Since we launched in June this year several men have contacted me asking if they might be Guest Contributors. The tag of the site, For Women, By Women meant it was hard to imagine how this might happen.
After considerable thought and careful consideration I created ‘Men’s Week’. This is a week of contributions by Male Guests. These men, are striving to compose for you, a female audience. It will be interesting, and based on the drafts I have read, very informative. While it is always good to be entertained, and to try something new and different.
I decided also to make MEN’S WEEK, a week with a purpose. Thus it has become a fundraising week, and to this end
the week is dedicated to Rick a dear friend who passed away after a long and diligent battle with prostate cancer.
Our 1st Guest is Karl.
A little known custom, but yet one that is becoming increasingly popular, is for the bride and groom to exchange gifts on their wedding day. With all the stress of planning such an important day, a special gift from the groom is something that will really blow her away. Surprise the bride with a pair of diamond earrings delivered to her dressing room as she is getting dressed to walk down the aisle. It will show her how much you appreciate all the hard work she has done in planning the big day, because let’s face it, for most couples the lady is involved in and coordinates the lion share of the planning.
Diamonds are Forever
A diamond bracelet is also a good idea if you are not sure of what her dress looks like.
Another place to surprise her would be after the main ceremony while you are on your way to the reception, especially if she has another outfit to change into. This gift will always remind her of your wedding day when she wears it. It will also be your first gift you give each other as a married couple, something you will continue to do for each anniversary here after.
The wedding day gift is another way of fulfilling the good luck tradition of something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue. If something blue is what she is missing, a sapphire pendant might do the trick. For something borrowed or old, maybe a piece of jewellery from the bride’s mother, that you have had restored and polished, could be a lovely touch.
For the Groom
Ladies, your man has been there for the ride too, and there are lots of thoughtful ways you can show him you appreciate his support. One idea for men who wears cuffed shirts would be cufflinks to wear on the day delivered to his room, with a personal message attached, telling him why you are looking forward to seeing him standing at the end of the aisle. Depending on his taste you can choose to add either a white or black diamonds. Black diamonds are becoming an increasingly popular choice for gents jewellery, as they have a metallic lustre to them, and with all the hardness properties of a normal diamond, they will stand up to every day wear. Black diamonds are also a fraction of the cost of a white diamond so they won’t blow the budget.
©Karl from Xennox Diamond World, Level 2, 130 Queen St, Cnr Albert & Queen St Brisbane 4000
I am choosing to ‘grow a mo’ and support Movember because i am passionate about raising funds and awareness of men’s health issues.
Why am I so passionate about these issues?
- 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime
- This year 20,000 new cases of the disease will be diagnosed
- 1 in 8 men will experience depression in their lifetime
I am sure we all know someone that has been affected by this, so please support me and anyone you see sporting a Mo this month.
LIKE Xennox on Facebook the photos are fabulous.
Thanks Karl. It has been a pleasure to work with you.
Lastly Ladies, here is that beautiful Diamond from the front page.