A lot has changed since the traditional ways of proposing that there’s really no right or wrong way to do it anymore. It’s all down to personal preference really and what you feel comfortable doing as a couple. Perhaps you see the engagement being a family affair that you want everyone there to witness the proposal itself whereas there are others who might want to keep it just between the two of you. Whatever way you do it, there are those who like to shop for engagement rings together. Here are some tips when shopping for engagement rings as a couple:
1) Agree on a budget!
Firstly, a budget is very necessary to agree on beforehand, especially if it’s coming from one partner. You have to be realistic in what they can afford to spend and therefore, what you can get with your money. If you’re putting unwanted pressure on your partner to buy the most expensive ring, then it’s not going to be a great way of entering into the engaged life chapter. You want to communicate a budget beforehand because when you come to visit ring shops and start looking at rings if you don’t have a budget, they’ll likely try and upsell engagement rings you can’t realistically afford. Make sure you’ve decided on a budget and that you stick to it. It’s good practice for the wedding budget!
2) Consider What Style You’re After
The style that you’re after is going to be unique to you, so it’s important to figure out what it is you want from your engagement ring. There are so many different options out there and collections such as the Sylvie collection with their range of oval rings. It’s important to do some research and to figure out what styles you prefer. It may be that when you come to shop, you prefer the look of certain styles on your hand than others, so don’t rule out anything until you start trying them on.
3) Visit A Few Ring Stores
When shopping for anything, it’s good to shop around to make sure you’ve seen everything and that you’ve compared prices. It’s worth visiting a few ring stores to figure out which ones are the best for you. Some might try and knock the price down in order to get you as a customer over other competitors. As always, you have an advantage as a customer to negotiate if needed.
4) Get Insurance
Insurance is something you definitely want when it comes to getting an engagement ring. The cost of the ring is something you don’t want to be paying for again, and so it’s important to get insurance on it just in case anything were to happen where it got damaged, lost or stolen from your possession. It’s always good to have insurance, even if you never use it. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
5) Enjoy the process!!!
Your engagement period will feel short, trust me. Enjoy this process of starting the rest of your life with your soon to be partner for life. Make it count and have fun.
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