I Chose My Own Engagement Ring, and It Was the Best Decision Ever
Do you remember the scene in Sex and the City when Carrie finds her "ugly" engagement ring (and then makes all the wrong choices by not marrying Aidan)? It may seem bratty to get so upset over a tiny piece of jewelry, but it's important you love something you'll wear forever. The truth is, engagement rings are a total minefield, and choosing the right one is incredibly hard (especially with all of the new trends and shapes available). You might have an opinion on exactly the one you want (let's face it, you're following all the Instagram accounts), but it's still possible for someone to get it wrong, no matter how much they love you.
So if you know you're getting engaged, how about choosing the ring(s) together? The proposal can still be a secret, but the ring is something you'll wear every day for the rest of your life — you really should get a say in it. I chose my own engagement ring and I don't regret it for a second. Here are some tips for making it part of your personal love story.