Women choosing their engagement ring is becoming a popular trend, but does it take away something special from the proposal?
Traditionally, the groom picks out the ring for his bride, one of the few choices he has to make for the wedding. However, modern bridezillas are trying to take control of this, too, with an increasing number of women choosing their engagement ring.
Should the groom have to choose between the romantic notion of a surprise proposal with a ring, or the safe option of knowing that his bride will love her bling… because she chose it? Or does the whole idea ruin the spirit of the engagement tradition?
If a proposal comes out of the blue, having a ring that the groom chose by himself is very romantic. He could pick something that he knows you will like because you’ve vaguely spoken about it, or he could pick something that you wouldn’t initially go for but you still fall in love with. Having him choose a ring with no involvement or help from the bride does make it more meaningful.
But it might not always work out so well – surprising you with a hand-chosen ring risks a chance of you not liking it.
Some grooms are so worried about picking the wrong style of ring, they don’t propose with a ring at all – instead, he takes the bride ring shopping straight after the proposal… providing she said yes, of course!
Women can be picky, and if there’s one thing she’ll want you to get right, it’s this – the one piece of jewellery she’s going to have to wear for the rest of her life. No pressure then!
If you thought your other half was preparing to propose, would you start dropping hints about the style of ring you liked?