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Signs That She Is Ready For You To Propose Now

If you’ve been in a committed relationship for a long time, you may be starting to consider marriage. However, some times it can be difficult to judge whether your partner is ready to get engaged. While many couples will consider a future together and have discussions about their plans, some times she’s ready for you to propose now. Hopefully, if you’ve been pondering proposing, you’ve already started to budget for an engagement ring. If not, you should start, especially if you are wanting to propose now.

Speaking Of Diamond Rings

One major hint she’s ready for you to propose now is when she talks about diamond rings. This is important to remember as you start shopping for engagement rings online. You’ll want to pay attention to her favorite diamond shapes as well as what ring metal she prefers. If she can’t stop talking about the pear shaped engagement ring of her dreams, it’s time to buy a ring. If she mentions engagement rings often, she may also be looking at them online. Pay close attention to the types of rings she likes on social media for ideas on what her perfect ring will be.

Her Friends’ Proposal Stories

Another way to tell if she’s ready for you to propose now is if she often shares proposal stories. She may speak longingly about the time Jonny proposed to Melissa in Hawai’i or how Milo dropped to one knee in the middle of Times Square. These stories may also help give you ideas on how she wants you to propose. Once you know she’s ready to be engaged, its time to start planning the proposal, too.

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The beach is a popular place to propose

Wedding Television

Finally, another major sign she’s ready to get proposed to right now is what she’s been watching on television. While plenty of people tune in to reality shows like The Bachelor, long running TV shows often have special episodes dedicated to proposal stories. If she’s queued up the same episode of This Is Us where Jack proposes a couple times recently, she may be trying to tug at your heart strings. She’s definitely ready to be engaged, and it’s time for you to propose now!

Start shopping for diamond engagement rings from Adiamor today.

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How To Plan The Perfect Spring Proposal

As the chill of winter melts away and temperature rise, spring time is definitely around the corner. This means that love is in the air, and now is the perfect time to plan a spring proposal. With the blooming flowers and additional sunshine, spring presents an excellent opportunity to get engaged. However, to make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch, we’ve put together a few tips on selecting the right place, time, and engagement ring.

The Right Place

After a long winter, most people are excited to be outside again. When planning a spring proposal, consider all the chances you’ll have to propose outside. There are tons of great options depending on your bride to be’s style. A great opportunity to proposal in the city would be a rooftop patio. This is a romantic scene that provides a dramatic back drop. On the other hand, another great place to propose outside is a secluded park. Not only will the blooming flowers set the scene, they’ll make for a lasting memory.

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Spring presents plenty of opportunities for the perfect outdoor proposal.

The Right Time

When planning a spring proposal, it’s important to not only get the location right but also the time. This includes not only what hour of the day, but also the day of the week. For instance, if you are planning to propose on a roof top, the perfect chance is at night after dinner. This romantic scene will nearly guarantee she says “Yes!” and also means you can play a weekday proposal. This means restaurants will be less crowded, and she’ll get to share the news with coworkers and friends ahead of the weekend. On the other hand, if you’re planning a quiet outdoor getaway to propose outdoors, then a weekend proposal during the daylight hours is the best idea. You’ll have the chance to see her diamond solitaire sparkling in the sunlight as well as get the chance to enjoy the natural surroundings.

The Right Ring

Ultimately, the most important thing to get right is the engagement ring. You can match her style to a particular engagement ring setting, or you can create a custom diamond engagement ring that’s just as unique as she is. Whether you’ll be dropping to a knee to present her with a classic diamond solitaire on a Los Angeles patio or asking for her hand with a halo engagement ring on the top of a mountain, be sure you get the right ring by studying up on ring styles and the 4 c’s.  Visit the Adiamor engagement guide education center today to be certain you’ve picked the perfect ring for your spring proposal today.

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Planning A Valentine’s Day Proposal? Start Planning The Wedding, Too

If you are one of the many men who are currently plotting out the details to a Valentine’s Day proposal, get ready to start thinking about the wedding! While presenting your bride to be with the gorgeous custom designed engagement ring of her dreams will be a thrilling moment, wedding planning will start almost immediately. Be prepared to answer lots of questions from your friends and family regarding the wedding date, the size of the wedding, and more.

When’s The Date?

If you’re planning to propose soon, you better have a wedding date in mind, too. If you know your future bride is set on a summer wedding, then proposing on Valentine’s Day either means a short or long engagement. A short engagement can be very stressful because of the amount of wedding planning involved. However, a long engagement can also feel endless to couples who are ready to be married. The average engagement period in the United States is about 14 months, so a Valentine’s Day proposal is perfect for brides who want an early summer wedding.

Big Celebration or Intimate Ceremony?

