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Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together


When you and your significant other begin talking about your future together, and the possibility of marriage, there are many things to be discussed. For instance, how many children (if any) you would like to have, where you want to live, and buying a home. The list goes on and on when it comes to forever and matters of the heart. But before you get to all that, there comes the process of looking for an engagement ring. We get asked by so many couples if they should go ring shopping together. That's why we've come up with the Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together.



Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together - Photographer: Nicee Martin


Pros:


1. The Perfect Ring


When it comes to shopping for someone else, it can be a bit tricky. We always think we know what someone would like because we know them so well but, sometimes there are surprises. Why not take the guesswork out of the perfect ring and go shopping together. You get to decide on the perfect cut, stone, and metal. That's why this is first, on our list of the Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together.



2. Less Pressure


If the two of you are "just browsing" then it could be less pressure to find out what your significant other likes and dislikes and if it's affordable. This gives your partner the opportunity to save more money or to customize things just the way you want.



3. Sizing


Once your fiance pops the question and puts that engagement ring on your finger, you instantly fall in love with it. The last thing you want to do is part with it. However, if it doesn't fit properly then this would be the case. One of the Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together is you get the right size the first time. You don't have to wait weeks to have it resized to fit your finger.



Cons:


1. No Element of Surprise


Although you expect to eventually get married to your significant other, especially if you've been together for a while. Going shopping for your engagement ring together can "steal" the element of surprise because you know it's coming.



2. You'll Know How Much the Ring Costs


Money can be an uncomfortable conversation for some people. It's been said that your engagement ring should cost at least three months' salary. However, one of the Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together is that you'll know how much your partner has spent on your ring. Whether it's very expensive or they caught a great bargain, if you are there, you'll know.



3. Not Very Romantic


Believe it or not, one of the least romantic ways to pop the question may be going ring shopping together. It goes against tradition and takes the romance out of the whole experience. Besides who wouldn't want to be proposed to at a candlelight dinner for two or be serenaded by their favorite artists at their local venue.



If you would like to learn more about the Pros and Cons of Shopping for an Engagement Ring Together, please contact us to speak to one of our wedding planners.




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