2020年8月24日星期一

The perfect ring for your marriage proposal

 


If you are planning to propose to your partner, you will quickly find yourself confronted with many questions. First of all, some people might think: Do you even need a ring for this? Yes and no - theoretically you can of course get engaged without a ring. Most couples still choose to have both of them or just the bride wear an engagement ring. Because if the question "Do you want to marry me?" Is answered with a yes, the ring is a symbol of the mutual promise of marriage and thus has a great emotional value.

Classically, in Europe and the USA, an engagement ring is usually a ring with a solitaire (i.e. with a single stone that is framed by prongs / stilts). Of course, you can also opt for any other design - you just need to know what the taste of your future one is. So that you make the right choice when buying, we have put together the most important questions about the perfect ring for your application:

Who will buy the ring for the marriage proposal?

Originally, the engagement ring was mostly bought by the groom. The woman then wore it on her left ring finger until the wedding. Sometimes it was also common for the engagement ring to be selected together. This happened especially when it was later to serve as a wedding ring at the same time. Even today, some couples want to use their engagement rings for their wedding ceremony later on. In recent years, however, the custom has also increased that both partners decide on an engagement ring to demonstrate their togetherness. The rings can then either be selected together after the wedding proposal or one of the two partners makes this decision alone, buying a proposal ringand surprises his counterpart with a romantic proposal.

Very few people find it too difficult to assess the taste of their loved one and in this way the big moment of the marriage proposal remains a little secret. If you go to buy rings together, you will miss this wonderful experience, but you can be a little more certain of the partner's answer. In any case, the old gender clichés are changing, as they are everywhere when buying a ring - but many women still want the man to take the initiative when they get engaged and want to be surprised. Ultimately, you can decide individually who in your relationship should buy the ring, who should wear it and whether it should later also serve as a wedding ring.

What should you look out for when buying an engagement ring?

When you have made up your mind to propose marriage, planning begins. Before buying a ring, many wonder what you should actually pay attention to in order to enjoy your engagement ring for as long as possible. The most important thing is that the ring (s) suit you or your partner. But in addition to personal taste, your budget also plays a role, of course. It is best to get an overview of different materials, stone trimmings and other design details in order to understand how price and quality are related. You will quickly find out which rings are suitable for you and can then choose the perfect engagement ring for your future partner from this selection.

It is also important to make sure that the material of the ring matches your future wedding rings, if you plan to continue to wear both rings after the wedding. After all, it would be a shame if the engagement ring ended up in the jewelry box only because it simply does not harmonize with the wedding ring. If you are not sure whether two materials fit together, simply compare them online in our wedding ring configurator . Here you can admire your future rings from all sides and think about which colors you would like to combine with each other.

After you have selected your rings and ordered them inconspicuously in an undisturbed moment, we at AURONIA make sure that they are delivered in discreet packaging so that your partner does not yet suspect his future happiness.

Are you wondering how much an engagement ring should cost? You will find good reference points in our guide .


What engravings are there for engagement rings?

An engraving turns the engagement ring into something very personal. That is why many men or women have a special confession of love, a date or a name engraved on the inside of their selected ring before applying. Engravings on the outside of the ring are still rare, as the message is often supposed to be a lover's secret and does not necessarily have to be immediately visible.

There are many different ideas for engraving your rings . If you don't have a particular thought in mind right away, then you can get inspiration from these suggestions. Sayings that begin on one ring and are only completed through the other ring are a special idea. In this way you create a great symbol for your togetherness. Because the engraving may initially only look like a small detail of the engagement ring, but the effect of this personal message is special. After all, it is this engraving that makes your wedding proposal rings unique.

How do I know in which style my partner would like his application ring?

Anyone planning the application without the knowledge of their partner also carries a tiny risk, because then you have to assess the taste of your loved one yourself. Of course, this will be easier if you have already spoken to each other about the application. Try to remember how your partner described their dream ring. Sometimes women in particular are very detailed in their imagination, then you have to listen carefully and ideally take notes in secret. If you cannot access such records, you may find a close friend or sibling who knows your partner well to help.

