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Saying that Sweet Yes: How to Shop for Your Engagement Ring

So you are ready to take your relationship to the next level. You are already sure that the person that you have been romantically linked with for the past five years is the one you want to exchange “I dos” with. Before planning for a wedding, most couples (especially women) look forward to a wedding proposal first.

With so many wedding proposal videos available on the Internet, some couples might be pressured to do the same. Also, finding that perfect engagement ring can be quite a challenge. Whether you’re considering lab-created diamonds or jewels created by skilled jewelers, planning for the ideal engagement can be a nerve-racking yet exciting experience for couples.

Surprised or planned engagement?

Whether we admit it or not, a lot of women usually dream of having a wedding proposal that is one for the books, one that will make them gasp while their significant other kneels and flashes a ring in front of them. Some want a proposal witnessed by all their friends and family members (and even some random strangers). You can see these kinds of romantic proposals online.

However, some women are not keen on surprise wedding proposals. They would even tag along with their partners in buying their engagement rings. On one hand, some people might be naturally turned off by this kind of idea. However, it all depends on the couple’s preference.

One woman shared her story about her ring-shopping experience. She eventually agreed to tag along with her soon-to-be-fiancé when they went ring shopping. The woman, being a fashion editor, did not want to risk letting her fiancé pick a ring that she didn’t like.

She already had a specific ring in mind but ended up not looking good when she tried it on. She eventually chose another ring design that looked better and flattering. The twist to this story is that the woman knew that her partner had the ring. But she was clueless about the date of the proposal itself.

What to consider when choosing an engagement ring

Engagement rings can be quite expensive. There is this notion that one should spend a lot of money on an engagement ring if you want it to be a special one. However, you should consider some things before buying that five-digit dollar engagement ring.

First, it is not necessary to spend a lot on an engagement ring. How much you pay for your engagement ring will be entirely up to you and your fiancé. You can check out a jeweler that offers rings and other kinds of jewelry that suits your budget.

Other ring alternatives are way more affordable than diamond rings. You can also consider setting aside money so that you can buy your dream ring. Your family might also have an heirloom ring that can be passed on to you, your future daughter, and the next generations.

Wedding proposals should not be complicated, after all. It will solely depend on the couple’s plans and preferences. At the end of it all, the couple should look forward to spending their lives as a happily married couple.

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