Important Things To Do Before Proposing

Proposing to someone is a big thing and certainly something you need to be a hundred per cent sure of before you do it. It’s also something you will want to be memorable, meaningful and in a way have a nod to your time together. Whether that’s connecting it to a place you went for a first date, an inside joke or something you both love. Here are a few key things to do before proposing.

Important Things To Do Before Proposing

Is It Something You Both Want?

One of the most important things to consider is if you both actually want to get married. Not everyone wants to have a normal marriage, house, and kids life. Some people don’t have any desire to get married and will happily show their love for their partners in other ways so having a conversation before you’re wanting to propose is a big to-do on your list. It’s important to know you’re both going in the same direction and wanting the same things out of life.

The Most Important, The Ring

Engagement rings can be hard to shop for because it can be difficult to know your partner size. There are a few ways that you can do this. You could borrow a ring from her collection and say you’re getting it cleaned, you could try simply asking and sometimes if you know the height and weight jewellers can estimate what size ring you need. They can also resize after so it’s not the end of the world. It’s also important to know what type of rent they may want. Some people want them or classic and traditional engagement rings and some people want more unique engagement rings. Once you know that and your budget you can go off and find the perfect one for your love.

Give Them A Pamper Beforehand

An odd one but an important one. After you proposed and they have hopefully said yes. One of the first things You Will be doing is to take pictures to remember the moment. Your other half or very much thank you if they have had a fresh manicure and either gel nails or acrylics on when they’re taking their pictures for the first time with the ring on. It’s only a little thing but it shows that you care about the details. So just tell them that they deserve a pamper and book them in for a massage and a nail appointment.

Have a Camera Ready

Capturing moments to remember forever is a great idea. You can set up your camera so it is on the timer to take lots of shots or you can simply hire a photographer to hide and take some picturesque and top quality shots for you to use when announcing your engagement. It’s always great to see how shocked they are as well as the nerves that may make the moment go so quickly. 

These tips will help you plan an amazing memorable proposal and capture the moment to remember forever.

Prepping for Your Wedding: 7 Forgotten Things

When you are prepping for your wedding, there are many things that need to be taken into consideration. But there are plenty of things that tend to be forgotten. Here are some of the most common things that are forgotten at a wedding.

Prepping for Your Wedding

Extra transportation

Have you ever heard the story about the bridal party that didn’t have a way to get from the ceremony to the reception? Unfortunately, this story happens more than you would believe. The bridal party tends to be forgotten after the ceremony and many people struggle to get lifts after the ceremony. Always remember to book an extra car for the groomsmen and the bridesmaids.

The weather

If you have planned a beautiful summer wedding, and have no plans for rain, you will probably encounter rain. Having a backup plan when the rain appears, or there is any change in the weather, is one of the easiest ways to ensure your day doesn’t get ruined. It could be as simple as having a basket with sunscreen, welly boots and white umbrellas on hand.

Photo wrangler

You might have booked a photographer and are paying a fortune for your photos but there is a good chance that you need a photo wrangler. This person is there to round up people for the photos so that the photographer can focus on the shots. Sometimes the photographer will have an assistant to help them but you had better ask if they are able to wrangle your guests together for the photos.

The kids

If you are a bride with kids, you will probably have thought about how you can keep them happy during the day. However, if you don’t have kids, you run the risk of having any little guests getting bored and ruining the mood. You also need to make sure that the area is safe for them so everyone can relax. You don’t need to get a health and safety consultant in but you should have a check to make sure that the kids will be safe.


If you are planning a winter wedding, you will probably have planned for bad weather. But what about the sunset? This is very important if you are planning on taking photos outside as the sunlight tends to be an important part of getting those photos done. Always check to see what time sunset is at so you don’t get left in the dark.

Gift person

As the bride, you won’t have time to gather all of your wedding presents, but you should have someone who you trust that can help you. Sometimes this job falls to the bridesmaids but make sure you tell one of them that this is their job. If you assume that they will do this, you could end up with your gifts being left at the reception. However, some places do offer a gift holding service so you can swing by the next morning and pick them up.


Depending on the type of bar you have at your reception, you might want to consider having some cash on you. You will be surprised by the amount of brides who end up needing their bank card or some cash on their wedding day, so always have something to hand for emergencies.

Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Child to Grow Up In

We all want what’s best for our kids. We want to give them a happy and healthy home where they can feel comfortable and grow up in a healthy environment. We want them to feel stable, and secure here. Of course, sometimes, this can be easier said than done. Life can throw all sorts of challenges our way that can make it difficult to create the ultimate environment for raising children. The good news is that, more often than not, there are steps you can take to overcome challenges and to achieve your goals. Here are some suggestions that can help you with this.

Creating a Healthy Environment for Your Child to Grow Up In

Avoid Arguments

We should avoid arguing around our children wherever possible. Whether that’s with your partner, other family members or friends. Sure, we’re all human and we can all have disagreements. But we should try to deal with issues in a mature and healthy manner that helps to resolve problems rather than worsening them. Shouting, screaming and other negative displays of emotion towards others, as well as harsh words, can act as a bad influence on our little ones or can even scare them. So, learn to deal with conflicts in better ways. If you find that you and another member of your household have irreconcilable problems, you may want to distance, separate or seek help from family law solicitors.

Secure a Stable Income

Financial instability can cause all sorts of problems for a household. Sure, when you are alone and an independent adult, you can learn to budget and get by on very little when times get tough. But this isn’t the best way to raise your children if it can be avoided. Avoid debt and you won’t have to worry about debt collectors knocking at the door and disturbing your children. Secure a sufficient income and you’ll be able to provide them with everything they need. Consider working your way up in a position from the bottom or undertaking education or training to qualify yourself for better paid roles.

Show Love and Support

Sometimes, it can be so easy to get wound up into working to provide your children with the lifestyle that you want them to have that you can end up neglecting them emotionally. You need to make sure that your little ones feel loved and supported at all times. This means making sure you have plenty of quality time with them. Dedicate as many evenings and weekends to your little ones as possible. Plan fun activities. This doesn’t have to be expensive. You can go to the park, go on nature walks, visit museums and art galleries or just curl up on the sofa to watch a film.

Of course, there are other factors that can come into play when it comes to providing your child with a healthy environment to grow up in. But some of the advice offered above can help get you started out in the best direction from the get go.