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Tradition and trends play into choice of engagement rings By JUSTIN MUSZYNSKI CORRESPONDENT

It’s said that once you are ready to make the commitment to marriage you should spend three months pay on the engagement ring. The decision can be a daunting tasks for men as they strive to get the perfect band that symbolizes their pledge to get married. It is every fiancé’s duty to make his future wife’s lifelong fantasy a reality and the engagement is the first step to a fairy tale wedding. So what types of engagement rings are trending in 2012? According to Karen Blair, manager of DBK Family Jewelers in Plainville, white gold is the most commonly purchased type nowadays. “More people are doing the white gold rather than the yellow gold,” said Blair. “About 10 or 15 years ago white gold was in, but then it went out. Now, it’s back.” Fred DiBattista, owner of

Polumbo’s Jewelers in New Britain says this is true at his store as well. However, he also says he sells a fair amount of platinum rings. He attributes this to the cost difference between the two metals. “Most people are buying white gold these days, but because it has dropped in price below gold, I do sell some platinum rings,” said DiBattista. “I’m selling more of the low-priced ones. Titanium and tungsten are popular alternatives.” Princess-cut diamonds are still and have been very popular for some time, Erin Nowak, associate salesperson at J.P. Jewelers in Plainville, said. Princesscut diamonds are either square or rectangular and sit like an inverted pyramid. “People like the antique look,” Nowak said. She also says that she hasn’t noticed a difference in what people are spending on engagement rings. The long-standing custom of two to three months pay being an acceptable amount

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Avenoso, owner of Franklin Jewelers in Farmington, says he has noticed a rise in the amount men are willing to put up for their future wife’s stone. “I’m selling a lot of the bigger stones,” Avenoso said. “One carat, two-carat, I even have

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on a cake, there are ways to save money and still savor a delicious dessert. ■ Ask a local bakery or restaurant if the pastry chef will create your wedding cake. Oftentimes, bakers who do not specialize in wedding cakes will make a cake at a much lower cost than bakeries known for their wedding cakes. If you adore a dessert at a particular restaurant, ask to have it duplicated. ■ Commission an amateur baker, such as a friend or family member, to make your cake. There are many budding cake artists out there, several of which have the cursory skills to create a delicious and aesthetically appealing cake. Friends or family members may even make the cake for little or no cost. ■ Keep decorations and flavors to a minimum. The more embellishments and designs you put on the cake, the more expensive it will be. Stick to the basics, and the cake won’t cost as much.

■ Look into culinary schools in your area. A student pastry chef may be able to produce a cake for you at a fraction of the cost of what an established baker may charge. This saves you money and the student can use your cake as part of his or her portfolio. ■ Skip the tiered cake. Tiered cakes require careful stacking and engineering. Also, if the tiers themselves are made of crystal or another expensive material, it could inflate the cost of the cake. Choose a lower-profile cake to save money. ■ Serve guests from a sheet cake. Some couples opt to have a dummy cake on display or just a small cake for cutting purposes, and then have waitstaff serve from a simple sheet cake. Guests rarely recognize the difference. ■ Shop at a warehouse center. Warehouse centers often have an in-store bakery capable of producing cakes for large crowds. These cakes can be delicious and inexpensive. As long as you don’t advertise where you bought the cake, there’s a good chance no one will be able to detect a discounted cake. ■ Choose ready-made cakes and

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Destination weddings are a great way for couples to commemorate their big days in an idyllic locale. According to the Association of Bridal Consultants, 5 to 7 percent of all weddings are destination weddings, indicating that couples no longer feel obligated to tie the knot in their hometowns. Though a destination wedding can create cherished memories for couples and their guests, couples must be realistic before they commit to walking down the aisle on a Caribbean beach or in a Scottish castle. For instance, couples who still hope their friends and family members can share in their special days must know that a destination wedding might drastically reduce the number of guests who can make it to the wedding. So when planning a destination wedding, couples would be wise to take a few things to heart. â– Make it an affordable affair. Couples often fret about financing their weddings, and the same concerns might come up for those

