What Your Engagement Ring Says About You

Whether you chose your own engagement ring or your man picked it out, the ring on your finger tells a story. A story about you.

You love your ring and love to show it off to everyone any chance you get. But what do they think when they see your ring? The type of engagement ring you wear actually says a lot about your personality and style.

Wonder what yours says about you? Here are seven types of engagement rings and what they mean for the women who wear them:

Round

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This type of engagement ring is as classic as they come. You love tradition and want to incorporate as much of it into your wedding as possible. You have an elegant and sophisticated style and love to keep things simple.

Princess

Women who wear princess cut engagement rings are a little bit more alternative. You want a modern wedding with fun twists that will make it your own. You’re a bit edgy and don’t like to conform to stereotypes.

Emerald

Emerald engagement rings are all about simplicity. You love retro styles and want your wedding to have simple, but elegant details. You’re a minimalist and would rather have a small intimate affair than a big bash.

Cushion

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Like round cut, cushion cut engagement rings are traditional, but bring their own spin to it. You’ll likely go for a trendy twist, like wearing colorful shoes, while keeping with your favorite tried and true wedding traditions. You’re a true romantic who loves a bit of glam.

Marquise

You love showing off this rock and being the center of attention. You have a flair for drama and love glitz and glamour. You’re sure to pull out all the stops for your wedding – just be careful you don’t let all that attention turn you into Bridezilla!

Colored

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Colored engagement rings make a statement. You’re unique and march to the beat of your own drum. Your wedding will likely be quirky and fun. You love to do your own thing and stand out from the crowd.

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How to Throw the Perfect Valentine’s Day Wedding

What do Valentine’s Day and your wedding have in common? Both are a celebration of love! If you want to make your wedding even more about love, a Valentine’s Day wedding may be just right for you.

You can choose to keep it simple by focusing on pink and red flowers or go all out with heart-shaped decorations and more! Either way, your wedding is sure to be an affair to remember.

Ready to start planning your Valentine’s Day wedding? Take a look at some of our favorite ideas to make your wedding as sweet and sugary as the holiday you love:

1. Make love the theme

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While Valentine’s Day will be the inspiration for your wedding, your theme should focus on love. This will ensure your wedding is classy and elegant instead of tacky.

So how do you carry the theme of love throughout your wedding? Consider incorporating love quotes in the decorations for the tables. Share a photo board of you and your fiance’s favorite moments. Read a love poem at your ceremony. Use your imagination to discover ideas that will truly mean something to you and your guests.

2. Go for pinks and reds

There’s no question about what your colors should be. Pink and red is the obvious choice and should be used in everything, including your flowers, bridesmaid dresses, decorations, cake, invitations and more. Consider using white as an accent color to offset the bold pinks and reds.

3. Go overboard with flowers

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Just as flowers are an important part of Valentine’s Day, they should also play a big role in your wedding day. Make sure your bouquet makes a statement with classic red roses. Against your white wedding dress, they’re sure to look amazing!

Use flowers as decorations in both your ceremony and your reception. Cover the aisle with rose petals, and ensure your centerpieces have beautiful flower arrangements. A heart-shaped flower wreath is also sure to be a beautiful addition.

4. Choose a signature cocktail

A signature cocktail is a fun way to add some personality to your wedding. Choose your favorite drink – just make sure it’s pink! Consider asking the bar to add a fun umbrella or other Valentine’s Day themed accessory to each drink to amp up the fun!

5. Play lots of love songs

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There are no shortage of love songs to add to your wedding playlist. Besides your first dance, ask your DJ or band to play even more of your favorite love songs. The slow dancing will contribute to a romantic setting and set the mood for your day of love.

6. Focus on dessert

No Valentine’s Day wedding is complete without an assortment of sweets! Make your cake a showstopper and go for red velvet with a cream cheese frosting. Then, have it decorated with reds, pinks, hearts, flowers or all of the above!

Besides the main event, consider adding other small desserts, such as cookies, chocolates, chocolate-covered strawberries and other sweet treats. Cover your tables with candies like conversation hearts, chocolate kisses or M&M’s.

8. Kick up your red heels

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Forget about your something blue – go for something red instead! A fun addition to your outfit is a pair of red heels! They’ll surely make a killer statement!

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8 Tell-Tale Signs He’s Going to Propose

If you’ve been dating your significant other for awhile, you may be wondering, when is he going to pop the question?

You’ve probably discussed the idea of marriage, and you may even know a proposal is in the near future. There are several giveaways that your guy is getting close to getting down on one knee.

