So your girl friend's finally found love . . . and she's got a big rock to prove it! How do you say, "Congrats on the engagement!" without seeming too cheesy or saying something run-of-the-mill? Well, you refer to Jane Austen, of course! I'm head-over-heels for this You Found Your Mr. Darcy Card ($4.75) from Chicago-based Pearl Marmalade. With adorable imagery of bouquets, old timey carriage wheels, and a Mr. Darcy on horseback, it'll congratulate her on finding just what every girl wants: a night in shining armour. It's a perfect note for the next engagement party or bridal shower on your agenda.
The best humorists couldn't come up with this stuff: Fillerup-Standing. Kumon-Topomi. And, my personal fave, Moore-Bacon. Each of these couples might make a perfect match, but the combination of their last names is something else. It's a joke, and in most of these cases — ahem, Rump-Orefice — it's a downright dirty joke. Hee, hee, hee. Click here to view more hilarious wedding announcements.
If you have an engagement in your future, lead your boyfriend to Brilliant Earth. Based in San Francisco, the company grew out of a real marriage proposal. After founder Beth Gerstein's fiancé couldn't find a source for conflict-free diamonds, the couple took matters into their own hands. They started a business that provides certified conflict-free diamonds as an alternative to the current diamond industry practices. How romantically and morally just!
Bachelor and bachelorette parties are so odd to me. Some of them seem to undermine the symbolism of the romantic gesture of getting married. Like, how does having a stripper grind on you during a lap dance signify that you're ready to walk down the aisle with your sweetie? And how does telling your friends you finally picked a pr*ck bode well for your upcoming nuptials? (Yeah, I know. I need to lighten up.)
During last week's episode of The Office, lovebirds Jim and Pam discussed moving in together, but there was just one hitch — Pam wanted to be engaged first. Or, at least, that's what she said. This not-so-subtle hint didn't scare Jim off at all. Au contraire. He already had a ring in his pocket and a proposal in the works . . .
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With wedding mania in full effect here on the Sugar Network, we have found some pretty geeky ways for you to shop for those engagement rings and streamline your engagement announcements with technology.
Now that we're moving into the wedding planning stages, how geeky are you willing to go for your big day? Would you have a cake master create the ultimate geeky wedding cake, or even don some uber geeky cake toppers like this (totally awesome) Robot Couple from Etsy? Will your wedding be geek friendly, or totally traditional, despite your geeky ways?
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- Life is not a John Cusack movie, my friend.
- Worst revenge prank ever!
- Animated proposal. Hey, lady. I think this means he really, really loves you.
- If you needed any more reasons against proposing before sports audiences, look no further.
- Fox reporter ruins proposal. Typical.
- Get rejected 102 stories above ground! If that's your thing.
There's nothing a gal in the middle of a grueling tennis match would love more than to hear a stranger shout out, "Steffi, will you marry me?" Now, I had a feeling Steffi had a good head on her shoulders, but I had no idea how practical she was. Check out the video to find out her romantic answer.
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Since you're reading this site, there's a good chance that you (and possibly your new fiancé) have a pet. Combining animal families can be as tricky as blending each other's human families, both needing lots of love and patience. To make all the members of your new and improved pack feel welcome, include them in on your wedding shower festivities. It doesn't take much, but this way each of your pets can get to know new friends and family members that they'll be bonding with for the rest of their lives.
Simple ways that you can make them feel welcome are: including your guests' pets in the shower, having your guests bring a treat for your furry pals along with your own shower gifts, design some pet themed games and decorations, and send your friends home with a pet doggie bag filled with fun treats.
I'm not married, or engaged, but the idea of creating a wedding registry totally excites me — dancing around a store (ahem, 27 dresses) with a barcode scanner, scanning to your hearts desire?! Good times indeed (yes, I'm delusional!). Scratch that thought for just a sec, and let's get back to basics and practicality — online wedding registries.
What's great about having an online registry is the fact that friends and family from all over can take part in the gift giving and the whole process is much easier than searching for gifts in stores. If you happened to miss CasaSugar's helpful guide to getting an online registry started, I'm going to give you a few more tips and suggestions.
First thing's first, deciding what stores meet your needs and which ones you want to be registered at. Thanks to sites like MyRegistry, the universal gift registry, you have the freedom to mix and match items from any of your favorite sites and stores to create the ultimate gift registry.
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