The Ultimate Proposal Guide



A marriage or civil partnership proposal is likely to be one of the most important moments in your life and one that you will want to remember Forever. Need unique proposal ideas or tips on how to choose the right diamond engagement ring? Perhaps you’re looking for suggestions for when and how to propose or how to take a great engagement ring selfie. We have created the ultimate set of proposal guides to help ensure that you have the perfect proposal.

How to choose an engagement ring

The ring that you propose with is an important part of an engagement as it represents the promise and commitment that you are making to each other, and the journey that you are beginning together. Follow our handy guides that contain all you need to know to help you find the perfect ring.

Engagement ring guide

Ring size guide

Diamond engagement rings

Inspiration for the perfect proposal  

From the extravagant, to the intimate, explore our proposal ideas for inspiration on how to make your engagement day one that you will remember forever.

How to propose to your partner

What is the best way to propose? What should I say when I propose? Should I kneel or not? Which finger do I place the ring on? With so many things to consider and organise when planning a proposal we have prepared a helpful guide with tips on how to propose to your partner.


Valentine’s day proposal guide

For one of the most romantic proposals, and to make your Valentine’s extra special, we have curated our Valentine’s day proposal top tips.


A festive proposal guide

Surrounded by friends and family, special occasions, such as Diwali, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and Valentine’s Day, are amongst the most the perfect times of the year to propose. Follow our guide to be inspired by our festive proposal ideas.


How to propose the second time around

We understand the importance and the significance of proposing, or being proposed to, for the second time, and we’re here to help you. Be inspired by our guide on how to propose the second time around.


Unique marriage proposal ideas

From proposing 35,000 feet in the air to proposing at a music festival, there are so many unique ways to propose to your partner, we have curated some of the best ones.


Guide to taking the best engagement ring selfie

As your engagement is such a big moment in your life, it will be one that you will want to share, so get selfie ready and follow our guide to taking the best engagement ring selfie.



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