Engagement Rings: Taking the First Step towards a Perfect Wedding

This guest blog post brought a wry smile to my face this morning – so for any men planning to propose in the near future, here’s some advice to help you propose without a hitch!

engagement ring by wedding photographer Alison Groves

Photo credit: Alison Groves (click to see featured wedding blog)

Of course the first step in any wedding is the proposal, and what is a proposal without the perfect engagement ring? Taking that first step can be a frightening prospect as there is always some amount of doubt in the back of the man’s mind as to whether or not his proposal will be accepted.

It’s almost like a toddler taking his or her first steps when learning to walk. You see the baby standing there precariously, wobbling back and forth a little awkwardly, until enough courage is amassed to take that giant first step. This is probably what most men are experiencing when trying to find the perfect moment to ‘pop the question’ and one which would be great parodied on classic comedy hours such as America’s Saturday Night Live or the UK’s fabulously famous show of the late 60’s and early 70’s Monty Python’s Flying Circus.

However, that fatal first step really can be a potential hazard to your health, so plan your moment wisely men! There is the story of a young couple standing atop the Brooklyn Bridge and as the man went to propose, the engagement ring fell to the levels below, much to their chagrin. The young man began climbing his way down the bridge to find the ring but the traffic came to a halt as onlookers thought he was trying to commit suicide. That isn’t quite the earth-shattering, ground-breaking event he was looking for!

Finding just the right engagement ring is often difficult enough, but getting the courage to make the proposal is almost more stress than many men can handle. It is all well and good to get creative when proposing, but be careful not to get too zealous in your plans. As a side note, if you intend to pop the question whilst skydiving or standing atop Mt. Everest, it might be wise to take out some insurance as well – on both the ring and your lives!

The Beautiful Company is a specialist online jeweller that carries an extensive selection of eternity rings, engagement rings and wedding rings. Ask about the buy-now pay-later option and their exclusive 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Engagement ring photographed by Tino and Pip wedding photography

Photo credit: Tino and Pip (click for wedding feature)



Claire Gould

Claire spends her days writing - either in beautiful calligraphy or online. She lives on the edge of the English Lake District only minutes away from the beach, where she loves to escape and unwind. Claire's calligraphy can be found at Claire launched the English Wedding Blog in November 2009 - it's been a top 10 UK wedding blog ever since, with a regional focus we hope you LOVE.



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