Finally, the time has come. You’ve found someone you truly love, and now it’s time to make things official. What’s next? Feeling lost? Here are some tips on what you should consider before popping the question.
The proposal is one of the most important milestones in one’s life. When and where you ask the question is absolutely important — so make sure you choose the right place to do it! Proposals can vary from an intimate dinner for two, to a public and grand affair involving many friends and loved ones.
Some people dream of a fairytale-like proposal in Santorini or Paris, while others prefer a cosy one closer to home in Singapore or Kuala Lumpur. Some even pop the question at the place they first met for an ultra-sweet, nostalgic proposal. You should know your partner well enough by now, so pick a romantic place that he/she would be comfortable with, and would remember for the rest of their lives.
Consider getting their friends involved — if you need more manpower, rope in a couple of close friends to help you with things like setting up, or even ‘luring’ them to the proposal destination
As Beyonce says, it’s time to “put a ring on it!”
First things first, you need to find out what they like. Do your research online, or take a look at fine jewellery stores to see what’s in store for you. What kind of gemstones do they like? Do they like something more shimmery, or something more subtle? There are way more options than the classic diamond ring than you can imagine, so putting in the effort to find a gemstone or cut that truly suits your partner’s taste will definitely pay off. To help you in this, they might have even dropped hints to you on their preferences and expectations, so look out for those! Another tip is to get their friends to find out for you what their ideal engagement ring is, so that you have an idea of what they would like.
As an alternative to store-bought rings, one can also consider bespoke jewellery. Custom-made fine jewellery have a precious story to tell, and a personalised proposal ring would mark the occasion perfectly with a one-of-a-kind bridal jewellery.
Next, where can you buy engagement rings in Singapore and Malaysia? Start planning at least 2 months in advance so that you can have the option to choose a ready set ring, or to customise an engagement ring. Be aware of your budget so that you have a clear idea of what you want. When you get to the stores, talk to the professional staff who are more than happy to help you in finding great choices with your preferred designs and budget.
All the best, and good luck!