Greenberg’s Complete Guide To Pulling Off The Perfect Proposal
January 17, 2018
You’ve found THE ONE and now want to spend the rest of your life with her. A surprise proposal is something your future wife will talk about for years and years (to everyone). Imagine the moment when you slip the ring of her dreams onto her finger … only to find she was hoping for a different style or it doesn’t fit. Nothing is more frustrating with rings than feeling like Cinderella’s stepsister trying on the glass slipper. Follow our ideas to make sure she has the perfect ring and the perfect proposal.
Phone a friend
Her mother, sister or best friend might be able to help you out – just make sure they can keep a secret! You don’t want to blow all your engagement plans on someone who can’t zip it. Her mom may already know her ring size and style, especially if she’s gifted her with jewelry in the past. Hit up her friends and other family members for info as well. And, if she has a friend who just got married, jackpot. It’s very likely they gabbed about each other’s ring style and the perfect proposal.
Peep her Pinterest
If you really want the inside scoop on her style, check out her Pinterest page. Troll her boards and pins. It is very likely that she has already created a jewelry board or pinned several pieces she likes. You can show a consultant at Greenberg’s pictures from her Pinterest and we can help steer you in the right direction for her ring.
Sneak (or Steal) from her stash
Use a ring she already owns to help find her correct size and style (it’s not really stealing if you put it back). Bring the existing ring to Greenberg’s and we can use it to find her perfect style. An existing piece of fine jewelry is a great indicator of the style she likes. If all of her jewelry is simple and classic, she'd probably love the same for her engagement ring.
Go to the source
Most women know EXACTLY what they want. To find out what your significant other really likes, play the long game and first buy her a promise ring or another type of ring as a gift. Bring her to Greenberg’s and we can make sure to record her size. This is also a great opportunity to browse all of our engagement styles and take notes on what draws her eye.
Focus on the “when”
Don’t stress wondering what ring she’d love; instead, let her pick it out and make the proposal the surprise. Take her to Greenberg’s to get her exact size and have her pick out her ring. (Bonus points if you let her pick out her “dream” ring and can get her that one!) Then the surprise is when you’ll actually get down on one knee. Don’t lead her on too long though, plan just one or two romantic outings before you actually pop the question.
Keep it simple
There’s nothing wrong with just skipping the big, fat, over-the-top romantic gesture. Marriage is a serious step towards your future, so you’ve probably already had several conversations about it. It can still be very romantic to walk hand-in-hand in the store together and pick out a ring what each of you will really love, as much as you love each other.
No matter how you decide to take this next step, our jewelry experts at Greenberg’s Jewelers can help you pick out the perfect ring she’s sure to love for a lifetime.