Engagement

What is so special about a diamond engagement ring, and do you need one to propose? How can you update traditional engagement announcements, parties, and pictures so your traditionalist in-laws are happy—but so are you? Should you expect gifts? Do you need an engagement party photographer? Can you still back out?

Diamond Engagement Rings

Diamond Engagement Rings

A brief history, how to pair the diamond with a ring setting, and some legal advice.

Engagement Gifts

Engagement Gifts

Who sends a couple an engagement present, and is it the same as a wedding present?

Engagement Proposal Ideas

Engagement Proposal Ideas

Lack creativity? Proposal stories you can copy. Lack taste? Proposal stories NOT to copy.

Engagement Pictures

Engagement Pictures

When the local newspaper asks for an engagement photo, what do they really want?

Engagement Announcements

Engagement Announcements

Let everyone know the good news! Or, maybe you should wait.

Engagement Photography

Engagement Photography

Engagement party photography—a clever way to audition potential wedding photographers.

Engagement Party

Engagement Party

The surprise engagement party, multiple parties, party themes, and other advice.