1.18.2012

wedding wednesday - the rings.

over the weekend i got into a few discussions about engagement rings and wedding bands. initially i wanted a simple solid rose gold band to wear with my engagement ring, but now i am tempted to get something a little more unique. i also would love something engraved inside (h and i already have an idea about that). luckily i have a jeweler in the family who will be helping us pick out or design our bands (she did an amazing job on my engagement ring). 
here are a few of my favorite ideas::


xo, 
jillian


ps wedding update: h and i went suit shopping last sunday at the men's warehouse, it took a little more time than h expected and he didn't find the right suit. i think we're going to check out Jos A Bank or Jcrew next. do you have any other suit shops (with locations in IL, NY and SC?!)

49 comments:

  1. JCrew is by favorite my favorite spot for men's suits. Spencer owns 3 of them. They are cut so so well and have so many options for materials. and PS love the idea of the flat band, it has a little bit more of a masculine feel which seems like a perfect balance with such a feminine ring. Or the diamond band would be beautiful too!! Always more diamonds :)

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  2. We had terrible luck at Men's Warehouse, too, but we struck gold with Jos A. Bank. They did a quantity discount for us so that all the groomsmen had to do was go to their local JA Bank, get fitted, then call our store and have the suit ordered for them. They got the suits on major discount, and they were shipped directly to them ready to roll!

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  3. I love the rings you featured above. Your engagement ring is beyond beautiful! Unfortunately I can be of no help in the men's suit dept. Good luck doll!


    XO,

    Sam
    www.ThePeakofTresChic.com

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  4. I love that you're doing a rose gold band- my personal fave is the micro-pave diamond band. :) I would also suggest J.Crew for men's suits- they are perfectly tailored.

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  5. I love all the rings! ESPECIALLY YOURS! Unfortunately I know nothing about suits! My boyfriend got his at Macy's I believe? But I could be wrong.

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  6. Love the rings! I have a plain thin band for my wedding ring and I never take it off and don't have to worry about it (they way I would with diamond bands) though I do want to add an eternity band to my wedding set soon :-)

    Suit wise, check some department stores, we found Greg's suit at a big department store that had tons of brands

    http://chicgeekery.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love the rose gold!

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  8. Gorgeous bling bling:-) Rose gold is so classic and elegant! I'm a BIG fan of JCrew suits, hope you guys find what you're looking for! xoxo

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  9. such a gorgeous engagement ring!!! i had seen it before, of course, but it has been so long! i love that little heart wedding band, too cute! as for suits, i would go j. crew...all the way. they just fit well & look fantastic! XO brynn

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  10. My favorite is the heart ring. I'm not much help in the suit department, though.

    http://mandycrandell.blogspot.com/

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  11. Love the rings! I claimed I wanted a simple gold band & my now husband laughed b/c he knew I'd for for the sparkles as soon as I tried it on!

    He was just in a wedding w/Jos. Banks suits and they worked pretty well.

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  12. I love that gold textured one. It's so unique and simple at the same time.

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  13. i love the simple gold band

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  14. Ahh I love all of this ring bling! Amazing. Your choices, and YOUR RING, are both fabulous :)

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  15. I've been coveting that catbird NYC heart ring for months now, love it!

    XO
    Emmy
    www.sprinklesoneverthing.wordpress.com

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  16. I think I have your engagement ring pinned on my wedding pin board! love the rose gold. for wedding band I like the simple diamond one or the plain rose gold :)

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  17. Love the diamond band! My fave! :) And you should check out Banana Republic too! And of course Nordstrom! :)

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  18. I still love that you chose rose gold for your ring! It's so pretty and unique. And I can't wait to see what you pick out for your wedding ring!

    As for suits, do you want to rent or buy? Renting is so much less expensive {and you can often get the grooms suit for free if the groomsmen rent theirs}, but it might be nice if you choose something he can wear again. J. Crew is always a classic choice, but if check to see if there is a Friar Tucks there. They have a good selection, but it might not be what you're looking for.

    Thanks for linking up today!

    xoxo,
    Joelle

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  19. My fave has got to be the thin gold band with the tiny diamonds... so pretty :) Someday I want to engrave the inside of my ring also... such a cool idea!

    xxx
    Jenna

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  20. My vote is for the Micro-Pave Diamond Band, so pretty!!!

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  21. My vote is for the Micro-Pave Diamond Band, so pretty!!!

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  22. I love that rose gold is coming back out again. It's so beautifully classic, but has been so hard to find!

