Typically trends from across the pond in the US make their way to the UK. So we’re taking a look at the latest proposal trends in America at the moment in anticipation that a similar movement will hit the UK imminently.
There are many tales of proposals that have hit the media, in some way over the past six months or so in the US, one of these included a woman reeling in a beauty of a catch – a diamond engagement ring, placed there by professional divers. Other extreme proposals include; a typical shopping trip to IKEA turned into a proposal as the groom-to-be broke into song and then got down on bended knee. A thrill seeker from Minneapolis enlisted the help of some police officers to fake his arrest for murder none-the-less in front of his target bride-to-be. Finally, a well-planned and thought out proposal by Jason Dailey, saw him (and his now wife) take a trip to Chicago (one of their favourite places) for her birthday. There he gave her a painting as a gift, the painting was of the spot where they were and in the foreground of the picture was a man on bended knee in front of a woman.
Although some of the above may seem elaborate and extreme it is true to say the proposal has become a part of the wedding build up. In the US “proposal planners” have sprung up, with proposals costing between $2,000 - $10,000. It has been said that because couples are marrying later in life, typically after living with each other for a period of time that the “surprise” element of a proposal disappears and so the proposal needs to have that extra special occasion around it. Moreover, surveys have proven that proposing with a ring is not enough as women know want to be a part of the process of choosing the ring.
If you are looking for diamond engagement rings UK, then look no further than Mad About Diamonds. We stock a range of beautiful rings to suit a variety of budgets, whether you are thinking of going all out for the proposal or saving it for your wedding day. With platinum, gold and white gold engagement rings to choose from as well as a variety of styles such as cluster, shoulder set and solitaire diamond engagement rings as well as a variety of cuts such as marquise, the traditional princess and the ever fashionable round cut, you will be spoilt for choice and there is something to suit every prospective bride to be.
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