Monday, November 14, 2011

Marriage Proposal Tips from the Diamond Center

Well we're close to the end of the year, which means one thing: It's engagement season!  If you've been thinking about popping the question, we've got a few tips for you to better prepare for the big moment.  I've asked the helpful people at the Diamond Center to offer some tips and suggestions, and over the next several weeks, we'll be offering a different set of tips to take you through the entire engagement process, including how to select the right engagement ring.  So without further ado, here are some of the Diamond Center's tips on how to pop the question.

Proposing is your first big step in your relationship and many would argue it is the toughest.  We put together some pointers to make this go a little more smoothly. 

Do This:

Talk to her about the proposal.  
This doesn’t mean completely kill the excitement for later, but make sure this is something that you’re both ready for.

Make it a surprise. 
Given that you now have the green light, make it memorable.

Propose in a personal spot. 
Don’t worry, you don’t have to whisk her away to Paris for the weekend, but you should choose a spot that means a lot to both of you. Perhaps the location you had your first date or first kiss?

Be Creative! 
This is your moment to shine and a moment she will remember forever and tell your kids and grandkids about. Really think about the things you love to do together and her favorite things about your relationship. There is no one set way to propose, you should make it unique and creative to your relationship.

Be prepared with the perfect ring. 
She has to wear this for a lifetime, so why not receive her input? Remember, this is also where we can jump in to help. Some women may prefer to pick the ring out themselves. If this is the case she will let you know.

Tell your friends & family. 
After you hear the words you have been waiting for make sure to have a phone handy.  Everyone will surely want to be in on the excitement.

Do Not:

Propose too soon. 
Quite obviously, the third date probably wouldn’t be the appropriate time.  More realistically, she may not be ready in at the exact moment you are, that being said, make sure to discuss the topic with her.

Wait too long. 
We know that fear can play a large part into emotions.  If you know this is the woman you want to be with forever step up and propose. Remember she has probably been anticipating this moment for years.

Be afraid to ask her for help on the ring. 
Save the element of surprise for her proposal, get her input. If this doesn’t work for you, her mother or friends are just a phone call away.

Propose in public. 
There are so many things that can go wrong with a public proposal. Unless your girl has specifically told you she would love a public proposal….leave it to the cheesy romantic comedies.

Hide the ring in her food. 
We have talked about this before… but I will say it again....DENTIST!

Make the proposal too elaborate.  
Relax, your proposal doesn’t need to have a million different variables. You shouldn’t be too focused on your plan of action, but rather you’re years together to come

AND REMEMBER…The perfect proposal starts with the most perfect diamond. At The Diamond Center, we have been making the trip down to one knee a little easier for 38 years. We do not consider our job done until you have all of the information you need to make the best decision in choosing a diamond (and ring) that will last and sparkle for the life of your romance.

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