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Best Places to Propose in Rome
If you’re looking to propose in a city with that is full of romance and history, Rome is the place for you to go. What can I possibly say about Rome that hasn’t already been said? It’s truly magnificent-- the history, the ruins, the art, and, oh my goodness, the food. Trust me, you don’t have to be a history buff to appreciate Rome in all of its glory. If you’re a lover of beauty and food, Rome will not let you down. Make a statement by proposing in one of the world’s oldest and most powerful cities. Here are some of the best places to propose in Rome:
1. Trevi Fountain
I’m sure you’ve heard of gorgeous Trevi Fountain, but simply hearing about it or seeing a picture doesn’t do the wonder of this spot justice. If you’d like to avoid the crowds, I suggest taking your loved one there at late at night or at dawn. While you’re there, be sure to throw a coin into the fountain. It’s legend that if you throw a coin into the Trevi Fountain, you’re guaranteed to come back to Rome (maybe for your honeymoon!). After throwing the coin in, tell your sweetheart you’d like to come back with her as your wife. Then propose to her with one of our solitaire diamond rings.
2. Villa Borghese Gardens
You’ll find the vast Villa Borghese gardens near the Galleria Borghese museum. This area began as a vineyard, and a cardinal started turning it into a park in the 17th century. You’ll have your pick of picturesque spots to pop the question. There are ancient buildings, lakes, and fountains galore. You can take a leisurely stroll through the gardens, rent a bike, or even take a boat out on one of the lakes. If you’ve been looking for a more relaxing, natural spot to propose away from the crowds, this is definitely the place to go.
3. Aventine Hill
Looking for a romantic spot with a panoramic view of Rome? Ancient Rome was built on seven hills, and Aventine Hill is one of the most beautiful. This area is a little quieter and will give you breathtaking views of the city. This spot also presents a variety of proposal options. You could plan a dinner picnic and propose as the sun sets over Rome. Or, if you’re looking for something even more special, try to find the secret keyhole that gives you a spectacular view of St. Peter’s Basilica.
4. Trastevere Neighborhood
If you’re looking for something a bit less touristy, but still picturesque and romantic, head to the Trastevere neighborhood. You’ll find this neighborhood on the west bank of the Tiber River. Fun fact: it’s name comes from the Latin phrase “trans Tiberim,” which means “beyond the Tiber.” Here, you can find a spot along the river to get down on one knee or you can venture into any of the authentic restaurants. You won’t be disappointed by the food! There are also plenty of romantic alleyways in this Roman neighborhood, which might prove a great spot to ask your sweetheart to marry you.
Whichever of our best places to propose you choose, make sure you have one of our solitaire diamond rings ready.
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My Trio Rings vs. Jared: Layaway Plan and Shipping for Diamond Rings
We’re one of a kind here at My Trio Rings. Our level of service combined with our wide selection of diamond rings makes us truly special. In fact, we don’t think you’ll find another retailer that compares -- online or in store. To prove it, we’ve been sizing up our competition. In a previous post, we compared our layaway plan to Walmart’s layaway plan. This week, we’re looking at the Jared the Galleria of Jewelry and examining what makes My Trio Rings an easier and more convenient shopping experience.
Our Layaway Plan:
Down Payment: $0
Minimum Purchase: None
Days to Pay: 6 months
Layaway Available: Year-round
Instead of offering Layaway, Jared's only offers only a credit financing offer available. While this is convenient for many customers, it is highly dependent on past credit history and can also make their purchase far more expensive when factoring in high interest rates. To take advantage of this program, you must open up a Jared credit card and either follow a 12-month plan or an 18-month plan. Here’s a quick rundown of each:
Down Payment: 20% required
Minimum Purchase: $1000 or more
Days to Pay: 12 months or interest charged
Interest: APR of 24.99% after 12 months
Down Payment: 20% required
Minimum Purchase: $5000 or more
Days to Pay: 12 months or interest charged
Interest: APR of 24.99% (If you make all required minimum payments by the end of the 12th month, rate is 9.9% for the next six months, then 24.99% thereafter.)
Just by taking a quick look at this comparison, it’s clear that the My Trio Rings layaway plan is more convenient and customer-focused. We don’t call it a financing plan because you don’t need to open up a credit card account with us for a flexible payment option.
Customer service and convenience are always top of mind at My Trio Rings? Check out the differences between our policies and Jared's when it comes to shipping.
Our Shipping Policy: Free shipping on orders within the U.S.
Jared’s Shipping Policy: Free shipping to any of their stores. Shipping charges will apply when the jewelry shipped to your home.
When you buy with us, we want to make your purchase as easy and enjoyable as possible. That’s why we deliver your glittering diamond rings right to your doorstep for free!
