Tacori Wedding Jewelry

There are so many options for accessories that brides can get overwhelmed with all the choices. Depending on your taste and the style of your dress, you might want to consider accessorizing your wedding day attire with fine jewelry rather than costume. Your wedding is a time to splurge; so why not indulge in luxurious jewelry? Fine jewelry could also serve as a keepsake that you’ll wear well beyond your wedding day and maybe pass down in your own family. This is a great idea for parents to give their daughters on their big day or grooms to give their brides as a wedding gift. There are a variety of jewelry designers and brands – pick the ones you feel comfortable with and fit your bride’s personal style and taste. Decide on a budget for the pieces, and do your homework to find just what you want. One of my favorites is Tacori, they have classic pieces that are perfect for wedding day and everyday after. Visit Tacori.com for ideas and where to buy, including three International Diamond Center locations in Orlando and Winter Park.


Who Pays For What

You’re engaged and wedding planning is underway, but how are you going to pay for all of it?  The topic of money can be uncomfortable, but it’s important to clearly define in the early stages of planning who’s responsible for paying for each aspect of the wedding. Whether it’s the bride’s parents, the groom’s parents, the bride and groom or a combination of all of the above. Creating appropriate expectations and budgets will keep everyone on the same page while avoiding hurt feelings and arguments. The best way is to have a sit-down meeting with everyone involved so the details of the budget and financial responsibilities can be hashed out. Below are some of the traditional ways brides, grooms and their families split the costs of weddings. Use this as a starting point and establish a “payment plan” that works best for your situation – there’s no right or wrong way. As planning progresses, keep an open line of communication with your families so they are aware of final costs and deposit deadlines.

Bride’s Financial Responsibilities:
  • Groom’s ring
  • Bridesmaids’ gifts
  • Groom’s wedding gift
  • Bridesmaid luncheon, generally held the week of the wedding
  • Hair, makeup and other beauty treatments on the wedding day 

Family of the Bride’s Financial Responsibilities:
  • Invitations
  • Engagement party (if they host one for you)
  • Wedding planner (if you have one)
  • A gift for you and your groom
  • Wedding dress & all of your accessories
  • Lunch/brunch for you and your bridesmaids on the wedding day
  • Flowers and décor for ceremony and reception
  • Ceremony and reception site rental and associated fees
  • Programs for the ceremony
  • Music for the ceremony and reception
  • Food and drinks for the reception
  • Photographer
  • Videographer
  • Wedding cake
  • Favors
  • Wedding Day Transportation
  • Gratuities for any vendors above
  • Post-wedding brunch (if they host one for you)

Groom’s Financial Responsibilities:
  • Engagement and wedding ring for the bride
  • Bridal bouquet and corsages for her family
  • Bride’s wedding gift
  • Groomsmen gifts
  • Marriage license
  • Church and officiant fees
  • Boutonnieres for all men
  • His formalwear & accessories, as well as his groomsmen
  • Honeymoon
  • Wedding transportation

Family of the Groom’s Financial Responsibilities:
  • Engagement party (if they host one for you)
  • Rehearsal dinner
  • Their own wedding attire and travel expenses
  • A wedding gift for the bride and groom
  • Groom’s cake
* NOTE: Liquor at the reception has been seen either on the groom’s list or his parent’s list. The bride’s family pays for the reception, minus the liquor costs

Attendant’s Financial Responsibilities:
  • Bachelor & bachelorette parties
  • Bridal showers
  • A wedding gift for the couple
  • Their attire & accessories (purchasing or renting)
  • Their travel expenses
  • Flower girl & ring bearer attire & accessories – their parents pay

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