With the new year comes brand new proposal trends. Here, Jack Jahan from Ramsdens Jewellery shares the top 2021 engagement trends you could consider for your same-sex proposal.
If there’s one thing 2020 hasn’t put a stop to, it’s wedding proposals. However, this year, couples have had to adapt to keep their proposals meaningful, while adhering to lockdowns and restrictions.
Your relationship is entirely unique to you, so there’s no doubt you’ll want to be creative in order to mark the occasion in a way that suits you as a couple. Although your original proposal plans may have been put to a stop, there are still some great ways you can make your engagement special going into 2021.
From picking out an engagement watch to organising zoom parties with your family, 2021 will see a range of new proposal trends. Take a look at some of these trends below and see if you’d like to give any of them a try.
Finding the perfect ring
The ring is possibly one of the most important elements of every engagement, so you’ll want to find the perfect piece to commemorate the day you decided to get married.
The first thing you’ll need to consider is the style of your ring. Will you go with a plain band or will you choose something with a bit more sparkle? This will entirely depend on your loved one’s style, so take note of the kind of jewellery they usually wear and find something to match.
In 2021, we’re starting to see more classic styles come back into fashion, such as solitaire and halo rings. Something like this would be perfect if your loved one is a fan of diamonds. If they don’t often wear jewellery, a plain wedding band might be the best idea.
You could also choose to get two rings. Some same-sex couples choose matching rings, while other couples opt for different but complementary pieces, so it all depends on your personal styles.
Another lovely option is picking out rings that have a different design but a matching characteristic, such as the band colour or the cut of a diamond, to unite them together. This is the perfect choice if you both have a different style, but you’d still like your rings to match in some way.
Choosing something different
Proposals aren’t a ‘one size fits all’ occasion. That’s why many couples are choosing to veer away from tradition by opting for alternative ways to commemorate their love.
In recent years, engagement watches have sometimes been gifted to the groom-to-be, so he always has a piece of jewellery to remember the occasion. And, if an engagement ring doesn’t feel like your loved one’s style, or if their lifestyle wouldn’t suit dainty hand jewellery, then a watch or charm bracelet might be just the thing.
If you like the idea of getting matching jewellery for your engagement, you could pick matching models or pieces that complement each other. However, if your significant other is set on the idea of an engagement ring, why not pick out a watch or bracelet that matches their ring?
You can choose something in the same colour as their engagement band or opt for a piece that incorporates a bit of sparkle to match their diamond ring. Whatever you decide to go for, choosing a different piece of jewellery is a lovely way to mark the occasion.
Planning the proposal together
Traditionally, proposals are planned by the groom and are kept secret from the bride. But, these days, some couples are choosing to plan the proposal together. Your engagement will be a big investment, and you’ll want to make sure you’ve got everything just right. So, it might be a good idea to involve your partner in the process of choosing a ring or other piece of jewellery.
You don’t have to share every detail like when and where you’re going to pop the question, but sparking up a conversation about the kind of jewellery they’d like can help give you a few ideas before you start shopping.
Proposing in a personal location
Once you’ve decided on your engagement jewellery, your next step is to choose the perfect proposal location. Home proposals, virtual parties, and scenic outdoor proposals are set to be huge in the new year. So, consider the places that mean the most to you as a couple to decide where you’ll get down on one knee.
Scenic outdoor proposals have always been popular, so think of a location that means a lot to you. Perhaps it’s a beach or lake that you like to visit together, or maybe you’re both keen walkers and you’d like to propose at the top of a mountain.
Alternatively, home proposals have also been a popular option in 2020, with many couples hosting virtual engagement parties to celebrate the occasion with their loved ones. And, is there a more personal way to propose to your loved one than in the home you’ve created together?
Wherever you choose to pop the question, making your proposal as personal as possible can add an extra special touch to your engagement.
After the events of 2020, it’s no surprise that couples are choosing to skip traditions in favour of a more personalised proposal. Whether you opt for a pair of engagement watches in place of rings, or you plan the proposal together, you can make sure your engagement is as unique as your love.
We hope these tips have helped you plan the perfect proposal. You’ll then need to start planning your big day, so why not take a look at some of our wedding packages to help you organise your dream wedding?