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Wedding rings symbolizes the long lasting commitment that married couples vowed to protect and to hold. Thus, wedding rings can become the best representation of that commitment. That is why choosing the wedding rings are one of the most crucial part of the wedding preparation.
Since most engagement rings are given on a surprise, for wedding rings both couples must be willing to shop together. This means literally going to different places and deciding on the perfect style for the couple.
But do not be pressured with finding the perfect matching rings, wedding rings may not be matching ones. After all, a woman may pick a more feminine style while the man wouldn’t want to get caught with it. Couples can decide to pick out different styles as long as it complements each other.
Greatly consider the couple’s individual lifestyle. One’s work may be using more of his/her hands thus; a ring with big stones would be out of the question. Choose the one that is convenient to wear anytime at any occasions, since this type of ring should always be worn for the rest of the couple’s lives together.
Diamonds may be the most popular out of all the stones available for rings. But try to be different and consider others which can be sturdier or cheaper (it’s up to the couple which reasons they would go for). Couples can also make it more sentimental by choosing their birthstones for their wedding rings as well. The options shouldn’t be limited when it comes to something the couple will wear for a long time.
More than the stones, the band metal is equally important. Couples can choose between platinum, white gold and yellow gold. The yellow gold is the most traditional out the three, yet it is important to choose the right karat. The platinum gives a sophisticated look to it, but it is the expensive one of the group. White gold is more neutral and thus the most popular plus it is less expensive than the platinum and yet still looks amazing when worn.
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Filipinos are one of the most superstitious people in the world, thanks to our diverse culture and ancestors. Although not all of which are being practiced and followed, some couples like to respect folklore superstitions out of respect or maybe an important elderly in the couple says so. Whatever the reasons are, if it wouldn’t hurt to follow, then it might be best to do so. The couple may have much to gain and nothing to lose anyway.
One popular wedding superstition is that the couple becomes prone to accidents prior to the event, thus it is advised that the couple shouldn’t travel long distances and avoid it as much as they can. Not unless the couple wants an out-of-town or a beach wedding, following the superstition wouldn’t hurt. It would cut down on your trip expenses and more for the wedding fund.
Bride shouldn’t wear pearls during the wedding because it will bring bad luck to the marriage. As much as a couple can, they can just choose a gown that works well with other pieces of jewelry instead of pearls. It doesn’t really have a logical explanation to it, but if diamonds can just be paired with the gown then the couple may have better luck.
Another superstition is that breaking any piece of glass at the wedding is a sign of good luck. Although this can’t be a pretty sight at receptions where the couple is expected to pay for anything’s that broken (which doesn’t seem to be a sign of luck at all), it is just better to allot a few buck for the wedding fund, just in case.
Lastly, one of the most popular superstitions is that the groom should always arrive earlier than the bride or else it will bring bad luck. In this case, it is always best that the groom arrives early since he is expected to be the one waiting in the altar and not the bride. Also, by arriving early, the groom will have time to make any last minute checks before the grand ceremony starts.
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A wedding can be the best time and the worst at the same time. It is a lot of hard work, it can be stressful with all the things to think about like church, reception, caterers, florists, guests and the list goes on. The big things usually preoccupy the couple, forgetting all the small stuff until the wedding day when the couple realizes how important it is.
A couple needs to bring snacks throughout the day! Weddings even if it is scheduled later in the day needs a lot of time for preparation, and that consumes most of the day. It wouldn’t be impossible not to get a little hungry every now and then. The least thing a couple needs is dizzy wife at the wedding, so be sure to pack a light snack like a sandwich to nourish the couple for the rest of the day.
Everyone must have heard about a wedding day disaster story because of a torn wedding dress. Stories like this are common and yet, most couples still couldn’t be prepared for it. An emergency sewing kit should always be ready on the wedding day. Wedding dress may cost a thousand bucks but it is still made of fabric which will likely to tear. Having a readily-available kit can come in handy to save the couple from the disaster of walking down the aisle with a torn dress.
Another little must-have is a set of toiletries and that includes wipes, tissues, deodorizing spray, soap, toothbrush, etc. Again, a wedding lasts a whole day and couples, just like any other person may be called upon by natural phenomenon. Having toiletries around can make the event less stressful and smooth. Also, eating every now and then, and during the reception could lead to dental mishaps and having a toothbrush ready is better, or at least a mouthwash will do.
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Classical instruments such as a violin, flute, guitars and trumpets can provide a splendid musical background on a wedding ceremony. However, no sound can equal that of a magical human voice expressed in a prayerful song at one of the most significant passage in a person’s life. Many church weddings have been made memorable by the performance of guest vocal musicians.
The use of “minus one” music machine to accompany the singer is neither an option. The canned music just lays to waste a perfectly planned church wedding and spoils the solemnity of the occasion.
In another perspective, the choice of the marital music must also be noteworthy. There are two schools of thought as to the type of music proper to a nuptial rite. One holds that only sacred music, which is composed specifically for religious functions, is fit. The other holds that any song, even pop music, done in a good taste, can be a valid expression and the right intent meant for the ceremony.
Church laws state in very general terms the type of music that is and is not permissible at a wedding. The premise is that the church is a place for praying to God and not for speaking to each other however devoted the couple may be to each other.
In like manner there are judgments that can evolve from coming up with questions and answers founded on a sense of propriety. And these are as follows:
The judgment on music must answer the question on whether the music is expressive of the moment… Is the song a fitting musical for the present ceremonial wedding scene… Is the choice of music right and proper taking into consideration the sanctity and serenity of the grounds of where the nuptial rite is taking place…
The judgment on liturgy must answer the question whether the lyrics of the song are fitting for such place of worship…Whether the congregation in attendance can relate in general towards the expression of love to the Almighty One and likewise the love bestowed from above to the couple as well as the whole community…
The judgment on ecclesiastics must answer whether the songs will form part of the Mass or just on the confirmation of the marriage bond, the nuptial blessing or the recessional….
Every couple has in mind to make the occasion unique. But, the actions must not go to the extent of debasing the sacrament of matrimony to satisfy the wants not in consonance with the Church teachings. Still, the norm and decrees of the church must be followed.