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have a traditional wedding may disappoint close friends and family members. A wedding is not just about the couple, but about families blending and becoming one. Parents of the bride or groom may want to boast about how proud they are of their children getting married, and friends may enjoy having an excuse to get together and celebrate. There is a lot of pressure that goes into wedding planning, but a wedding is hopefully a once-ina-lifetime event. There may be regrets about not having the big party or wearing the fancy clothes later on down the line. Eloping means couples may not be eligible for the same number of perks as with a traditional wedding. Some couples start their nest eggs with monetary gifts from wedding guests. Eloping will likely reduce the number of gifts a couple receives from well-wishers. Also, there may not be a bridal shower, which is where couples Cons receive most of the housewares One of the cons that deter peo- and essentials they’ll use in their ple from eloping is that failure to new home.

Eloping is more intimate in nature than a big wedding. Couples can share special vows amongst themselves without the need for a show at a larger wedding. If there are rifts between the families and coming together for a wedding may cause tension, an elopement is sometimes a smart choice. Couples can start out their new lives together in a special way, unencumbered by having to mingle with family members they may not have seen in years. Couples who have different religious beliefs or cultural traditions may find it difficult to blend these customs in a traditional wedding. Elopement may offer them the freedom to personalize their weddings in ways that cater to their desires. Some people simply do not like being in the spotlight, and traditional weddings put couples up on a pedestal. Eloping helps avoid that nervousness and anxiety.

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Build a wedding website to help spread the word

Planning a wedding is no small task, and most couples look forward to the day when they’re no longer fretting over floral centerpieces or agonizing over seating arrangements. Though weddings have become more complicated in many ways, the Internet has made some things simpler for couples planning their nuptials. Perhaps nowhere is that more true than with regard to sharing information. The Internet has made it easy for couples to keep friends and family abreast of the details that go into a wedding. Many couples have even developed their own wedding Website, updating the site whenever they make important decisions, such as when and where the wedding will take place, where guests can stay and all the other information guests might need. Such information used to be sent out via traditional mail, but now couples can simply direct friends and family to their wedding website, saving time and money while also benefitting the environment.

But before couples design their websites, it’s first helpful to determine if it’s actually necessary. Couples who are planning more intimate affairs with few guests might find a Website isn’t necessary. In addition, couples who are having a local wedding in which most of the guests live in town and won’t need to travel or make hotel arrangements, can probably get by without creating a wedding Website. However, couples who are planning a larger affair and/ or an out-of-town wedding and are expecting guests from all over the map can utilize the Internet to make it easier to communicate with prospective guests. When developing a wedding Website, there are some things a couple should consider. ■Timing: Don’t establish the Website until you have settled on a date and location for the wedding. The site can be a great way to share your story with friends and family, but its primary function is to act as a resource for guests. If no date or location has been picked, then the site won’t

prove too helpful to guests. But information. Those who want to information about members of once a date and location has been go the extra mile can include the wedding party and a guestchosen, set up the Website as photos, the story of how they met, book that well-wishers can sign. soon as possible, ideally several months to a year in advance of the wedding. Doing so gives guests plenty of time to clear their schedules and make airline and hotel reservations. ■Information: When designing the site, make it easy to navigate so all the information a guest might need is readily available. Couples who are not tech-savvy can utilize an existing Website like, which allows its members to create a premium Website that can include exclusive designs, links to a couple’s online registry, photos, maps of the event location, and The Perfect Place a host of other pertinent details. For Your Special Day Some wedding Website services charge a relatively small fee to keep the site running for up to a year. Couples who feel they can create a site on their own should 66 CENTRAL AVE., WOLCOTT • be certain to include the date, location, directions and maps to Call (203) 879-7000 the event locations, hotel accomto speak to an event coordinator or schedule a viewing modations, and wedding registry 003456


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While many once popular wedding traditions might have fallen by the wayside, many others have withstood the test of time. One tradition that has endured is the wedding registry, which is designed to help wedding guests find the right gift for the couple of honor. Thanks in large part to the Internet, it’s now easier than ever

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everyone can afford. Especially nowadays, when many weddings host guests from far and wide, it’s ideal to include lots of affordable items. That way guests who have already spent considerable money getting to the wedding won’t have to break the bank even further to gift the brideand groom-to-be. As for high-end items, keep those to a minimum. Parents, siblings or

other especially close relatives might ask to buy those items before you even establish the registry. But it is important to include at least a few expensive items, as some guests might pool their resources and buy these gifts, saving you money while giving them the satisfaction that you got something you might not have been able to afford after paying for the wedding.

