Guide to the Perfect Spring Wedding

Guide to the Perfect Spring Wedding

Though most weddings tend to be in the fall or summer months, there is nothing better than a perfect springtime wedding. The air is fresh, the grass newly green; if you’ve always wanted a spring wedding look no further. Here is a guide to the perfect spring wedding!

Color Scheme: When picking colors out for a spring wedding, there are couple things to keep in mind. Choose colors that encompass spring like pinks, greens, yellows, and purples. Pastels are often associated with the spring time as well! Either way you can’t go wrong; go for what you love! Here are some of our favorite combinations.

Pastels: cream, mint, mauve, lilac, and pink!

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Navy blue and blush pink: a beautiful contrast of colors for a perfect wedding.

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Lemon Lavender: lavender, light grey, pale yellow, lilac, and lemon yellow

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 Mint and Grey: mint, jade, and pewter grey.

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 Champagne and grey: blush, gold, champagne, and grey.

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 Pink, Orange, and Blue: turquoise, tangerine, and fuchsia.

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Flowers: Picking flowers for spring are relatively easy; there are many flowers in bloom during the springtime, so there are many to choose from! Almost every flower can come in a wide variety of colors, so choose which flower you like best and the rest can almost always be customized. Tulips are iconic for spring, but here are a few of our favorite options.

 

The Dress: A big trend for spring wedding dresses is lace. We love these looks by Ellie Saab and Marsheca in their 2017 Spring Collection; when shopping for a dress, keep your eyes out for lace, floral undertones, sweetheart necklines, and A-line dresses.

 

Hairstyles: Spring time means flowers and greenery! We love the look of adding a floral piece to your hair for the most spring-y look. Loose braids and barrel curls are a few of our favorite as well! Go for a fishtail down the back or a french twist with babies breath pieces added for extra flair.

These elements add a touch of spring to your wedding hairstyle!

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References:

“20 Stunning Cascading Bouquets & Expert Tips from Florists.” Bridal Musings. N.p., 11 Aug. 2014. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.

Staff, InStyle. “The Prettiest Spring 2017 Wedding Dresses from Bridal Fashion Week.” InStyle.com. InStyle.com, 28 Apr. 2016. Web. 18 Feb. 2017.

4 Diamond Rings That Compliment Any Engagement Ring

4 Diamond Rings That Compliment Any Engagement Ring

You have the engagement ring. It was all that you imagined. He got the perfect ring. Now, it’s time to find a matching diamond ring. In the past, it was customary to get a band that match exactly your engagement ring or your future husbands wedding ring. You would solder the two together and wear them all the time. But in today’s world, the matching ring can compliment your engagement ring and be worn alone while you travel or exercise. Maybe you have a halo engagement ring or a simple solitaire; there are many diamond rings that will add to your engagement ring. Here are our picks of four diamond wedding rings that compliment any engagement ring, including that curved halo engagement ring.

1. Eternity rings set in prongs

This style is great for basically any engagement ring. It’s simple, it’s a classic and can be worn alone or with the engagement ring. An eternity ring symbolizes the eternal 13796Wlove you have for each other. Diamonds are set around the whole band. The diamonds can either be set in a smooth channel or with prongs. We think a simple eternity ring is a perfect compliment to any engagement ring.

2. Channel set diamond ring

If your engagement ring is a classic and elegant solitaire with smooth edges, then the channel set diamond ring is a great compliment to your engagement ring. The diamonds are set perfectly in a smooth channel with either platinum, gold, white gold or rose gold surrounding them. This style of diamond wedding ring is another great option to wear alone while traveling.

3. Spotted diamond wedding ring Spotted Diamond Wedding ring

For someone who likes the idea of getting something different and unique from the classic styles; a ring with the diamonds scattered on the ring is a great fit. Depending on how the ring is styled, it could fit well with either a classic solitaire engagement ring or a vintage engagement ring.

4. Pave diamond wedding ring

Pave diamond wedding rings generally include multiple smaller diamonds set closely together. You can get either one row or multiple rows of pave diamonds, depending on the style of your engagement ring. It’s a great fit for vintage and halo engagement rings.

All four options are wonderful for your engagement ring. You will be able to wear all styles either together or by itself.

