Weddings are expensive but one of the best parts of it is your wedding registry. It’s like your birthday all over again as a kid and you even get to pick the items you and your hubby want and need.
There are many different varieties of stores you can register at for your wedding registry and the best part is that you don’t have to choose just one. Different department stores such as JC Penny, Kohl’s and Target have a wide variety of necessities, from dishwear, silverwear, cups, pots and pans, coffee makers as well as other kitchen utilities/decoration. Along with the kitchen necessities which may take up quite a bit of room on your list, you may also want to consider things such as bedding – sheets/comforters, electronics, bathroom necessities, towels, decorative household items, etc, but beforehand you should make a list with your hubby of what you both already have, what you guys need to get and what you can throw out since you will be living together. Although these three are some of the top registeries people use, you are definitely not limited to choosing from even our list of top registeries.
It’s also a great idea to add more to your registry than what you need because due to your guests budgets, you want items on your registry that can cover a wide range of prices for good gifts. This will put a variety of items you’ve registered so that you can accomodate all guest budgets.
Top Wedding Registeries
5.Crate & Barrel
6.Bed Bath & Beyond
10.Williams & Sonoma
So you’ve been married to your wife for quite some time now and she’s in love with the initial diamond you proposed to her with. After some time, you may feel that your wife deserves something even bigger and prettier since you probably were on a tighter budget the first time around. Types of setting styles change with the trends as years pass.
At this point, upgrading her ring cannot really be a surprise because you will need the old ring to show the jeweler and she will panic if she thinks she lost it. Also, her input is the most important, because we want to give her exactly what she wants.
We see a lot of people come in with a gorgeous center diamond and they just want a new setting. In most cases, the wives are fully involved in choosing the new setting they want. A new setting can do a lot for a beautiful diamond. This is an easy way to upgrade her sentimental, original diamond by giving an entirely new look to it by placing the original stone in a brand new setting. A new setting can make all the difference and even make the look of the center stone larger, all depending on setting that is chosen. Once you see the look on her face when you give her the brand new ring, it will all be worth it.
The example below depicts one of our extremely happy clients that shared with us how much she loves her new ring.
She decided to keep the center stone that was originally purchased and replaced the setting with a completely new design. This totally changed the all around look of her ring, without having to pay the heavy cost of a larger diamond, she couldn’t be happier.
The setting she chose really shows off the brilliance of the center diamond. Also, the halo around it also increases the look of this 1.75ct center stone. This is definitely a great anniversary or birthday gift or just because you love her!
(Left) Original diamond & setting (Right)New setting with original center stone
*Wedding Planning Tips* – Staying Organized and Less Stressed
It may take a couple of days, or even weeks (which is fine), but once you’re over the initial shock and awe of how stunningly beautiful your ring is, you may find yourself wondering what to do first or where to even start when planning your wedding.
This is a big day for the both of you and of course you want everything to be perfect.
First, you will want to buy a notebook and binder to keep everything pertaining to the wedding organized. This includes all your potential vendors, wedding and reception locations, caterers, bakers, photographers, DJ’s, florists and seamstresses. You can also buy books that are made for planning weddings and write in those. Either way, you are going to need a master copy to keep all your own notes and information.
Depending on your personal circumstances and how intricate and large of a wedding you want, consulting with a wedding planner may be necessary and helpful.
Wedding planning is a lot of fun, but it can become very stressful and no one wants to be stressed out about such an amazing and life-changing event. A full-time wedding planner will help you to prepare from the moment you decide you want to announce your engagement all the way until the honeymoon. You can also hire part-time wedding planners to be in charge of smaller events or just specific days you need extra help. It’s a good idea to designate certain people to be in charge of certain events, such as the rehearsal dinner, the day of the wedding, etc.
It’s also important to stay within your budget; spending more on what’s really important to you and less on what’s not as important. For example, you may seek help from people close to you aside from your wedding planners in order to save some money. These people will help keep you less stressed and more organized.
Any way you can find to cut stress and stay organized is the key to being a happy bride!
Planning a wedding isn’t easy and there are a lot of small details that make up the larger memories from your special day. Music is a huge part of your reception so of course your first thought is to get the best DJ around. A good DJ can make all the difference in the world so make sure to do your research. Ask friends that have recently gotten married if they were happy with their choice of a DJ. Seek out reviews for anyone you have in mind online. Get recommendations, some of the best business comes from referrals. We know that very well at Diamonds by Eyal.
Previous to the reception, present them with your own list of songs that you think your guests want to hear. After all, this is your wedding so you get as much say as you want! Make sure to choose your songs for every special dance that you may have. You’re first dance with your husband, the father-daughter dance, etc.
Wedding Planning can be overwhelming so we’ve compiled some of the top ten best father-daughter songs to dance to at your wedding. We guarantee at least one of these songs will leave every one of your guests with happy tears.
1. My Little Girl – Tim McGraw
2. My Girl – The Temptations
3. There Goes My Life – Kenny Chesney
4. Just Fishin’ – Trace Atkins
5. Gracie – Ben Folds
6. I Loved Her First – Heartland
7. Because You Love Me- Celine Dion
8. Butterfly Kisses – Bob Carlisle
9. The Way You Look Tonight – Frank Sinatra
10. My Wish –Rascal Flatts