The Broken Promises Coalition Speaks About Meaningful and Affordable Weddings

August 5, 2012

The Broken Promises Coalition comments on the importance of affordability and sentimentality for brides, grooms, bridal parties, and wedding guests.

Bohemia, NY (PRWEB) August 04, 2012

On August 2, 2012, The Broken Promises Coalition released a statement following an article from The Huffington Post about meaningful but affordable wedding gifts. The article enhances the belief of the coalition that all aspects of a wedding, including bridal jewelry, can be cost-effective without sacrificing sentimentality.

An article from The Huffington Post goes into detail on several creative and budget-friendly ideas for guests of weddings, bridal showers, and bachelor/bachelorette parties to give marrying couples with sentimental value that will not break budgets. The article suggests using volunteering to help with DIY projects, finding sentimental items — like a framed menu from where the couple had their first date – in addition to other affordable gifting options.

“Weddings are expensive — for the marrying couple and often for the bridal party and guests. But this article´s gesture in pointing out affordable but meaningful gifts speaks to the important sentimental value of a wedding and marriage. Everything that a bride and groom receive or purchase for their wedding will ultimately have a sentimental value that outweighs monetary value. For example, contemporary pieces of bridal jewelry that are still affordable have the same sentimental value as more expensive metals due to the vows they represent. The Broken Promises Coalition implores the bridal jewelry industry to bear in mind that wedding rings carry a special symbolic and sentimental meaning for the couples that take their vows and urge them to hold their products to a higher standard and create quality products. This is why we are asking manufacturers and retailers of tungsten carbide to disclose information to the bridal community about their products,” says Clay Darrohn, Broken Promises representative.

Tungsten carbide is a brittle compound that, when fatigued from daily use, can break or shatter — a fact that most brides and grooms are unaware of. Broken Promises believes that the public has a right to know this information before they even consider purchasing a tungsten ring. The hope that the newlyweds can carry with them for their entire lives the same rings that they have had blessed and used to exchange vows is something that Broken Promises strongly supports.

The Broken Promises Coalition is currently sponsoring a petition demanding that retailers be upfront regarding the truth about tungsten carbide. For all consumers who believe that love, vows, promises, and the rings that represent them should last a lifetime, this petition is available through the Broken Promises Facebook page.

Broken Promises is a grassroots consumer advocacy group dedicated to raising awareness about misleading information regarding tungsten carbide wedding rings. Started in April of 2012, Broken Promises is a group of concerned consumers dedicated to sharing information about the brittle nature of tungsten rings to brides and grooms to-be.

For the original version on PRWeb visit: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/8/prweb9763181.htm

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