Thursday, 15 February 2018

Etiquette of Proposals: The Millennial Edition

Millennials are killing the proposal! Ah, they are at it again but jokes aside the preferences and dislikes of millennials are changing the course of many businesses and traditions. So, when we find the one, the way we get down on one knee has also obviously changed! Let's take a look at some of the new traditions.

1. Social Media
If we were to name only one thing that has changed the way millennials are proposing marriage (or doing anything really), it has to be social media. From ring selfies to proposal photographers, declarations of love are shared with everyone!

But if you're the sort that cringes at the thought of making private moments with your family public, don't do it. It's really that simple. If you and your partner don't like sharing so much on social media, don't post a proposal video. A subtle ring selfie is quite enough to inform family and friends that you guys are ready to take the plunge. As for the photographer, you may want to capture the moment for yourself, if not the whole world.

2. Hiring a Proposal Planner
Yes, proposal planners are a thing! We're not the ones to judge. If you think you need a little extra help to plan an epic proposal, go for it. And if you want to do it by yourself, the internet is your friend. With so many people sharing their proposal stories and videos online, inspiration is easy to come by. This brings us to #3.

3. Personalized Proposals
We think the best part about the way millennials are proposing is their attention to personalization. Are you and your partner really into a fandom (comic book, movie or video game)? Well, let your geek flag fly in your proposal! Champagne and roses are not always the way to go, unless that is your thing. In that case, go for it. The message to take here is customize this tradition the way you want it.

4. Go Ring Shopping Together
This is one millennial trend we can totally get behind. Buying an engagement ring is an important decision and one that a couple should make together. The proposal is the surprise, the ring doesn't have to be! Millennials are also buying engagement rings from non-traditional sources like online stores. When you choose your ring online, there's more choice and you're also more likely to find a beautiful diamond ring in your budget.

5. Including Family and Friends
Whether it's asking her parents for permission or making sure the whole family is a part of the actual proposal, we think these gestures are really thoughtful. But, we would like to refer to #3 Personalization here again. Do what is right for you and your partner. Do her parents or your family, live across the country? Maybe save the trip for the wedding.

We hope this helps you plan your #proposalstory.

Location: New York, NY, USA


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