Asking someone to marry you is both exciting and nerve-wracking. That’s why it’s important to take some time to plan how you want to pop the question. For example, do you want to propose with a ring, or wait until you’re engaged and pick the perfect ring together with your partner?
Prices for engagement rings vary hugely depending on things like the cut and quality of the stone and which metal you choose. While in the past, a popular rule of thumb has been to spend two months’ salary on an engagement ring, in reality there are no hard and fast rules, and the most important thing is to find a ring your partner will love.
If you feel pretty confident about your partner’s taste, or if they’ve hinted at what kind of a ring they’d like, you might want to buy the ring before proposing. Before you head to the jeweller, you should consider a few things: which colour jewellery they usually wear - something warm, like gold, or something silvery, like platinum? Do you think they would want a traditional diamond, or something more unique, like an emerald or a ruby?
Now that you’ve started thinking about what kind of a ring to get, take a look at this guide to proposing by Sainsbury’s Bank. It has some great tips on choosing when and how to pop the question, and some of the latest, and strangest, proposal trends.