Tips to a Fun Ring Shopping Day
Getting engaged and be married is a time-honored tradition practiced by couples since … well, forever. These days, some guys take the elaborate proposal route: choosing an eye-popping location and an over-the-top-will-you-marry-me speech complete with balloons, flowers and an engagement ring they chose all by themselves. Lots of couples, though, get engaged more informally and decide to shop for the ring together. If you know your bride-to-be has very specific tastes in jewelry or you just love the idea of choosing a symbol of your lasting commitment together, then shopping for an engagement ring in Los Angeles, CA with her is a great idea. Here’s how you can make some great memories in process of choosing one:
Do your homework
Even if you plan on taking her engagement ring shopping with you, you’re going to want to do some reconnaissance to have a baseline idea of what her tastes are. After all, you don’t want to be suggesting a princess-cut diamond if she really loves cushion-cut or platinum if she prefers gold.
One way to keep a small element of surprise in the ring department is to just happen to end up in a jewelry store near the ring cases, and casually ask which ones she likes. This is the perfect thing to do at the mall, before or after a movie or dinner.
A Temporary Ring
If you and your fiancée-to-be’s friends are in the habit of making crazy, elaborate proposals, you may be worried she is expecting some kind of spectacular surprise — but you’re not sure what kind of ring you should be presenting at the big moment. You want to have an uber-romantic surprise proposal, but you don’t want to choose the wrong engagement ring in Los Angeles, CA.
Stop, then shop
What happens when you’ve already had frank conversations about getting engaged all along? You know you’re going to get engaged. She knows you’re going to get engaged. The only questions left are where, how and when.