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Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • My Trio Rings: Your Source for Plus Size Rings

    The popularity of plus size fashion has exploded. Instead of trying to conform to the super-skinny body type that graces the covers of fashion magazines, women are celebrating body positivity and acceptance for the beautiful skin they’re in. Plus size
    fashion is getting a much-needed makeover, from celebrities like Tess Holliday and Melissa McCarthy launching their own clothing
    lines to indie fashion bloggers and designers showing glamour knows no size. And it’s about time, too. Even though more than 50% of American women are a size 14 and up, most stores rarely stock above a size 12.

    Drop-the-plus-campaign The same is true for bridal rings: Most jewelry companies carry his and hers wedding rings
    up to the standard women's size of 7 and the men's 10, no larger. My Trio Rings is proud to offer a wide selection of sizes, including plus size rings, up to size 13 for women and size 16 for men. We know that our customers come in all shapes and sizes,
    and our products reflect that. You deserve to find the wedding rings of your dreams – without any stress or disappointment to cloud your happiness.

    How to Find the Perfect Plus Size Rings

    It’s easy to find bridal rings that fit just right. Our ring size guide will help you determine the right fit. If you aren’t sure of your ring sizes, we’ll be happy
    to send you a free plastic ring sizer in the mail. We even have an International Ring Size Conversion Chart for our customers abroad. Once you've found your size, then you can start the fun of choosing his and hers wedding rings that show off your unique
    character as a couple. Here are just a couple of possible styles that might strike your fancy. Bridal rings are available in sizes 3-13, and men’s rings in sizes 6-16.

    Classic: Kore Collection 1 1/2 Ct. T.W. Trio Wedding Ring Set in 14K White Gold


    classic

    Learn more  

    Ornate: Anastasia Collection 1 Ct. T.W. Trio Wedding Ring Set in 14K Yellow Gold


    ornate

    Learn more

    Elegant: Leone Collection 1 3/4 Ct. T.W. Trio Wedding Ring Set in 14K White Gold


    refined


    button-blog-plus-size-rings

    Photo credit: Wikimedia

  • Best Sites for Budget Wedding Splurges

    Are you dreaming of a day at the spa with your maid of honor? Do you have a honeymoon bucket list that's way out of your price range? Do you wish you could afford that designer wedding gown? Are you frustrated that you can't find beautiful and original wedding accessories within your budget – from affordable wedding rings to vintage-inspired veils?

    Some couples feel frustrated planning a budget wedding, because they wish they could stretch their wedding dollars a little further.

    But the good news is that it's never been easier to find secret deals to make your wedding dreams come true – even on a tight budget. The Internet to the rescue! Here's what you need to know to get the most out of the web while wedding planning. 

    Budget Wedding Planning Like a Pro

    1. Groupon or Living Social

    Groupon or Living Social, two indispensable daily deal sites, feature a ton of fantastic offers on everything from international trips to spa days to cases of wine. 

    But both are unpredictable in their offerings, so you won't want to wait until the last minute to find a great deal on your wedding essentials. It's a good idea to make a list of your wedding priorities before you get started.

    Depending on how long your engagement will be, you probably want to go ahead and make arrangements for the basics (ceremony site, wedding gown, food, affordable wedding rings) and leave Groupon and Living Social for the elements that allow for a bit more flexibility.

    honeymoon-planning

    What to Look For

    As interesting items become available on Groupon or Living Social, you might find that you're able to get great deals and splurge on things you didn't think you could afford:

    • A huge discount at a chic spa to purchase massages for you and your husband-to-be as a wedding gift, or manicures and pedicures for your bridal party.
    • An amazing travel deal for a honeymoon destination – think: Costa Rica, Iceland or Australia.
    • A fantastic restaurant deal for a girls' night out before the wedding.

