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Getting Engaged

How to Spoil a Wedding Proposal in 4 Steps

BRIDES | Posted 01.22.2017 | Weddings

by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose The best part about a proposal, our experts agree, is the element of surprise. If you wan...

15 Thoughts That Go Through A Guy's Head Before He Proposes

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 12.16.2015 | Weddings

Getting down on bended knee to pop the question is one of the most nerve-racking things a person will ever do. Understandably, the buildup to the big...

Ring Shopping Survival Guide

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 11.24.2016 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

Now is the time of year that we in the wedding industry call "engagement season". Why? Because close to 40% of all engagements happen between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. Families are all home to celebrate, the holidays make the months extra romantic, and it's just that time of year that engagements happen.

The 10 Emotional Stages of Getting Engaged

BRIDES | Posted 06.23.2016 | Weddings

While the setting varies from woman-to-woman, there's a universal monologue that occurs to almost brides-to-be as they realize this is the moment he'll drop to one knee and pop the question. It's a little dazed and confused -- and a lot joyful.

Criticisms I've Faced Because I'm Engaged In My Early Twenties

Elizabeth C. Fericy | Posted 06.03.2016 | Weddings
Elizabeth C. Fericy

I think a lot of people have misconceptions about women who get engaged in their early twenties, but it's the best decision I've ever made.

9 Signs You've Found The Man You Should Marry

Sarah Cooper | Posted 05.29.2016 | Weddings
Sarah Cooper

Having a successful marriage has its benefits, such as coming home to the love of your life, and giving advice to unmarried people who don't want it. If you're not sure if you've found the man you should marry, here are nine key signs to look for.

Grooms: You're Doing It Wrong

Danielle Rothweiler | Posted 06.17.2015 | Weddings
Danielle Rothweiler

My advice for the brides? Stop trying to demand your groom to chime in. He picked you, he proposed, he's done. Otherwise, don't complain when you wind up with fire-breathing, car crushing robots at your reception with x-box games available during cocktail hour.

Why All the Single Ladies Want to Stay That Way

Ashley Crouch | Posted 05.30.2015 | Women
Ashley Crouch

You need a healthy fear of marriage like you need a healthy fear of the ocean," a friend poignantly remarked the other day.

This Man Couldn't Have Picked A More Appropriate Time To Pop The Question

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 12.11.2014 | Weddings

There's an art to staging the perfect proposal, and this man has mastered it. In April, Shenna Barkley and her boyfriend Brian Miller decided to h...

The 13 Stages Of Getting Engaged

The Knot | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

By Jessica Zaleski for A lot of times it feels like people just get engaged overnight. But when you decide you want to marry your partner...

'Frozen'-Themed Marriage Proposal Will Melt Your Heart

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weddings

We've already seen "Frozen" inspired engagement rings and weddings, but one special man has now given us a "Frozen" inspired proposal -- and thankfull...

Coca-Cola Proposal Reminds Us Just How Sweet Love Can Be

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.14.2014 | Weddings

Frank O'Hara famously wrote a poem titled "Having A Coke With You" that perfectly captures how sweet love can be -- just like this marriage proposal. ...

This Engagement Photo Was A Complete (But Happy!) Accident

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 08.08.2014 | Weddings

While snapping photos at the Ulster County Fair in New York, a woman happened to capture the most romantic moment of any couple's life: their marriage...

This Man Just Changed How Flash Mob Proposals Are Done

The Huffington Post | Taryn Hillin | Posted 05.08.2014 | Weddings

It's time to take every flash mob dance proposal you've ever seen and throw it into the memory garbage, because it's nothing compared to what happens ...

We Didn't Think We Could Love Rose Gold Any More Until Now

Posted 04.18.2014 | Weddings

By Kellee Khalil for If you want to make a statement with your engagement ring, give a rose gold setting a try! More and more brides are o...

Man Takes The Whole Marriage Proposal Thing To New Heights

Posted 04.01.2014 | Weddings

Popping the question at a fancy restaurant, during a romantic picnic under the stars, or in some sort of flash mob are all acceptable means of proposi...

What Women Really Want In An Engagement Ring

Posted 03.11.2014 | Weddings

Valentine's Day is one of the most popular times of year to propose -- but choosing an engagement ring and popping the question can be quite the heada...

You're Engaged! Now What?

Sharon Sacks | Posted 03.29.2014 | Weddings
Sharon Sacks

Hiring a qualified wedding planner can save you hours of stress and anxiety by taking the guesswork out of planning your perfect day.

The 7 Most Annoying Questions People Ask When You're Engaged

Posted 01.27.2014 | Weddings

By Kristen Klein for Bridal Guide Once there’s a ring on your finger, you expect to share your proposal story over and over, bounce wedding ideas...

How To React To Your Friend's Horrible Engagement, Without Lying

Posted 01.27.2014 | Women

When a friend gets engaged you have to be happy for them -- whether you think it's a good match or not. But how do you do it without lying? SNL's newe...

23 Things I Still Can Do After Getting Married at 22

Amy Popp | Posted 03.17.2014 | Weddings
Amy Popp

Today I'm 36 and still married to the man who asked to spend the rest of his life with me while I was finishing my last year of college. As the full-blown grown up I am today, I don't deny that we got lucky. The statistics were stacked against us. But that doesn't make our decision wrong or misguided.

23 Things To Do Instead Of Getting Engaged At 23

Vanessa Elizabeth | Posted 03.09.2014 | Women
Vanessa Elizabeth

If your love is truly eternal, what's the rush? If it's real, that person will continue to be committed to you two months from now, two years from now, and two decades from now. Grow, learn, travel, party, cuddle, read, explore. Do. Freaking. Something... other than "settle down" at 23 with a white picket fence.

10 Reasons An Engagement Puppy Is Better Than A Ring

Posted 12.16.2013 | Weddings -- search, save, shop and share wedding ideas in one place. By Rachel W. Miller for We recently shared the top trends we're ho...

The 26 Stages Of Getting Engaged, In GIFs

Posted 12.15.2013 | Weddings

By Bridal Guide Did you know that 43 percent of marriage proposals occur between the months of November and January? In honor of proposal season, h...

Getting Over The Fear Of Never Getting Engaged

Erika Lynn | Posted 02.13.2014 | Women
Erika Lynn

It's lurking in your Facebook feed, newspaper, J.Crew catalogue, favorite magazine and kitchen sink office chatter. It's the "fear of never getting engaged," and this month, it's coming at you with full force. Buckle up, because we're barely a week in.