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Will You or Won’t You?

Hey, brides to be: While you’re adding our invitation designers to your MyGuide Favorites List, you might also have one of the most controversial wedding etiquette issues on your mind. When you send your wedding invitations, will you also be including a list of the stores where you’re registered for gifts?

Wedding Paper DivasI got to thinking about this, and started wondering what my own approach would be when I saw this question posed on the Sugar Network’s wedding site, I know that planning your wedding is extremely hectic and you just want to get some things checked off on your to-do list, but there are ways to spread the registry word with a little more decorum.

So, California brides, how are you planning on getting your gift registry information info to your guests—with the invite or not?

Julia Posted by Julia on Oct 17, 2008.
Filed under InvitationsWedding Registries and Gifts

Countdown to the Big Day

Wouldn’t it be great to know, to the second, how long it is until you say “I Do”? Never fear, iPhone brides. You can now have that knowledge with a simple, .99 cent app from the iTunes Store. brings you Wedding Day, an IPhone app that shows you exactly how much time you have left as a single woman.  

And, (this I love), it continues counting after you get married, so you can keep track of every second of your newly blessed union.

Wedding Day iPhone Application, available on iTunes

Meredith Posted by Meredith on Oct 15, 2008.
Filed under Stuff We Love

Sugar Don’t Sparkle Like Diamonds

Searching for “The Ring” was a lot easier in your childhood fantasies, wasn’t it? You didn’t have to worry about the 4 Cs, diamond certifications, or insurance when you were slipping that Ring Pop on your finger and pretending it was the real deal.

Diamond Buying Guide from GIABut like every other major purchase made in your adult life, you may want to do some research before you plunk down your credit card. Reviewing this helpful resource on the GIA website might answer a lot of your diamond-related questions before you step into your first jewelry store. Don’t forget that jewelers who achieve certification by the Gemological Institute of America are definitely a (princess) cut above the rest, and who better to teach you about the 4 Cs than the institution that invented them in the first place?
Once you have the basics down and make your choice, rest assured that your real diamond ring will be much more fun than the candy variety. It may not taste like cherry or grape, but its sparkle lasts a whole heck of a lot longer. 

Lisa Posted by Lisa on Oct 13, 2008.
Filed under Expert AdviceWedding Jewelry and Rings