    2. Ebay

    Ebay is a great place to start budget wedding shopping, because you can bid just as much as you are willing to pay for an item, and no more. You just enter your maximum bid, and you will find out at the end of the auction whether you won the item you hoped to buy. On Ebay, you can search for just about anything you can think of. Tradesy, OnceWed and PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com also have a fantastic selection of pre-worn (often designer) wedding and bridesmaid dresses. 

    wedding-dress-850606 1280

    What to Look For

    • A stunning designer wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses for a fraction of the retail price
    • A vintage lace veil to complete your bohemian look
    • Funky wedding decorations for your reception venue 

    3. Etsy

    If you are planning a wedding on a budget, then Etsy is an excellent site for finding lovely, eclectic, handmade touches, often at an excellent price. Independent vendors sell both their own creations and secondhand treasures – whatever your unique budget wedding vision, you are likely to find something creative and beautiful that fits the bill on Etsy.

    What to Look For

    • A vintage-inspired 1950's wedding dress or bright pink peep-toe pumps 
    • Custom-designed stickers to place on the bottom of Hershey's Kisses as favors on the reception table
    • Handmade photo booth props and decorations 

    wedding-reception

    4. My Trio Rings 

    Of course we couldn't talk about planning a beautiful budget wedding without just a little shameless promotion. It often seems impossible to find authentic and affordable wedding rings that match your unique style, but that's exactly what we offer at My Trio Rings. 

    show image in imgtag-3

    What to Look For

    button-blog-layaway 

    Photo Credit: Flickr/copyrightphotography; Pixabay; Flickr/savioseb

  • Reasons You Shouldn’t Have a Wedding Party

    wedding-partyOne of the many wonderful things about wedding planning in 2015 is that there aren’t any hard and fast rules anymore. You get to do things your way, which often means blending the traditional with the new: wearing your grandmother’s wedding dress but buying your bridal set rings online, hosting a formal sit-down dinner at your reception but sending eco-friendly paperless invitations.

    Modern couples have a lot more freedom to create customized weddings. Together you can choose which traditions are meaningful to you and which new symbols and practices you want to adopt.

    Having a wedding party, like many other “must-haves” from the past, is optional and up to you as a couple. Are you on the fence about having bridesmaids and groomsmen? Here are six reasons you might want to consider opting out.

    You’re just not into the whole wedding party thing.

    If this is the case, then it should be an easy decision. If you’re not excited about the idea of bridesmaids and groomsmen, skip the wedding party. There’s no rule that you have to go that route, and you’ll just create unnecessary stress for yourself.

    You’re having a low-key wedding.

    If you’re striving for a casual affair, you might not want the formality of a traditional wedding party. Instead of choosing bridesmaids and groomsmen, you could incorporate your nearest and dearest into your wedding in other ways. For example, asking your sister and best friend to help you get ready before the ceremony or your best guy friends to do a short toast at the reception. Skipping the wedding party lets everyone relax and have fun.

    You and your friends are on a budget.

    Let’s be honest: a wedding party can be expensive for everyone involved. Bridesmaids have to buy dresses, shoes and accessories. Groomsmen have to rent tuxes or suits. Everyone has to pay for plane tickets, hotel rooms, gifts and other extras. And you and your spouse-to-be will also end up throwing down some cash for hair and makeup artists, dinners out, wedding party gifts, etc. All these expenses are worthwhile if you truly want to have your closest friends and family in your wedding party. If not, they can feel like a burden.

    You don’t want one more thing to organize.

    You two have a lot to juggle with your wedding planning, from bridal set rings to hotel room blocks. If wrangling a wedding party is going to be just another item on your to-do list, then opt out.

    You don’t want to pick favorites.

    Choosing who stands next to you as you say your vows can be an emotional and difficult task. You may have a large group of close friends from different parts of your life, and you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by picking a select few for your wedding party. If you want to avoid any drama, keep it simple.

    You want the focus to be on your union.

    At its core, your wedding day is about you two making a lifelong commitment to each other. Everything else is just gravy. Your friends and family will be honored to be there to support you when you say your vows – whether or not they’re in your official wedding party.

    Shop our customizable bridal ring sets

    Photo credit

  • Fact or Fiction? 5 Die-Hard Myths about the Diamond Engagement Ring

    The down-on-one-knee, diamond-engagement-ring proposal is a huge part of our culture that we see everywhere – in movies, in our own proposals, in our friends’ Facebook selfies.

    But how much do you really know about the diamond engagement ring? Can you tell fact from fiction in this list of common beliefs? Test your knowledge!

    1. It’s been a popular symbol of marriage for centuries.

    fiction copy

    While engagement rings have been around for a long time. But the iconic diamond ring is a pretty recent development.

