Category Archives: The Rules Of Engagement

Are you not familiar with what goes into an engagement? Wedding etiquette is one of those unspoken things that no one can surely understand. A lot of the time people turn to the internet to figure out the proper etiquette on how to propose. The number one question that is always asked is, should the man propose or does it not matter? The simple answer is it really doesn’t matter. It is personal preference. A lot of the time the man wants to be the one who proposes because that is how society thinks it should be. It makes a guy feel more manly and in charge if they are the one popping the question. Another question people have is who buys the ring? Do you split the cost or should your parents pay? We have a simple outlook on this. It should be at least three month wages and if that still is cutting the budget close you should split the cost of the ring or wait a little bit longer. It doesn’t just stop at the engagement ring a wedding is one of the most expensive events a person will have! The last question is who pays for the engagement dinner and other events pre-wedding. In this day and age it really is once again personal preference, but technically the brides parents pay for most of the events before the wedding. Read related articles to get more in depth with questions you have regarding the rules of engagement.

I know you’re probably questioning “engagement ring etiquette, what does that even mean?”. Let’s assume your man did his very best to find you what he thought was the perfect engagement ring.  Maybe you all went ring shopping a few times before.  Or maybe you showed him some of your fave engagement ring selfies from Instagram so he’d have an idea of your dream ring. Whatever the case, it’s so important to let him know how much you appreciate it – especially if you’ve been waiting for him to pop the big question.  Whether you’re in LOVE with your engagement Read More →

Did you know that traditionally you’re not supposed to give your significant other diamonds until your 60th wedding anniversary?! Not only that, but you can count out silver too until you hit the big “25 year” mark.  (It might just be me, but that’s a long time for a girl to wait!) According to tradition the 1st year anniversary gift is to give your loved one something made with paper.  Cotton, Leather, Fruits, Wood, Wool, and Tin are a few other items that are usually given up until the 10th year anniversary. The origins of giving anniversary gifts to your Read More →

Many thoughts come to mind when I think of anniversary rings.  Is there actually formal etiquette for that? When is the right time to give an anniversary ring? What finger do you wear the ring on?  Should your anniversary ring match your wedding band and engagement ring?  What I’ve come to find and appreciate is that this really just depends on you and your partner. Anniversary rings are a modern alternative to traditional gifts such as wood or paper.  These special momentous rings are giving women the chance to wear something more colorful and modern in comparison to their traditional Read More →

We have done our research and scoped out some of the most romantic getaways around the world. From age old century castles in Ireland, to the worlds edge of the Maldives sunset. We have found the most romantic spots around the world to get engaged! Now the only question is just where is the best place to put a ring on it? Paris France The Eiffle Tower located in Paris France is a personal favorite spot to not only visit, but go with my significant other. Paris radiates passion, lust and most importantly love! Its easy to get caught up Read More →

We all hope this never happens to us, but in some cases the engagement does not go according to plan, and it is called off. What is the proper way to go out dealing with the engagement ring? Do you keep it? Return it? Throw it off the nearest cliff? Well don’t do doing something you will soon regret. Depending on your particular case, my advice to is to grab your favorite tub of Ben & Jerry’s Ice cream, put on your biggest sweat pants and be prepared for a wave of emotion coming your way. However there is no Read More →

5 Ways to Know You’re Ready For Marriage Getting married is the final step in a relationship. It is the peak moment of love that bonds a couple forever. Deciding if it is time to get married depends a lot of your financial stance and how the relationship is before wedding bells are summed into the equation. Keep in mind that these 5 things do not mean you aren’t right for each other, it is just a helpful checklist to decide if it is time to say “I Do”. 1. Finances  If you are living pay check to pay check, Read More →

Wedding Etiquette: Who Pays? Planning a wedding doesn’t just stop at a wedding. You have to plan the bridal shower, the engagement dinner, rehearsal dinner, publish announcements of becoming engaged and of course the wedding reception. So whats the deal? Does the brides father still pay for all of the above, or are things split down the middle? The Wedding: Many people in current days believe that the couple should pay for their own wedding ceremony. It is their wedding after all! It is okay to accept money from your parents as well because naturally they will probably want to Read More →

When is a Good Time for Marriage Depending on the relationship you have with your significant other can have an impact on the amount of time it takes for you to become engaged. It is a huge step for a man to get down on his knee and propose, but we are going to tell you from a statistic standpoint when a relationship usually takes the next step. Remember ladies you know your man. You know his personality better than any blog writer or friend so make sure you have a conversation about marriage and the future before you assume Read More →

Should a Woman Pick out her Engagement Ring Did you know that 28% of women reject a proposal if they hate the ring? Although this might seem like a stretch for some women it does happen. So our question to you is do you want to be completely surprised when your significant pops the question, or do you want to help choose the engagement ring? This is a tricky subject because all women are different, but according to Tacori.com less than 25% of women want the proposal to be a surprise. Another statistic to throw your way is that approximately Read More →

Do’s and Don’ts of Popping the Question The new trend of 2013 seems to be having an eccentric proposal. Unless you know that is what your partner truly wants DON’T DO IT! We can’t stress enough how important it is to make your significant feel comfortable during such a sentimental moment. You aren’t just proposing for marriage, you are putting your heart and soul on a platter, spilling out all your true emotions and feelings whilst proposing to spend the rest of your life with that person. Do tell her how much you love her and how spending the rest Read More →