In addition to the wedding date, the next big question will be about the size of the wedding. Depending on the size of the families, the guest list can get very long very fast. If you know her mom has 8 siblings, then you better expect a big wedding. One thing to keep in mind, though, is a wedding ceremony is the day of the bride and groom.  Be sure to make the wedding day special for the both of you, even if you’re getting help paying.

Matching Wedding Rings

While it may not seem important when you’re deciding between rose gold engagement rings and white gold engagement rings, another thing to consider with your Valentine’s Day proposal is the wedding bands. Many brides prefer to have a diamond wedding band that matches their engagement ring. Additionally, some couples prefer both to have matching wedding rings as a couple, too. Although its a smaller detail, its another big questions. Definitely consider matching bands when planning your Valentine’s Day proposal this year.

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Ringing In The New Year With A NYE Proposal

The end of the year is a great time to reflect back as well as look forward. Next year, you may have some very big plans such as getting engaged. However, if you want to start off 2018 the right way with an NYE proposal, there are some things to consider. For instance, with New Year’s only a couple of days away, hopefully you have a plan. Even more importantly, hopefully you’ve picked out a ring! In case you don’t have everything squared away for your NYE proposal, we’re here to help. Keep reading the Adiamor blog for tips on ringing in the new year with a new bride to be!

The Midnight Champagne Toast

A classic way to ask for her hand in marriage on New Year’s Eve is in the midnight champagne toast. While it may be tempting to nestle the perfect solitaire engagement ring inside her glass, definitely do NOT do this! Not only will the ring ruin the champagne, it’s terribly cliche. Unless her dream NYE proposal involves accidentally swallowing some diamonds, the best way to handle the midnight champagne toast is to write a toast to her. With a little bit of planning and reflecting, you can make sure you cover all the reasons she’s the perfect companion. Not only will this make for a great proposal, it will make her the center of attention. Raise a glass to her, then drop down on a knee and show her the ring to start the New Year off right!

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The Quiet NYE Proposal

While millions of people will be celebrating New Year’s Eve out in public, this doesn’t mean you have to make your proposal a spectacle. In fact, a quiet NYE proposal can be every bit as memorable. Whether you’ve decided to cook your best dish or call her favorite take out spot, make sure you make the evening about her. When it comes to proposing, the important things to get right are not necessarily midnight fireworks but simply making sure she’s the focus. In fact, after all the research you’ve done in preparing your ring budget and learning about ring styles, you know she’ll love the 14k rose gold engagement ring. But, if you create an evening around her favorite dinner with a diamond ring proposal after, she’ll be telling your engagement story for years to come.

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Proposal Tips

The holidays are an excellent time to propose, and Thanksgiving is becoming a popular time for for engagements. In addition to the gathering of family and the joy of overeating, getting engaged on Turkey Day is another thing to be thankful for this year. However, not all Thanksgiving proposals are alike. Depending on when and how you are celebrating this year, you may find yourself in need of some last minute advice. Keep reading the Adiamor blog for a couple Thanksgiving proposal tips!

Before The Party or After?

One of the biggest questions you need to answer before proposing with a diamond engagement ring is when. The main question to figure out is whether you should propose before or after your Thanksgiving celebration. This greatly depends on when and how you are celebrating this year. If you are with her parents, then you may wish to ask them for permission before getting engaged. Additionally, she’ll want to share the good news with her friends and family during the holiday. If this is the case, you should try to propose before the big holiday party. Doing so will allow her to celebrate with family throughout the stay.

Proposing On Turkey Day

On the other hand, if you are spending Turkey Day with your family, you may wish to wait until after Thanksgiving dinner. This will lighten the pressure of having to chat with your family members about the proposal. Additionally, she’ll have the chance to call and speak with her family first. Even though marriage is a two way street, the proposal should be about her. However, if she adores being the center of attention, then you could even propose during the party. No matter what you do, though, be sure to not hide the diamond ring in her food! Nothing ruins a pumpkin pie like a pave set diamond ring smashed in the middle of it.

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Final Thanksgiving Proposal Tips

No matter how you decide to propose this Thanksgiving holiday, the key is to keep the proposal focused on her. When you drop to one knee to present her with a custom designed engagement ring, look into her eyes, tell her how much you love her, and give her the ring of her dreams. Whether its before the party or after, her parents or yours, you’ll be sure to hear “Yes!” as an answer.

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Preparing For Your Holiday 2017 Proposal

The holidays are the perfect time to propose. Plus, since families are gathering together, it is also a great time to spread the good news. If you are planning to propose this holiday season, you probably have a lot on your mind. To help you stay calm and nail your proposal, we’ve put together this easy checklist. You’ll have no problem asking for her hand in marriage. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to be sure you’re prepared for your Holiday 2017 proposal!

