If you’re planning to propose to the woman of your dreams this holiday season, chances are you’ve already got plenty on your mind. How will you propose? Who will be there? And, most importantly (gulp) will she say yes? Yes, there can be a fair amount of stress involved in planning the perfect marriage proposal. Fortunately, choosing the perfect engagement ring doesn’t have to be. Here are a few tips to help you plan the perfect holiday proposal – right after finding that one-of-a-kind engagement ring
that will make this a holiday season she’ll never forget.
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- Know your Budget
The last thing you want to do in the beginning phase of your happily ever after is saddle yourself with a mortgage-like ring payment. Yes, of course, this is a once in a lifetime investment, so you don’t want to skimp, either, but it’s wise to establish a budget that’s comfortable for you to work within. Once you’ve established the parameters of your engagement ring budget, it’s time to go shopping.
- Be Creative
Be creative with your engagement ring search. It’s all too common for people to think that the pre-made engagement rings found in so many online “catalogues” are the only options. While you certainly might find the perfect ring amongst these selections, it’s also wise to consider designing your own engagement ring. This process is much easier and less expensive than many people initially think, and by designing your own engagement ring you can easily maintain control of your budget, while ensuring that this once-in-a-lifetime purchase is as unique and beautiful as your one-of-a-kind love.
Consider alternatives to traditional diamonds in your selection, as well. An ever-growing trend among modern engagement rings is the inclusion of colored gemstones, such as rubies, sapphires, emeralds and more, into the overall design of the ring. These lesser-utilized precious gems – as either solitaire stones or gemstone accents – allow you to bring her favorite color into the mix, for a truly unique and personalized engagement ring.
Planning your Holiday Proposal
Whether you’re planning to propose on Christmas or New Year’s – or somewhere in between – consider her; her preferences, her style. Will she (and you) be comfortable with a public proposal, in front of family and/or friends? Or would a more intimate affair be more appropriate for your particular personality types? Will that perfect engagement ring be stylishly wrapped beneath the Christmas tree? Or will Santa leave it in her stocking because she was such a good girl this year? Or will it bubble softly at the bottom of a glass of exquisite champagne, to welcome your new commitment at the start of the new year?
Whatever engagement ring you choose, whatever scenario you choose to embark upon in this monumental next step in your relationship…always remember what’s truly important – your love for one another.