Your Engagement Season “I Do” List

Cartier Destinée Solitaire Engagement Ring at Cartier
Cartier Destinée Solitaire Engagement Ring at Cartier

Engagement season is in the air – will it be your time to shine? Whether you’ve been pinning your upcoming nuptials on Pinterest or just imagining the big day in your mind, the day of your proposal is a memory you’ll want to capture and hold on to forever. If you’re getting closer to pondering a walk down the aisle, we have some tried and true tips to make your proposal day as picture perfect as possible.

Drop the Hint

Cartier Destinée Solitaire Engagement Ring at Cartier; Price Available Upon Request
Cartier Destinée Solitaire Engagement Ring at Cartier; Price Available Upon Request

You’ll be wearing your engagement ring for the rest of your life, so why settle for anything less than your dream ring? There’s no harm in dropping a little hint on what sparkler you love most. Share your favorite engagement ring settings on your Pinterest board, leave them conveniently circled in catalogs, or take the big leap and go ring shopping. No matter what you decide, we promise the surprise we still feel as big when your partner gets on one knee.

Prepare for the Ring Selfie

LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour in Tulle at Chanel, $28
LE VERNIS Longwear Nail Colour in Tulle at Chanel, $28

Prep for that long-awaited ring selfie and treat yourself to a manicure. Nude and soft pink polishes are best to complement your new accessory without overpowering its sparkle. Chanel’s ‘tulle’ hue is the perfect polish for your “yes” moment.

Get that Bridal Glow

Caudalie Grand Facial at Caudalie; Price available upon request
Caudalie Grand Facial at Caudalie; Price available upon request

Achieve bride-to-be glow with the help of Caudalie’s miracle-working staff. Restore radiance and feel relaxed with a Caudalie Grand Facial. Your skin will feel as brand new as your future last name.

Capture the Moment

Prynt Pocket Smart Phone Printer at Urban Outfitters, $150
Prynt Pocket Smart Phone Printer at Urban Outfitters, $150

Your Instagram feed may be the only album you obsess over these days, but what about the lost art of the printed moment? Whether you hire the proposal paparazzi or ask a stranger, you’re going to want to print out your digital prints and store them in a safe place. Make your promise to love one another as permanent as ink with a photo keepsake. The Prynt smart phone printer is the pocket-sized powerhouse that will make your engagement scrapbook that much easier create.

Celebrate Your Engagement Glow in Style:

Vince Camuto Velvet Gown at Nordstrom, $208
Vince Camuto Velvet Gown at Nordstrom, $208
Kate Spade New York Bride Engraved Idiom Bangle at Bloomingdale’s, $58.00
Kate Spade New York Bride Engraved Idiom Bangle at Bloomingdale’s, $58.00

The moment happened, and it was everything you dreamed of…now what? After you agree to say “I do,” vow to celebrate in true bridal style. Gather your family and friends for an evening to remember as you tell the story of the big moment in an outfit fit for a queen. Vince Camuto’s luxurious velvet gown is the perfect dress for any fall celebration. Don’t forget to wear your new title proud with Kate Spade’s engraved bangle, filled with euphemisms for every blushing bride to be.

Toast to the Future

Waterford Happy Celebrations Toasting Flutes at Macy’s, $135
Waterford Happy Celebrations Toasting Flutes at Macy’s, $135
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