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!
After all this wedding planning you're probably ready to just flop on a beach in some exotic country, but your honeymoon should be the most memorable holiday of your life, so take some time to think about special activities and things to do when you're there.
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.
Life in the modern world is often stressful, job interviews, money, work-life balance, even traffic, but most of us find ways to deal with it. To keep things in perspective, think about planning a wedding like starting a new project at work, launching a new product or service, or trying to achieve a new sales target. It's not going to happen on its own, it's going to need preparation, planning and no one person should be responsible for the whole thing. Hint-hint - don't leave it all to the bride or you might end up with a Bridezilla on your hands.