I Think I Want To Marry You…(Weddings Part 1)

Hey there!

So it’s summer, and you know what that means…

WEDDING SEASON!!!

I don’t know about you guys, but I LOVE weddings (this is Manners by the way)! I’m not getting married anytime soon, but I always find myself idly plainning my wedding in my head, probably like a lot of gals do. I mean, I definitely don’t thing anyone has to get married. Society, at least the one I live in, kind of makes it seem like a person has to get  married eventually. But there are so many other paths you can choose in life! You can choose the Single lyfe, have really close bffs, be a single parent, or even be in a committed non-married relationship. Or a non-committed one! Whatever floats your boat 🙂  And the list goes on. There are tons of ways to live your life, and you shouldn’t let society dictate which one you choose.

That being said….WEDDINGS 😀 <3. I recognize married life isn’t something everyone wants or needs, but I still love weddings. The dressing up, the beautiful ceremonies, the bright colors and of course…

DA GRUB.

But before all of this comes the engagement….and the bling! Engagement rings are sooo beautiful!

…But ofcourse I have a shpeel about them 🙂

So a lot of diamonds are from war-torn countries, where the diamond miners work in bad conditions and are paid terribly. By buying rings from contries who get their diamonds this way, you’re kind of funding the process. But never fear! There are companies that make it their mission to provide ethically-sourced and conflict-free rings, such as Brilliant Earth. By no means are they the only company that does so, though. You can usually find out about a company’s sources by searching on their website, doing some digging on google, or simply calling the company!

Yesterday I found a gorgeous ring on Etsy by a company called Rosados Box–

Barra Petite Size 14kt Rose Gold Thin Morganite and Diamond Cushion Halo Engagement Ring (Other metals and stone options available)

Check out the store here: http://www.etsy.com/shop/RosadosBox?ref=l2-shopheader-name

Alright, well that’s it from me. Let’s hear from Swathi about popping that question!

So, is it just me or do we all want that proposal moment to be one of the best moments of our lives? Whether you’re the one proposing or the one being proposed to, you want everything to feel magical. In order to achieve the perfect proposal, I think you only have to abide to these six rules on every girls checklist:

…but other than that, feel free to improvise. I love proposals because  they’re always so unexpected but always have a happy ending! Now, I haven’t seen any marriage proposals, but as a high school student, I’ve witnessed many prom proposals (promposals as I like to call them). These promposals are getting to be as big as real proposals which gives me reassurance that some people won’t have any trouble proposing for real in the future. However, when it comes to marriage proposals, this is by far my favorite proposal ever:

(The actual proposal starts at the 1:25 mark if you want to skip ahead)

Whenever I watch this video, I always end up with a huge smile on my face by the time it’s over and I never get tired of it. If you recently got engaged and wants some tips I would suggest following  the YouTube channel BrideDeForce for some amazing tips on planning your wedding. Also Manni & I are now on Pinterest! We even created a Wedding board filled with what we want for our future weddings, check it out if you want some ideas!

I think that’s it for this wedding post, we’re going to continue these wedding posts later on in the future, but for now enjoy this one! Please give us some feedback on what you want us to talk about next or what you would like to see in these future posts.

Sincerely,

Swathers & Manners

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