You’ve found your soul mate. The person you want to spend the rest of your life with. And if it’s the right time to propose, you may have been thinking for weeks, months, or even years about how you’ll finally pop the question.
Where will you get down on one knee? Will you invite people together to showcase this special moment, or will it just be a quiet affair?
However you choose to pop the question, it’s important to understand that it can be a stressful time as you prepare for this wonderful, milestone event in your life.
You may have been expecting it to be filled with excitement, but it can soon turn to worry when you try to plan the most perfect proposal for your significant other.
And whether you have friends in your life who can talk you through the process, a family member or even a work colleague, it’s important to understand how the process will pan out to make sure you’re prepared.
1. You will not have any idea what to buy
We get it. The idea of picking a ring for your partner is, well, terrifying.
Not only do you want to do right by them, and pick them a ring they’ll love, but you also have to pick one that’s within budget. And that can be a tough ask.
There are so many different ring styles and this too can be incredibly overwhelming.
So, our advice?
We recommend doing your research, and lots of it. Understand the different types of rings available, what they most typically cost and whether they will be likely to fit into your budget.
Check out your partner’s current ring selection to understand their style and why not get in touch with her close family and friends to get an idea of exactly what they’ll think she likes.
Once you’ve done this, browse online, and then you can book an appointment with a trusted, reliable jeweller who can talk you through the different options and styles that will fit in with their taste and your budget.
2. You might not get exactly what they want
We’re sure your partner will love the ring choice you select for them if you’ve taken the time and effort to understand what they’ll really like.
It might not be the ring of their dreams, but it has to be the best choice and option for you too.
If you have a ring style in mind, as we discussed in step one, it’s best to get other people’s opinion; ask their Mum, auntie, grandma, their best friend; anyone that will have an idea about what they’ll like. This doesn’t have to be a solo mission!
3. You will think a bespoke engagement ring is too complicated and expensive
Custom made? That must come with a hefty price tag!
Well, it might not. Like the rings you can buy online or in-store, there are a variety of bespoke options that may just work to surprise your partner even more.
A bespoke engagement ring will certainly stand out as a thoughtful option and will show your partner just how much you care.
4. You will be scared of asking for permission
An age-old tradition of asking the father for his daughter’s hand in marriage is certainly a nerve-wracking concept, but you probably already knew that.
But, it’s essential to get this right. Even if you’re friends with your partner’s father, it can be a difficult thing to bring up, so make sure it’s done at the right time.
Don’t think too much about it thought – they’ve probably been waiting for the day you ask!
5. It does have to be special
Whether you are planning to propose on a high mountain overlooking the French countryside or in your living room, you’ll want the proposal to be special.
It’s a moment you will both remember for the rest of your lives, so it’s important to really think about how you want the big moment to pan out.
Whatever you decide to do, our advice would be to make sure you think of something meaningful to both of you.
Whether that’s with the ring, location or at the perfect moment, make sure you plan out the event as much as possible to ensure it runs smoothly.
And if you’re still in need of some expert advice about your engagement ring, contact us and we can help pick a ring option that suits your requirements and budget – we’re here to help!