There are many similarities between picking engagement rings and wedding themes. For one thing, both of them are important features that contribute to the beauty of the wedding itself. In addition to that, their selection requires much thought and joint effort on the part of two people who, despite their love, may have vastly different ideas and approaches to a lot of things. Both are potentially stressful undertakings but with a lot of patience and a few pointers, both can also be the great sources of happiness.
Keep Forever in Mind
When it comes to weddings, it is best to keep the word forever in mind. This applies to both the engagement ring and the wedding theme. It would be wise not to pick a ring or a theme that will cause you to cringe inwardly years later. Stick to something you like but make sure it is in a style that will survive the vagaries fashion over the years. Ask yourself if you will be proud to display an album of your wedding pictures when your children are old enough to bring friends around.
The best rings are those that have personality without being too outré; this can hold true for wedding these as well. But regardless of how extravagant or daring a wedding theme is, the basic question really is, will you remember this with fondness and pride when you are fifty years old? If your answer is yes, go for it!
The Common C’s of Rings and Themes
In choosing gems for engagement rings, all the experts say consider the following C’s: Color, Cut, Clarity and Carat. Today, the more pragmatic advisers counsel tell couples to add another C: Cost. Wedding themes share some of these C’s because they speak a lot about how beautiful and joyful the wedding itself can be.
•Color. The color scheme of a wedding is very important. Whether you go for a pastel shade or a more vibrant hue, just make sure that it is a color you are happy with and one that looks good on everyone.
•Clarity. Once you pursue a theme, make sure that this theme is clearly visible in the entire wedding and the reception. If you decide on a retro style wedding, pay attention to small details that can make or break a theme.
•Cost. Engagement rings, like weddings should be within the budget of a couple. It is foolhardy to buy a ring you really can’t afford just as it would be suicidal to start a marriage burdened by a debt. Having a small budget for both doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful ring or a lovely wedding – it just means scaling down some costs.
Savoring Every Precious Moment of Your Wedding
There is more to a wedding than gowns, flowers, food and invitations. If there is anything that a couple needs to focus on, it is savoring every precious moment of their wedding. This means always reminding each other that the most important element of a wedding is the love and commitment that they are declaring to the world on that special day.
About the author
Sofia Angeli is a PR & communications consultant for companies in various industries. In particular, she brings her writing skills and passion for travel, culture, arts and lifestyle, including wedding planning and engagement rings, to the online world.