    Rings made from precious metals and other gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires, were more common in the past. It wasn’t until the 1930s and 1940s that diamonds took off in popularity.

    2. It can be used as insurance in a broken engagement.

    fact copy

    File this under: least romantic/most sexist way to look at an engagement.

    Back in the day, women were expected to be virgins when they got married. But if an engaged couple had been intimate before the big day and he broke it off, she was left in a bad spot. At that time, she could actually sue him under “breach of promise” laws which started dying out around the time diamond rings gained popularity. The idea behind the promise was that if he walked out, she could still keep the ring!

    3. It’s just a clever marketing ploy.

    fact copy

    Call it perfect timing (or cause and effect!): just as “breach of promise” laws were becoming obsolete in the US, diamonds were starting to enter the scene as an attractive new alternative. And of course, there was an iconic advertising campaign to move that trend along. With the slogan, “A Diamond is Forever” in 1947, DeBeers kicked off a massive cultural phenomenon. It didn’t take too long for Americans to fall head over heels: in just a few decades, more than 80% of engaged American women sported diamond rings.

    4. It’s a waste of money.

    fiction copy

    There are savvy investors out there who swear diamonds are the new gold. But for most of us, a diamond engagement ring is an emotional symbol, rather than a retirement nest egg.

    That said, diamond rings have earned an unfair reputation as poor investments. And it’s simply not true. The common myth is that when you buy a diamond ring, it immediately depreciates. So if you buy a $5,000 diamond engagement ring and try to sell it to the jeweler next door, and he offers you only $3500 for it, you feel like you got a raw deal.

    But here’s the thing: the original $5,000 you paid for the ring included the first store’s expenses for keeping it in inventory over time, plus the profit it needs to make to stay in business. The same thing happens when you buy a car from a dealership: the car doesn’t depreciate in value as soon as you drive it off the lot – you have to figure the dealer’s profit into the selling price.

    With diamonds, there’s a balance between their initial cost and their long-term value. More affordable stones are still likely to hold their value over time, but larger, more expensive stones will do so more efficiently since they are rarer. So budget-conscious shoppers should manage their expectations realistically, perhaps looking at more affordably priced rings that also have a trade-in option.

    5. It’s hard to tell if it’s fake or not.

    fiction copy

    There’s a rumor that it’s common to get duped with a cheap imitation when buying a diamond ring – especially when you shop online. But it’s actually very easy to weed out the rare scams. Any reputable seller will offer you a certificate of authenticity and for larger purchases its wise to have one from an independent third party such as the Gemological Institute of America – so you know it’s the real deal.

    You can also do a few quick, DIY tests on any diamond ring to verify its authenticity. For the “fog test,” simply hold the stone close to your mouth and breathe on it. Diamonds can’t hold heat and should clear up immediately; fake stones will remain foggy. For the “newspaper test,” hold the stone over a piece of fine print on a newspaper. Diamonds refract light in a way that should prevent you from reading the print below; fake stones will allow you to read the words.

    Find out more about diamonds and planning the perfect proposal in The Gentleman’s Guide to Proposing.

  • 5 Cozy Fall Proposal Ideas

    cozy-campfireIt’s always sad to see the end of summer, but it’s hard not to get excited about the beginning of fall. Cozy weather and beautiful scenery make this one of the most romantic times of the year – perfect if you’re planning to propose to that special someone. Make it a moment you both will never forget with one of these fall proposal ideas.

    1. Horseback Riding

    A relaxing ride through the countryside or mountains is the ideal way to appreciate the gorgeous fall colors. Arrange to take a leisurely horseback riding excursion for two. When you stop to take in the view, surprise her with a stunning engagement ring set.

    2. Camping

    Take advantage of your last chance to go camping before the winter weather sets in. Drive to a campsite with plenty of warm gear, or go the glamping route and rent a secluded cabin with a fireplace. Enjoy this blissful one-on-one time together with no distractions. Open a bottle of wine, start a fire and make gourmet s’mores with her favorite kind of chocolate. Propose over the firelight.

    3. Local Flavor

    Find a nearby brewery or winery, and make a reservation for a private tour and tasting. Sample the fall-themed beers or the most recent vintage, then arrange for the staff to bring you glasses of something special you know she’ll like. Pair your toast with a diamond engagement ring.

