For many, getting married in 2011 is much different than it would have been only a few years ago. The continuing recession has created a budget crunch that extends to all aspects of wedding planning. $1,000+ (and well beyond) in savings can be had by considering wedding / engagement rings and wedding party jewelry made from other-than-traditional material. Cubic zirconia (cz) jewelry and cz rings, for example, are generally significantly lower priced than similar diamond pieces. Some points to consider.
- Styles made famous by celebrities can be found at Websites like Emitations. Cubic zirconia jewelry sets are the perfect bridesmaids gifts (The one at left, for example, is $59.99). They have the “celebrity look,” but are priced from around $30 and up.
- CZ wedding ring selection is larger than ever. No less than a dozen MyOnlineWeddingHelp.com partners offer CZ styles beginning at $20.
- Similarly, there is an equally wide selection of two-ring wedding sets can be found.
- Finally, branded high-quality cubic zirconium–like these sold by the leading home shopping network–come set in earrings, necklaces, rings, and bracelets. These provide many budget-friendly options to complete the bride and bridesmaid ensembles.