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Edible wedding favors make a fine choice for mementos A token of appreciation for guests is requisite at wedding receptions. Wedding favors enable attendees to walk away from the event with a memento and also a small thank you for their participation and celebration of this momentous event. Brides- and grooms-to-be have different ideas when it comes to wedding favors. Guests have their own opinions, too. As customs and trends change, so do the options in wedding favors. In the past, wedding favors were not much different from the items offered today, and not every guest was privy to a takehome trinket. In the 16th century, wedding favors were a sign of extravagance and showed off the family’s wealth to the guests. Only rich and prominent people during those times could afford and provide sophisticated gifts to their guests. Some favors symbolized luck, and sharing them with guests ensured good luck to all as well. Almonds were common favors because they symbolized fertility, health, happiness, wealth, and longevity. Bonbonnieres were once a popular wedding favor. A bonbonniere is a small, decorative box made of porcelain, crystal or gold. It is embellished with colorful

and precious gems. Inside the box houses a sweet delicacy, often called a bonbon. In modern times, many couples are returning to the tradition of giving bonbonnieres or other edible favors as their wedding celebration thank-yous. Edible favors are often economical and guests tend to appreciate them. After all, guests have to find a nook in their homes in which to house an engraved ice cream scooper or yet another small statuette. Edible gifts can be as varied as a person desires. Candy-coated almonds are still popular, but many couples have expanded their choices and have created new trends in favors. For those couples seeking a unique edible favor for the wedding, here are

some suggestions. ■Cake or brownie pops: Food on a stick has long been a favorite of many, but the concept has been taken to new heights with the creation of cake pops. These are small balls of cake or brownie that are made from cake crumbs and frosting. The balls are covered in candy melts or chocolate and served on a stick. Chocolate artists can transform ordinary cake pops into works of art with intricate piping designs on the hard, outer shell. Clear cello bags and decorative ribbon may be all that’s necessary for a classic wrapping. ■ Cookies: Pastry arts continue to be popular favors for any occasion. Many bakeries offer intricately designed and decorated Bristol’s Oldest Florist Designing for Brides since 1916

cookies that can pertain to any theme. Think about a wedding couple or a set of rings as the cookie of choice for a wedding favor. Most cookies last 2 to 3 weeks, so they can be purchased in advance. â– Petit fours: These bite-sized pastries lend themselves well to wedding favors. They can easily be paired and put in small boxes as take-home treats. Some bakeries create petit fours on demand. If not, petit fours can be purchased through online vendors. â–  Chocolate: Gourmet chocolate remains a popular edible favor. Choose among truffles, caramels,

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Drop off floral arrangements at nursing homes, where they can brighten up the environment.

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for several days before they wilt. While friends and family members may take some home, several centerpieces will likely be left at the end of the night. Think about bringing them to a hospital, hospice center or nursing home. The flowers can help brighten the day of others who are in somber settings. If you cannot find a place that will take them, consider dropping one or two of them off at the home of an elderly relative who might be confined to his or her home. Favors: Provided your favors have not been engraved with a date or names, you may be able to return extras to the store. There’s also the possibility of making them available to a couple who is planning their wedding and is looking to cut costs wherever possible. Or, take the favors home and send one out to any person who gives you a gift or a card but wasn’t able to make it to the wedding. Weddings do not have to be wasteful. If you put your mind to it, you can find ways to reuse items featured on your big day.

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Manor Inn Restaurant

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33 Fern Street New Britain, CT 860-229-1331

GIFTS Patrick Baker & Sons, Inc.

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