    4. Corn Maze

    Find a fall corn maze near where you live, and have a blast running through it like little kids. When you get lost in the maze, away from the crowd, tell her you want to take a short break. Then get down on one knee with the gorgeous engagement ring set she’ll love.

    5. Surprise Trip

    Plan a day trip to a place you’ve never been before, but don’t tell her where you’re going. Pick a charming small town or a city with a lot of character. Stock the car with her favorite snacks and tunes, and enjoy a scenic drive with a backdrop of changing leaves. Have a romantic lunch, then explore the town on foot. Find a quiet spot to pop the question.

    Get expert advice and proposal ideas in the Gentleman's Guide to Proposing

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Monthly Archives: September 2015

  • My Trio Rings: Your Source for Plus Size Rings

    The popularity of plus size fashion has exploded. Instead of trying to conform to the super-skinny body type that graces the covers of fashion magazines, women are celebrating body positivity and acceptance for the beautiful skin they’re in. Plus size
    fashion is getting a much-needed makeover, from celebrities like Tess Holliday and Melissa McCarthy launching their own clothing
    lines to indie fashion bloggers and designers showing glamour knows no size. And it’s about time, too. Even though more than 50% of American women are a size 14 and up, most stores rarely stock above a size 12.

    Drop-the-plus-campaign The same is true for bridal rings: Most jewelry companies carry his and hers wedding rings
    up to the standard women's size of 7 and the men's 10, no larger. My Trio Rings is proud to offer a wide selection of sizes, including plus size rings, up to size 13 for women and size 16 for men. We know that our customers come in all shapes and sizes,
    and our products reflect that. You deserve to find the wedding rings of your dreams – without any stress or disappointment to cloud your happiness.

    How to Find the Perfect Plus Size Rings

    It’s easy to find bridal rings that fit just right. Our ring size guide will help you determine the right fit. If you aren’t sure of your ring sizes, we’ll be happy
    to send you a free plastic ring sizer in the mail. We even have an International Ring Size Conversion Chart for our customers abroad. Once you've found your size, then you can start the fun of choosing his and hers wedding rings that show off your unique
    character as a couple. Here are just a couple of possible styles that might strike your fancy. Bridal rings are available in sizes 3-13, and men’s rings in sizes 6-16.

    Classic: Kore Collection 1 1/2 Ct. T.W. Trio Wedding Ring Set in 14K White Gold


    classic

    Learn more  

    Ornate: Anastasia Collection 1 Ct. T.W. Trio Wedding Ring Set in 14K Yellow Gold


    ornate

    Learn more

    Elegant: Leone Collection 1 3/4 Ct. T.W. Trio Wedding Ring Set in 14K White Gold


    refined


    button-blog-plus-size-rings

    Photo credit: Wikimedia

  • Best Sites for Budget Wedding Splurges

    Are you dreaming of a day at the spa with your maid of honor? Do you have a honeymoon bucket list that's way out of your price range? Do you wish you could afford that designer wedding gown? Are you frustrated that you can't find beautiful and original wedding accessories within your budget – from affordable wedding rings to vintage-inspired veils?

    Some couples feel frustrated planning a budget wedding, because they wish they could stretch their wedding dollars a little further.

    But the good news is that it's never been easier to find secret deals to make your wedding dreams come true – even on a tight budget. The Internet to the rescue! Here's what you need to know to get the most out of the web while wedding planning. 

    Budget Wedding Planning Like a Pro

    1. Groupon or Living Social

    Groupon or Living Social, two indispensable daily deal sites, feature a ton of fantastic offers on everything from international trips to spa days to cases of wine. 

    But both are unpredictable in their offerings, so you won't want to wait until the last minute to find a great deal on your wedding essentials. It's a good idea to make a list of your wedding priorities before you get started.

