. You can also hang your dress on a silk coat hanger so that the photograph of the dress can be taken by guests before you put it on. It is also cool to provide tissues in the rows where families will be seated so that they can use them for their “tears of joy”.

Another way to make your wedding unique is to read your vows to candlelight. You can arrange for your guests to get a candle each on their entrance to the venue. As soon as it is time for the vows, you can ask your ushers to light the candles at the end of the row and ask them to pass the flame around.

In addition, you can provide a video confessional booth at the venue where guests can confess their sins and also make wishes. In addition to the ceremony ushers, you can deploy reception ushers because of some stubborn guests that may come to your party. You can also ride in a magical hot air balloon if there is need for you to shuttle between the ceremony and reception venues.

The groom can also be blindfolded so that the first thing he sees at the ceremony is the bride in full regalia. A face painting booth can also be a wonderful addition to the venue and this will definitely add color as well as fun to your wedding.

You can also borrow the idea of a basket of flip-flops for dancing. An empty basket is labelled ‘air guitars’ and it is passed round so that guests can mime that they are taking an axe out of it to jam with when your best rock song is played.

Creating an official hash tag for your wedding is an exceptional idea. Your guests will take pictures at the event, hence, you should make sure that the hash tag is visible for everyone to see so that it can become trending in good time. After the wedding, you can just search for the hash tag to see more pictures from various angles.…

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