A look into the jewelry box can also help: does a certain material predominate here? Are the pieces of jewelry rather conspicuous and large or delicate and small? If you are still not smarter at this point, you can simply unobtrusively lead your loved one past a jewelry store. What does the other's gaze fall on? What does he not like at all? A lot can also be said about the future rings using the exclusion criteria. In the end, you will find that the risk is not that great. After all, you know your partner best and what they might like.

More tips on how to find the right style for the engagement ring can be found here in our guide .


How do I make the perfect marriage proposal?

For a long time, the classic marriage proposal consisted of the man falling on his knees in front of his girlfriend and asking her if she wanted to be his wife. If the bride-to-be answered “yes”, then the engagement ring was put on the ring finger of her left hand. Even today, of course, you cannot avoid the one important question in your application. But there are a thousand different ways to pose this. How to finally get the perfect marriage proposaldepends on what you and your partner feel most comfortable with personally. You can of course conjure up the ring out of a beautiful box if you ask the question of all questions, but you can just as well hide it in a champagne glass or something edible, put it on your partner's finger while you sleep or make elaborate packaging that may not be recognizable as a ring box at first glance. Just let yourself be inspired by our creative ideas and calmly consider what the right framework for your promise would be. There is no right or wrong here, only the individually best variant for both of you.

Which hand do you wear an engagement ring on?

In Germany, the wedding ring is often worn on the ring finger of the right hand. That is why the engagement ring is often worn on the left hand. However, this is often different in other European countries and the USA - so if one of you comes from one of these countries (e.g. Switzerland or France), you can of course also adopt the local custom. It is crucial that the engagement ring is worn until the wedding day. Then it either changes as a wedding ring to the right hand, is removed or still worn on the left, while the wedding ring on the right is allowed to shine.

By the way, the tradition of the left hand dates back to ancient times: in Greece and Egypt people believed that there was a so-called love vein (vena amiris) that led directly from the heart to this hand. This gave rise to the custom of wearing one's ring on one's left hand. However, this is not a rule set in stone. You can decide for yourself whether you want to follow the tradition or prefer to wear your rings on other fingers. Sometimes this can also be a question of comfort, especially for left-handers it is often uncomfortable to carry on this hand. So don't let anything dictate to you, but consider together how it is best for you.

What happens to the engagement ring after the wedding?

Actually, the symbolic task of the engagement ring is done with the wedding day: the promise has been kept, so the ring could disappear in a drawer. Often wedding couples who have chosen particularly beautiful engagement rings want to continue to wear them. Then there are three options: either you just keep putting the engagement ring on your left hand as before, you wear the engagement ring on your right ring finger after the wedding, or you decide on a side ring right from the start, i.e. a combination that works Your previous engagement ring together with the wedding ring. This American custom is also becoming increasingly popular in Europe. Couples often choose reserved wedding rings that don't steal the show from the eye-catching engagement rings (with stones),

No matter whether on the same, different hands or even on the same finger - if you intend to wear your engagement rings after the wedding, then you have to make sure that yours when choosing the material, the stones and the design right from the start In the end, pieces of jewelery harmonize well with each other. You should also keep in mind that sometimes rings have to be widened or made tighter over the years - this is not possible with every model either. If you clarify these questions beforehand, you will enjoy the rings that remind you of the big day of the marriage proposal for a very long time. cheap formal dresses

Well prepared for the big day of the marriage proposal

Anyone can get married - the only difficult thing is to find the woman, the ring and the people to invite. So, or something like that, it says in a proverb. If you have already managed points 1 and 3, then point 2 should not be difficult for you with our tips. In the end, it remains your decision whether you choose the engagement rings together or whether the one ring for the marriage proposal should be a long-planned surprise. Then it helps to be extra attentive to learn about the partner's preferences. Determining the right ring size, choosing everything for the perfect marriage proposal and choosing the right hand to put on the ring will then be child's play for you.




2020年8月17日星期一

Engagement - all the answers to your questions!

 


Answers on the subject of engagement and the most important of all questions

When two people can no longer imagine themselves without the other, then sooner or later they usually want to enter into the covenant of marriage. Many couples promise a wedding with a previous engagement. The marriage proposal marks the beginning of the engagement time. That is why this moment is usually designed to be particularly romantic and meaningful in order to remind the couple in love of the day of their engagement forever.