    Depending on how long your engagement will be, you probably want to go ahead and make arrangements for the basics (ceremony site, wedding gown, food, affordable wedding rings) and leave Groupon and Living Social for the elements that allow for a bit more flexibility.

    honeymoon-planning

    What to Look For

    As interesting items become available on Groupon or Living Social, you might find that you're able to get great deals and splurge on things you didn't think you could afford:

    • A huge discount at a chic spa to purchase massages for you and your husband-to-be as a wedding gift, or manicures and pedicures for your bridal party.
    • An amazing travel deal for a honeymoon destination – think: Costa Rica, Iceland or Australia.
    • A fantastic restaurant deal for a girls' night out before the wedding.

    2. Ebay

    Ebay is a great place to start budget wedding shopping, because you can bid just as much as you are willing to pay for an item, and no more. You just enter your maximum bid, and you will find out at the end of the auction whether you won the item you hoped to buy. On Ebay, you can search for just about anything you can think of. Tradesy, OnceWed and PreOwnedWeddingDresses.com also have a fantastic selection of pre-worn (often designer) wedding and bridesmaid dresses. 

    wedding-dress-850606 1280

    What to Look For

    • A stunning designer wedding dress or bridesmaid dresses for a fraction of the retail price
    • A vintage lace veil to complete your bohemian look
    • Funky wedding decorations for your reception venue 

    3. Etsy

    If you are planning a wedding on a budget, then Etsy is an excellent site for finding lovely, eclectic, handmade touches, often at an excellent price. Independent vendors sell both their own creations and secondhand treasures – whatever your unique budget wedding vision, you are likely to find something creative and beautiful that fits the bill on Etsy.

    What to Look For

    • A vintage-inspired 1950's wedding dress or bright pink peep-toe pumps 
    • Custom-designed stickers to place on the bottom of Hershey's Kisses as favors on the reception table
    • Handmade photo booth props and decorations 

    wedding-reception

    4. My Trio Rings 

    Of course we couldn't talk about planning a beautiful budget wedding without just a little shameless promotion. It often seems impossible to find authentic and affordable wedding rings that match your unique style, but that's exactly what we offer at My Trio Rings. 

    show image in imgtag-3

    What to Look For

    button-blog-layaway 

    Photo Credit: Flickr/copyrightphotography; Pixabay; Flickr/savioseb

  • Reasons You Shouldn’t Have a Wedding Party

    wedding-partyOne of the many wonderful things about wedding planning in 2015 is that there aren’t any hard and fast rules anymore. You get to do things your way, which often means blending the traditional with the new: wearing your grandmother’s wedding dress but buying your bridal set rings online, hosting a formal sit-down dinner at your reception but sending eco-friendly paperless invitations.

    Modern couples have a lot more freedom to create customized weddings. Together you can choose which traditions are meaningful to you and which new symbols and practices you want to adopt.

    Having a wedding party, like many other “must-haves” from the past, is optional and up to you as a couple. Are you on the fence about having bridesmaids and groomsmen? Here are six reasons you might want to consider opting out.

    You’re just not into the whole wedding party thing.

    If this is the case, then it should be an easy decision. If you’re not excited about the idea of bridesmaids and groomsmen, skip the wedding party. There’s no rule that you have to go that route, and you’ll just create unnecessary stress for yourself.

    You’re having a low-key wedding.

    If you’re striving for a casual affair, you might not want the formality of a traditional wedding party. Instead of choosing bridesmaids and groomsmen, you could incorporate your nearest and dearest into your wedding in other ways. For example, asking your sister and best friend to help you get ready before the ceremony or your best guy friends to do a short toast at the reception. Skipping the wedding party lets everyone relax and have fun.

    You and your friends are on a budget.

    Let’s be honest: a wedding party can be expensive for everyone involved. Bridesmaids have to buy dresses, shoes and accessories. Groomsmen have to rent tuxes or suits. Everyone has to pay for plane tickets, hotel rooms, gifts and other extras. And you and your spouse-to-be will also end up throwing down some cash for hair and makeup artists, dinners out, wedding party gifts, etc. All these expenses are worthwhile if you truly want to have your closest friends and family in your wedding party. If not, they can feel like a burden.

    You don’t want one more thing to organize.

    You two have a lot to juggle with your wedding planning, from bridal set rings to hotel room blocks. If wrangling a wedding party is going to be just another item on your to-do list, then opt out.

    You don’t want to pick favorites.

    Choosing who stands next to you as you say your vows can be an emotional and difficult task. You may have a large group of close friends from different parts of your life, and you don’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings by picking a select few for your wedding party. If you want to avoid any drama, keep it simple.