The Top 5 Trends for 2016 Wedding Bands

The Top 5 Trends for 2016 Wedding Bands

Every year millions of couples plan their weddings and the start of the rest of their lives. Whether you’re searching for a classic wedding band, diamond wedding ring, or a piece of contemporary art to occupy your ring finger, here are some trends to keep an eye out for 2016.
5.) Sleeker Lines: With more bridal jewelry designed by CAD programs and created using advanced robotic machinery, we’re in an age of physic defying jewelry designs. Part of that progress means more defined and finished lines in bridal ring designs.

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Look for more elegant carving and etchings throughout rings. It’s where science meets art as deco designs with smooth lines make way for evolved ivy and floral etchings.
4.) Color Stones: Black diamonds, lavender sapphires, and color gemstones Oh My! 2016 will see a rise of more bridal jewelry incorporating color precious stones throughout the designs. Diamond eternity rings, may come with sapphires and secret settings for on the side or in the shank may offer more color. Diamond-Sapphire Wedding Band
We will see more people using gemstones with the same color theme as their weddings. As well as, diamonds with other precious gemstones. Emeralds, rubies, pink sapphires, and color diamonds.

3.) Rose and White Gold Two-Tone Wedding Bands: We’ve seen it more and more in years past; adding rose gold to white gold to create an elegant and modern Wedding ring. Rose Gold offers a contrast that’s both unique and classic in ways many other trends cannot. Two-Tone Gold wedding Band
Taking it a step further we may see more teal gold pop up as well. With a pastel look that offers an interesting and elegant sheen to the gold. Both rose and teal gold will be partnered up with white to create beautiful wedding rings.

2.) Stories: Everyone wants to be able to tell a story about the wedding band that represents their eternal love. The history of the ring, who made it, what the design was inspired by, and even where the gold and diamonds came from are all fair game.
Who can blame people for wanting this? It’s far more romantic knowing your wedding ring came from someplace special than the factory it was built in. At the end of the day, as buyers we’re looking to differentiate ourselves from the next person. With over 5,000 unique styles made to order on WeddingBands.com we can guarantee a unique wedding band made for you and only you.

1.) Lacy Finishes: With the increase in technology in jewelry making you’ll see plenty of lacy, thinner, designs that previously were difficult or even impossible to make. Start browsing lacy finishes to wedding rings here with the Verona Lace Line, which are modeled after the forever love between Romeo and Juliet. Verona-Lace, Romeo-Juliet Line, Juliet

Complex lace designs all along the top of the ring is an instant classic design that even though is modern will be around for years to come.

6 Tips To Finding Your Perfect Wedding Ring And Save Some Money

It is said a wedding band has no beginning or end, which represents the boundless love and devotion that a marriage provides. With such massive responsibility tasked to a tiny ring, it’s no wonder shopping for the perfect ring can be stressful for bride and groom.

However, the right guidance makes this tradition not only hassle-free, but save you cash in the process. Below you will find six tips that will help your search for the perfect wedding ring.

1.) Know your size!

This will not only save a lot of back and forth sizing and resizing but it can help cut those costs. Knowing your correct size is the first piece of information needed when buying your ring. WeddingBands.com offers a free ring sizing kit to anyone who wants to size their finger from home.

A proper fit for a ring is for the ring to go on with ease, and come off with some resistance. The ring should be comfortable on your finger, but if you’ve never worn a ring before, it may take a couple of days to get used to the ring.

2.) Comfort fit vs. Non-Comfort Fit.

The differences between comfort fit and non-comfort fit rings are minuscule in features but massive in characteristics. Comfort fit wedding rings are about a millimeter thicker all around the ring and have a curved edge to them so less of your finger makes contact with metal.

This modification makes a world of difference in weight, price, and comfort. Comfort fit bands are heavier rings to achieve the desired effect. The extra metal means that the rings are heavier, more costly and more comfortable, which is more so the wider the ring.

A non-comfort fit ring will save you money, if you are on a budget.

3.) Find the metal that fits your style and feel.

Everything that sparkles in jewelry is not gold. While the vast majority of wedding rings still sold are made of precious metals like gold and platinum. Recently alternative metals such as palladium, titanium, tungsten, and stainless steel have increased in popularity.