But if you intend to ask the big question, you should not only know your partner well beforehand, but also be informed about the meaning, the preparations, the process and the legal consequences of an engagement. You will then receive the answers to the most important questions about engagement:

Questions about the legal situation and significance of an engagement

We often find an engagement very romantic and less aware of the legal implications. But if you want to make such a promise, you should also know these aspects of a marriage proposal. In the following you will learn everything about the meaning, tradition and legal position of an engagement:

What was the meaning of an engagement in the past?

It used to be common for the man to ask for the bride's hand. Until well into the 19th century, women had little say in who was going to get engaged to them. At that time, the so-called "bride purchase" was practiced, which the future groom or his parents negotiated with the bride's parents. As a result of this tradition, men still often ask their in-laws for the hand of their loved ones, with their consent.

The traditional engagement was thus also a promise to the bride's family to marry her - and vice versa, the woman's consent to this promise (even if at the time sometimes involuntary). That was mainly due to financial reasons. Associated with this was the possibility to sue for "wreath money" if the two fiancés had already slept together and the man broke off the engagement. In a very religious society, where the virginity of the bride mattered, such a story severely damaged the woman's reputation.

But the story of the engagement has changed. Nevertheless, the importance now as then lies in the mutual promise to marry one another. Today women can of course also propose marriage themselves.


What are the legal consequences of an engagement?

First of all, besides all romance, an engagement is a contract: This includes the promise of marriage. With mutual consent, this contract is sealed, even if there are often no witnesses for it. Registration at the registry office is of course easier to prove - from a purely legal point of view, however, the moment you say yes is the start of an engagement. However, you cannot legally enforce this promise from your partner, after all, nobody can be forced to marry if he or she has decided otherwise.

With the engagement, your legal status with regard to your partner changes: From now on, the so-called right to refuse to testify applies in court. This means that you can refuse to testify about an act of your fiancé because you are biased. In terms of inheritance law, nothing changes initially if something should happen to your partner. You are only entitled to inheritance when you marry. It is also important for many couples to know that as a fiancé you do not automatically have a right to information in the hospital. For this you have to issue an extra health care proxy for your partner.

How old do I have to be when I get engaged?

If you are both of legal age, then the "yes" is enough to make your engagement legally valid. Parents must agree to minors. However, you are only allowed to marry when the age of marriage has been reached, namely on your eighteenth birthday. Exceptions apply if one of the two partners is of legal age and the family court approves the marriage.

Can i get engaged if i'm divorced?

Anyone who has already been married has to be divorced by the time the new engagement takes place, everything else is immoral. In Germany it is not legally possible to have several marriages at the same time.

Can I break / withdraw / cancel an engagement?

Yes, either of the partners can break off the engagement. As already mentioned, the other side then has no right to sue for the marriage. However, there may be claims for damages. These mostly concern gifts already received for engagement or joint investments, e.g. a new house. Accordingly, these requirements can also be high. It is not only important who cancels the engagement, but why. If the betrothed person is the trigger for the separation, for example because he has cheated on, he must pay the partner's claim for damages. The prerequisite for this is, of course, that the claim is justified.

What is the difference between an engagement and a marriage proposal?

The marriage proposal represents the beginning of the engagement. It is therefore only a prelude to a longer period in which the two partners work towards their joint wedding, for example making preparations for the big celebration. The legal marriage promise is sealed as soon as both partners have agreed to the engagement. It doesn't matter whether a wedding date has already been set or not.


Questions about the preparations for your engagement

Are you sure that you want to spend the happy and the less beautiful days of your life with your partner? Then it is time to think about the concrete planning of your marriage proposal. So that this moment becomes something very special, you should make a few thoughts in advance. We answer the most important questions that may arise as you prepare for your engagement:

When is the right time to get engaged?

There's no rule how long you should be a couple before you get engaged. Some are sure of this very quickly, others get to know each other over many years - some even decades before they take the big step towards marriage. The right time to get engaged is when you know you want to grow old with your partner.

But when should you make the marriage proposal? That too can be very different. Of course, there are holidays in which there is a good mood, e.g. Christmas or birthdays. Your anniversary together can also be a particularly beautiful time for the engagement. The right moment is often defined by the opportunity: For example, when you are on vacation or spending a relaxing weekend together.

