• How do I decide whether I should propose to him?
  • Why would I propose myself?
  • When is it better to wait until he makes a proposal?


Today, not only women but also a lot of men, wear an engagement ring to symbolise their commitment before marriage. But how can I, as a woman, pop the big question?  Does proposing to a man require an engagement ring, or do we exchange rings with each other? Find out how to ask for your man’s hand in marriage with BAUNAT.


How Do I Decide If I Should Propose To Him?

While more women choose to propose to their partner,  many still view it as a strange trend –– the age-old opinion that men should take the lead is deeply ingrained in our culture. Whether or not you should propose to him depends entirely on you and your partner. What if you never really talked about it? In that case, now would be the right time to have that conversation. Moreover, not proposing does not mean that you cannot make another nice gesture. An engagement ring could simply be a thoughtful piece of jewellery, showing your commitment.

Why Would I Propose Myself?

What if you know that he wants to marry you, but he has not yet proposed? Feel free to make your own proposal plans. Try to pay attention to the details, to be sure that he is not planning something himself. When you plan the proposal, you are best off choosing something that suits your relationship. A perfect marriage proposal for him should not involve any less effort than one for her. –– Put as much effort and symbolism into it as he would.
Your proposal should demonstrate how important he is to you and why you want to share your life with him. Do not worry too much about the unconventionality of a woman proposing to her partner. If you want to propose to your Mr Right, then let nothing stop you!

When Can a Woman Propose To a Man and When Should She Wait?

If your man already made it clear in the past that he wants to be the one to propose then let him have that experience. Just as many women dream about their wedding day years beforehand, many men daydream about proposing as soon as they know you’re the one. In addition, you can surprise him with an engagement ring or other symbolic gift during his proposal. Choose the perfect gift beforehand and then wait for his initiative before you give it to him. Make the proposal even more special for him by showing that it’s what you want as well.

But when can a woman propose to a man? In the Irish tradition, Bachelor’s Day (also known as Ladies’ Privilege) on 29 February (Leap Day) is the one day a year that women can propose to men. However, you can, of course propose whenever you like!

Which engagement ring should you buy for him? What alternative to a diamond ring can you choose for your future husband? Ask the BAUNAT diamond experts for advice, with no obligation to purchase.
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