Questions & Answers
1.Who pays for the wedding?
2.Where do I start with my guest list?
3.Who do we invite if we're getting married abroad?
4.Who sends the invitations and when?
5.Should I set a dress code?
6. What time should the bride & groom get to the ceremony?
7.Do my bridesmaids enter before or after me?
8. What duties do the best man and ushers have?
9.Can my pet dog be part of my wedding?
10.Do we have to have favours?
11.Do we need a receiving line?
12.Should we offer a choice of food?
13.When are the speeches and in what order?
14.When should we register our gift list?
15.Can we ask for cash instead of presents?
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November's topaz is the gem of the good companion and December's turquoise ...
November's topaz is the gem of the good companion and December's turquoise offers the blessing of true contentment. While some couples feel that any cash they have to spare is better invested in buying items for their new home rather than spent on expensive jewellery, some grooms as well as brides-to-be regard a diamond or its carat equivalent in other gems as a girl's best mate.
This sort of investment will hold its value better than cash in the bank and indeed appreciate in value as years go by. They see a good ring as a form of insurance for the bride, which will simultaneously give more pleasure than merely documentary evidence of wealth. It is well worth insuring an engagement ring. It is especially vulnerable to loss - being left on the side of a wash-basin in a public powder room for example in the early days of the engagement when the bride-to-be is still not a one hundred%. used to wearing it.
Whatever a couple's decision about the price of an engagement ring, it will save embarrassment if they decide how much they can afford before they start looking in jewellers' shops. It can save both embarrassment and disappointment for the bride-to-be if the engaged couple frankly state the amount they want to spend to the sales assistant at the start of the transaction, so that he only shows them rings at that price or below. When an engagement is broken by the girl, etiquette demands that she immediatey returns her engagement ring together with any presents of consequence she has received from her fiance.
A school of chivalrous thought once suggested that, because a girl who is jilted can be treated as a cruel figure of fun, or as the subject of scandal, whenever possible it should be allowed to appear that the break stems from her side, rather than the man's, no matter who actually initiated it. This custom is dying out now. When a man breaks off an engagement it is his former fiancee’s entitlement to keep the ring.
In any situation, however, it is extremely bad form for the injured party to demand by email, much less in person, the return of the ring as with any other love token.