Let’s face it; choosing the engagement ring is a big burden. If you don’t get it right, your partner will be stuck with a ring she hates and you will have thrown three months’ salary down the drain. Plus, there is a lot more to picking an engagement ring than most people would like to think. Is it the right size? Will it fit? Is it fancy enough? Is it too expensive? Is it too cheap?! The pressure to get it right is huge. So, to take a bit of responsibility off your shoulders, let’s take a look at what to expect.
A Lot Of Confusion
There are an incredible amount of factors to consider when you are looking at engagement rings. Obviously there is the cost, but there is also the style, the size and the type of stone to name a few. There are plenty more things to consider and it can all get confusing. Dont worry because it is part of the process. A little nice tip if you aren’t confident in popping down to your local jewelers to source an engagement ring, is to look at online stores like www.firstweddingband.com.
Asking Permission Is Awkward
Even if you have been with your partner for decades, asking their father for permission is not going to be comfortable. Just imagine if he says no! But, it is a nice gesture and it shows their family you have respect and appreciation for them. The best thing to do is just get it over with and pop the question. At least you’ll get some good experience before the real thing!
You’ll Want To Talk To Her Friends
Obviously, apart from you, they are the people who know her best. But more importantly, they are the people who can give you some insight. Not only do they know her, but they know women and what women expect in an engagement ring. You might be soulmates, but you are most certainly lacking in this area. If you’re not, you, my friend, are one of a kind.
You’ll Want To Talk To Your Friends
Especially the ones who have been through it all before. There is nothing like bonding with your mates over the whole experience. It will put your mind at rest that you are not the only one who is overwhelmed – trust me, you’re not – and you can vent. Shopping for an engagement ring is stressful, so you need to let off a bit of steam for your health!
You’ll Never Get Over The Price
Just accept that’s how much they cost. You’ve saved up the money so spend it on a ring that she will cherish for life and forget about the price. All you need to do is create a budget that is in your ballpark financially. Just for your information, on average men spend around three months salary on an engagement ring. That is just an estimate and there are cheaper alternatives available, but it is a good foundation to go off.
All Diamonds Look The Same
Diamonds are beautiful, but you couldn’t tell one from the other unless there was a price tag attached. But, don’t be tempted to pay the first price you come across. Diamonds are not all the same, so shop around before you make any rash decisions.
Hopefully the last thing you can expect is a lifetime of happiness!