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Planning Your Proposal

“Do you have any tips for planning the perfect proposal?” 

What constitutes the perfect proposal is different for everyone. Therefore, our top tip is to think about your partner and how you can make it special for them. The options are endless, whether you set the scene at your favourite holiday spot, recreate your first date, or pop the question while doing their favourite activity. These days, it’s very popular to have someone incognito photograph or film your proposal.  

Surprise proposals can be very special. Don't underestimate the power of the moment - a little bit of planning is the key to a lifetime of memories. 

After you have proposed, we’d love for you to pop in store or get in touch to tell us all about it! After all, we love a good love story. 

“Should I surprise my partner or just ask him/her to be sure? Should I let them choose?” 

It is becoming more and more common for couples to choose an engagement ring together. You know your partner best – if you think they would relish in the chance to choose their own ring, go for it! It’s an exciting journey that you can embark on together, and the ring will have elements of the two of you in the final design. Most people want to present their partner with something when they get down on one knee, so if it is not an engagement ring, here are some ideas: 

  • One of our Wilshi proposal rings – engraved with “Will you marry me?” and comes in different styles 
  • A plain gold ring 
  • A ‘gift voucher’ or appointment booking entitling your partner to design an engagement ring 
  • A plain solitaire setting which you can both customise further together


If you have made it to the end of our Guide to Buying an Engagement Ring, we hope this has been informative and helpful. If any of your questions remain unanswered, or if you are ready to start discussing your ring with us, we’d love to hear from you. 

Your Partners in Proposals, 

The Village Goldsmith