Rings for Women: What to Look For When Shopping for Fine or Fashion Jewelry

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Women’s rings are personal items, associated with celebrations and special anniversaries.

Of course, most people wear rings for fashion and not just for symbols of a wedding, engagement, maternity or an anniversary.

Whatever the occasion, Tom Shane, founder and owner of Shanco.com knows there are a few important things to consider when selecting the perfect piece of jewelry during your next shopping trip. Keep reading…

Baby’s Breath: Possibilities Beyond the Filler Flower

So many people use baby’s breath in their wedding bouquets or decoration solely as a filler flower. But so many people don’t realize that baby’s breath can be used on its own — no other flower necessary. This dainty and elegant little flower can be substituted as floral arrangements, boutonnieres, tablescapes, bridal bouquets and so much more! Today, we show you amazing ways to decorate using only baby’s breath as your main flower!

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Decorating for Your Big Day with Mason Jars

There are certain elements you may want incorporated into the decorations of your big day — like mason jars. Mason jars have become very trendy over the past few years. They’re great for table center pieces, hanging decorations and keepsakes and are easily adaptable and can be decorated themselves. Here are a few decoration ideas for those of you who would like to use them in your big day.

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{Real Wedding} Shannon & Scott’s Intimate Garden Wedding

What do the Shakespeare Garden in Golden Gate Park, an intimate dinner, whimsical details and a party bus have in common? They’re all a part of this awesome Wedding Wednesday real wedding!

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Shannon and Scott’s wedding is one of those weddings that you can tell was fun just by looking at the photos! I love all the sweet homey details and the overall casual vibe of the whole thing. Take a look… Keep reading…

5 Awesome Gift Ideas for Brides & Grooms Who Already Live Together

gift tableThey’re the couple who has everything – except for a marriage license.

But what do couples put on their gift wish lists who have been living together for years and thus, don’t need to set up a household from scratch like traditional newlyweds? Here are a few suggestions…

1. Gift Certificates

The couple might be more interested in something that lets them have or do what they want rather than settling for home décor items they may not really need. Gift cards to a home improvement store offer a chance to catch up on repairs or help pay for a new renovation project. Loved ones can contribute something the couple may not have been able to afford on their own. Keep reading…

Want to Intern at the Plunge Project?

Current college students in marketing or communications: the Plunge Project wants you!

We’re seeking a part-time intern to assist with the creation and management of a social media strategy, as well as content creation for the Plunge Project. The right candidate is a self-starter with a passion for writing and a desire to work in a creative environment where there’s an opportunity to impact the future growth of a top 100 wedding blog.

This will be a virtual internship, so students from around the country are able to apply. Keep reading…

{Wedding DIY} Pomander Ball Centerpiece

diy-pomander-ball-centerpiece-2Many brides are opting to design their own wedding flowers or enlist the assistance of friends and family to get the job done. One hurdle is getting the flowers to fit your theme. If you have specific colors or flowers in mind, it is likely you will not find what you need at the grocery store or super stores.

Did you know you could order bunches or buckets of loose flowers from a florist and still save money? Florists can custom order any available set of flowers for your event. They will arrive on a specific day to allow the proper time for conditioning, hydrating and cooling, so they are ready to be designed in time for your big day.

One easy DIY arrangement is a pomander ball, which comes in many sizes and can be used for pew or arch decorations and centerpieces, as well as for flower girls or bridesmaids to carry. Below are step-by-step instructions from North Raleigh Florist on how to make a DIY pomander ball. Keep reading…

{Real Wedding} Rachel & Chris’ Traditional Purple Wedding

Happy Wedding Wednesday! It’s time for another gorgeous real wedding to celebrate our favorite day of the week here at the Plunge Project.

Today, I’m excited to show you Rachel and Chris’ traditional yet modern wedding, complete with tons of fun purple details and an AMAZING cake that I’m seriously in love with. Rachel and Chris were married at the Hyde Park Presbyterian Church in Tampa, FL, with a reception at the Bayshore Club at MacDill Air Force Base. You’ll love the traditional nature of the church, paired with some great photo opps at the Air Force Base and Rachel’s minimal/modern design at the reception! Enjoy…

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