How long can you be engaged?

It used to be a social stipulation that the engagement period should not last longer than a year. Today this is handled very variably, depending on how long you as a couple want to take your time. Of course, an engagement is the advance notice of your wedding, but no one stipulates that it should take place within a certain time frame. Strictly speaking, it could only become a reality decades later. However, most couples (80%) opt for a period between three months and a year.

Where can I get engaged?

Pick a very special place for your marriage proposal. You should feel comfortable there or have shared memories that your partner immediately thinks of. Is there a place where you met? Or maybe a romantic passage that you both particularly like? Then this is the perfect place for your big question. Many applications also take place at home, because there you have the opportunity to prepare everything perfectly. Otherwise, for example, the relaxed atmosphere of a vacation is very popular as a way to get engaged.

Should I give an engagement present?

You can give your partner something for engagement. However, this is not a must, but rather additional attention. Popular gifts are, for example, trips together such as a romantic weekend or small personal items. These can be handcrafted, consist of old memorabilia or get a personal touch with a card. This little encore will remind your partner of this beautiful moment forever. It is not about material value, but about symbolism. However, many fiancés see this symbolic moment in exchanging engagement rings that seals their promise.


Can you get engaged in church?

The engagement of two people is already discussed in the Bible. In both the Old and the New Testament there are those preliminary stages to marriage, the binding nature of which is particularly important in Christianity. Those who want to get engaged in church can have their rings blessed during a church service. The pastor performs this ceremony after consultation with the fiancé and thus obtains God's blessing for the couple.

For those who live their faith, the church engagement ceremony offers the opportunity to express their love before God. Most of the time, the ceremony takes place a few days after the marriage proposal. You can ask your local pastor about the exact process. There are differences depending on the Christian denomination, but the blessing of the rings is part of the engagement ceremony in both Catholic and Protestant services.


What is the right engagement ring?

The first question you should ask yourself when getting engaged is: do you want one ring for the bride or two rings for both of you? Both are possible and also have to do with whether you might want to wear your engagement rings later as wedding rings. Classically, the engagement ring is set with a diamond, which stands for eternal love as well as unity, strength and purity. Whether you choose a solitaire according to tradition, i.e. a single diamond with a brilliant cut, or whether you choose several stones or a simpler variant without stones, is up to your personal taste.


The next big question for the engagement ring is: what material should it be? From yellow gold, white gold, rose or red gold, to platinum or palladium to silver, everything is possible.

At AURONIA you will find a large selection of engagement rings , which you can marvel at from all sides thanks to our ring configurator and even design them yourself. This is how you can choose the perfect engagement ring for your loved one. Then you have to think about whether you want to have your rings engraved. A mutual promise, the date you got to know each other or your engagement, the name of your partner - there are numerous ideas for romantic engravings. In this way your engagement rings become even more personal and testify to your very own love story.

Who will buy the engagement rings?

You can of course choose the rings together - but the best surprise is when the person proposing has already bought the rings. Traditionally, that was the groom's job - nowadays women can also choose the rings. Accordingly, you should either agree among yourself on the payment of the rings or they should be your engagement gift to your partner. It is important to know the other person's tastes well.

Can I get engaged as a same-sex couple?

Of course, you can also get engaged as a homosexual couple. Since marriage was opened to everyone in 2017, marriage has also been possible before the legislature - previously there was only a registered partnership. Thus, same-sex couples are subject to the same legal provisions in relation to engagement - it is the promise of a future marriage.

Questions about the process of an engagement

Everything is planned and you can hardly hold back the nervousness before the big engagement day. In order not to go wrong, you need more information about the process of an engagement. Here are the answers to the most important question in your life:

How do I get engaged properly?

You already know where, but the how is still a headache. The easiest way to answer the question of how to get engaged properly can be as follows: The way you feel most comfortable. Of course there are some societal ideas about how a marriage proposal should work, but ultimately everything is your individual decision. It starts with the question of whether you have to ask the bride's parents or father for permission beforehand. No, you don't have to do that anymore. But: Of course, it can still be a nice gesture that will please most in-laws. So you can't go wrong with that.

