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5 Ways to be the Best Man

“He is the best man who when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold” – Herodotus Being chosen to be the best man in a wedding is a big responsibility for any man.  It is an honor that one of your friends or relatives cares about you enough to want you to occupy this important role in his wedding.  Being the best man requires a lot of planning ahead and being ready for any situation that may arise on the big day.  Here are some tips to be the best Best Man ever. 1.)    Plan a bachelor party that you know he’ll enjoy.  Movies and television shows make it seem like you have to go to Vegas to have a fun bachelor party.  However, while the typical Vegas bachelor party might be a popular choice, it is not the right choice for every groom.  Consider how the groom likes to spend his free time.  Is he an avid golfer?  Does he go to a lot of concerts?  Would he love to have a “guy’s night” at home
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Picking the Right Wedding Cake

“Let them eat cake.” – Marie Antoinette When it comes to wedding cakes there are so many options, from frosting to filling. For years the wedding cake has been an iconic staple at weddings. The bride and groom feed each other, smearing frosting all over one another. Guests look forward to this moment, gathering around to take pictures, knowing shortly they too will get a sweet treat. And everyone loves a slice of something sweet.  With so many choices it
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Five ways to stay sane while planning your wedding

AHHH!!! Feel like your head is about to explode? Planning your perfect wedding is suppose to be a once in a lifetime opportunity but we all know it can be downright stressful.  I did some research and found five ways to help keep you calm and relaxed during this planning process. Do something un-wedding When you feel overwhelmed take time out for a walk, take a hot bath, listen to music, watch a movie, go for a manicure or write
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Planning a Rehearsal Dinner

“To love someone deeply gives you strength. Being loved by someone deeply gives you courage.” –Lao Tzu A wedding rehearsal dinner is a pre-wedding ceremony usually held after the wedding rehearsal and the night before the wedding ceremony. Planning a rehearsal dinner is not always easy; you have to think about venues, food menu, guest list and the list goes on and on. Here is a checklist to help you organize a memorable rehearsal dinner. Book the venue Book the
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Who Says Men Can’t Wear Engagement Rings?

“Love one another and you will be happy. It’s as simple and difficult as that.” –Michael Leunig Some couples are more traditional than others.  Some couples want to plan their weddings according to ancient and sometimes outdated “rules” of wedding planning.  Many brides still adhere to the old “good luck” superstition “something old, something new, something borrowed, and something blue,” which dates back to 19th century England.  Other brides are superstitious about the types of dresses that they wear and
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How to Plan a Bridal Shower

“All dressed up in finery and pearls, we remember the time as little girls. We giggled and curtsied and longed for the day, when our parties would be real and not just play.”-Anonymous Trying to think of a creative and entertaining bridal shower for the bride-to-be and her guests can be stressful and overwhelming. Here, are a few ideas to help you get on your way to planning a memorable bridal shower. Themes Think of themes to infuse into the
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Wedding Gift Etiquette

“A gift, with a kind countenance, is a double present….” -Thomas Fuller Have you ever stressed yourself out about buying the perfect wedding gift? Contemplating between cash or a gift, something personal or something from the bride and groom’s registry, or how much should you spend. If you’ve ever found yourself in this wedding gift war, we at A. JAFFE have compiled a list for the ultimate wedding gift guide, to help you feel confident and comfortable about your wedding
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History Tuesday: Bridesmaids

“Some day I hope to celebrate the most important day of your life in the worst dress I’ve ever worn.” – Bridesmaids Movie The history of the bridesmaid varies across cultures, religions and time periods. At the beginning of the Roman century, bridesmaids formed a kind of bridal infantry as they accompanied the bride to the groom’s village. Bridesmaids were considered to be a “protective shield” to intervene to ward thugs or vengeful suitors that tried to hurt the bride
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Wedding Reception Ideas

“The strongest and sweetest songs yet remain to be sung.” –Walt Whitman It’s PARTY TIME!!! Next to the wedding ceremony, the reception is what everyone looks forward to attending. The reception is all about having a good time and letting your personality show through. There is no one-way to plan a wedding reception. A wedding reception can be intimate, large and extravagant or casual. Try to be creative and think of things you like as a couple and don’t worry
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Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

