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How to prepare for engagement

Getting married is a huge decision to make. A big commitment like this is rarely taken lightly. And more and more people are talking about it for longer before they get engaged. This can make engagement feel even more special. It’s certainly something to celebrate. So what do you need to do to prepare for engagement?
The ring is still the traditional token of a proposal. More and more women are with their husbands-to-be when the ring is purchased. This means that the ring chosen can be the perfect choice for the woman receiving it. It also gives you both a chance to choose wedding rings that will complement the engagement and vice versa. Shopping for the ring together could be one of the first major purchases you make together as well. 
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When you’re shopping for the right ring, there will be plenty of choices. But it may be best to check out a diamond guide from somewhere like www.thediamondauthority.org before you make such an expensive purchase. Not only will you be wearing the diamond for the rest of your life, but you want it to make a perfect heirloom for your future family.
Once you start wearing the ring, people are going to notice that you are engaged. If you want to formally announce your intentions, then it could be a good idea to host an event. You might want a formal sit down dinner party with both your families. Or you may choose a big party at a local venue so you can make a big announcement. It’s not as common for grooms to ask the Father’s permission to marry his daughter anymore. This announcement event could even be the first time you all meet each other.
Some couples still like their engagement announced in the local media. Of course, social media details everything about our lives. But it’s up to you if you want this to be your first formal announcement. One of the first things people will ask you is the date of the wedding. If you’re not ready to commit to a time frame yet, just tell them that they’ll be informed when the time is right. If you have a date in mind, it’s up to you if you want to reveal that before booking everything formally.
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The event you are planning to reveal your engagement can be as staged as you like. Perhaps your husband-to-be would like to publicly declare his love for you on one knee. He can then offer you the ring you have chosen together. Alternatively, you may be already wearing the ring. All you need to do is make a toast or speech during the evening to confirm that you have agreed to marry your partner.
Of course, being engaged is also about giving you time to plan the wedding of your dreams. It can be quite stressful and a lot of hard work, so you may prefer a long engagement. Others are happy to run down the aisle as quickly as possible. Your engagement can be those happy few months full of hope and optimism about your big day. Or it might be just a few weeks of testing the waters of marriage. Enjoy it. Congratulations

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