It's Time to Buy "The Ring"

So it's engagement season and you think it's the right time to make one of the biggest purchases known to mankind.  It's time to buy, "THE DIAMOND."  Not just any diamond, but, "THE ONE."

Image by Amore Vita Photography  

Image by Amore Vita Photography

 

You'd like to think that when it comes to your future fiance, you totally understand their personal style. But if you're even the slightest bit hesitant about what type of ring to buy, you'll naturally want to ask for shopping assistance—a smart move..... depending on the person you ask. Here are our suggestions here at Fabulously Created Events.

First start with trusting:

You

So often, men don't realize how well they know their significant other already.  When falling in love, it's typically the small stuff that has captivated your heart therefore giving you a keen sense into what she likes and dislikes.  Trust you!  When you see it, you will know it and you will be excited you've picked something that she will cherish for a lifetime.

However,  there is absolutely no reason why you can't have some guidance along the way.  The below people might be good resources when shopping.

Her Sister

If your girlfriend is close to her sister, she will typically know her taste.  A sister is also more likely to keep the news to herself.  She also will be able to discreetly dig for clues from your girlfriend if you desire.

Your Best Married Buddy

He has done this before so he will be able to guide you and give you the support you want and need.  While he may not know her style or ring desires, having a close "friend" by your side to support you in this important decision isn't a bad idea.  P.S.  Pick the buddy that actually likes his wife and not the one that will be over your ear in the jewelry store saying "dude.... this is crazy.... don't do it....believe me......"
Pick the friend that values marriage; the one you actually look up to and admire his relationship with his wife.

Her Mom

This can be tricky!  Mom does know best BUT if you choose to take mom ring shopping with you, be prepared to pop the question soon; we mean real soon.  Mom's are emotionally attached to their children by nature and you don't want the risk of them slipping and ruining the proposal.  However, like the sister- mom will have great insight into what her daughter will like and will not mind telling you her opinion at all.

Another great resource:

Social Media

If your girlfriend is like 80% of women, she has been planning the big day in that head of hers, FOREVER!  No, she is not crazy, women just naturally fall in love with "love." If you don't want to ask anyone around you for guidance, she just might have a Pinterest board with all kind of wedding ideas laying around.  Somewhere embedded between purses, shoes, and crock pot recipes are diamonds.  CHA-CHING- you just hit the lottery!  Think of it as her way of telling you but not telling you....

Lastly, it's perfectly fine to ask:

Your Significant Other

Okay, so the ring may not be a surprise, but you can still make the proposal one. If you know your partner wants to have input into picking out rings, give her the pleasure of doing so. Plus, it totally eliminates the stress if you're worried over potentially getting the wrong ring style.  However, when going ring shopping with your mate DO NOT hold your heart like Fred Sanford and declare a heart attack is coming your way at the price of rings.  You never want to make her feel like she isn't worth every dime.  Remember, you are looking to get an idea.  When you go back to make your final decision and purchase, that's the time to discuss pricing with the sales attendant, scream bloody murder, and then negotiate where appropriate.

We hope these few tips help you during this engagement season or whenever you choose to pop the question.  If you get stuck with decision making or have questions, reach out to us at Fabulously Created Events.  www.fabcreatedevents.com.  We would love to help you out!  Until next time, stay fabulous!