Step 1: Pick The Ring

It may seem obvious, but you’re going to need an engagement ring. Choosing the right ring for her can be a challenge, so start off by getting educated on diamonds and ring metals. Once you understand what you’re after, be sure to select a ring that fits her personality and style. If you’re having trouble finding a preset engagement ring, consider designing your own engagement ring from scratch. This will allow you to choose the right diamond shape and engagement setting that will guarantee she says “Yes!” this holiday season. Finally, be sure to order your ring sooner than later, especially if it’s a custom creation. You need to be sure your ring will arrive before the date you’ve picked. You have picked a date, right?

Step 2: Pick The Date

Picking the time and place for your holiday 2017 proposal is just as important as getting the ring right. Not only do you need to pick a place that’s romantic and secluded, you also want the engagement spot to be meaningful. Additionally, she will definitely want to tell her friends and family, so be sure you propose before the big party instead of afterwards. Whether you plan on getting down on one knee before Thanksgiving or New Year’s, you definitely need to have your plan locked down ahead of time.

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Make sure you are prepared ahead of your holiday proposal.

Step 3: Ask Her

When it comes to asking her to marry you, it may seem like there are a lot of outside complications. How big of a diamond should you buy? How long should you save? Do you need to ask her parents for permission? What ring will be perfect for her? Truthfully, though, actually asking her is the most important part. In a relationship defined by true love, your commitment to her will be more important than the size of the diamond. However, having a proper diamond for her ring will certainly help!

If you are planning a holiday 2017 proposal, your best bet is to start getting prepared today. For assistance in picking the perfect diamond, contact us today!

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Share Your Engagement Story With Adiamor!

One thing we like to do is share engagement stories from happy couples. Recently, Ann emailed us with her engagement story from this summer. Ann said “Yes” in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado.  A vintage inspired 18k rose gold solitaire was the ring of her dreams. Check out Ann’s story below, and learn how you can share your story!

Ann’s Engagement Story

Here’s the story, in Ann’s own words:

“The two of us decided to go on an overnight camping trip, like we usually do most weekends. This trip I wanted to grill up something special for dinner so I decided to do an overnight brine and make a spice rub for some chicken wings to grill over an open flame. We headed up to our secret backcountry campsite that we usually go to but it turned out the road was closed due to the late snow storm that hit Colorado end of May. I couldn’t understand why Chris was so upset that spot wasn’t open until we finally set up camp elsewhere.

Once we were all set up at camp, he asked if I wanted to hike to the top of a nearby rock and watch the sunset. Up the rock we went and within minutes he was down on one knee asking me to marry him. I screamed “Yes!” as tears of joy ran down my face. He stood up to put the ring on my finger, and as we hugged and kissed, our dog Lincoln barked loudly. We laughed as his bark echoed through the forest and mountains.”

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Ann and Chris with their dog Lincoln right after she said “Yes”

Share Your Story

If you want like to have your engagement story featured on the Adiamor blow, email us! Send an email to service@Adiamor.com with the subject “Engagement Story.” Include a photo in your email, and we may feature you on a future blog!

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Engagement Getaway Ideas for Fall 2017

With Labor Day weekend just around the corner, fall will be here before you know it. In recent years, fall is becoming more and more popular as both a wedding date as well as a time to propose. Whether it’s the changing leaves or the sweater weather, it’s no secret autumn is quickly becoming a hot romantic season. When planning a fall proposal, you need to plan ahead and start budgeting now. Plus, you want to make sure you pick a better way of popping the question than hiding a diamond ring in her pumpkin spice latte. If you are planning on proposing this fall, check out these engagement getaway ideas.

An Engagement Getaway To An Orchard

One great place to propose in the fall is an orchard. Picking apples is a classic date, and it can be the perfect time to propose. If your best gal is a big fan of tradition, then dropping to a knee and presenting her with a classic solitaire engagement ring would guarantee a “Yes!” To make a weekend out of it, book a nearby bed and breakfast. She’ll be telling this engagement story every chance she gets. If there’s not an orchard close to you, consider a pumpkin patch or vineyard instead.

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Autumn is the perfect time to propose, so start planning your engagement getaway now

Chase The Changing Leaves

Throughout the country, one popular tradition is to see the foliage change color in the fall. It also makes for an exceptional romantic date. If your wife to be is a big fan of the outdoors, consider taking a road trip and renting a cabin. It’ll be the perfect engagement getaway as you’ll have plenty of alone time to propose. From a windy drive through the mountains to a quiet balcony in the evening, there would be endless opportunities to ask for her hand in marriage.

Fall will be here before you know it, so start planning your engagement getaway now before all the rooms are booked!