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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It does not have to be a diamond. 'Victorian girls, for example, ...
It does not have to be a diamond. 'Victorian girls, for example, were given engraved or embossed gold 'keepers' which once married, they wore over their plain gold 'work-a-day' wedding rings for special occasions.
Traditional Irish-style engagement rings come in the form of the Claddagh, which consists of two clasped hands worked into an otherwise plain gold band. Diamonds have only come to be associated with engagements because, as the hardest wearing gemstone, they will suffer less in regular wear than softer minerals and being, in the main, colourless will go with any outfit. Many girls however prefer coloured stones as have most members of the Royal Family when choosing engagement rings.
Often when a coloured stone is chosen the girl likes to pick out her birthstone. January's birthstone is the garnet, symbol of constancy. February's is the amethyst for sincerity; March, the bloodstone for courage; April, the ubiquitous diamond which in the language of gems indicates purity.
May is the month of the emerald, emblem of happiness, and June's agate indicates prosperity. July's ruby is for fidelity. August is the month of the sardonyx for married bliss, and September is sapphires for true love. October the month of the opal which stands for hope.