So how do you ask the right question about engagement? One tip is: if you're very excited, just keep it simple. The specific question "Do you want to marry me?" should not be missing, otherwise your request can be a declaration of love to your partner, in which you explain why you want to spend your life with him / her. You can find more tips on the perfect marriage proposal in our guide .

The classic knee-fall is still very popular with marriage proposals - but you can also do without it. The same applies to everything to do with an engagement: roses, champagne or decorations are always a matter of taste. Of course, these things are romantic symbols, but the main thing is that they suit you. If you design your engagement place in such a way that you both like it and make your proposal as authentic as possible, then the best way to show your partner how much you love them and how well you know them. So that nothing goes wrong, we give you tips in our guide on what you should definitely avoid .


What does a typical engagement look like in other countries or cultures?

Andere Länder, andere Sitten - auch bei Verlobungen haben unterschiedliche Kulturen und Religionen unterschiedliche Traditionen.

Verlobung auf Türkisch

For example, if you have a Turkish partner, you should know exactly which rituals belong to the engagement there. In Turkey, the permit visit to the parents is even more important than it is to us. In the so-called "Kiz isteme", the groom's family visits the bride's. Small, nasty customs (like adding salt, spices or lemon to the fiance's coffee) are part of it. For the "Söz kesme", the promise, another family reunion takes place, at which the rings are put on the fingers of the fiancé. These are connected with a red silk cord, which is symbolically cut for the engagement. Finally, an engagement party ("Nisan") takes place in Turkey, to which the bride's family invites. At the exuberant celebration there is usually a big cake.

Engagement in American

An American engagement is very similar to our European one. However, it is still customary here for the groom to secretly obtain the consent of his future in-laws beforehand. The custom of two engagement rings is less common in the USA - most of the time, the bride is given a diamond ring on her engagement. Otherwise, the engagement party is rather small - the big party only takes place on the wedding day.

Engagement in Judaism

According to the Torah, a Jewish wedding consists of two parts: the engagement, "Kiddushin", and the actual marriage, "Nisu'in". Religious Jews celebrate both ceremonies under the chuppah, the traditional wedding canopy. The engagement period begins as soon as the groom has put the ring on his bride's finger. Here, too, the engagement is seen as a promise. Originally the Torah spoke of a money transaction to the bride with which the engagement should be sealed. Today the ring is a symbol of a common marriage wish.

Engagement in Islam

Islam also has an engagement period that follows the groom's proposal. In this, the two weddings should get to know each other better and are allowed to meet publicly. Here the consent of the parents is still an important part of the tradition. The betrothed do not exchange rings, as is customary in Christian tradition, but rather sign a marriage contract. This engagement, called "Kateb Kteb", excludes sexual contact between the partners - both still live with their parents. Only after marriage is sexual intercourse with strict Muslims allowed. Similar to Christianity, however, this tradition is interpreted in different ways.

Questions about the time after the engagement



You prepared everything perfectly and then asked the big question - now you are engaged. But after the marriage proposal is before the wedding, new questions arise about the engagement party, the announcement and wearing of the ring. We know the answers about the time after the engagement:

On which finger is the engagement ring worn?

In Germany, the engagement ring is usually worn on the left hand to distinguish it from the wedding ring on the ring finger of the right hand. However, this is not an obligation, just a Central European custom. In other countries it is very different: See also The perfect ring for your marriage proposal .

It is best if you make the decision on which hand you want to wear the engagement ring together. Different questions can play a role, such as: Are you left-handed? Do you plan to keep wearing the engagement ring after the wedding? Do you want others to recognize you as "engaged"? And much more. But one thing should be clear to you: You have to clarify the question of the finger before you buy a ring, because it should fit perfectly.

What does a perfect engagement party look like?

If you want to share the big moment with your loved one, you can hold an engagement party. This can either take place on a small scale, for example at a meal with your parents, or you can celebrate a big party and invite other relatives and friends to join. Then everything is conceivable, from a barbecue party in the garden to a chic meal in the restaurant to a real celebration in the hotel.

