It’s officially engagement season! Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve are the three most popular days to get engaged so it is very likely that someone you know will be popping the question this holiday season! Although it is traditionally the men who carry the stress of when, where and how they will ask the big question we know that ladies have some questions on their mind as well. So The Wedding Guys are here to discuss some of the big questions the ladies involved in the engagement are asking themselves this holiday season!
Can I drop some hints?
This is a big question this time of year, as friends and family start to get engaged you might find yourself wanting to drop some hints to that special someone. As you admire others’ newly sparkling ring fingers, you’ll develop a style and know what you do and don’t like in a ring. Although some women want the big moment to be a total surprise, others just can’t wait! Don’t feel guilty if you decide to drop a few hints this holiday season, especially for you ladies who have a very specific vision of what your diamond will look like. Don’t be afraid to have an open and honest conversation about what style of ring you like (and don’t). After all, you will be wearing this piece of jewelry every day for the rest of your life, so you and your fiancé should absolutely love it!
Should we shop around together?
This one is totally up to you! Once again, if you’re one of the ladies who wants to be completely surprised when he gets down on one knee and unveils the ring, then don’t go shopping together, let him take charge and pick something that is special in his eyes. On the other hand, if you have been sifting through Pinterest endlessly to find that perfect cut, color and clarity you’ve been dreaming of for years, it might not be a bad idea to take a trip to the jeweler as a couple. Also keep in mind that we have the ability to “window shop” from home these days. If you opt-out of the couples ring shopping trip, consider showing your soon-to-be fiancé some of your favorite styles you’ve found online. He might appreciate this insight when he finally takes that intimidating trip to the jewelry store alone.
Is it okay to split the cost?
This one is completely circumstantial. Although it is traditional for the proposer to purchase the ring, keep in mind it is almost 2017! If it makes more sense financially for the cost to be split then go for it! After all, it will be a nice glimpse into future married life endeavors, as what’s mine becomes yours! If you think this option might be for you, it is important to ensure your partner is comfortable with this choice too! Make sure that this option doesn’t make him feel inadequate or insignificant. As long as you are both involved in the process in some way or another and keep open communication this shouldn’t be an issue!
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