I Chose My Own Engagement Ring, and It Was the Best Decision Ever
Let's not forget that iconic scene on Sex and the City when Carrie refuses to wear her "ugly" engagement ring in public. Sure, it may have been bratty to fuss over that shiny Asscher — no less given to her by Aidan Shaw himself — but she might just be onto something, too. It's important to love what you'll (hopefully!) be wearing forever, and the truth is that choosing that perfect ring can be a total minefield, despite how specific your preferences are. Let's face it — you're already following all the Instagram accounts, and caught up on all the new trends and shapes available. Still, with all these great options comes an even greater task of sifting through and committing to one, or even several beautiful studs. It's no wonder that Aidan had less luck, and frankly, it's hard to blame him.
So, if you know you're getting engaged, it may be a good idea to choose the ring(s) together. While the proposal could stay secret, you could still weigh in on your ring. 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.