After the wedding proposal, you can send out the invitations for the engagement party - or you can personally announce the good news to your closest relatives. You should have taken care of a location beforehand. Flowers and decorations naturally also play a major role at an engagement party. But don't forget that the actual wedding is still ahead. How lavishly you want to make the celebration is entirely up to you. The costs should be included in the calculation for your wedding. Perhaps you can have your parents sponsor the engagement party, or you would like it as a preferred wedding present. Either way, an engagement is the best reason to celebrate.

How do we announce our engagement?

When announcing an engagement, it should always be clear to whom you are telling the good news: When it comes to your family and closest friends, it is best to deliver the good news in person. This is how they can best rejoice with you. You can do that right after the engagement.

If you like it more official, you can post a newspaper advertisement afterwards. Today, however, this medium is largely being replaced by social networks. The same applies here: Always remember who can see your mail. If you don't want everyone to know about the engagement, posting online is difficult. Another way to announce your engagement is by mailing out cards.

Or do you love surprises? Then wait until your engagement party with the news and don't tell the guests why they are invited. Certainly many will speculate beforehand why the celebration is taking place, but if you keep your silence the surprise effect is still great.

Do I have to inform my employer about the engagement?

Fiancées keep asking themselves if you need to tell your employer about it. You have no legal obligation to do so. However, such a notification can be necessary for two reasons: First, if you are planning your honeymoon and want to take a vacation for it. Second, if you change your name or dates at the wedding and you have to tell your employer's HR department. Accordingly, your colleagues and the boss shouldn't be the first to inform you of your engagement - but they shouldn't be completely forgotten either. The exact timing is your free decision.

Can I keep our engagement a secret?

Of course, you can also keep your engagement a secret. This can be difficult, but it can be done until the actual marriage. In this case you should consider whether it is appropriate to wear a ring. In addition to the legal aspect of a mutual promise, an engagement always has an official part: The engaged couple announces to society that they will get married. It is therefore rather unusual to keep the engagement a secret. Should you decide to do this for private reasons, then it is important to coordinate well with your partner. Also, keep in mind that getting engaged to someone who is still married is not legally possible.

No matter how long your engagement period lasts, you have now made a promise to each other. Even in times when it is no longer a problem to break off an engagement, you should not underestimate this. Perhaps the romance of the question of whether you want to spend your life with someone in our time lies precisely in the fact that we do not have to get married for social or financial reasons. So the only reason to be engaged is love. semi formal dress









2020年8月11日星期二

The perfect wedding proposal

 Ideas for the moment that will 

last forever The marriage proposal is a very special moment in every relationship, because with the "yes" of the loved one, both sides promise to enter into the covenant of marriage. Many couples later cannot remember exactly the details of their wedding, but they never forget that moment for two.

But how do you design the perfect proposal? What are the ingredients for the world's most romantic question? And what do I have to look out for when choosing an engagement ring? We have put together the most important tips for you.

What is the meaning of an engagement?

The engagement period begins after the wedding proposal. The two partners are planning their wedding and many lovers use this period mainly to organize their celebration and to register at the registry office. From a formal point of view, engagement as a legal contract is not binding. In the event of an announcement, however, claims for damages may be made. There are no legal regulations on how long an engagement must last. It usually varies between several months and a year. 80% of all wedding couples make this decision. In the past, this time frame was set by society, but today some people take more time - that is entirely up to the fiancé.

By the way, an engagement can also come about automatically if you simply register at the registry office. That's the official, less romantic part. But if it is supposed to be an application beforehand, it is no longer necessary that the man has to ask the woman. After decades of emancipation, the most important of all questions can also be asked by the female part of the relationship.

The right time to get engaged

Basically, nobody outside can know when the time is right for two lovers to be engaged. It is of course ideal if you have already spoken to your partner about marriage, because this way you can be sure that you know the wishes and expectations of the other. It is also advisable that the two partners have known each other long enough and may have lived together for a while. Because that's the best way to judge whether you really want to spend your life together.

Otherwise, when choosing the engagement day, you should make sure that it does not coincide with another holiday. Some lovers find the overlap between their own birthdays and engagement nice, others prefer to celebrate twice. An anniversary that you have together is also ideal, e.g. the day you first met. By choosing this special date, you are showing your partner how much they mean to you. Such symbolic gestures are irreplaceable for a proposal.

