According to a recent survey conducted by Davids Bridal, Most Brides aren’t surprised when their partner proposes! 57% said they were expecting it and 43% said they were surprised
22% of women would change something about how they were proposed, 20% would change the proposal speech and 14% would even change their engagement ring!
1886 saw the introduction of their now-ubiquitous prong setting. Before this design diamond rings were set in bezels. This setting is now known as the Tiffany setting where we see the stone set higher which reflects the light better
One in five Women have reserved usernames for emails etc before they were actually engaged and a further 25% of women have seriously considered it.
The majority of couples wait at least 6 months after getting engaged before they get married to the largest percentage, 40% waiting between 13-18 months to then get married.
Who would be the first person you would call after getting engaged? According to Brides, 27% of brides would call their best friends first before anyone else.
Back in the early 1900s women who had suffered a broken engagement were viewed as being ‘damaged’ and this saw a now-obsolete law called “Breach of Promise to Marry” to be enforced. This law allowed women to sue men for breaking off their engagement! Luckily by the 1930s social standards loosened and this was when engagement rings started to take on a whole new meaning – insurance!
How long do you or should you spend on planning your Wedding? 10% spend 16-25 hours a week planning whilst 19% of you split the planning evenly, the majority of the planning is one-sided. It is reported that more than 55% of same-sex couples are much more likely to divide planning responsibilities
According to Knot.com, December is the most popular month to get engaged.