Wedding Ideas: The Proposal
Hot on the heels of the news that Radio 1 DJ Greg James is engaged after his girlfriend Bella popped the question, we're sharing our advice on asking your man to marry you! These days more and more brides are proposing to their boyfriends, with or without a leap year - here's how to do it...
Ever wondered where the most magical places to propose are? The moment somebody pops the question is when dreams come true - whether it be a grand romantic gesture or words whispered over dinner: Getting down on one knee is the magic which sparks a lifetime together. Then it’s all over Instagram! Thanks to Avanti Jewellers, dreamy proposal destinations from around the world have been listed to provide all the inspiration you’ll need for a fantastic getaway to put a ring on it!
Our hugely successful Real Weddings page has all the real life inspiration you need for your big day, but what about the proposal? We love a good proposal story here at Guides for Brides HQ, so we're kicking off our brand new #RealEngagement series with Sophie and Ted's rather eventful proposal story.
Palazzo Avino was judged to be the most romantic hotel in Europe. Nestled in Ravello, high above the Amalfi Coast in Italy it is the perfect place for a romantic honeymoon or a fairytale wedding. A picture can say a thousand words so here is a round up of a few of our favourites so you can judge for yourself:
White gold engagement and wedding rings have long been popular as a cheaper platinum alternative, but what exactly is white gold and what are the positives and negatives to choosing it for your ring? Engagement ring obsessive Ruth Donaldson of Heirloom London gets us up to speed with some common misconceptions about white gold and it's big sister, platinum.
So you’re blissfully happy with your partner, you’ve been together long enough, and everyone around you seems to be tying the knot - you’re getting ready for a proposal. But how important is it that it’s a complete secret? 75% of men state that ideally, they want their proposal to be a surprise, but are we making it too difficult? How are men supposed to know that you’re ready to get engaged, come up with the most romantic proposal idea ever, and meticulously plan it - all without you getting suspicious?
If you’ve been looking for the perfect wedding ring cut, there are certainly a lot of options to consider! The huge variety of cuts available can become slightly overwhelming. From elegant emerald cuts to vintage marquise cuts, there are unique benefits to each style. Read on, and let us help you pick the ring which is most suitable for you and your taste...
Valentine's Day - The most romantic day in our annual calendar. What better day to propose? In celebration of this popular proposal date, we are looking at 10 of London's unique proposal spots.
The Shard - A recent addition to London's skyline, The Shard is a romantic haven, especially as a central London wedding venue. Offering stunning views across the city, The View From The Shard will not fail to impress. Even the toilets offer remarkable views; a unique private capsule for the proposal, with enough tissues for afterwards! Aqua Shard, situated on the 31st floor, is the perfect restaurant for a romantic lunch, decadent dinner, or a casual cocktail.
Christmas is the season for magic - and proposals! Is your partner acting strange? A recent survey found that Men’s odd behaviour before proposing actually led 66% of women to suspect an imminent break up and only 12% to suspect a proposal! So, if your man is acting strange this season, he might be preparing to make your Christmas extra special.
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