Both traditional and alternative metals have their benefits and detriments. Gold, palladium, and platinum will last longer, while titanium, tungsten, and steel are budget friendly alternatives.

The material your ring is made of can determine not only the cost, but also the weight, color, and overall style. Whether you want a shiny, brilliant or a dull, matte look your metal choice will play a large part in this. Another piece to this is the finish of the metal.

4.) Know the metal finish that best fits your style.

Every ring style can an infinite number of looks just by changing the finish of the metal. The finish can range from a basic high polish to a hammered finish and everything in between.

A wedding ring’s style can be customized through the metal’s finish. A matte, sandblasted finish can make a plain ring more dramatic. A Florentine or brushed finish can ensure small scratches never show. Look through all the possible finishes and talk to your jeweler to ensure they understand the look you want.

5.) Know your diamonds and the 4Cs.

Usually you would see this tip for engagement rings. However, diamonds in wedding rings are seeing a resurgent in the last 5 years so it is important to know what kind of diamonds you are buying.

The 4Cs of diamond buying are simple enough in concept; color, cut, clarity, and carat. Details of each get confusing due to fact that we assign massive value difference to tiny differences in rocks.

To keep it simple for your sanity follow this simple guide. Everything VS in clarity or better looks the same to the naked eye. Some jewelers use lower clarity and charge the same as though they are higher clarity. Make sure you know what you are buying.

You cannot tell the difference between colors H to D when set in a ring. The cut of a diamond is the shape, symmetry, and polish the diamond is, which in smaller diamonds are less of a factor. Just make sure it is the shape you want it to be. Carat is the weight of a diamond and total carat is the total weight of all the diamonds in the ring.

6.) Make sure to value features of a retailer before making a decision.

You can buy the same ring at two retailers for the same price. If one retailer offers free delivery, ring sizing, lifetime warranty, a return policy, a ring box, and an appraisal with the purchase, and the other does not, they are not equal in value.

Make sure when you buy your ring that the retailer include ALL of these features. It will save you time, money, and headache. Most established, well-known retailers will supply their customers all of these.

Wedding Band Trends

Wedding Band Trends

Purchasing wedding bands? We think that the best thing to decide on is bands that are unique to you and your fiancé, matching your individual styles and tastes. Here are some of our favorite trends in current wedding bands.

Eternity Bands:

Many brides today love the idea of having diamonds on both their engagement ring and on their wedding bands. Eternity bands are a beautiful way to compliment your engagement ring.

Stacked Wedding Rings:

This trend is a wonderful way to create a ring that is entirely your own. Stacking 2 or three rings can be a beautiful alternative to the traditional single band. Also, starting with one and adding more bands later creates a built-in anniversary gift for the years to come.
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Engraving:

Engraving makes every ring a touch more personal, with a message inscribed on the inside of the band. Here at WeddingBands.com, we offer free engraving!

Colored Stones:

We love the idea of including colored stones in wedding bands. From sapphires to rubies, there are a plethora of options.

We also love the idea of combining a few of these trends together! The most important thing is that you love your ring, and will love wearing it everyday! The selection is vast, and possibilities are endless, so find a band that is the perfect representation of your love for each other.

Wedding Dress Trends

Summer is the time of year for weddings. That left us thinking, what styles of wedding dresses would be popular this year? The answer may surprise you.

1. Embellished Belts
Everywhere we looked, it seemed like a jeweled belt was there. This trend is great for flattering almost every figure, so it is one we really like.

2. Modified Mermaid Silhouettes
Easier to move in, this trend is replacing the more traditional mermaid styles. Also, it is more dramatic that other traditional styles, like the trumpet style, and is a twist on the classic, flattering fit-and-flare style.

3. Separates
Instead of changing into a whole new dress for the reception, separates allow the bride to change her look by simply changing the skirt or bodice for a fresh new look.

4. Sheer coverage
This style allows for more coverage with just a touch of skin showing. It works with many different necklines, so its versatility makes the look wonderful.

5. Keyhole Necklines
This trend is one of our favorites because it adds drama and flair to the classic strapless neckline, with a similar amount of coverage.

6. Texture
Whether added through tiers, lace, or a statement addition like a big bloom, we love the idea of adding interest to a gown through simple texture.

What do you think of these trends? What looks would you incorporate into your own wedding dress?