2022: The year of the wedding proposal

We all make resolutions for the new year ahead, from vowing to join a gym and lose a little weight to starting a new hobby. However, you may have decided that 2022 is the year you are going to pop the question and ask your other half to marry you; you may even have been looking at rings online on places like https://jacobsthejewellers.com/ for a while now. This is an exciting time, but it can also be a nervous one too.

This article looks at some of the dos and don’ts when it comes to preparing the perfect proposal.

Big and loud or small and personal The first thing you need to consider is whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert couple. If, as a couple, you have tendencies that put you closer towards extroverts, a proposal in a public place with an audience might be for you. However, if you are leaning more towards being introverts, a showy proposal might not be best. In fact, a recent study by high street jewellers F.Hinds found that a public proposal isn’t favoured by the majority, with three-quarters (74%) of Brits saying it would actually put them off.

It’s also worth thinking twice about hiring a photographer or videographer to capture the moment, with 36% being put off by the notion. You can always take photographs after the proposal to share with friends and family on social media.

The location

Once you’ve decided on the scale of the proposal, it’s time to consider where you wish to pop the all-important question. When 2,000 Brits were asked by F.Hinds, their desired location for a dream proposal was overseas, with 32% mentioning iconic foreign landmarks such as the Eifel Tower in Paris.

However, fear not if your budget cannot stretch to a trip across the English Channel. A proposal in the most familiar surroundings is still a favoured choice, with 18% saying they wouldn’t mind being proposed to at home. After all, it’s about your love for each other and not the location.

The ring

You may have heard that an engagement ring should cost three months’ wages, but this is not a guide many stick to. The notion is derived from an advertising campaign by diamond retailer De Beers in the 1930s, which encouraged people to spend a month’s salary on an engagement ring. This then increased to two months and lastly three months.

Based on the UK’s average salary for three months, the ring should therefore cost around £7,000. However, the average price spent on an engagement ring by Brits is £2,419. Just be sure to be prepared and have a ring ready for the proposal, as one in five admit to being put off accepting if there wasn’t one.

Taking note of the points above will help you plan your proposal and surprise the love of your life, making it a day to remember in 2022.

Speak Your Mind