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Your Ultimate Guide To Proposing


The festive season is almost upon us. Which means engagement season is on its way too.

That magical time of year from Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day when our inboxes are filled with sweet proposal stories, our Instagram feeds are filled with gorgeous rings, and the Save the Dates start to fall through the mailbox.

While it’s an exciting time for those being proposed to, for the ones popping the question, it can be wrought with nerves, on which ring to buy, how to ask, whether or not they’ll say yes (of course they will!) and what to do if the ring doesn’t suit.

Photo by Lynn Chang Lewis via Green Wedding Shoes

Over the last few years, we’ve been working on lots of posts to help you with those very worries.

So, we figured, with proposal season kicking into full swing this month, we’d put all those posts together, in one handy place.

Here it is, our ultimate guide to popping the question … good luck!

Engagement ring inspiration

The Best Places to Buy Engagement Rings & Wedding Bands Online

Gemstone Guide for Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

5 Tips for Designing the Perfect Custom Engagement Ring

Stunning Engagement Rings for under $ 1000

20 beautiful engagement rings for men

Everything to Know About Salt & Pepper Engagement Rings

Why We Love Sapphire Engagement Rings (& Your Fiance Will, Too!)

15 Ready-to-Ship Engagement Rings For A Holiday Proposal

7 Engagement Ring Myths Debunked

Photo by Flytographer via The Knot

Proposal Ideas

How to Write Your Holiday Proposal

Ideas for a Perfect Christmas Proposal

Our Readers’ Real-Life Proposal Stories

More reader proposals

7 Romantic Places to Proposal (& the Rings to Match!)

Our Founder Elizabeth’s Proposal Story

Our Editor-in-Chief Claire Eliza’s Proposal Story

Our Fashion Editor Christina’s Proposal Story

More Unique Proposals

For Newly Engaged Couples

What To Do When You Don’t Like the Ring

How to Take Care of Your Engagement Ring

How to Get Your Ring Resized

10 of the Best Wedding Planners, Journals & Organizers

How to Plan Your Engagement Photo Shoot (for the Perfect Save The Dates!)

10 Apps & Online Tools to Help with Wedding Planning

How to Quickly Plan a Wedding in Under 3 Months!

How to Tell Unsupportive Family About Your Fabulous Wedding Plans

10 Tips To Keeping the Romance While Wedding Planning

Photo by Kendra Elise via Bridal Musings

We hope some (or maybe all) of these posts will be helpful for you. Good luck with your proposal, and don’t forget to share your stories with us, we’d love to hear them.

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