If you’re in a loving relationship and you know that it’s coming to a time where you’re ready to pop the question, then we know the thoughts that will be running through your mind. It’s easy to imagine the day you’re going to propose to someone, but when it actually comes to doing it, it’s a different story. There are so many things to think about, and as a man, one of the things that we think about the most is the money involved. Everything we do is to provide for ourselves and for our family, and that family will quickly have become the partner you have been with. But it still doesn’t take you away from the excitement of it all, and no doubt planning will be well underway. So we know that money is going to be on your mind, and that’s why we’ve compiled an article to show you the price of popping the question, not just buying the ring!

The Purchasing Of The Ring

We might as well start with this because we know it’s one of the things that men have to think about. Old tales say that men should be spending three months’ worth of wages on the engagement or wedding ring, but you shouldn’t be putting the pressure on yourself to do so. All you need to do is work out what type of ring you want, and how big you want the diamond to be. The following link will give you a good idea as to the type of ring that you might want to go for, yourdiamondguru.com/a-guide-to-vvs-diamonds/. Obviously it stands that the bigger you go the more expensive it’s going to be. However, if you are looking to grab yourself a bargain you could use last season’s rings. They usually go on sale for a huge discount on the original price. It always pays to take their best friend, or perhaps their mother or sister to help you pick out a ring.

Everything That Comes With It

Now you need to think about everything that comes with it. Depending on the type of people you are depending on how public it will be. You might be the type of person who wants to make it big and bold, such as going abroad and proposing near a famous monument. Or taking them to their favorite restaurant that you went on your first date to. There are so many ways that you can propose, you just need to know your partner well. You could even buy them a fancy dress or pay for them to have their nails painted, although it might be a bit suspicious if that is something you have never done before.

The Aftermath

The aftermath is where the money really kicks in. It’s a time where you either dive right into planning the wedding, or you shy away and save for a few years. If paying for the engagement has harmed your bank account enough, don’t feel the stress or pressure to plan what’s next until your bank account is nice and full again.


Greg Kononenko
Greg Kononenko

My name is Greg Kononenko and I am a full-time online blogger and owner of Dad's Hustle. I'm a dad, and my passion is to help other mums and dads to start their own "hustle" and improve the financial future of their families.

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