1) Do NOT propose in public. Contrary to popular belief I am very shy and don't like too much attention. So no jumbotron proposals or announcements by maitre d's in front of entire restaurants for me thank you.
2) Do NOT propose near a body of water. I am extremely spastic and a giant dork. I was sure that if he proposed near the water I would start waving my hands around, jumping around and would accidentally send the ring flying into the water never to be seen again. Major bummer. And did you ever read about this guy?
3) Do NOT put the ring into food. Especially dessert. We all know how much I love my desserts and I imagined swallowing an entire ring without batting an eye in my haste to finish my chocolate mousse. Dessert + Ring + Me = Stomach Pump.
Needless to say, he did a wonderfully sweet proposal (although he did put the ring on a cupcake from Magnolia Bakery. And of course... I didn't see it because I was so intent on picking which one I wanted to EAT).
Five years later I started making alternative engagement rings. My Modern Rock rings are eco-friendly, conflict free and kinda cheeky. And I love my customers, I am humbled that they choose my rings for such a momentous occasion. There are so many great ideas for the newly engaged couple. From some of my favorite shops on Etsy, here are some more sweet ways to say, "I do."
This ring holding dish is $10 at SayYourPiece.
A unique ring bearer pillow for $39.99 at BraggingBags.
Cool cufflinks for him are $45 at TheCufflinkMaker.
Adorable save-the-date magnet. 25 for $42 at TerrillsTiles.
Lovely wedding card is $3 at LemonTreeLaneAus.
His and hers sterling silver wedding rings. $75 for the matching set, handmade by me.
What's your engagement story?