• Why do I have to ask the father’s permission?
  • How much does an engagement ring cost on average?
  • How does a marriage proposal go with and without a ring?

Anyone planning to ask his or her loved one to marry them must take into account a number of things — if going down the traditional route. Often, people will be nervous and so they might end up forgetting some things.

A marriage proposal (with or without a ring) is an important event that could determine the rest of your life. After all, you don’t ask someone to marry you every day. To make sure everything goes smoothly, we want to give you a few facts about marriage proposals and engagement rings.

Why do I have to ask the father’s permission?

If you intend to propose to your beloved, you don’t normally propose on a whim and then slide an engagement ring on their finger. True to tradition, you first visit your partners’ parents and ask the father's permission. It’s likely that you’ll already know his answer. But, if you’re planning a traditional engagement, it can be a beautiful ritual to follow.

How much should an engagement ring cost on average?

It’s generally assumed that an engagement ring should be worth 2 months' wages. Of course, this is a guide price, and you can decide how much you want to spend on a diamond ring. Those who want to make an impression can throw tradition out the window and splash out. But, there are plenty of beautiful diamond rings on the market for those with a more limited budget. It’s all about what your partner likes — not the price tag.

If you happen to be in a financial dip, that’s not necessarily a big problem. Asking someone to marry you without a ring is also a perfect option. At the end of the day, it comes down to love and not the ring itself. You can always buy an engagement ring at a later date or even choose a fancier wedding ring.

How does a marriage proposal go with and without a ring?

How you propose to your partner is completely up to you. Our biggest tip is to take into account their personality and what they like. For example, if your partner is more of an introvert, then a public proposal might not be the best option. However, there are some elements that all marriage proposals have in common. For example, going down on one knee, opening the box with the diamond engagement ring and asking the question: “Will you marry me?”

If, on the other hand, you choose to propose without a ring, it’s best to focus on what you’ll say. Whether there’s a ring or not won’t influence your partner’s decision; the words you say will.

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