You’re in love! You’ve found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with—and you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible (yes, we totally ripped that off from When Harry Met Sally). The first step? Actually popping the question. While your proposal will almost certainly be a magical moment, it does entail forethought, coordination, and sometimes, stress. Whether you’re planning to pop the question, expecting a proposal sometime soon, or in the dreaming phase, this guide aims to provide both information and inspiration.
The first step of proposing is usually purchasing the engagement ring—a major investment, to be sure. We’ll break down the basics of engagement rings, from diamonds to metals to settings, and shopping tips. Once the ring is secured, it’s time to decide how the question will be asked—in the privacy of your home, in a public setting, or somewhere completely unique. We’ll help choose a proposal style that’s perfect for you and your partner. Because putting all the details aside, your proposal is all about you and the person you love, celebrating your past and looking forward to an amazing future together.