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Top things to consider before your proposal

24th November 2017 by Rebecca Smyth, posted in The Proposal

So you’ve met the one and you’re ready to take the leap. Here are some things to consider before you propose…

First thing’s first. Choose the perfect moment.

Popular dates to get engaged include Christmas, Valentine’s Day, birthdays, or the day you met. Whichever day you decide on, make sure it’s a date he or she least expects to keep the element of surprise.

Next, the ideal spot.

Most engagements take place at a romantic destination.

Some of the most popular destination proposal locations across the world include:

  • Disney World, Florida
  • Times Square, New York
  • Central Park, New York
  • Top of the Rock, New York
  • Disneyland Paris, Paris
  • The London Eye, London
  • Universal Studios, Floria
  • Eiffel Tower, Paris
  • Grand Canyon, Arizona

For those who want to propose closer to home, whether the table is at your favourite restaurant or at home in the kitchen, a candlelit dinner makes for a romantic proposal.

proposal destinations

When it comes to the ring 75% of couples search together. This includes actually going shopping together, to dropping hints on style or brand.

Just 25% of engagements are a complete surprise with no previous mention or discussion of the engagement.

The most popular gemstone choices for centre stones are round, oval, cushion and princess.

 

popular gem shapes

Nearly 50% of consumers customise their ring, and that number is continually growing!

Once you’ve decided on the date, venue and of course, the ring, you ask for their hand, choose the right finger, and hold your breath…

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