Planning

Making sure that he knows you’re ready to become engaged…

Two or three years have passed, you’re living with your boyfriend, and you’ve got no complaints, but you just feel like something is missing. You’re ready and waiting for him to pop the question, but it seems like he hasn’t even thought of it. So, why not drop a few hints to your man so that he knows that you’re truly ready to become engaged and wear the perfect diamond engagement ring.

With the helping hand of Angelic Diamonds to get you those vital hints, we can tell you how to get him popping the big question in no time at all.

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Keep your friends close, but your married friends closer

If you know that your boyfriend is slightly worried or anxious about getting engaged, make sure he hangs around with your married friends and family members who have children. This will make him realise that you’re comfortable with him being around others in more serious relationships.

Married friends will help show your other half that marriage has its ups and downs, but this commitment shown through other people will help him envision this with you. Although men who have parents that are divorced sometimes struggle to trust this commitment, replacing negative feelings with positive ones in this type of environment may help to bring him around to your way of thinking.

Become his go-to guy

Sometimes when you’re in a relationship, you both have your assigned roles, never fall into a routine, and make sure that you can be your partner’s go-to guy as well as a girlfriend. If you’re constantly being left behind for the guys, then this is going to put a strain on his ability to propose and take you seriously.

Try and become the complete package, go for runs together and take an interest in his interests and hobbies. If you can be part of his whole life, rather than just someone he spends time with, then he’ll feel like you’re indispensable. Once you get to this point in your relationship, then he’ll feel like proposing, as he can’t spend his time without you!

Show some tough love

Although many don’t like to do this, sometimes you need to be cruel to be kind. If you don’t see your relationship heading in the right direction, and things are flatlining, try and find his pulse again by telling him you may move out.

Or, if you don’t want to be as dramatic, why not try changing careers without letting him know, or spending more time with the girls unannounced? Although he knows that you’re always there for him, this will make him feel that he isn’t being as included as he should be, and he’ll start to wonder why. Keeping him on his toes in this way will make him realise that he needs to put the effort in (by proposing!) so that he can get your undivided effort and attention in the future.

Honesty is the best policy

Although there are many hints and tricks you could use to get your other half to propose, sometimes communication really is key to the success of a relationship. If you want to get engaged, then why not talk to him about why it’s important to you.

If you can tell him why you want to marry him, then the likelihood is he’ll know how much he means to you. Sometimes people have the same fears and doubts within a relationship, but they are just too afraid to address them with each other. By talking about your future together, he’ll know that you want to be a part of it. By giving him that gentle nudge in the right direction, you may just be engaged before you know it.

What makes the perfect wedding ring?

Isn’t it funny how the wedding ring is the most important ring, yet it’s always overshadowed by the engagement ring. We’ve just become accustomed to the fact that the engagement ring is the one that gets the most attention, even though the wedding ring is the one that we place on our finger at the wedding and the one that confirms you’re married.

So, it’s pretty vital that you get the perfect wedding rings for your big day. This requires a lot of searching, but it needs to be done. If you’re in the middle of planning a wedding, then you’re probably looking for some help on this topic. Well then, what makes the perfect wedding ring?

A Matching Set

There seems to be a lot of people that say matching wedding rings are out of fashion these days. I don’t agree with that; a matching set makes the rings all the more special. You both have the same ring, which symbolises the togetherness you now have. The good news is, you can get matching wedding rings online with relative ease. They come in a variety of different metals, so you have to sit down together and decide which one you prefer. For me, this comes down to a couple’s preference, I’m not going to tell you what colour your ring should be, it’s your decision! But, whatever colour you choose, make sure your spouse gets a matching one so you can show off the rings together forever.

What makes the perfect wedding ring

Personalised Engravings

I honestly think the only reason not to get engravings on your wedding rings is because it puts you over budget. If you have the funds, then this is essential. I believe the perfect wedding ring is engraved with something personal that’s special to the two of you. There are so many ideas floating around that you can get inspiration from. The most common one is to engrave the date of your wedding onto the inside of the bands, or the date that you got engaged. I find this truly special as it commemorates a particular moment in both of your lives. Other ideas include getting the initials of your spouse in each other’s rings or getting a quote that’s special to you both. In all honesty, all these ideas are pretty great!

The Perfect Fit

You can forget about engravings and matching sets if your wedding ring doesn’t fit absolutely perfectly. It should slide onto your finger and fit snugly on there for the rest of your life. Maybe it’s just me, but I think a wedding ring loses some of its impact if it doesn’t fit right. It just seems a bit lazy! This is your unique ring, the most important piece of jewellery you own, so make sure it fits better than any other ring you’ve ever worn.

Now you know what makes the perfect wedding ring, it’s time to go out and find yours! This is always the best part of planning a wedding as you get to look at so many gorgeous rings as a couple – it just gets you really excited and eager to be married!

 

Customise your very own Art Deco wedding invitations with Basic Invite

As you all know I just love nice things and that is even more important when it come to your Wedding. Having those little luxury items that set the scene for your wedding, your wedding invitations are what sets those first impressions for your big day and we all know that first impressions are very important.

Setting the scene for your wedding

So many Brides think that they are just not an important part of the wedding, but for me they are. When a wedding invite arrives, I am always excited to see it, what it feels like, looks like, the colours, the patterns, the style. Each and every one of those things are the starting point for your wedding. It gives your guests the first look at what your wedding colours will be, what the theme may be, modern, art deco invitations, rustic, hollywood glamour. I think it helps your guests to start feeling as excited about your wedding as you are.

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After you have set your date, planned your colour scheme and theme, then you can start looking at the extras. Finding a company to make your invited that are just what you are looking for isn’t always easy as so many are set colours or style, where you just edit the existing text. I mean that’s great if that is what you are looking for.

Beautiful Wedding Invitations

However, Basic Invite is anything but basic, they offer a fabulous range of wedding invitations. Each one can be changed and edited to become your dream wedding invitation. It could be you wanted to change to shade of pink, or add more colour combinations, add foil to your names anything you want is possible with Basic Invite. Not forgetting save the date cards, RSVP cards, menu options, gift list, order of service and anything else you could possibly want for you wedding.

To make your design just perfect, Basic Invite allow you to change each colour element on your design. There are very few places that allows you to design your invite with an very near unlimited range of colours, plus instantly view it online. With Basic Invite you not only view your card on line, you can also get a sample sent to you, so you are 100% sure you love it before you order them. You can also choose the colour of the envelopes so help them stand out even more.

A wedding website?

Something I hadn’t heard about, but is apparently becoming more and more popular with the happy couple, is to produce their very own mini website, just for your wedding. Upload the details of your venue, the menus, gift lists, hotels, transport and anything to help your guests. You could also get them to add photographs after and you can share your favourite wedding photographs. It’s an amazing idea, not sure why I did not think about it, Basic Invite offer 180 different website pages that are as customisable as their wedding invitations.

If you are also looking for a guest book and thank you cards, then with Basic Invite you have the ability to design these to help to style your wedding from sending the invitation out, to the wedding all the way to the thank you card. Then to the baby announcement card.

What are you looking for when designing your Wedding Invites?

 

*This is a collaborative post. As always thoughts and opinions are my own.*