Engagement Ring Shopping
Shopping With Your Fiance for an Engagement Ring
You and your partner are a fantastic team.
You support them and they have your back.
If you make the decision together to get married, you will likely buy the engagement ring together, as a team.
This is wonderful, but there are some issues to consider before you go wedding ring shopping together.
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You may want to escort your fiancé at the jewelry store.
Maybe you’re concerned they might “play it safe” with a simple engagement ring and you really want to wear something authentic.
It could be that you don’t even really know what kind of ring you want.
Or, simply because you always make big decisions together.
Before you go shopping for “the one” keep an open mind and be prepared for some of the following.
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Be Open To Their Likings
Most brides know what kind of engagement ring they want.
It’s ok if you don’t. I sure didn’t!
They have done their research and know a lot of details about the different settings and the 4 C’s. (Huh?)
But, when it comes to your love, things are more complicated because they likely don’t know anything before walking into the wedding jewelry store for the first time.
While you’re ring browsing, make sure to pay attention to his preferences and listen to the types of questions he asks the salesperson.
Help him out and share some information that you know.
This process should be fun and not stressful. In the end, you will find a wedding ring that you love.
If the Price is Right!
Please do not become disappointed at the amount your fiance has set aside for your ring. This does not have any correlation to how much they love you.
JLo’s ring might be everything you wish for, but you are marrying the love of your life and that is what’s most important.
Let’s be realistic ladies.
Authentic Bride Guide Tip: While it is customary for the individual proposing to purchase the engagement ring, this does not have to be the rule.
If you don’t like old traditions that says they have to pay for the ring, why not split it?
Or, if you fall in love with an engagement ring that’s over their budget, you can chip in and pay for the rest.
It is the 21st century after all. Traditions were meant to be broken every once in awhile, and we’re big fans of that!
What should I do if I don't like my engagement ring?
Yikes, this could be awkward, but only if you let it. Remain calm. You’ll survive!
The most authentic piece of advice we can give you is to be honest with your fiancé.
I Don't Like The Ring. Send help!
Yes, your fiancé is the greatest in the world.
But, when it comes to jewelry shopping (or shopping in general), they need a lot of help.
If your honey surprised you with an engagement ring and you don’t like it, take a deep breath.
Enjoy the moment and know that it’s not the end of humanity.
Firstly, you have to be honest with your fiance.
We don’t have to tell you that honesty is a great foundation for a loving marriage.
Of course, telling your partner that you don’t like the proposal ring is not an easy conversation, but you have to do it or suck it up and forget about it.
You have to see your engagement ring as a gift from somebody who loves you so much they want to spend the rest of their life with you.
Try wearing it for awhile and you never know — you may end up loving it!
Should I Change It or Not?
Some women don’t overthink the fact that they don’t adore their engagement ring.
They choose to focus on the deeper meaning and the symbolism of the wedding ring.
The circle has no beginning or end and therefore is a symbol of infinity.
On the other hand, there are brides that don’t want to spend the rest of their lives wearing a ring every day that doesn’t represent their authentic self.
If you really — really — don’t like it, it’s up to you to decide what to do next.
Either way, you need to have a loving chat with your fiance and explain the reasons why you want to change it.
Authentic Bride Guide Tip: Be prepared if there isn’t anything that can be done. Some engagement rings don’t have a return policy or the warranty would be void if any changes were made.