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Looking for ways to purchase the ring you want without breaking the bank? Larsen Jewellery are fine jewellers specialising in engagement and weddings rings based in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia… and have some great money saving tips to share with you today!

How to Save Money on Your Engagement or Wedding Ring

Weddings are expensive – that is fact. One of the most expensive items on your wedding list might be your engagement and weddings rings.

Are there ways to lessen the blow when purchasing both…?

The answer is YES!

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10 Steps to Choosing Your Wedding Photographer (1)

10 Steps to Choosing Your Wedding Photographer (2)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Derek Lamoureux, President of LC Productions Canada. Whether it’s the birth of a newborn or a couple’s first kiss at the wedding, LC Productions captures the magic of the moment!

Wedding photos are an important part of your wedding. There are only 24 hours that make up your wedding day. A day to be cherished with memories to pass down through generations. Your choice of a wedding photographer is not something that should be taken lightly. Following the steps below can help you choose the best wedding photographer to capture your special day.

1. Decide your style

What’s your taste in wedding photos? Are you the type that looks for candid wedding photo ideas on Pinterest? Or do you prefer the more traditional posed images? Do you like colour or black and white photography? Maybe you prefer a wedding photographer that combines all of these styles into one.

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15 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding by Letting Go of Traditions (6)

15 Ways to Personalize Your Wedding by Letting Go of Traditions (7)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Australian marriage officiant Josh Withers. Josh passionately creates crazy and unique wedding ceremonies for his couples with a goal to make grandma laugh and the groom cry!

I’ve never liked uniforms, they’ve always felt yuck on me. It’s much the same way I feel about wedding traditions. In my daily job as a marriage officiant, I think that marriage is the best thing that two people can do together, and it’s an event worth celebrating. But I also think that many wedding traditions get in the way of celebrating marriage, and instead you can end up celebrating a wedding, which is like putting the horse before the cart. So please spend a few minutes with me today as I liberate you from decades of weddings and introduce you to a few wedding traditions you can leave at the chapel door.

One more thing before we begin: If you do or don’t choose to include any of these traditions in your wedding, do it because you’ve decided to, not because that’s just what happens or because I told you not to.

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Planning Tips for Your Tahitian Destination Wedding (5)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Nelly Grange, of wedOtahiti. Nelly is a Certified Wedding & Event Planner, Green Wedding Professional, Life-Cycle Wedding Celebrant and a wedding blogger in the Islands of Tahiti. Enjoy!

Paradise Awaits in the Islands of Tahiti.

The mythical islands of Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Rangiroa and beyond are well known as the ultimate honeymoon destination, and continue to attract discerned travelers in search of a tranquil escape. Are you considering a destination wedding, or simply a “weddingmoon”? Tahiti is your place. Located just under 8 hours from Los Angeles, CA, the Islands of Tahiti are great to travel to year round!

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An Intimate Thanksgiving by Fleur de Lis Event Consulting (1)

In honor of Thanksgiving, we have a special holiday post featuring an elegant and intimate tablescape brought to us by Valerie of Fleur de Lis Event Consulting. Here’s what Valerie has to say:

A traditional Thanksgiving table is often long and rectangular. I love to entertain on these kinds of tables; however, we wanted to give an alternate option for a Thanksgiving table. A small intimate gathering for a “friendsgiving” maybe. Not everyone will be spending this holiday with family. So we thought it would be nice to inspire those who will be having a smaller Thanksgiving dinner but still want to get creative with their tablescape. I mean, just because it’s a small gathering doesn’t mean you can’t go all out and create an elegant tablescape.

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A Brief History of Letterpress Wedding Invitations (5)

Today’s guest post comes from Christa of Christa Alexandra Designs, a Vermont based stationery company that specializes in the design of high quality wedding invitations and day-of-materials. Her pride and joy is her 1918 antique letterpress that she prints many of her ready-made and custom designed invitations on. Enjoy!

Did you know…wedding invitations all started with a town crier? Before printing presses, a gentleman would walk through the streets and loudly announce the wedding – traditionally, anyone within earshot became part of the celebration. Thankfully wedding invitations have changed a lot, and we are able to send beautiful mail to our carefully curated guest lists – not all those in earshot!

Of all the invitations sent and received, one of the most gorgeous and recognizable is a letterpress invitation. Running a finger over the deep impression and cotton paper, you can literally feel each part of the printed design…but what goes into this letterpress invitation?

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  Photo Credit: Thompson Poole Photography

Today’s guest post is from Marie Kubin, founder and CEO of Rent My Wedding, the leading U.S. provider of do-it-yourself wedding rentals. Marie started the company while planning her own wedding, with the goal of helping brides on a budget create a dream wedding for a fraction of the price.

Couples frequently tell us that wedding lighting made more impact and garnered more compliments than any other reception decoration. Thanks to new technology, wedding lighting is easy for anyone to setup – no experience required! Here is an overview of four popular do-it-yourself wedding lighting techniques that will help you create a beautiful wedding reception without breaking the bank. We’re also including the rental pricing from Rent My Wedding to give you a ballpark idea on how much to budget for wedding lighting.

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Today’s guest post comes to us from Jenny Wescott who works on behalf of The Diamond Ring Company. Jenny is passionate about all things wedding related and loves to read, write and share anything to do with enhancing amorous environments.

Autumn is a magical time of year. The change in seasons brings golden tones to fallen leaves, and rich reds to sunsets. It’s the perfect backdrop to a rustic, earthy, post-summer wedding. But you don’t need to swap your sandals for scarves just yet. Britain usually enjoys an Indian summer, where the temperature stays warm through to the middle of October. Popular wedding venues are also cheaper after August, and you don’t have to worry about friends or family being away on holiday. The new school term starts, so most people are back at home. There are plenty of quintessentially autumnal trends that are present in weddings during this time of year. From rich, sumptuous shades, to rustic room decorations, read on to find out what you should include for your special day.

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How to Save Money on an Engagement Ring (3)

Today’s guest post comes to us from Vashi Dominguez, a Spanish entrepreneur, founder and owner of Vashi, a luxury online diamond jewellery store founded in 2007. Enjoy!

Who said you have to spend more to get a bigger diamond or an exquisite engagement ring of your choice? Deciding on your dream ring goes far beyond buying a sentimental piece of jewellery, however it doesn’t need to break your bank or lead you down a road to financial disaster before you’ve even said ‘I do’. With the right amount of knowledge (knowing exactly what to look out for) coupled with a few tricks of the trade, founder of Vashi and celebrity diamond jeweller, Vashi Dominguez, has put together his top five tips on how to save money on your dream engagement ring.

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9 Ways to Save Money on Wedding Invitations (2)

Today’s insightful guest post comes to us from Barbara of AvantGarde Design. Barbara is a type loving, coffee drinking, ice cream fanatic, runner who loves designing and pushing boundaries. She’s also currently enjoying all the fun of wedding planning for her upcoming nuptials next September! :)

So you want gorgeous invitations, but don’t want to break the bank. Well, that’s understandable! Usually wedding invitations are the first place where a budget cut happens. Your save the dates and wedding invitations are the first look your guests have of the occasion to come, so presenting yourself in the best way possible is the only way to go. Below are some tips I share with clients when it comes to saving money without compromising the final product.

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