Houston Engagement Checklist
By Devorah Isenberg , Monday, April 11, 2011 5:00 AM
Thinking about getting engaged in Houston? When you plan an engagement, whether the whole thing is a giant surprise or the two of you are planning together, there are a lot of details that go into planning the perfect engagement. After all, the engagement is the first step in a beautiful procession of ceremonies and rituals that will lead you into your married life. What better way to start it off than with the perfect Houston engagement?
Luckily for you, Houston is one of the ideal places to get engagemed. With more jewelry stores and engagement ring shopping options in Houston than anywhere else in the Southwest, not to mention the gorgeous weather and sunny skies. If you are planning an engagement in Houston, here is a handy checklist of everything you’ll want to know and do.
The engagement ring is the key component to any successful marriage proposal. Spend some time thinking about the kind of ring you think she would like—will she want a simple tiffany-style ring or a more ornate diamond-embellished design? Do you want a design “off-the-rack” or would you rather purchase a loose diamond and design the ring yourself? You can buy diamond rings in many places in Houston—from your typical national chain stores to the most elite engagement ring designers in the world. Houston diamonds are renowned for their superior quality and reasonable prices. No matter which Houston jewelry store you choose, you will find yourself with all the variety that Houston has to offer.
You only propose once—so make sure you do it right. There are tons of great proposal spots in Houston, from the peaceful gardens of Hermann Park to the fine dining options uptown. Houstonians are known for their love of the outdoors, so you can plan an active proposal during a day of hiking, biking, kayaking or boating. Just make sure the engagement ring is safely stowed before embarking on your adventures! Of course, you can always trek out for a lovely little day trip to Galveston, where the quiet beach and quaint beach town make the perfectbackdrop to a romantic, intimate proposal. For more ideas, visit the proposal discussion forum on pricescope.com or check out the ideas on theknot.com.
Once you’ve popped the question, and she’s popped that sparkling engagement ring on her finger, you’re ready to spread the word. After you’ve spent a moment or two as an engaged couple, pull out those smartphones! Before you change that all-important relationship status on Facebook, make sure to call your mom, grandmother, and all the other people in your life who will appreciate that personal phone call. Then you can change your relationship status, send out the mass email, tweet, or whatever social-media announcement you prefer. Finally, don’t forget to send your engagement announcement to the Houston Chronicle at chron.com, so everyone can hear your good news!
Engagement Photo Shoot
Many couples these days are choosing to “test drive” their wedding photographer with a mini-photo shoot for the engagement as well. If you aren’t getting married for a while, the engagement photos can be a great way to celebrate this all-important stage of your relationship. Don’t forget to get some fabulous ring photos so you can share them on Facebook!
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