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We all know the rules of engagement. The man has to do it. He needs a blessing from the bride's father. Take a knee. Make it a surprise… the list goes on. But, when you truly love someone, outdated traditions don’t matter. What’s most important is that you cherish one another and celebrate your love together. So, now it's time to break the old rules.. At Meritage, we’re all about flipping the script and writing your own unique love story. That’s why we’ve come up with a few rewrites of the outdated etiquette.
Traditionally, the man has been in charge of propelling a proposal forward. It’s left to him to choose when to pop the question and how to make the moment special. But, why wait around for your partner to decide? If you’re ready to get married, make it happen! There’s no reason for the responsibility in a relationship to fall on one person. So, if you’re taking the lead and asking for his hand, do it with a one-of-a-kind piece from our vast collection of men’s wedding bands. Better yet, discuss it together. Deciding what kind of engagement you want as a couple will make the occasion feeling truly unique and memorable.
In the past, marriage could be a political matter rather than a romantic connection. Oftentimes, the father of the bride was supposed to find a suitable husband for his daughter based on class wealth. But now, there’s no need to be vintage about it. Your love should be the driving force behind your decision to marry. When it comes time to settle down with the love of your life, do it on your own terms. If it’s important to your partner, talk about it together before seeking a blessing.
The age-old practice of dropping to one knee to ask for her hand in marriage started in medieval times. Knights bowed to their noblemen as a sign of respect, symbolizing their surrender and loyalty to their rulers. The same sentiment is mirrored when a man takes a knee to propose, offering undying love to his bride. However, the action no longer holds the same weight. Now, couples are considered equals and there’s no need to dramatize giving in to your partner. Instead of dropping to one knee, consider making the moment intimate by maintaining eye contact or keeping things casual and comfortable.
While surprises can be fun, something must be said for planning ahead. Some people love having their agenda neatly lined up and if your partner is one of them, planning a proposal together is probably the most romantic way to go. Instead of keeping your big plans a secret, share it with them. Choosing the ring together and discussing the moment adds to the intimacy of your engagement. Plus, Meritage makes finding the perfect diamond easy with fully custom designs. The decision to get married should be made as a couple. Make the moment match both your desires and it will forever feel magical.
Whether you choose to make your engagement truly unique or opt for a low-key, affectionate occasion, throw out the old rules and make your own! At Meritage, we have the perfect diamond to make any bride shine. From dazzling designer brands to a fully customized piece, we’ve got you covered. Browse our endless collection of engagement rings to start planning out the perfect moment. Or, stop by our store at 1620 York Road, Suite 105 and we’ll help you break the rules of proposal.