We all know that, even if we’re pretty damned sure she’s going to say yes, popping the question can be stressful. It needs to be done just right. Not only do you want the setting to be perfect to make it memorable for her (women dig that kind of stuff), but you want to make sure that you get the perfect engagement ring and have just the right words to say. No amount of money will buy you the right words, but an engagement ring is supposed to cost you about two month’s salary. For most of us, that means taking out personal loans.
Fortunately, most people can get personal loans. Getting the ring will usually turn out to be the easy part. Finding out her ring size without giving away the fact that you’re going to pop the question can be a bit more problematic. Fortunately, most jewelers can adjust the size for a minimal cost if you don’t get it quite right.
You want to make sure when you’re picking out a ring that you get the best you can afford. That means shopping around a bit, because jewelers can have wildly different prices for what amounts to the same jewelry. Educate yourself a little bit on the 4 C’s of diamonds so you’ll know what you’re looking for. Knowing how to tell the difference between one diamond and the next can not only save you money, but can save you from buying a poor diamond. Trust me, even if you don’t, she knows the difference.
After you have your ring, you’ll want to pick the perfect spot. There are two things you can do here.
Once she says yes, the truly fun part comes up. Now you get to spend time planning the wedding, honeymoon, and your lives together. Get ready to take out more personal loans. Trust us; this is going to cost a lot more than the ring did by the time you’re done.
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