Your wedding day is the happiest day of your life, but what about the day you get engaged? It’s also extremely memorable, and it’s one that many people think about often. For some people, getting engaged is all about the big production. They want the flowers, the balloon, the band, and everything else that screams, “I’M GETTING MARRIED!!!” However, typical engagement ideas are so yesterday, and if you really want to set the standard for a fun wedding, you should opt for one of the unique engagement ideas instead.
- Ditch the Diamond
A diamond ring has always been an engagement must-have, but why? Sure, it’s expensive, but there’s no traditional meaning to a diamond that makes it any better than another stone. If you want to do something different, why not opt for a nice moissanite engagement ring or one made out of a sapphire, emerald, or other stone? These are all just as pretty, and they can make your engagement even more special.
Besides changing the stone, why not change the piece of jewelry? Sure, rings have been an engagement symbol for years, but they don’t have to be the only option for the future. If you don’t like rings or just want to do something different, why not opt for something else, such as a necklace or earrings? You could also ditch jewelry altogether and stick with something else that you love as the engagement symbol. The choice is ultimately up to you, so don’t be afraid to step outside the box.
- Ask Him
So many women out there dream of how their engagement will happen. The man will typically get on one knee, tell you that he cannot live without you, and ask you for your hand in marriage. Sure, this is nice, but there’s no rule that says it has to happen this way. If you’re ready to get married, why not ASK HIM to marry you? You can do the traditional down-on-one-knee thing, or you can simply ask. You can get him a symbol of engagement, such as a ring or watch, or you can opt for nothing. When you do the asking, it will certainly make for a fun story to tell your grandchildren one day.
- Keep it Simple
Thanks to social media, it seems as if everyone is always trying to compete with one another, and this is especially true when it comes to proposals. Instead of spending a fortune on a big production, why not just keep it simple? There’s something romantic about an intimate and honest (and often not-planned-out) engagement that makes it truly memorable. If the moment strikes, don’t hesitate to get down on one knee and do the asking, whether or not you’re actually prepared.
- Make it Extra Special
Sometimes it’s not about the big production you put on to make the engagement happen, but about the symbolism or tradition behind it. For instance, why not find out how her dad proposed to her mom. Then, reenact this by proposing in the same way, at the same place, on the same day, or whatever you can actually make happen. If that’s not possible, try making it special in any other way. For instance, maybe you can do something that involves other important members of her family, or maybe it can be something special between the two of you, such as where you first met, had your first kiss, went on your first date, etc.
Proposals are a big step in life, but nothing says that you have to do it the same way it’s been done before. The type of proposal will have no influence in the success of your marriage, so use these tips to step outside the box and make it one that the two of you will always remember.