Buying engagement and wedding rings are signs of serious commitment. You need to know that you and your partner are on the same page before splurging on a ring.
There are a few basic questions that you need to ask before you pop the question. No, you do not need to sit your partner down and grill them. Asking the questions randomly can give you the most honest answers. No matter how you choose to ask your partner, be sure to know the answers to these questions before you propose.
What Do they Want from the Relationship?
Before you even start thinking about a future together, make sure you are on the same page. This is a question that your partner and you need to revisit at regular intervals. When the answer to this question leads to marriage then only ask the next questions. If your partner does not say that the road to your relationship leads to marriage then give your relationship more time.
How Different do they Expect Married Life to Be?
Knowing that both of you are on the same page on the relationship, ask this question. This can help you judge if you both are on the same page about what you expect your marriage to be. For two people who are dating, married life can have very different meaning. So, figure out how much of your partner and your life does your partner expect marriage to change.
What Kind of a Wedding do they Want?
Now that you both see eye to eye on what kind of a married life is in store for you, narrow down on wedding details. This is very important since it will help you understand and start budgeting for the wedding.
What Wedding Traditions to Follow?
Different families have different wedding traditions. Ask your partner their familial traditions to see how much of it is common. The answer to this question can help clear any future planning conflicts.
Where Do they Want to Have the Wedding?
Depending on what kind of a wedding you both want, your partner can tell you their dream venue. Disclosure of this information is integral when revisiting the topic during the planning phase.
What kind of a ring do they want?
You are confident that your partner is ready to say yes. You are confident you are ready to pop the question. All that stands in your way is getting the right ring. Remember that your partner will have their ring on them at all times. With that in mind, it is important to know which engagement and wedding ring to choose from. Depending on this answer you can head online and go through a wide range of options.
How Long Do they Want the Engagement to Be?
Finally, before you make the payment for your ring, ask your partner how long an engagement do they expect it to be. Knowing this before you propose can help you start budgeting for the wedding and can help you mentally prepare for it as well.
Before taking any sort of leap with your partner, be on the same page.