Rings


Are They or Aren’t They? Brangelina Wedding Rumors Hit Fever Pitch

by Azure

There's major buzz happening around the French chateau that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie share with their brood. And rumors are swirling that this weekend could be the big one... when Brangelina finally get hitched! The Sun is reporting that the Brangelina wedding could be happening under the guise of a 50th anniversary party for Brad's parents, pointing to the fact that Angelina's private jeweler (who designed her quarter million dollar engagement ring sparkler), Robert Procop,...

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Is Wedding Season Now Engagement Season?

by Azure

Wedding industry insiders know that, historically, the year could be broken up into two distinct parts—engagement season (Thanksgiving through Valentine's Day, with the highest volume of engagements happening between NYE and V-Day), and wedding season (May through October). And for wedding planning websites like OneWed, this has always translated into highly seasonal traffic, with 30-40% more unique visitors during engagement season than wedding season (because, when people are...

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Here’s How NOT to Get Engaged

by Bitchless Bride

So, I keep hearing about people getting engaged with an audience present, and by audience I mean the families of both the bride and groom. Seriously? What the F? Is this the new way people are getting engaged? REALLY? I'm sorry if this is the way your man proposed, but I think it's just wrong and frankly it's just the beginning of you, bridey, losing sight of what this thing called "marriage" is all about. I'm gonna yell it... Ready? YOU DON'T NEED TO BE SURROUNDED BY YOUR ENTIRE...

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5 Things to Do After Getting Engaged

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Congrats; you’re engaged! You might be thinking to yourself, now what? If you’re not quite sure where to start when it comes to wedding planning, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick checklist of the most important details to start with: 1. Choose your wedding date. Although this may depend on a few other details (such as when you can book the ceremony and reception venues), setting a date helps set the stage for nearly...

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The Bridal Virus You Don’t Want to Catch

by Bitchless Bride

Hey, brides-to-be! I am talking to you! I’m even talking to those of you thinking an engagement is on the horizon. Girls, listen up because there is an epidemic happening. It’s scary as hell, and needs to be addressed immediately! I like to call it “bridaldemia”. Huh? bri-dal-de-mia: Verb: perfectly normal woman overcome by demons once diamond ring is on finger Synonyms: diva witch (with a capital “B”) bride, bridezilla, coo coo, crazy, cray cray, certifiable,...

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The Beauty of Eloping: 5 Questions to Consider Before Taking the Plunge

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com Let’s face it—big, extravagant, Kardashian-style weddings aren’t for everyone. And that’s OK. Many brides and grooms starting to feel overwhelmed with the minutia of wedding planning may wonder if eloping is the answer. Whether the budget is an issue or you and your fiancé simply want a very intimate wedding with just the two of you, eloping may be the way to go. But before you forgo a more traditional wedding, ask...

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Wedding Vow Writing Do’s and Don’ts

by The Man Registry

Special to OneWed by Kara Horner of TheManRegistry.com If traditional wedding vows just aren’t for you, writing your own can make your ceremony that much more personal and appropriate for you and your fiancé. If you’re considering writing your own wedding vows, here are some tips to you started. - Don’t wait until the last minute. Not only are these the words you’ll be saying aloud in front of all of your family and friends, these are the promises you’ll pledge to make...

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A Star-Studded Wedding Season

by Azure

On the heels of Drew Barrymore's intimate I Do's, we've learned that Miley Cyrus is engaged! That's right! The 19 year old pop superstar said YES to her 22 year old beau Liam Hemsworth (who you know from The Hunger Games), and they've kept the exciting news under wraps since May 31st (when Liam popped the question). He proposed with a 3.5 carat Neil Lane diamond engagement ring, and Miley took to Twitter saying simply... life is beautiful! New York Knicks captain Amar'e...

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5 New Rules of Engagement: It Can Happen Anytime, Any Place, & In A Totally Logical Way

by The Broke-Ass Bride

So a good friend of mine just got engaged this weekend - in PARIS, of all places. Ooh la la! Her boyfriend pulled out all the stops - the Eiffel Tower, a seven course dinner, rose petals, champagne, happy tears, fireworks - OK I don't think there were actual fireworks - but I'm sure there were all kinds of colorful explosions happening in her mind. I'm insanely happy for her, and I am so in love with her fiance for giving her the most absolutely perfect proposal I'd ever heard...

