How to Clean Your Engagement Ring in 3 Simple Steps!

Your engagement ring will stay with you forever–long after he pops the question and you both start a family together. It’ll be one of the most precious jewelry you own, so it makes sense for you to know how to properly clean and care for it! Sounds intimidating, but it’s actually quite simple. We came up with a short how-to video for all you ladies out there who want to make sure that their engagement ring will be in tip top shape all the time. We hope you enjoy it!

Ring: J’s Diamond

11 Important Tips To Help You Manage Your Guest List

Here’s the real deal about the guest list: it’s a tricky part of wedding planning. Truth? It can be a major source of stress, especially if you’re not strategic with how you plan, organize, and manage your guest list. So, to help you out in the area, we have some essential tips that will definitely help you in creating your guest list! So without further adieu, here it is.

 

[From: Pretty Pastel Garden Wedding / Photo: Belle & Olive]

 

(1) Know your budget and make an estimate allocation for guest head count cost.

This will give you a realistic guest count number to work with. You want to start off with a number that you can actually afford. If you don’t have a ballpark figure yet to work with, start with a conservative number first and work your way from there until you have a budget plan.

(2) Make an A list and make a B list.

Your A list is the priority list, or the people who must go–such as family– and fit within your budget or initial head count. Then create a B list for people whom you can invite if you have extra budget or if some people from the A list can’t make it.

 

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Cute Animals Made This Pre-wedding Shoot So Adorable!

Today’s engagement session is full of everything we love: a rustic garden setting, a beautiful pastel bouquet, a stellar couple, and last but not the least, super cute furry friends! Wing and Steven decided to bring their pets–an adorable black dog and a sassy feline–along to their pre-wedding photoshoot. They wanted to incorporate the special moments and interactions with their pets during the shoot. Experienced photographer, Amee Cheung, was able to capture everything perfectly resulting in an adorable collection of photos that is filling our day with cheer. If you want to bring your pets to your photoshoot, take the cue from this couple. It’s a very good idea! Read on and see all the photos now.

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Find the Perfect Pair of Shoes to Go with Your Qun Gua Here from Taobao!

What else do you pair your Qun Gua with other than traditional Chinese jewelry? Aside from making sure you have beautiful red and gold accessories to go with your traditional Chinese dress, of course you need to make sure you have the perfect pair of shoes to step into! Your heirloom dress will not be complete without some pretty shoes. So, if you’re on the hunt for that pair that will finish your Chinese wedding look, here are 19 pairs of shoes that go perfectly with your Qun Gua. And the best part? You can find all of these in Taobao!

 

Traditional Flats

Keep it simple and straightforward with traditional flats. You can choose a pair with intricate embroidery and tassel for a fun, updated look.

[Shop link / Price: RMB¥59]

 

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Chic Heels

But of course we love gorgeous heels! Try one of these chic heels with extra embellishments. Each one of these will be eye-catching additions to your Chinese traditional attire.

[Shop link / Price: RMB¥118]

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How to Prepare Your Entourage for the Wedding and Topics to Brief Them With

During your wedding day, your entourage members will have to carry out tasks individually and work together as a team. And while you might think this is an easy endeavour, the reality is that your bridesmaids and groomsmen may need a little help getting comfortable enough with each other to work seamlessly come wedding day. To help break the ice and to build camaraderie, you can gather your entourage for several initial meetings during which you start briefing can brief them on what they need to do for the wedding. The more detailed your brief, the better, and the clearer the responsibilities, the more they will be able to work effectively during the wedding. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to prepare your entourage for the wedding day.

 

[From: An Outdoor Wedding in Different Hues of Blue / Photo: Jada Poon Photography]

 

Step 1: Introductions

Set a simple and casual gathering over lunch, dinner, or coffee, for all your bridesmaids and groomsmen to meet. This gathering is more of a getting-to-know-you session. It’s best to keep the atmosphere light and easygoing so that people can engage in conversation and try to acquaint themselves with everyone. Some suitable venues include one of the homes of the bride or groom, a restaurant, or a private room in a cafe. During this gathering, you can start setting meetings for the next briefings and start opening the topic on delegating tasks. And before you all call it a day, don’t forget to thank your bridesmaids and groomsmen for their unwavering support and help at this important time of your life.

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