December 2016 – She Said Yes

December 2016 archive

Can you ask for cash for a wedding present?

Many engaged couples now wish to ask for cash for a wedding present, but readers ask “Is that totally crass?” For couples who haven’t gone the “traditional” route of living apart until marriage, having a wedding registry for your wedding can be complicated, and you might end up having to choose (and receive) a lot of things you […] Read more…

Would You Accept a Proposal Without a Ring?

I recently read an article by Wedding Bible ‘The Knot’ on Engagement Faux Pas – chief of which was proposing without a ring. Sure, your declaration of love and request for a lifetime commitment should be more important than whether or not you’re bearing jewelry, but you have to understand that to many, an engagement won’t seem 100 percent […] Read more…

Honeymoon fails: Horror stories to avoid

A newlywed honeymoon escape is sometimes even more eagerly anticipated than the wedding itself (no in-laws or seating plans to worry about once you’re through international security…). However, don’t let that ‘light at the end of the tunnel’ blind you – it’s a scary thought, but sometimes even honeymoon plans go wrong. Even the most well […] Read more…

What to Wear to an Engagement Party?

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Love is in the air! In case you’ve been oblivious to all the ring selfies popping up on Instagram and Facebook, engagement season is in full swing and that means it’s time to get engagement party ready! Whether you’ve just joined She Said Yes as one of the newly engaged, or you’ve been following a […] Read more…

The History of Wedding Anniversary Gifts

If you’re approaching a wedding anniversary, knowing an anniversary gift is expected, you may be wondering exactly why it is we buy wedding anniversary gifts, and the history of the tradition. Wherever you’re at in your marriage, consider I still do, an anniversary diary, marriage workbook and keepsake. The origin of celebrating wedding anniversaries harks back to the […] Read more…

The other diamonds a Bride-to-be needs

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There’s nothing like waking up on Christmas morning to discover a small box under the tree or in a stocking, and just because you’re engaged doesn’t mean you need to miss out. While Christmas is a very popular time to propose, diamond jewellery also makes the perfect Christmas gift for a bride-to-be. Personally, I think diamond earrings make the […] Read more…

Christmas gifts for the Bride to Be!

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We don’t all have the luxury of choosing exactly what arrives on Santa’s sleigh, but should you be lucky enough that someone asks “What would you like for Christmas?” (or you can always drop a hint here and there…), I’ve got all the answers right here! However, this is not just your everyday Christmas list… this is […] Read more…

Should You Have Botox Before Your Wedding?

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 Clinic 42 Brides, bridesmaids, mothers of the bride and groom, aunts and even grandmothers want to look their most beautiful and radiant on the big day. For many, a bridal beauty regime might include getting Botox before your wedding, and why not? Botox is fairly mainstream these days – literally millions of people have used […] Read more…