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With wedding season quickly approaching in a tough economy, many brides-to-be might be dreaming of a celebration of nuptials far beyond what their purses can handle. As a result, many might be considering settling for less than their dream wedding, but thanks to Wal-Mart, they don’t have to.
I know you’re thinking, “Wal-Mart? Has she lost it?!” The superstore chain, known for its everyday low prices and door-buster electronic sales during the holidays has chosen to widen its appeal by entering the wedding market, bringing its tried and true low prices AND quality items.
From high-quality bridal jewelry to chic wedding décor and accessories, Wal-Mart is now rolling out their brand new and affordable wedding options across the country, and I had the privilege of checking out a beautiful selection of their new goodies at their bridal bar preview in NYC.
The first station showed off a gorgeous display of bridal jewelry which included engagement rings, men’s and women’s wedding bands, bridal rings and keepsake bands from Wal-Mart’s new “Always and Forever” Bridal Platinaire Collection. The collection starts at $98 with ½ – 3/8 carat T.W. diamonds, which are set in a mélange of sterling silver and five percent platinum. I was impressed not only by the affordability and beauty, but also by the availability both online and in-store at a growing number of locations.
Lies, Fallacies, and Fairytales: Costco Getting Sued for Allegedly Selling Bogus Tiffany Engagement Rings
According to the New York Times and the contents of the suit, a Costco shopper in Huntington Beach, CA complained to Tiffany last year “that she was disappointed to observe that Costco was offering for sale what were promoted on in-store signs as Tiffany diamond engagement rings.”
After further investigation, Tiffany says it found that Costco sales personnel referred to the rings that were being sold as Tiffany, however they were not described as such online to avoid being found out. The suit explains further that “Tiffany has never sold nor would it ever sell its fine jewelry through an off-price warehouse retailer like Costco.” And that as a result, “hundreds if not thousands of people who mistakenly believe they purchased and own a Tiffany engagement ring from Costco.”
CNN Money reported that the suit was filed in the U.S. District Court on Valentine’s Day. It is seeking damages equal to triple the amount of any profit Costco made on the sale of the rings and $2 million in punitive damages for every model of the Tiffany rings that were sold. The story price checks a couple of rings priced at about $3,200 and $6,400. Not sure you should really spend that much on a ring from Costco whether it’s Tiffany of not.
Ever since I can remember, my younger sister dreamed of her wedding day. Me? Not so much. It’s not because I didn’t believe in marriage, weddings, fairy tales and unicorns, but because it was something that I knew should last forever, and therefore required the utmost thought and care. But some women (and men) romanticize the notion of marriage. Not that bridesmaids, flowers, veils and wedding cakes aren’t dreamy, but many studies have shown that so many couples are SO in love with the idea of being married that they’ve walked down the aisle even though their hearts were filled with dread.
Your inner voice is powerful, yet so many of us fail to listen to it. If you’re considering marriage, but are on the fence, save yourself some time and heartache and really ask yourself if you’re getting married for all the right reasons. If you’re unsure, here are some reasons you SHOULDN’T be getting married just for the hell of it.
We know that not everyone in a relationship wants to get married so we don’t even have to tackle that subject. But many of the women – some famous in their own right – on this list have been with their men for quite some time and have gone through many ups and downs just to stick around as a girlfriend. Do you think any of them will get married? Do you think they even want to? Check it out…
You’ve been with your man for a couple of years now, and perhaps the topic of marriage has crept into the conversation a time or two. He’s stated he wants to get married (to you), and you’re both on the same page, but you have no idea when the proposal is coming…if at all. While some men avoid the “M” word like the plague, others are simply waiting for the right time to pop the question. After all, this will probably be the most important question he asks in his life, so he’ll want to make sure he’s ready and that the timing is right. If you think he’s acting weird, or that he might not ever propose at all, let’s try to decipher his behavior by finding clues that he’s finally going to put a ring on it.
We love to hate them, and sometimes we hate to see them in love, especially when he we highly suspect that the love’s not legit. Still, many celebs believe that if you spend enough money, the wedded bliss will soon follow. Some have proven all of us naysayers wrong, others are still waiting to walk down the aisle, and some are only in it for the ratings. At least we can check out some gorgeous engagement rings while we gossip.
With Christmas behind us, the last big holiday of the year is New Year’s Eve! Looking for ways to bring in the New Year with your whole family? Not everything has to be done at midnight. There are many things that can be done on New Year’s Eve in preparation for a good, productive new year. Try these fun New Year’s Eve activities!
Sometimes men take just a little bit too long to propose to the women in their lives. So, we wondered whether it would be OK for the women to start proposing!
Lyfe Jennings talked it up with us and our sister site, Bossip, and was very open about relationships, defining your character and how to find a good man/woman.But when it comes to his previous engagement, that’s when the drama came out.