The perfect place for your marriage proposal

Of course you don't ask someone somewhere if he or she wants to marry you. The choice of location in particular can say a lot about your relationship and also give your partner the feeling that you know him particularly well.

If you want to make a very classic wedding proposal, you should plan it at home or in a restaurant. In your own four walls you have every opportunity to prepare this moment in peace. Maybe you take a day off and decorate the apartment romantically or you cook your partner's favorite meal, you put on nice music and get dressed. Even in a restaurant by candlelight, the most important question is often asked. Either way, this variant of the application ensures a relaxed atmosphere and gives your partner the feeling that you would like to enjoy this intimate moment with him alone.

Meaningful

Of course, places are ideal for a marriage proposal, which connects the two of you. For example, the place of your first kiss would tell a piece of your common story and remind your partner of the many other moments together. A reunion with a vacation destination that both of you once really liked, or a place that exactly corresponds to a fantasy of your partner, can also be a wonderful choice. If your girlfriend or boyfriend has been talking for years about the fact that she absolutely wants to get the application on a jetty into the water, she will certainly be touched if you take her to such a place and it is decorated with rose petals, for example. Because then she already suspects what you are up to and at the same time realizes that you have listened carefully.

Spectacular

An engagement proposal can of course also be staged in a very spectacular way. This is always a question of type and should suit your partner. If you are both very adventurous, why not ask the question while bungee jumping or planning a wedding proposal on the Zugspitze? Ultimately, there are no limits to the imagination. Large dance choreographies with the whole circle of friends or a self-produced love film that ends with “Do you want to marry me?” Are also possible. The focus here is on the creative idea and the excitement that the moment creates in case of doubt.

Mysterious

Marriage proposals can be mysterious if the question is not asked yourself, but is delivered in the form of a message without a sender. Most of the time, the person who is meant is initially surprised and does not believe that the proposal is for them. For example, the future bride could read the engagement question in a field or find it as signs in the branches of a tree. To do this, you simply paint the individual words of your question (four signs: “Do you want to marry me?”) With weatherproof paint on various pieces of wood and hang them on the top of a tree. Until the dissolution, your future woman does not know that the application is valid for her. Advertising posters are often rented, which are on the daily route of the loved ones, or an airplane carries the banner with your request across the sky, while you happen to be sitting underneath in a flower meadow. With this choice of location, in the best case, the moment of dissolution is of course the most beautiful.

In this video , a man gave his loved one a self-made necklace with an engagement ring hidden in it. However, he only revealed the secret to her after a year.

Public

If you are quite sure that your partner will say “Yes”, you can also make the engagement application public. But always consider the embarrassment if you should actually encounter rejection. Here, too, it is true that large, public gestures are not for everyone - others, on the other hand, value them as a sign of great love. The classics among the public proposals are those on the screen of football stadiums. Sometimes spontaneity also means that many strangers are present: For example, when a man kneels in front of his girlfriend in the subway. There are also applications on cinema screens or even in front of the cameras. The effect can be great, because many people share the emotions with you at this moment - but the danger of humiliation remains.


The magic of the right atmosphere

If you are looking for ideas for your wedding proposal, you should make sure that you create the right atmosphere. Some ingredients can help you with this

Romantic

You cannot create romance, it arises. But you can help a little with their creation. Part of an engagement proposal is that you concern yourself with what your partner would find romantic. Of course there are the classic visual stimuli such as candlelight, romantic decorations (hearts and flowers), a beautiful ring and a special outfit. Depending on the place of your application, you can vary these atmospheric ingredients and, for example, let a sunset do the talking for you.

In love with detail

But it becomes particularly romantic when individual ideas round off the planning. Try to remember which objects are symbolic of your relationship. A self-made paper elephant can be just as romantic as a decoration with an old wooden boat - with a little imagination, anyone can imagine the love story behind it. This attention to detail makes your application a unique experience in the end.

For the senses

Even if you always have to think of decorations and light with romance, all other sensory impressions also belong to a perfect atmosphere for the wedding proposal. Make sure you think about the right music, because sometimes it says more than a thousand words. Special smells can also be deeply imprinted in the memory, so that later you always have to think about your happiness together, if you smell hay, for example. The same goes for the taste of something. It is not without reason that many applicants hide the engagement ring in sweet tartlets. Of course, sparkling wine can also round off the festive mood between you two.

