This time of year, it is hard to distinguish the difference between the ringing of silver bells from wedding bells.

Thoughts of family, and building/creating new ones are ever-present during the concluding months of the year. With the hustle of the holidays over, the beginning of a new year can be the perfect time to get engaged! Not only is family all gathered in one place, the beautiful lingering holiday lights haven’t been taken down yet, making the perfect photo op. Here are our top tips for making your engagement perfect.

Tip 1: Choosing to propose after the holidays can be a nice alternative for those couples who may think it is cliche to get engaged during Christmas. What works for some might not work for others, so it has to be about the two of you. If you are excellent planners there’s a chance you could even squeeze in a wedding before the year is up! 2020 will be a very popular year for weddings as it is being hailed as the return of the “roaring 20’s”. This surge in popularity might make a 2021 wedding a better alternative – but there’s no time like the present to get started wedding planning!

Tip 2: The ring itself is next. Keeping in theme with the return of the “roaring 20’s”, a retro Art Deco style of engagement ring might be the perfect way to incorporate the 20’s into your proposal. This ring is considered more of an Art Deco style that was popular during the 1920’s. Something non-traditional may be the best option for their ring based on their taste. If you are certain you couldn’t pick your future spouse’s wardrobe out of a line-up, stick with a more classic design.

Tip 3: You’ve got the ring. You’ve got the person you want to spend the rest of your days with. What’s missing? The proposal! There are strategies you can take that are right in line with tip 2. If your partner is close with their family, consider a celebration or gathering that the entire family would be at anyway. There’s a chance that a special or memorable place for the two of you as a couple, with no friends and family around would be ideal. Whatever location or method you choose should represent what the two of you have.

Now that you’re dreaming of your 2020 wedding day, come see us at Joslin’s today! We’re happy to help you find the most beautiful ring that will be loved for a lifetime.