The man of your dreams has just asked you to spend the rest of your life with him. Of course you’re over the moon. It may have been a brief courtship, you may have been living together or been a couple for some time but when that little question is popped your world changes! It will become one of the most memorable moments of your life.
Whether you are proposed to in Paris, New York, Rome or on the way home from a night out in the back of a taxi (horses for courses!) savour every moment. Some of our chaps will have had the courage to go buy your engagement ring without your consultation. If this is the case, please, don’t ever tell him that you don’t like it or you would have preferred a bigger stone or setting. This takes incredible nerve on your man’s behalf and remember a ring is only a symbol and not what it’s all about.
OK, so you have the ring settled on your finger (can’t stop yourself from looking at it and enjoying the sparkle). Now to break the news to family and friends. If your now fiancée has already asked your Dad for your hand in marriage (yes, some traditions are worth holding onto) your parents will have the champers on ice for when you visit to make it official. The tears of joy flow, the telephone ring ‘round starts, telling brother, sisters, friends etc., and everyone is thrilled with your good news – right?? Unfortunately, human nature being what it is not everyone is going to be happy for you. There will be those who feel “he’s just not right for her” “their not going out together all that long” “ it will all end in tears “ or “ I wonder if she’s pregnant ?”
Jealousy or the old “green eyed monster” really is a terrible trait. Some friends may feel aggrieved that you got there before them or “ you knew we were thinking about getting engaged”. Then, the comparing the size of the diamond starts. This may not be said to your face but believe me it happens. Having said all that, your real friends are going to be thrilled for you so if you want to throw an engagement party to tell the world how happy you are then go for it. Remember to get your ring insured as soon as possible and let the planning for the Big Day com