Gotta be the one of the best and most hilarious wedding pictures!

Gotta be the one of the best and most hilarious wedding pictures!

No matter how your heart is grieving, if you keep on believing, the dreams that you wish will come true.

The Perfect Honeymoon

I always tell my brides that it’s MY belief that every newly wed couple should go away soon after the nuptials.  It’s so special and romantic and necessary.  Even if you can only get away for a couple of days, there’s something magical about that time you have with your new spouse.

When Love and I were picking the perfect honeymoon destination we had a couple of things in mind—money and sun!  We chose a destination that reflected both of our personalities and loves (kid at heart and rollercoasters).  That’s right, we chose Walt Disney World in Orlando, FL.  

Keep in mind that whatever you choose it will be special because you and your love will be together.  It’s a special time to get to know one another and share new experiences.  Create a budget (make it a good one) and see where your money will take you!  I’m all about getting good deals so do lots of researching online to make sure you get the best bang for your bucks.  

I promise you’ll have a great time!

Cost saving tip #1 for wedding planning

1.  Be creative.

Not creative?  Don’t worry!  The internet is full of wonderful tips and ideas.  Pinterest is a beautiful thing! :-)  Don’t take on more than you can handle.

Healthy tip for my lovely brides

Drink.  Lots.  Of.  Water.  

That is all. :-)

Part 2: He’s your rock and he’s wrapped around your finger

Engagement rings, originally called betrothal rings, were used during Roman times, but weren’t generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy. I found this quite interesting too. Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than an engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. UH UH!! Oh no he didn’t! I wish Carmund would come to me with a thimble. LOL Dang couldn’t the woman at least gotten a silk scarf or something. Nope, he found it more worthy to give his woman a thimble! Now that’s confidence. Engagement rings didn’t become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn’t become common until the 1930s. Now 80% of American women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. That’s what I’m talking about!! Hopefully only 1% of that have ugly diamonds. Once more, I’m just saying.

With all of that being said it’s your personal preference as to how you wear both your wedding band and your engagement ring. I’ve seen people wear the wedding band first (because it’s closest to your heart) and then the engagement ring on top of that. There are some people who wear them the opposite way. There are some who wear the engagement ring on their right ring finger and the wedding band on their left ring finger. The latter is impossible if you prefer to have your rings welded together. I would personally wear my wedding band first and then put the engagement ring on top. I also like having the option to wear my wedding band by itself or having my engagement ring on my right hand. Oh the endless possibilities!