Getting engaged is huge life step and working up the courage to propose is a big deal for any man. You may have picked the perfect ring and the perfect spot, agonised over what to say and when to do it, but no matter how long you've been together and how confident you are in your relationship, there will always be that niggling voice in the back of your head asking, "What if she says ‘no'?".
You've met the girl of your dreams and are thinking of taking your relationship to the next level. But getting engaged is one of the most important decisions you'll make in life and should not be taken lightly.
You need to be certain that she's the one and it's the right time for both of you to make a lifelong commitment to each other. So take our pre-engagement advice and think about the following questions before you pop the big one yourself!
As if wedding etiquette was not complicated enough to get a handle on, now there is a further level of complexity added with the rise of smartphones. Ninety percent of Irish adults own a smartphone, giving them the ability to photograph, live stream, comment on, and hashtag your wedding until their heart's content, whether you like it or not.
Popping the question is a huge moment in any man's life and it's easy to go overboard or let nerves get the better of you when planning a proposal. Don't worry, it really doesn't have to be that difficult! Every couple is unique, and you probably know what your partner would like better than anyone else when it comes to getting engaged. But to help you stay on track, here's our list of five important things to avoid when proposing.
You’ve found ‘the one’ and decided to pop the question, so all that’s left to do is to buy the engagement ring. But with so many things to consider - from the shape and setting to the cut and clarity of the diamond, and not forgetting your budget - many men are left wondering where to begin when choosing a ring.
There’s plenty of varying theories about how much you should spend on an engagement ring - one, two or even three months’ salary? But the only real question you need to ask yourself is how much can you realistically afford?
Getting engaged is an exciting time for any couple, but choosing the right ring can be daunting. To make sure you impress and get the all-important ‘yes’ you’ve been waiting for, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to engagement rings for dummies.
You've decided you're going to get the engagement ring and pop the question before she knows anything about it - brave lad. Buying an engagement ring is a big deal in anyone’s book, so here are a few sneaky ways to ensure you get the perfect fit without her knowing.