It’s not something we usually want to admit but pressure is fairly unavoidable during the process of getting married. Although it will test the strength of the relationship that will be bound by matrimony, it still comes knocking as an unwanted visitor. There will be plenty of things circling that will cause the walls to move inward, and picking out the right engagement ring shouldn’t be one of them. (more…)
(If only you could read her mind)
The decision on what type of engagement ring to get usually doesn’t come easily. Guys, you’re not alone when it comes to stressing out over this. You want it to reflect the love you share. Her excitement can be like throwing gasoline onto the fire of anticipation; you really want to get this right! You two have already traveled so far together and this is a celebration of the miles behind and the wonderful road ahead. (more…)
The advertising world delivers a constant message that couples who get engaged are a bunch of spring chickens. Wrinkle-free, wide-eyed, and ten years from gray hair, they’re the picture perfect of new love. But in real life, not everyone fits that bill. What of old love?
Many people are marrying later in life.
For some, it isn’t their first marriage. Widowed or divorced, these betrothed know firsthand how difficult real marriage can be. So, there’s something uniquely inspirational about them taking another leap. And what great stories so many of them have!
When Kathie and Bill came into our store in November to shop for rings, both were more focused on selecting their bands than choosing Kathie’s diamond. (more…)
I have often heard people at weddings give a great piece of advice to the happy couple: “Close your eyes and take snapshots of the day in your mind…so you will remember the love as it goes by so fast and the little things get forgotten.” Or, some variation of that advice.
It’s really good advice for a wedding day. It helps when you get your photographs from your wedding photographer and you can close your eyes and think of the moment just before or after that photo; the little memory that only you and your spouse remember.
One of the most common fears men have about proposing isn’t that the girl will say no. It’s the fear of being on stage for the proposal. These days, there’s a lot of pressure to put on a production when proposing. Stage fright, or public speaking, is our culture’s most common fear. That means it’s more common than fears of heights, insects, deep water, and even death! (more…)
Almost everyone thinks of Christmas or New Years as the best dates to have that diamond engagement ring ready and propose to the person of your dreams; the season is filled with happiness and fond memories that it only seems fitting to add another fantastic memory to that time of the year. But often forgotten is the Thanksgiving proposal. (more…)
How many different ways are there to propose? Probably too many to even count! The moment itself is priceless and is supposed to be unforgettable. The moment becomes a story you tell your friends, your family, your kids, your grandkids and anyone else who will listen. There are, of course, those proposals that some would like to forget…you know the ones I am talking about – she still said yes, but it wasn’t what was planned. These could be, though, the best stories…filled with laughter and tears and, in the end, a strong bond of love.
There are plenty of engagement ideas out there you could choose from that would make “the story behind the moment” so unforgettable. If you want it to be public, what about hiring a skywriter? You could do it on a plane when travelling, asking the flight attendant to help you out by letting you use the plane’s speaker system. Here’s a great one: buy an ad at the movie theater and get there during the previews…making sure she notices, of course! How about the private story behind the moment? While she’s sleeping, gently put the ring on her finger, wake her with champagne and see if she notices the ring. Place photos of you and her as children growing up in different parts of the house and have her find them with the last photo being the two of you together as adults and the ring box in front of it. Or, replace her everyday jewelry one day with that special engagement ring that took you so long to pick out!
There are so many stories behind the moment that we want to hear them from you! Do you have a story to share and want to let us share it with the world? Write it out and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We will share those stories here in this blog and also on Facebook! If you want it to remain anonymous, that is perfectly OK! We will share it without names and will change locations to protect privacy…but, your story behind that very special moment will be something you can always share and make others smile…and maybe offer some ideas to other couples hoping to make a moment that matters!