When you’re planning your marriage proposal, there’s one very important purchase that you’re going to be making: the ring. As a beautiful symbol of your love, the ring is a priceless component of your proposal. As an expensive once-in-a-lifetime purchase, a ring is a commodity that gets manufactured, shipped, and sold just like every other item on the market.
Unfortunately, many people forget that any hiccups or delays that might occur with any other purchase might happen to your ring as well. It’s important to realize that your engagement ring, especially if it is customized, will take time to reach you. Plan for at least six weeks until you receive the ring, or more if the company says it will take longer.
In fact, it is best if you leave yourself a generous window of time in which to receive the ring. Even if you leave yourself six weeks until your proposal, there are always risks associated with shipping anything- problems with manufacturers, lost packages or delayed mail are always a possibility. Add a few weeks to your time estimate for peace of mind.
When planning the proposal itself, it’s important to plan around the ring, not vice versa. Before you make any reservations, make sure that you have planned for the delivery of the ring and any delays that might happen. Imagine if you book a venue, only to find that the ring will be arriving a week later than anticipated. While a proposal is possible without a ring, it will have less impact and will not be quite as amazing as it could have been with a little proposal planning. Go easy on yourself and make sure that the ring will be safely in hand well before the proposal.
Ready to start planning? The Heart Bandits are standing by to help you put together a stunning proposal, from choosing the perfect proposal idea to getting the “yes.” Contact us today to get started.Michele