    As for mens suits, some friends actually found some really great one's for the groom and groomsmen at H&M. They were all in linen and the groom wore chocolate brown and the groomsmen were in a lighter tan. It looked great!

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  23. I am absolutely in love with the two bottom ones... so much gorgeousness!

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  24. Oh my word, wedding bands are so hard to shop for! It took me MONTHS to pick mine. Can't wait to see what you decide on!

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  25. rose gold is SO in right now...I think it's really pretty. I used to be just a silver girl but I do like some pink...
    I LOVE the clean look of the second to last band. However...mine is pave half way around...I like that too.

    xoxo from Trinidad

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  26. Love the rose gold! I don't think you can go wrong! Kelli

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  27. Goodness! That engagement ring is stunning! I love rose gold.

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  28. I have a micro-pave diamond band for a wedding band. I love that I can wear it alone and it still looks like wedding ring (i travel with just the band, not the engagement ring). My jeweler was able to put a small notch under the engagement ring so the band hooks into it, saving fusing or having a disjointed look. It simply unhooks when I want to take it off.

    I just pinned that rosegold engagement ring a few days ago.......it seriously made me wish I had thought about rosegold instead of white gold. It's so lovely.

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  29. I love them all! It would be so hard to choose.

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  30. Umm Jillian I want your life. These are all stunning and any would look so lovely with your already perfect engagement ring!! Love the idea of rose gold too :)

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  31. OMGoooooooosh! LOVE the top 3! I would wear one of each! (alternating, or on different fingers!) :)

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  32. i can't wait to see what you decide on!

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  33. These are so beautiful, I've seen the heart shaped ring before and have definitely put it on my wish list. They're all quite stunning but the round engagement ring would be my favorite!

    PIECE OF CAKE. PEACE OF MIND.

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  34. I love that delicate diamond band–it's what I'll be pairing my rose gold halo with!

    As for the suit dilemma, I'm sorry it's taking so long! Have you guys tried Bonobos? Love the suits, and their customer service is truly ridiculous.

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  35. Just found your blog through the Wedding Wednesday link up. Love your engagement ring!! I like the diamond band but all of them are really pretty. Can't wait to see what you pick out!

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  36. Just found your blog through the Wedding Wednesday link up. Love your engagement ring!! I like the diamond band but all of them are really pretty. Can't wait to see what you pick out!

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  37. Check with a local shop. We used a local shop and they were able to handle all of the men in our party even though they were a single location and our party was in San Antonio, Houston, New Orleans (where we live) and Charlotte. The guys just had to get someone to measure them and they could fax or call the measurements in to the shop. Since the shop had all of the tuxes on site, as well as on site alterations, they were able to easily handle any last minute alterations the guys needed as well as a last minute vest & tie change on our Dads.

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  38. I just ordered my wedding band two days ago at Jewelers Row on Wabash..I like it that you can get it made to how you want. :-)
    On the suit note..I recommend a suburban Macy's they usually have big sales on the weekends. We also went to mens warehouse=fail. haha Good Luck!

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  39. I got an eternity band and love that I can wear it alone if I need to (on vacation or at a concert). I think the bottom left option would be perfect!

    My had good luck at Mens Wearhouse, but ended up finding a deal on suits for purchase instead of for rent for the wedding party. The guys spent about $50 more than if they'd rented, but were pumped to be able to keep the (black) suits since many of them didn't own one that fit well. Good luck shopping!

    Haley @ Cardigan Junkie

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  40. i love the heart band! i'm going to go with a simple platinum band i think, to match my silver engagement ring, but i'm still not sure on the design! :)

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  41. That diamond is beyond gorgeous!!! xo

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  42. I was just talking about suits with Dave last night and he cautioned that the "tailors" at the retail shops are usually high school kids and to be very meticulous about the fit and length of pants. He had to drag his best friend back to the store to get his pants hemmed again so they didn't pool at his feet.

    That said, I'm a huge fan of the diamond eternity band. Swoon.

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  43. I have a pave Tacori rose gold wedding band and I love it! I always get compliments. I suggest you go for a little sparkle!

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  44. so so pretty! i love the micro pave band! so we're doing jcrew for j's tux and getting suits for the boys at macy's. they have some great affordable options. only prob is that you have to buy online.

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  45. definitely love the diamonds band!!

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  46. How exciting! The lovey and I still haven't picked out our wedding bands yet, but we definitely will have the wedding bands engraved, that's for sure. =)

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