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Yellow diamond rings
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With the advent of the internet, shopping has become so much easier — no need to leave your couch to purchase your groceries from Amazon or buy shoes from Zappos.

Here at WeddingLovely, we’re huge fans of the internet and how much easier it has made our lives (which is why we do what we do!) But there has always been one category that seems the most scary to trust a website for, as it’s one of the biggest and longest lasting purchases for your wedding: your wedding rings.

Modern jewelry and diamond websites has improved in quality, trustworthiness, and experience. Thinking of buying your engagement or wedding rings online? We’ve partnered with Leibish & Co. with to provide a few reasons why you should:

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How to Pick the Perfect Wedding Band in 3 Simple Steps

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Vince La Rosa has been matching couples with their perfect wedding band for over five years at TungstenWorld.com. You can see more of his tips and advice on all things tungsten carbide, cobalt, titanium and weddings online at the Tungsten World Education Center.

Since I started working in the wedding industry, I’ve had the pleasure of speaking to thousands of brides and grooms about their wedding bands. And in that time, I’ve helped every type of customer from the picky bride to the ambivalent groom, the big spender to the bargain-conscious couple and everything in-between.

While I’ve quickly learned no two couples are alike, over time I’ve gained enough experience to know the best way to help narrow down the vast array of wedding bands choices out there to help find The One. And it really boils down to three simple questions: color, budget and lifestyle.

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This infographic was created by Danielle Bagworth, a fashion and beauty writer and an extremely excitable wedding guest (always the bridesmaid, never the bride). She recommends eden spa to any bride-to-be for a luxurious and relaxing spa break in Nottingham, UK.

The inspiration for this infographic stemmed from a Summer filled with countless wedding invitations. As a giddy guest, I often obsess about my outfit, make-up and hair and this made me think; what must the bride be going through? Therefore, I have provided 6 top tips and tricks to applying perfect bridal make up that will last all day long.

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His and Hers Wedding Bands by Angara

His and Hers Wedding Bands by Angara (1)

Good morning lovelies! As I’m sure you’re more than aware, there are a lot of details that go into planning a wedding, not the least of which is where to buy your wedding bands. Here is an option for you to consider: Angara is an online retailer with decades of experience in jewelery and fine gemstones. From Angara’s website:

Angara is a word in ancient Sanskrit that means “the fire within.” It is with this Angara that the Earth has created our magnificent gemstones. Our family has been in the fine gemstone business for generations and has deep roots in gemstone cutting, polishing and design. We specialize in Sapphires, Rubies, Emeralds, Tanzanites, Diamonds and other precious gemstones.

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Custom Gowns for any Occasion (1)

Finding the perfect gown for that special occasion, whatever it may be, is always a thrill.  Not being able to find one, on the other hand, can be devastating.  Rather than exhaust yourself trying to find the perfect dress, why not have one created, that’s one-of-a-kind and just for you?

As a designer, this is one of my favorite endeavors.  Many clients come to me with a variety of ideas and styles, or perhaps pictures of a few different gowns.  Together, my clients and I collaborate to piece together the perfect ensemble.

Creating a custom gown is a lengthy process, but well worth it.  In general, the process consists of anywhere from three to five consultations over the course of three to six months.  The price of a gown will vary, depending on the intricacy of the design, but in general price ranges from  $1,200 to $4,000.

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SimplyBridal has created another helpful infographic to help you get ready for the big day. Today’s infographic is a do-it-yourself guide to beautiful bridal makeup. Enjoy!

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DIY Makeup — Infographic

See our other previous infographics here!

A Guide to Engagement Ring StylesA diamond is forever, which can make choosing one difficult. Genesis Diamonds has created this visual guide to the different styles available by some of the best designers. Enjoy!

There are perhaps three times in your life when events are concentrated solely on you – when you are born, when you are engaged to be married, and at the conclusion of your life. Chances are that the middle period is the one that you best remember and the one over which you have the most control.

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Here’s another post for our UK brides. Today we’re sharing a selection of bridal jewelry from Jon Richard! Of course, you already have the ring — now all you need are the earrings, necklace and tiara! From their website:

Since its launch in 1985, Jon Richard has become a wide brand portfolio retailer catering for every woman’s Jewellery and Accessory needs. We seek inspiration from every corner of the world, sourcing trends and styles from the likes of New York, Paris, Milan and the Far East.

Malcolm Stark, Founder and Chief Executive, realised the companies potential after discovering a niche in the market for design-led, competitively priced jewellery and accessories. This led to Malcolm teaming up with Managing Director Sarah Frew, in 1990 who had a strong design background obtained from previous roles at Ralph Lauren and Liberty of London.  The brand now boasts concessions in over 110 Debenhams stores and a range of other department stores such as, Allders, Elys, James Selby and Voisins.

See some of our favorite Jon Richard’s beautiful jewelry after the cut:

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When I was a child, I was obsessed with princesses—what woman wasn’t? (Though, sidenote, funny how being a princess was more desired than being a queen!) The headpiece of the princess was usually a gorgeous and delicate tiara, and now brides everywhere can finally be the princess they wanted to be on their wedding day with a gorgeous headpiece.

SimplyBridal is here with an awesome infographic to help you choose a headpiece for your wedding day:

Intro to Headpieces

We also got a wonderful preview of SimplyBridal’s new headpiece collection:

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