Don’t get caught unaware! Look for these signs to tell if your partner is about to propose:

1. He’s started saving money

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Is he being extra frugal lately? If he’s suggested cutting back on nights out at a restaurant and cooking more, or has decided to delay purchasing that big-screen TV, he may be gearing up for a major purchase. Could it be an engagement ring?

2. He’s talking more about the future

Your guy doesn’t want to pop the question only to be rejected. He’s probably going to scope things out with you first. If you haven’t talked much about the future before, and he brings up the possibility of getting married, he’s probably thinking about proposing to you soon.

3. He’s taken an interest in your jewelry

Have you caught him staring at the rings on your fingers? Has he asked about the styles you like or what kind of diamond you’d prefer? He’s probably trying to get some insight into what engagement ring to buy you. Keep an eye on your jewelry box too. If things look askew or one of your rings goes missing for awhile, he may be trying to size you up.

4. He’s banished you from areas of the house

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Have you attempted to enter one of the rooms in his house only to be told that room is off-limits? Especially if it’s a room you’ve been in before, he may be trying to hide your engagement ring. Play along and let him keep things a surprise. Don’t snoop!

5. He’s protective of his cell phone and suitcase

Headed on a trip? Take note of how your partner treats his backpack, bag or suitcase. If he’s keeping it close or refusing to check his bag, there may be a special item inside. The same goes for his cell phone. If you’ve tried to use his phone and he’s grabbed it out of your hand, chances are he’s hiding something. It may be pictures of your ring or conversations with your family members!

6. He takes the reigns on plans

Whether it’s a normal Saturday night or a special occasion, if your man decides he wants to make all the plans and surprise you, it may be time for the proposal. He will probably want things a certain way and won’t let you in on where you’re going or what you’re doing until you’re already there.

7. He tells you to get your nails done

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Has he taken extra care with his appearance or instructed you to take care with yours? Before the special day, your partner may suggest you wear a special outfit or get your nails done – a key giveaway, since a lot of people will be looking at your left hand soon!

8. He’s nervous and on edge

If it looks like he’s sweating and jumpy, he may be nervous about getting down on one knee. Get ready – he may be about to pop the question! Look out for those four little words: Will you marry me? And don’t forget to say yes!

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6 Steps to Planning the Perfect Engagement Party

He got down on one knee, popped the question and now you have a sparkly diamond on your finger. What now?

It’s time to celebrate! And the best way to do that is with an engagement party.

You may be thinking “Wait, I have to plan an engagement party AND a wedding?” But the answer is no, engagement parties aren’t always necessary. But they are a fun way to get the wedding celebrations started off right!

Planning your engagement party doesn’t have to be difficult or complicated, and chances are you’ll have lots of help from your friends and family. Here are our six steps for planning an engagement party that you and all of your guests will love:

1. Pick a date

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You just got engaged. Give yourself a little time to breathe before jumping right into engagement party planning. Make sure you have enough time to just enjoy being engaged.

Before you decide on a date for your engagement party, you should decide on your wedding date. If the perfect venue is only available on a date six months away, you may choose to forgo the engagement party to focus on wedding planning.

Once you have an idea of when the wedding will take place, you can work backwards to find a time that will work best for you to throw the engagement party.

2. Set a budget

Just like you should figure out your wedding date before the engagement party date, you should also decide on your wedding budget first. You’ll want to ensure you have enough money for both events.

If someone else is throwing the engagement party on your behalf, discuss the budget with them. Knowing your budget will help you make decisions on the venue, food and other details.

3. Find a venue

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When choosing a venue, think about what style event you’d like to have. For a formal event, you may want to go with a country club or even a banquet hall. But a low-key event will be perfect at a casual restaurant or even your backyard.

Don’t be afraid to think outside the box, and go for something more unique like a beach party or a BBQ. It doesn’t have to match what you’re doing for the wedding either.

4. Invite guests

Your engagement party guest list doesn’t have to be long. You may choose to keep it to just your close friends and family. But if you extend the list, just be sure that whoever you invite to the engagement party will get an invitation to the wedding, too.

Sending out formal invitations is optional for your engagement party. If you want, you can just go with word of mouth. Whatever style of party you’re going with, your choice of invitations should match it.

5. Choose a menu

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What kind of food will you eat? Catering or home cooking? Will you serve dinner or just drinks and appetizers? There are lots of different ways to go with your menu. Your guests won’t necessarily expect a five-course meal, but make sure that if you don’t serve a meal, you make it clear on your invitations.

6. Celebrate!

Once you have all the details settled, it’s time for the fun part – the celebration! Consider wearing a white dress or outfit to stand out as the bride. And be prepared to show off your beautiful diamond ring!

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