“A Woman is never sexier than when she is comfortable in her own clothes.” – Vera Wang. You
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Fall 2013 Wedding Dress Trends

“When I design a wedding dress with a bustle, it has to be one the bride can dance in. I love the idea that something is practical and still looks great.”  -Vera Wang Congratulations on your engagement! I’m sure you are beginning to make a checklist of everything you need for your wedding? Now that you have your prince charming and a beautiful engagement ring from A. Jaffe, it’s time to find your perfect wedding dress. Through my personal experience
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Top 10 Proposal Ideas

“Find the person who will love you because of your differences and not in spite of them and you have found a lover for life.”  
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What’s Selling in Stores This Week: Gemstone Jewelry

We asked four retailers located in four regions across the country to share their best-selling gemstone jewelry this week: SOUTH Holland’s Jewelry, San Angelo, Texas. A. Jaffe, .38 ct, pave engagement ring; $3,480 (excluding center diamond) “Diamonds sell more than anything,” says sales associate Molly Burns. “Everyone is proposing right now.” CENTRAL Peter
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How to Pick the Perfect Menu for Your Wedding Reception

“It’s heaven when you find romance on your menu.”
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When Planning the Perfect Engagement/Bachelorette Party Remember LMP

“Good plans shape good decisions. That
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What’s The Most Important Thing to Remember on your Wedding Day?

“I dreamed of a wedding of elaborate elegance, a church filled with family and friends. I asked him what kind of wedding he wished for; He said the one that would make me his wife.” –Author Unknown Every bride has a mile long list of things to do before the big day.  There are flowers to buy, new shoes to break in, hair and makeup appointments to schedule, a playlist to give the DJ.  With so many things to remember
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5 Ways to Be the Best Maid/Matron of Honor Ever

“We Can Do No Great Things, Only Small Things with Great Love” – Mother Theresa You knew it was coming.  Your bestie just got engaged to her college boyfriend.  You could tell by her excited tone of voice when she called you at midnight last night to make last minute lunch plans for this afternoon, that she had big news.  Not surprisingly, after explaining all of the details of the proposal, she asked you to be her maid of honor.
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What to do at a Bridal Shower

“There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne.”-Bette Davis If you are not sure what to do at a bridal shower, here are some fun bridal shower games to keep the bride-to-be and her guests entertained for hours: Bridal Pictionary Just like the original game, you get to show off your awesome drawing skills. How to play:  In a bowl, place slips of paper that have different wedding-related sayings
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Wedding Song Wednesday

“Love is the master key which opens the gates of happiness.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes Trying to find the right words to tell someone how you feel is never easy, thank goodness for love songs!  Here are today’s wedding songs to enjoy on your special day. You can’t help but to think about that special someone when you hear these songs. I would definitely recommend adding these songs to your playlist. Enjoy! Here are our top five love songs for
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4 Tips to Secretly Finding out Your Fiancé’s Ring Size

“When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew.” – William Shakespeare You’ve found the love of your life, planned a romantic wedding proposal—and you even chose the perfect designer engagement ring. The only dilemma is you don’t know your fiancé’s ring size. You want the proposal to be a surprise, so what should you do? A. JAFFE has a few tips to help you accurately determine her ring size. 1. Pretend to Buy a
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History of the Bridal Toss

“A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.” – Max Muller Now that you have said, “I do” it’s off to the reception to celebrate with family and friends. It’s time to toss your bouquet! You did months of planning to make sure your wedding is perfect such as finding the perfect wedding dress, food, music, vendor, and bouquet.  We all know in traditional weddings, the bride is suppose to toss her bouquet and the groom
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Top 5 Destinations for Honeymoon : Romance, Relaxation, Adventure, Paradise and Pleasure..

“I do want an expensive honeymoon. Not because I’m extravagant, but because a honeymoon is a solemn, important thing…a symbol. And it ought to be done—well, adequately.” –Arnold Bennett After spending months planning your ideal wedding now is time to relax with your future bride or hubby. Weddings as elaborate as they are bring about mixed emotions and feelings. Although it is a time of celebration and excitement, it can be very stressful. After all the stress of wedding planning,
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