5 Tips for Getting the Best Wedding Florist

From the bouquets to the table decorations to the arrangements at the venue, flowers are a big aspect of every wedding. And it can get overwhelming, fast. What colors? What types? What goes with what? How much will they cost? Coordinating your floral choices requires the expertise of a wedding florist. Like the flowers themselves, there are plenty of choices for a wedding florist. So how do you ensure that…

The Engagement-Moon: Hot Trend for 2019

Getting engaged is one of the most exciting and romantic moments in a couple’s life. It can also be the most stressful and exhausting. “Popping the question” sets off a whirlwind of parties, excited family members and friends, and the immediate push to start planning the Big Day. The magic of the engagement itself can quickly get lost in all that noise. So it’s no surprise that a new craze…

8 Hot Bridal Trends for 2019

Brides planning a 2019 wedding are faced with a ton of decisions for their big day. From the dress to the color palette, to the bridesmaids and reception plans, there are just way too many trends and too many choices. What’s “in” this year? What is “out”? Birkat Elyon, a purveyor of high-quality cubic zirconia rings, has you covered. They’ve zeroed in on some of the hottest bridal trends for…

Why the Left Hand? The History Behind the Wedding Ring Tradition

So why are the engagement and wedding rings worn on the left hand? It’s an age-old tradition with an interesting history. For years, Birkat Elyon has been providing happy couples with gorgeous, top-quality cubic zirconia rings; they’ve got the backstory on this charming practice. And just why the left hand has been “home” for many an engagement or wedding ring over the years (and why some places opt for the…

5 Elegant Trends in Engagement Rings

The engagement ring: a beautiful symbol of your future together. These days, there are plenty of creative and dazzling options to perfectly express your unique characteristics both as a couple (and a bride). From rose gold tones in both the band or the stone to “stackables” that make a big statement, the trends in engagement rings are as limitless as your love. Take a look at some creative options; then…

Surviving the Holidays As A Couple

Aaah, the magic of the holiday season: the lights, the music, the gifts…the family drama. One of the things that couples sign up for (though they don’t think about it at the time) is negotiating the issues with not just your own clan, but your partner’s at a complicated time of year. Holidays bring back lots of lovely memories, but they can also call up hidden issues. Then there are…

5 Celebrity Engagement Rings

Celebrity couples are just like us (sort of). They fall in love and decide to put a ring on it. The only difference is, they tend to choose bigger, more extravagant pieces. Well, sometimes. Celebrity engagement and wedding rings can range from delicate and simple, to extravagant and eye-popping (the better to sparkle on Instagram). The styles of rings chosen by our favorite celebrity couples are affected not just by…

DIY Brides: Tips for Doing Your Own Wedding Makeup

With so many costs associated with a wedding, some brides opt to save a little money by skipping the makeup artist and doing their own wedding makeup. That may seem intimidating, especially on such a Big Day, but it’s not impossible. With a little planning (not to mention, practice), you can pull off a gorgeous look. Here are some smart tips for doing your own wedding makeup, courtesy of Birkat…

11 Old-Fashioned Wedding Traditions

You probably know the standard saying, “Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue.” But there are a host of traditions surrounding a wedding – some of which are still around, others which have been discarded like a wilted bridal bouquet. Here are a few that used to be a “thing.” Will they make a comeback? We’ll see. PLANTING A TREE In some European countries, the couple would plant a…

11 Tips for Saving Money On Your Honeymoon

Even though the wedding is over, the celebration continues with Part 2: The Honeymoon. Experts estimate the cost of a typical week-long honeymoon can run anywhere from $3,500 to a little over $5,000. But there are ways to get that price tag down without sacrificing any of the magic. Here are eleven smart tips from Birkat Elyon for saving money on your honeymoon.   PICK YOUR PRIORITIES Are you craving…