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Can my wedding ring feature coloured stones?

Hi, I am looking to choose a blue stone/diamond ring for my wedding band. But my engagment ring is 3 emerald cut diamonds, one big in the middle and a smaller one on either side. (No colour) Does this matter, or should I not go for the colour?

The beauty of diamonds is that, while they sparkle and shine, they are in most instances without colour. And in that sense they team beautifully with every shade under the rainbow. This opens the door for you to team your diamond engagement ring with a wedding ring featuring stones of any hue you like. In any case, your wedding band…

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What are the essentials for a bride’s survival/emergency kit?

A very thoughtful gift, and certainly one that would be appreciated by any bride-to-be, whether for Christmas or at her bridal shower. It goes without saying that either the bride, or somebody else in the bridal party, will require some kind of ‘emergency’ assistance on the day. Click through to the two stories below, which detail…

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Okay to Hire an Amateur ?

This depends on what is important to you. For most couples, wedding photographs are a hugely important part of the day. But if you just aren’t that excited about having a wedding album or if you won’t be disappointed with merely a few good shots, you might consider this option. If you find a truly…

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Can I Wear White if We’re Living Together?

In a word, no! It’s not true. You’re living in the era of Bridget Jones, not Hester Prynne. Once a symbol of celebration and affluence (since only a woman of means could afford to wear an easily soiled dress just once), the colour white now symbolizes purity (read: virginity). That said, the majority of women…

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Is Tipping Mandatory?

Tipping isn’t mandatory — a tip is an added reward for service well done. That said, unless one of your vendors really botches something, they’ll probably expect at least a small amount of gratuity. Before you start forking over the dough, be sure you check with your reception site to see whether they have any…

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How Do I Include My Fiance?

It can be frustrating when your fiance isn’t as interested in and excited about planning the wedding as you are — you may be feeling disappointed, because as you say, it’s your wedding, with “your” in the plural! You don’t mention how he’s being unhelpful — does he just not care what colour the flowers…

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How to Handle Two Receptions?

My fiance and I are Asian-American. After our 11 a.m. ceremony, we are having a Western-style reception followed by a traditional Chinese banquet later that evening. My question is: How can I fit three different events and locations on my invitations? I have read that putting the reception on the invitation is only appropriate when…

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Inviting B-List Guests?

This situation isn’t too tough, believe it or not, but it’s still important that you handle it without hurting anyone’s feelings — after all, no one wants to know they’re on your B-list. The easiest way? Before you lick even one stamp, touch base with all the key players to see what their availability is…

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