You don't have to be rich to nab some killer bling, thanks to a new unlimited designer jewelry service called Rocksbox! Rocksbox gives you unlimited access to rent from an ever-rotating closet of designer jewelry, hand selected by stylists to fit your specific tastes. For a monthly subscription of just $19, you could borrow beautiful and new to you pieces for special events or every day wear. As someone who constantly feels overwhelmed when it comes to pairing up earrings with necklaces, rings and bracelets, this service has truly elevated my personal style to a whole new level!
Looking for ways to sweeten your wedding day? M&M's offers a tremendous amount of color options to match any wedding palette and also the option of customizing their candy in a variety of ways through clip art, text and even photos! Yes, that's right, your wedding guests can eat your face, well not literally, but a bite sized version of you and your partner is definitely a possibility when creating a one of a kind candy project for your wedding day. Spending only a few moments on MyM&Ms.com sparked so much inspiration I had to share some of the amazing and simple DIY projects I whipped up. It's time to ditch those traditional almonds and rock #MYMMS in a way that fits your personality!
Newly engaged? Staying organized with a wedding planning binder is essential to keeping your sanity. Lucky for you I have a fabulous trio of binders from Bohemian Mint to share! I met Marketa, creator of Bohemian Mint, back in September at The Blogcademy workshop, where we learned how to be better bloggers and quickly gravitated towards each other because of our similar blog topics. I learned Marketa was not only an amazing artist, but also had extensive experience in the wedding industry. So it was a no brainer to collaborate on a post together and also support my fellow blogcadette on her new venture - wedding planning binders. She wants to celebrate the opening of her Etsy store by giving away one of her beautiful creations. Check out her one of a kind designs and be sure to enter the contest for your chance to win! (Contest entry form at the end of this post.)
Wedding planning stress, strain on budget and lack of honeymoon funds are just a few of the reasons 25% of all brides opt for an all-inclusive wedding destination. I don’t blame them at all. It’s a perfect way to cut back on the guest list, incorporate a luxurious honeymoon and allow the ultimate relaxation for your wedding party, family and friends. It’s a win, win for everyone, but the options are overwhelmingly abundant and narrowing down the perfect destination can be tricky. Princess Hotels and Resorts through Apple Vacations is the perfect place to start your wedding destination research and they have fantastic options for providing you with a wedding that will no doubt, blow you away.
It’s no secret honeymooning in Puerto Vallarta is a dream destination. Located on the western coast of Mexico, Puerto Vallarta has the best of both worlds, with the adventurous terrain of the Sierra Madre Mountains to the gorgeous picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. I love that you don’t have to be contained to a hotel the entire stay. If you prefer to explore like my husband and I, there are tons of activities and sites to see in town - like the historic Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, the Malecon Boardwalk and the Old Farmer’s Market. Here are some favorite things to do when planning a romantic getaway:
Dreaming of an exotic honeymoon in Costa Rica? Listen up brides and grooms to be, because I have stumbled across the most amazing Costa Rican retreat catered specifically for newlyweds! Located in the western Guanacaste region of Costa Rica, Dreams Las Mareas offers ultimate relaxation within its tropical vista of white sand Pacific beaches and lush jungles and mountains. And if that wasn’t enticing enough, this ultra-luxurious resort is brand spanking new, opening November 2014! Just think, you can be one of the first guests to experience the breathtaking views and exciting accommodations Dreams Las Mareas has to offer.
So you decided on a destination wedding, CONGRATS! It’s a fabulous and exciting way to get married; choosing the location however, can be an overwhelmingly difficult decision. While moving the ceremony location out of country can alleviate common issues such as cutting down a long guest list and saving on décor costs, securing a location that fulfills all your wedding dreams and expectations is another story. Thankfully, our friends at Caribbean and Latin America Marriott and JW Resorts, created a fun way to narrow down your preferences and help choose a location that is perfect for you and your significant other.
I can hear my mother’s words echoing in my head minutes after I got engaged, “Get jewelry insurance right away and never, ever, ever take that ring off. Not to wash your hands, not for sleep, not for showering, not ever.” At the time I dramatically rolled my eyes, but after hearing a few horror stories I did some research and learned that most of the reasons rings need to be replaced are due to being misplaced, not from poor craftsmanship.
Whether your ring is accidentally thrown out, falls into a drain or just plain stolen, protecting your jewelry is a reasonable and cost saving solution to give you peace of mind of a substantial and emotional loss.
Wedding insurance is usually not the first order of business that comes to mind when planning your fairy tale wedding. With the whirlwind of finding the dress, choosing the flowers and tasting cakes, couples often forget about covering their behinds when it comes to the things that can go wrong. Some may believe it’s a bad omen to imagine all the horrible circumstances that could happen, but let’s face it, part of being a responsible adult is planning for the worst, especially when thousands of dollars of your own money are at stake.