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Engagements and Proposals

This Graph Reveals Just How Nerve-Racking Proposing Can Be

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 12.02.2014 | Weddings

Proposing to your significant other is a big deal. The planning, the ring, the suspense. It's enough to get one's heart racing. One man wanted to ...

These 'How We Met' Stories Couldn't Be Sweeter

The Knot | Posted 11.28.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

We've rounded up some of the cutest "How We Met" stories, from freshman dorm move-in day to really nosy aunts and adorably awkward failed pick-up lines. We dare you to read through these sweet stories and not smile from ear-to-ear by the end!

8 Reasons to Say 'I Do' To A Pre-Owned Engagement Ring

Laura Camera | Posted 11.25.2014 | Weddings
Laura Camera

It's true that making the ring your "something old" will save your bank account from being "something blue." Even worse than a car once you drive it off the lot, an engagement ring retains as little as 30 percent of its value once it becomes second-hand.

Wedding Proposals...By Postcard

Tricia Spencer | Posted 11.14.2014 | Weddings
Tricia Spencer

Would you propose marriage, or accept a proposal of marriage, by postcard? Not likely? Well, that wasn't always the conventional opinion.

Man's Re-Proposal After 16 Years Is The Best Possible Surprise

Michele Velazquez | Posted 11.06.2014 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

Tommy, a retired Air Force veteran, claimed he "miserably failed" to properly propose to his beautiful wife Janet in 1998. Claiming that this was his "Do Over Year," he wanted to make it up to her and give her an amazing special marriage proposal and new engagement ring.

An Open Letter to My Daughter the Princess

Myiea Coy | Posted 10.30.2014 | Black Voices
Myiea Coy

As we approach your 14th birthday, it is with great trepidation and anxiety that I write this letter to you. I am so proud of the young lady you have become, but I feel I am fighting against the clock to instill in you the life lessons I hold so dear.

This Man Has Been Saving Up For The Perfect Proposal Since He Was 12

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 10.23.2014 | Weddings

For some guys, a low-key proposal on the beach or at the end of a fancy dinner would do just fine. But not for a romantic guy like Levy, who has been ...

5 Unique Must-Have Essentials for the Newly Engaged Bride

Stephanie Herbst | Posted 10.23.2014 | Weddings
Stephanie Herbst

You'll obviously be showing off the ring a lot, but here are a few key essentials for the newly engaged bride that you'll need to help you enjoy this awesome time even more!

The High Cost of Wedding Fear

Liz Coopersmith | Posted 10.20.2014 | Weddings
Liz Coopersmith

You want to impress your family and friends, and most of all, you want to impress yourself. It's a lot of pressure, and completely unrealistic.

A Story of Acceptance in an Unlikely Place: How Coming Out for the Second Time Renewed My Faith in People of Faith

Lauren-Joy Goss | Posted 12.02.2014 | Gay Voices
Lauren-Joy Goss

I connected immediately to the messages of strength, forgiveness, love and finding wisdom. I got involved in the vocal team and started singing during service on Sundays. It wasn't until a few months in that I realized I had never mentioned I was gay.

The All Important #Ringselfie

Ira Weissman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Weddings
Ira Weissman

It's not just the look of the ring that concerns the photographing bride, but how her hand appears in these photos as well.

This A Cappella Marriage Proposal Is Positively Pitch-Perfect

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.19.2014 | Weddings

Now this is a marriage proposal that will make your heart sing. Earlier this month, Alex took his girlfriend Anna to the University of Southern Cal...

10 Things To Do Immediately After Getting Engaged

Amber Harrison | Posted 11.12.2014 | Weddings
Amber Harrison

Things to do immediately after your partner gets down on bended knee that might seem a bit obvious but you might not otherwise remember to do because, well, the excitement can be a bit much! (Ever heard of Proposal Blackout Syndrome? It's a thing.)

This Handy-Dandy, Super Slim Ring Box Is A Game Changer

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 09.02.2014 | Weddings

Walking around the night you plan to pop the question with that awkward ring box bulging out of your back pocket is a dead giveaway. For those who...

This Guy Put A Romantic Twist On The Ice Bucket Challenge

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 08.26.2014 | Weddings

It was only a matter of time before some Romeo turned the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge into a romantic endeavor. Justin Davidson of Kansas got down on ...

The 13 Stages Of Getting Engaged

The Knot | Posted 10.18.2014 | Weddings
The Knot

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

This Is What Happened When I Proposed To My Boyfriend

Katy Miller | Posted 10.06.2014 | Weddings
Katy Miller

I wasn't expecting so many people to assume it was all a joke. After all, no one would think to ask a man if that proposal he put so much time and effort into was just for laughs. Is a woman proposing to a man so hilariously misguided that it could only ever be a prank?

A Proposal Wasn't The Only Surprise In Store For This Bride

Michele Velazquez | Posted 10.05.2014 | Weddings
Michele Velazquez

Little did Heather know, that directly underneath her feet, her dream proposal was being set up. After dinner, Bryan excused himself and snuck down to the beach.

The Secret Language of Flowers

Carla McDonald | Posted 10.04.2014 | Style
Carla McDonald

Assigning specific meanings to flowers is a tradition that is believed to have begun in Turkey in the 17th century and kept strong through the years by the French and English.

11 Crazy Characters You'll Encounter While Wedding Planning

Alessandra Macaluso | Posted 10.01.2014 | Weddings
Alessandra Macaluso

Weddings are beautiful and wonderful -- the most exciting time of your life. But let's be serious: they also tend to conjure up the crazy in many people.

20+ Reasons To Say Yes To Marriage

Susan Vernicek | Posted 09.29.2014 | Weddings
Susan Vernicek

So you're dating a guy and thinking about your fabulous future together, right? Have you taken the time to ponder about your decision to the big question?

Now This Is An Engagement Shoot Trend We Can Get Behind

Katie Preston Toepfer | Posted 09.27.2014 | Weddings
Katie Preston Toepfer

Engagement photo sessions are a wonderful chance for the photographer to capture the two of you and your furkid(s) naturally, sharing special moments.

This Dude Makes Proposing At Bonnaroo Look Pretty Damn Romantic

The Huffington Post | Kelsey Borresen | Posted 06.18.2014 | Weddings

John Ferreira knew he wanted to propose to his girlfriend Catherine Mauro at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival after the two attended last year and abs...

Everything You Need To Know About Buying An Engagement Ring

David S. Bunton | Posted 08.04.2014 | Weddings
David S. Bunton

No matter how much you plan to spend, it is critical to buy a ring from a reliable source with an excellent reputation. Otherwise, you risk overpaying or getting a product with an undisclosed flaw, or a custom design that's not exactly what you had in mind.

You Guys, Romance Is Not This Serious. Just Take Us Out to Taco Bell!

Courtney Garcia | Posted 07.28.2014 | Comedy
Courtney Garcia

Gentlemen, this is the way to get girls.