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Write Your Own Love Story with Customizable Fusion Wedding Bands

by Azure

When you first met your fiance (and realized you'd found the one), did you feel like a crucial piece of your puzzle of life had been placed, locked and loaded? Hopefully the answer is yes! So why not choose a beautiful wedding band that embodies this sentiment? Now you can, thanks to Danish jewelry extraordinaire, Georg Jensen, and his new interactive online tool that lets you design a customized version of his famous Fusion ring. These sleek puzzle piece wedding rings can be...

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Is George Clooney Prepping to Pop the Question?

by Azure

That... we don't know. After all, George Clooney is the quintessential Hollywood bachelor. But thanks to these photos of George's GF, Stacy Keibler, modeling stunning bridal gowns from Spring 2013 Pronovias' collections, at least we can dream! I'm picturing an enchanted affair in Italy at George's Lake Como estate, with soft, romantic florals and loads of twinkling candle light. How about you? And, do you think George will say goodbye to his bachelor status anytime soon? ...

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5 Things You Don’t Know About the Brangelina Engagement

by Azure

It's been just over a year since Kate Middleton became the Duchess of Cambridge after tying the knot to Prince William in what many have called the wedding of the century. But Hollywood A-Listers (like Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt, Jessica Biel & Justin Timberlake, Anne Hathaway & Adam Shulman, to name a few) are poised to give the royal couple a run for their money! And today we're revealing five little known facts about the much-anticipated Brangelina engagement! #5- Maddox was the...

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The Bachelor Ben: Did He or Didn’t He?

by Azure

I used to be a die hard fan of The Bachelor but I'll admit my interest has waned the past few years. To me, it just started to feel so fake... So I didn't tune into a single episode this season, but I've been hearing a lot of buzz about Bachelor Ben Flajnik and his new fiance Courtney. Before The Bachelor finale, a sneaky paparazzo snapped this pic of Ben with another woman... Now, I'm not engaged but I do have a man. And if I saw a picture of him doing this with another...

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Living Together Before Marriage: I Do or I Don’t?

by Oh Lovely Day

Living together before the wedding is a personal preference that most people feel strongly about one way or the other.  Some people, me included, think living together is a good test run for marriage.  Others want to wait until they are married to move in together.  Is there a right and wrong way? My husband and I lived together for five years before we got married.  It was a very good thing for us.  It let us get past those early days of passive-aggressively battling over...

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Miss to Mrs or Ms. For Life?

by Oh Lovely Day

Did you hear that this week France is doing away with the title Mademoiselle, which is our equivalent of Miss?  All women will now be addressed as Madame. It got me thinking about the use of titles like Miss, Mrs., Ms., and Mr.  in the U.S.  Last week I wrote about mangagement rings and some of the comments made me stop and think.  I was approaching it from the perspective of women trying to manage their men by making them wear engagement rings, which was my impression of the...

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Like it Rough, Love these Engagement Rings

by Azure

It's no secret that I love Diamond in the Rough engagement rings! I've been a smitten kitten since discovering them, and have a serious Twitter crush on @DiamondDossier! What I love about DITR engagement rings is that they are truly one-of-a-kind, and turn heads every single time. Wrap a rough-cut milky diamond with bands of sparkly micro pave, and you've got one stunning engagement ring that will spark ring some serious ring envy! Are you DITR obsessed just like us? What do...

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Mangagement Rings:  I Do or I Don’t?

by Oh Lovely Day

Have you heard about this new trend of engaged men wearing engagement rings?  They are called mangagement rings.  Yes, MAN-gagement.  I recently saw a statistic claiming that 17% of men actually want to wear a mangagement ring.  I find that hard to believe and wonder who was asked that question, men or women. My first reaction on the whole thing is that mangagement rings are just silly.  I mean, I know I’m generalizing here, but for the most part we ladies wear engagement...

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Marriage—It’s Not About The Sex

by Azure

On Monday, Washington State became the seventh state to legalize same-sex marriage, just one week after California's Proposition 8 (a law banning same-sex unions) was ruled unconstitutional. Clearly, the times they are a-changin' (in the words of Bob Dylan)... and no matter what your religious beliefs or sexual preference, I'm certain this video will give you a fresh perspective. Watch as Republican Maureen Walsh speaks out in support of marriage equality. About 30 seconds in,...

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3 Things To Consider Before You Start Dropping Hints About An Engagement Ring

by The Broke-Ass Bride

Turtle Love Co Ladies, I have a burning question for you this week. When it comes to the ring you'll wear every day for the rest of your life, do you leave it all to chance, or do you just drag your man down to the jeweler's? I LOVE surprises, so I was ok with letting my hubs pick out my engagement ring all by himself. But if you have EXTREMELY specific tastes in bling, the idea of leaving your ring selection up to some hapless DUDE might scare you to death. If you feel you must...

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