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Use Your Tax Refund Estimate in Your Wedding Budget
One of the best times of the year is fast approaching: tax return season! We know how much planning a wedding can cost, which is why most couples opt to stick to a strict budget. However, if you’re planning a wedding for this spring or summer, remember to take your tax refund estimate into account. You can use this money to significantly supplement your wedding budget if you need or want to. After all, you only get to have the wedding of your dreams once, so you should make it count. Here are a few ways you can incorporate your tax refund estimate into your wedding budget:
1. Matching Wedding Rings
Have you had your heart set on a pair of matching wedding rings that were originally out of your budget? Allocate some of your tax refund to this part of your budget. After all, this is one of the most permanent parts of your wedding. You’ll wear these rings forever, so you shouldn’t settle -- just like you didn’t settle for your fiance. Get the matching wedding rings that you’ll never tire staring at, and with My Trio Rings' already affordable prices, you won't have any regrets.
2. Ceremony and Reception
Did you have to make cuts to your original wedding plans because of lack of funds? Now that you know your tax refund estimate, see what you can afford to incorporate back into the wedding of your dreams. Use it for a little splurge or two on things that are important to you - the fresh flowers along the aisle or the DJ or band that knows how to groove and can play your wedding song perfectly. If you’re not sure what to use the money on, ask yourself this question: when I look back in 10 years, what will I wish I’d done differently at my wedding? Will you wish you’d used fresh flowers instead of imitation? If not, find somewhere else to invest your money. One option is to invest it into a professional photographer who will capture the photos you’ll look at for a lifetime.
If you have already planned the wedding you’ve always wanted, save the money from your tax refund and use it on your honeymoon! A lot of couples opt to spend less on their ceremony and reception so that they can spare no expense on their first trip as a married couple. Your tax refund estimate can open up a lot of doors for you --instead of going to Florida, maybe now you can go to Hawaii or Jamaica. The money can also allow you to try once-in-a-lifetime experiences like skydiving on your trip that would otherwise be out of your budget. Maybe you’ve been married for a while and postponed your honeymoon until you had enough funds. If so, your tax refund might present the perfect opportunity!
4. Vow Renewal
Perhaps you were married years ago, but you weren’t able to have quite the wedding you wanted because of money limitations. If so, now may be the right time to celebrate. Use your tax refund estimate to plan a vow renewal ceremony on your anniversary. This way, you can finally have that dream wedding. You can even get new matching wedding rings to commemorate the occasion!
Before you walk down the aisle, make sure you have the perfect set of matching wedding rings.
Best Places to Propose in Paris
If you’re really looking to outdo yourself with a proposal, there’s no better place than the most romantic city in the world: Paris. The capital of France gets a lot of hype, and, trust me, all of it is well-deserved. This is a city full of life, love, culture, history, and art. You’ll never be bored. Even walking from one destination to another will feel exciting and life-changing. Paris is the essence of all things French, so get ready to eat lots of cheese and bread, drink delicious wine, and be blown away. Here are the best places to propose in Paris:
1. Eiffel Tower
When you think of Paris, the Eiffel Tower is probably the first thing that pops into your mind. Proposing at the here may be a cliché, but it’s a cliché for a reason. Make your way to the top and get a breathtaking, panoramic view of Paris. You can try to time your visit so you reach the top as the sun is setting over Paris, which makes for an even more romantic view. After you present her with one of our solitaire diamond rings and pop the question, get a glass of champagne to celebrate at the champagne bar on the top floor. If you’d rather propose in front of the Eiffel Tower, I recommend choosing a grassy spot for a nighttime picnic and waiting until it lights up.
2. Seine River
If you want to really capture the essence of Paris, take a cruise on the Seine River. This will give you amazing views of Paris’ most impressive monuments like the Notre Dame Cathedral, Pont Neuf, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and more. There are many different type of tours offered, so you’re bound to find one that appeals to you and fits your budget. You can simply take a narrated tour or you can take a dinner cruise. If you’re really feeling extravagant, you can charter a river boat and have your own private tour of the city. Sounds amazing, right?
3. Pont des Arts
The Pont des Arts is wooden pedestrian bridge that crosses the Seine River and leads to the Louvre. You’ve probably seen this bridge many times in pictures: it’s the bridge with all the locks. It’s the place where couples come to memorialize their love by attaching a lock onto the bridge with their initials and throwing the key into the river. This bridge also offers a magnificent view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Sounds like the perfect place to ask for your sweetheart to marry you, doesn't it? After she says yes, show her that you’ve also brought a lock for you to attach to the bridge as a newly engaged couple.
Do you have any suggestions for Parisian places to propose? Just make sure you’ve looked through our selection of solitaire diamond rings before getting down on one knee!