Wedding Season: Tips and Ideas for your Unique Summer Reception

Historically, the height of wedding season falls between May and October. Warmer months bring with it longer days and beautiful weather. When it comes to your summer wedding reception, there are no limits to what you can or cannot do. Your love is meant to be celebrated how you two want. If you dream of having a furry four-legged ring bearer and food trucks, go for it. From Elvis officiating your ceremony to a Harry Potter-themed reception, the possibilities are endless! wedding season

If you find yourself rocking the engagement ring of your dreams, but have no idea how to start planning your reception, read on. We’ve gathered some of our hottest tips and ideas for your summer wedding to help get your creative juices flowing. 

A Romantic Setting

outdoor weddingWith warmer weather, outdoor venues allow couples to exchange their vows in a naturally romantic setting. Planning an outdoor wedding can add a unique landscape, but also comes with its own challenges. 

Here are a few things to consider for an outdoor wedding:

  • Use the surroundings to your advantage. Design your altar, seating arrangements, and decor to enhance and compliment the beautiful backdrop.
  • Sunlight will naturally illuminate your reception until sunset. Try to add some unique lighting arrangements, like hanging paper lanterns and fairy lights to keep the party going well into the night.
  • Make sure to have backup plans. Some of the most common plans should include backup plans for rain, wind, or unexpected guests.

Treats for the Summer Palette 

wedding treatsPlanning the menu for your reception can also be challenging if you’re hosting it outdoors. Here are some tips and ideas:

  • A traditional multi-course menu will always have its place at weddings. Today, some couples are deciding to forgo the sit-down dinner altogether and opting for buffet or cocktail style choices instead.
  • While having a beautiful 5 tier cake may be picturesque, melting buttercream frosting won’t be. Instead, consider fondant as it can withstand heat better.
  • Having a bar for blended drinks or milkshakes is a unique idea for any event and one you and your guests would really enjoy on a hot day. 

An Evening To Remember

A wedding reception is the act of the newly wedded couple receiving the love of their friends and family, as well as their embrace for their guests. Here at Alberta Diamond Exchange, we love to hear stories about unique reception ideas. Send us your stories and photos of your wedding reception and decor! 

5 Things You Can Do With Your Rings After a Divorce

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When we think about engagement rings, we usually think in terms of buying one, but what do you do with them if you’re getting a divorce? If you’re going through a divorce, you may be wondering what to do with your engagement ring and wedding band. Fortunately, with us here at Alberta Diamond Exchange, there are different things you can do to get the most value from them.

Idea #1: Sell It!

Selling your engagement ring and wedding band is an easy way to make quick cash. If you’re wondering “where can I sell my engagement rings,” we’re the place to go. At Alberta Diamond Exchange, we’ll be sure to give you a good price for your engagement ring so you can use that money to work on a project or to buy yourself something nice. We will walk you through the selling process, so you can ensure that you are getting your money’s worth for it.

Idea #2: Use the Stones for Other Jewelry

Another option is for you to have the stones repurposed. More often than not, engagement rings and wedding bands have numerous beautiful stones that can be used in new pieces of jewelry. We can take the stones and place them in new rings, bracelets, necklaces, or earrings. That way, you’re not parting with beautiful jewelry and instead are doing something useful with your rings.

Idea #3: Create Something New

The metal from your rings can also be melted and then molded into something new. So if you’re in need of a new chain for that diamond necklace you just made from the diamond in your ring or something else, we’ve got you covered.  

Idea #4: Trade it In

You can also trade in your ring for something even more spectacular. We carry a wide selection of beautiful jewelry, from diamond earrings to unique estate jewelry. You truly can never know what you may find in our showroom. We are honest traders and will ensure you get the value of the rings back so you can find something nice.

Idea #5: Repurpose it For Someone Special

With the precious stones and metal from the rings, you can create something special for someone who is special to you, like a daughter or sister. The gift will be special and you won’t have to worry about the materials going to waste. It’ll be a gift they never forget.

Call Alberta Diamond Exchange Today!

If you’re going through a divorce and want to do something with the rings, we can help. Whether you’re asking yourself “where can I sell my engagement rings?” or looking to repurpose them into something new, we’re the place to call. Give us a call today to set an appointment. We look forward to helping you!