The festive season is almost upon us. Which means engagement season is on its way too.

That magical time of year between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day when our inboxes are filled with sweet proposal stories, our Instagram feeds are filled with gorgeous rings, and the Save the Dates start to fall through the postbox.

While it’s an exciting time for those being proposed to, for the ones popping the question, it can be wrought with nerves, on which ring to buy, how to ask, whether or not they’ll say yes (of course they will!) and what to do if the ring doesn’t suit.


Over the last few years, we’ve been working on lots of posts to help you with those very worries.

So, we figured, with proposal season kicking into full swing from next week, we’d put all those posts together, in one handy place.

Here it is, our ultimate guide to popping the question… (Good luck!)


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Engagement Ring Inspiration

Gemstone Guide for Diamond Alternative Engagement Rings

Expert Advice on Choosing an Engagement Ring

Proposal Rings – How To Pop The Question Without the Big Rock

Gorgeous Engagement Rings Under $2000

Engagement Rings for Men


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Find Your Engagement Ring Style

Acrostic Engagement Rings

Gorgeous Custom Engagement Rings

Etsy Engagement Rings

Beautiful Vintage Velvet Ring Boxes


Photo by Mandy Fierens Photography via Bridal Musings

Proposal Ideas

Ideas for a Perfect Christmas Proposal

Our Reader’s Real-Life Proposal Stories

More Reader Proposals

Our Editor-in-Chief Elizabeth’s Proposal Story

Our Real Bride Gemma’s Proposal Story

Our Editor Claire’s Proposal Story

More Unique Proposals


Photo by Peter & Veronika via Bridal Musings

For Newly Engaged Couples

10 Things Not to Do When You Get Engaged

What To Do When You Don’t Like the Ring

Why You Should Consider Jewellery Insurance

First Five Steps of Wedding Planning

25 Non-Cheesy Poses for Engagement Shoots

Our Favourite Engagement Shoots

Wedding Planning 101 for the Newly Engaged

Our Step-by-Step Planning Guide

Ultimate Guide To Proposing | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Photo by Chaz Cruz via Bridal Musings

We hope some (or maybe all) of these posts will be helpful for you. Good luck with your proposal, and don’t forget to share your stories with us, we’d love to hear them.

Oh and if you have any questions on getting engaged, or any topics you’d like us to feature, drop us a line, or leave your suggestions in the comments below.

Oh, and we found this cool infographic by Bespoke Diamonds that we thought might help you too!

Proposal Locations Infographic | | Bridal Musings Wedding Blog

Graphic by Bespoke Diamonds

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