The formulation of the marriage proposal

First of all, the most important thing: There are no irrefutable rules on how to formulate a marriage proposal. Actually there is only one thing, namely that your partner should understand you. It is well known that this sometimes works without words. You can also just drop on your knees and present the ring. Sometimes, however, it is precisely the few words that you can still bring to the trembling lips that are forever remembered.

The classic question is: "Do you want to marry me?" But it is wonderful if you send a few words ahead of this question when you apply for engagement. It doesn't have to be a long or memorized text that should convince your loved one. Simply use the following questions to help you think about it:

  • Since when do you know each other?
  • What have you already experienced together?
  • Why do you want to spend your life with him or her?

You can also formulate these words spontaneously. The main thing is that you know what you are about to say, otherwise the excitement might thwart your plans.

History and meaning of the application ring

Marilyn Monroe sang “Diamonds are a girl's best friend” in the 1960s and that has not changed much with regard to the engagement ring. Otherwise the world of engagement rings has been turned upside down in Germany in the last few decades:

Twenty years ago, engagement rings were classically understood as a pair of rings. Each partner carried his own on his left hand. Mostly these were made of stainless steel or silver. In contrast, it is quite common these days that there is only one engagement ring (for the woman, in this case). This tradition was adopted from the Anglo-Saxon region and is spreading more and more in our country.

Originally, the application ring was a symbol of prosperity. The future bridegroom therefore had to prove with an appropriate ring that he could take care of his bride after the marriage. At the same time, it was not made of the even higher quality material gold, because it was supposed to symbolize the promise of future marriage, but not to be confused with the wedding ring  . The engagement ring is traditionally adorned with a diamond. This cut stone makes the ring into the unique solitaire ring that many women have wanted since Tiffany & Co. first designed it in 1886.

Since this valuable piece of jewelry is usually too good to just keep as a memento, a proposal ring is sometimes worn on the left hand after the wedding. That is why it is all the more important when choosing the engagement ring to choose the variant that the beloved will still be happy to wear for many years to come.

Choosing the right application ring

The classic engagement ring is a ring set with a diamond. You will find a large selection in our shop. A diamond is chosen because this material is the hardest in the world and thus symbolizes a long, solid marriage. Future happiness should also be made to shine through the noble brilliant cut of the stone.

Of course, AURONIA also has numerous rings with zirconia stones that make your proposal ring sparkle. When making your selection, always consider how your partner would decide. Rings are an expression of mutual love, but also of individual personality. That is why we offer the right engagement ring for every woman, which opens her heart to your proposal.

Checklist - what to think about when making your wedding proposal

So that you don't forget anything on the crucial day, we have put together the important organizational points for a wedding proposal:

  1. Choosing a location
    Most of the time it is not enough to think about where to make the engagement proposal. So remember to reserve your location in good time, book your poster, order the cinema tickets, etc.
  1. Buy
    decoration Decoration conjures up atmosphere. No matter where you want to ask your partner, remember that everything is ready (candles, champagne, flower petals).
  1. Choosing music
    Either you put on your favorite music together or you ask the restaurant, for example, to play a corresponding song at the right moment.
  1. Arranging words
    This is the most delicate task for many lovers. But just try to relax and listen to what you really have to say.
  1. Initiating confidants
    There are always some confidants who have to keep tight. If you have to make arrangements with friends or work colleagues, for example, do so in good time.
  1. Don't reveal anything Proposals
    are best if they remain a surprise. Therefore, curb your nervousness and make sure that you do not reveal any bills etc. beforehand. At AURONIA we make sure that our rings are delivered in discreet packaging, so that your secret is safe until the day you apply for engagement.
  1. Don't forget
    your ring No proposal without a ring. You should take good care of him, because one hears again and again about lost treasures or misplaced treasures.
  1. Take a deep breath Take
    courage!
  1. Ask!

If you are very excited, always keep in mind that not much can go wrong. Most partners do not expect perfection when proposing marriage. What everyone expects, on the other hand, is the feeling that they have found the one person who loves them for who they are. If you can convey that with your proposal and your engagement ring, then nothing stands in the way of marriage happiness. semi formal dress