Engagement used to be an important family occasion until recently. A family would host a celebration party during which a father of the girl would stress the importance of this moment and would announce the engagement. Engaged couple would then receive gifts from family members and would exchange the gifts they had prepared for each other. Future-bride used to receive a bouquet of white flowers from her beloved one and they would exchange their engagement rings between each other. This time seems to be over these days. Eventhough nowadays rarely anyone obeys the traditional rules, there are certain principles which should be considered because they are regarded as polite. The first to be informed about the engagement should be future-bride’s family. At the announcement, the future-groom should give the flowers first to the mother of his beloved one, then to her. After annoucing it, the future-groom should formally ask his fiancés‘ parents for approval. They are expressing their intention to get married to future-groom‘s parents as well.
Engaged couple should be ready to answer their parents‘ questions – where do they plan to live together, when and where will the wedding take place but also how do they have thinked the financial aspect through. Lately, the engagements are gaining on popularity again and are becomming more important. How, where and before whom the marriage proposal will take place isn’t tied to societal conventions so tight anymore and basically depends only on the imagination of the future-broom or bride. Nowadays is it no exception that a woman proposes a man. It can happen though, that for some reason the engaged couple splits before the wedding. Then the woman should return the engagement ring to the man that proposed her. He then shouldn’t ever again propose another future-bride with the same returned ring. To prevent this from happening, you should be truly sure that your beloved one is really as he/she seems to be and he/she is ready to form a family together. It is naive to think that the partner may change after the wedding. No one is perfect and if you really love that someone with all their flaws and problems – propose to them. Then you could really be happy ever after and your marriage has a chance to be in peace and harmony. And we wish you just that!