Yellow Gold Wedding Bands Yellow gold is the classic precious metal for wedding rings in Europe and above the ocean as well. Its colour, warm as the sun in people’s heart and has been enchanting for millennia. Yellow Gold rings are unmistakeably recognised and often used as wedding bands.
Quality should be always in your interest The alloy is one of several deciding factors in the quality of your wedding ring.Since 2002, our web page visitors have relied on our high-quality standards concerning gold 14ct. and platinum. (more…)
Green Gold Wedding Bands “I’ve never seen green gold before!” We hear that a lot. We take it as a compliment. Green gold wedding rings are among the more unusual rings that we could possibly offer.
What is actually green gold? Green gold is a synthetically produced colour variant of gold. The colour of gold can be altered by the alloy (mixed metal).
Are green gold wedding rings just a fad? We certainly don’t think so. Green gold is not a recent invention, Green gold has been around for a while, but it has never been well known. (more…)
Specific marriage responsibilities In a large, formal wedding; everyone in the wedding party has specific tasks. These tasks will vary according to the details of your wedding, but here are some basic guidelines.
Bride Buys the groom’s ring if he is having one Holds the bride’s party (or hen party) if she is having one May buy presents for her parents Plans and selects her own dress and accessories and those of the bridesmaids Chooses a going-away outfit Prepares a gift list Writes thank you notes for gifts received Makes arrangements for the cake (more…)
Scotland – different Locations marriage Gretna Green has over the years acquired an aura associating it with runaway marriages and elopements, as it is the first place over the Scottish border and Scotland’s regulations on marriage are not as restrictive as those of England and Wales. Scotland was outside the scope of the 1754 Marriage Act that governed the other countries; at one time it was possible to marry in Scotland simply by a declaration before two witnesses, but their laws have now been tightened up considerably and are bound by the Marriage (Scotland) Act of 1977. You may marry in Scotland provided that you are 16 or over; (more…)
Sharing your news – announcing engagement The first thing that you want to do when you are engaged is – tell everyone! And, of course, all your family and friends will want to share in the good news and to wish you well. Announcing an engagement is a much less formal event these days than it used to be, but it is still worth following a few basic guidelines to make sure that everyone hears the news and that nothing is left out.
Telling parents The days are past when a young man had to have a formal interview with his prospective father-in-law to ask him for his daughter’s hand in marriage; these days an engagement is almost exclusively a matter for a couple to decide for themselves. (more…)
Alternative wedding ceremony There are many variations on the traditional basic wedding; you may want to have a wedding that is a little bit different because of preference or because of unavoidable circumstances. Here are some of the options for varying your wedding ceremony.
Military wedding If one or both of you is in the armed forces, you may wish to have a military style wedding. If the bride is in the forces she will probably prefer a traditional dress to her uniform, while the groom may wear either his dress uniform or his regulation version. (more…)
Thinking ahead – marriage preparation What are your expectations of marriage? Or haven’t you thought that far? It may be that you are caught up with the mechanics of your actual wedding day, and it may be difficult to look beyond that to your marriage itself. But remember that your wedding day should only be the start; it is the marriage itself that will take the time, the effort, the planning. You are two very different people coming together to live permanently under the same roof, and it is unrealistic to expect that everything will fall perfectly into place immediately the register is signed. It is well worth taking the time now, during your engagement, to look ahead to your marriage and to try and sidestep some of the common pitfalls. (more…)
Legal Requirements – Law and Marriage Who may many whom is an issue that is important in most civilizations the world over. Some traditions are keen to keep the purity of the race unsullied; in these cases it may be illegal, or unpopular, to marry someone outside your own tribe, race, caste or even family. We can see the legacy of this idea in royal marriages; in most countries with royal families there is a restriction on whom the monarch or heir to the throne may or may not marry. In other traditions the laws are concerned with preventing inbreeding, and in these cases it is illegal to marry someone who is closely related. These are called the laws of consanguinity. In England in the 14th century the laws of consanguinity were so complex that it was a veritable minefield trying to find someone that you could marry. (more…)
Newspaper announcements You may wish to have your engagement announced in the local or national newspapers, either as a way of telling all and sundry or as a special way of marking the event. The traditional way of making the announcement is for the bride s mother to take responsibility, and so formal announcements tend to depend on her present status for their wording. The correct formal wording is: Mr and Mrs George Davidson are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter Jane to Mr John Smith, son of Mr and Mrs Alan Smith of Newport, Isle of Wight. (more…)
Ring finger Why is the fourth finger (counting the thumb) of the left hand the finger for engagement and wedding rings? The ancient philosophers asserted that there was a very delicate nerve running from that finger direct to the heart; later writers said that it was a fine vein, the vena amoris. In Catholic tradition the first three fingers represent the Trinity, so their ring-giving ceremony consists of putting the ring on the thumb, forefinger and third finger while saying ‘In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost’, and then on the fourth finger, to rest permanently, while saying ‘Amen’. Up until the 16th century it was the custom here and elsewhere to wear the betrothal or wedding ring on the fourth finger of the right hand, a custom that is still echoed when nuns take their vows. (more…)