    You want the focus to be on your union.

    At its core, your wedding day is about you two making a lifelong commitment to each other. Everything else is just gravy. Your friends and family will be honored to be there to support you when you say your vows – whether or not they’re in your official wedding party.

    Shop our customizable bridal ring sets

    Photo credit

  • Fact or Fiction? 5 Die-Hard Myths about the Diamond Engagement Ring

    The down-on-one-knee, diamond-engagement-ring proposal is a huge part of our culture that we see everywhere – in movies, in our own proposals, in our friends’ Facebook selfies.

    But how much do you really know about the diamond engagement ring? Can you tell fact from fiction in this list of common beliefs? Test your knowledge!

    1. It’s been a popular symbol of marriage for centuries.

    fiction copy

    While engagement rings have been around for a long time. But the iconic diamond ring is a pretty recent development.

    Rings made from precious metals and other gemstones, such as rubies, emeralds and sapphires, were more common in the past. It wasn’t until the 1930s and 1940s that diamonds took off in popularity.

    2. It can be used as insurance in a broken engagement.

    fact copy

    File this under: least romantic/most sexist way to look at an engagement.

    Back in the day, women were expected to be virgins when they got married. But if an engaged couple had been intimate before the big day and he broke it off, she was left in a bad spot. At that time, she could actually sue him under “breach of promise” laws which started dying out around the time diamond rings gained popularity. The idea behind the promise was that if he walked out, she could still keep the ring!

    3. It’s just a clever marketing ploy.

    fact copy

    Call it perfect timing (or cause and effect!): just as “breach of promise” laws were becoming obsolete in the US, diamonds were starting to enter the scene as an attractive new alternative. And of course, there was an iconic advertising campaign to move that trend along. With the slogan, “A Diamond is Forever” in 1947, DeBeers kicked off a massive cultural phenomenon. It didn’t take too long for Americans to fall head over heels: in just a few decades, more than 80% of engaged American women sported diamond rings.

    4. It’s a waste of money.

    fiction copy

    There are savvy investors out there who swear diamonds are the new gold. But for most of us, a diamond engagement ring is an emotional symbol, rather than a retirement nest egg.

    That said, diamond rings have earned an unfair reputation as poor investments. And it’s simply not true. The common myth is that when you buy a diamond ring, it immediately depreciates. So if you buy a $5,000 diamond engagement ring and try to sell it to the jeweler next door, and he offers you only $3500 for it, you feel like you got a raw deal.

    But here’s the thing: the original $5,000 you paid for the ring included the first store’s expenses for keeping it in inventory over time, plus the profit it needs to make to stay in business. The same thing happens when you buy a car from a dealership: the car doesn’t depreciate in value as soon as you drive it off the lot – you have to figure the dealer’s profit into the selling price.

    With diamonds, there’s a balance between their initial cost and their long-term value. More affordable stones are still likely to hold their value over time, but larger, more expensive stones will do so more efficiently since they are rarer. So budget-conscious shoppers should manage their expectations realistically, perhaps looking at more affordably priced rings that also have a trade-in option.

    5. It’s hard to tell if it’s fake or not.

    fiction copy

    There’s a rumor that it’s common to get duped with a cheap imitation when buying a diamond ring – especially when you shop online. But it’s actually very easy to weed out the rare scams. Any reputable seller will offer you a certificate of authenticity and for larger purchases its wise to have one from an independent third party such as the Gemological Institute of America – so you know it’s the real deal.

    You can also do a few quick, DIY tests on any diamond ring to verify its authenticity. For the “fog test,” simply hold the stone close to your mouth and breathe on it. Diamonds can’t hold heat and should clear up immediately; fake stones will remain foggy. For the “newspaper test,” hold the stone over a piece of fine print on a newspaper. Diamonds refract light in a way that should prevent you from reading the print below; fake stones will allow you to read the words.

    Find out more about diamonds and planning the perfect proposal in The Gentleman’s Guide to Proposing.

  • 5 Cozy Fall Proposal Ideas

    cozy-campfireIt’s always sad to see the end of summer, but it’s hard not to get excited about the beginning of fall. Cozy weather and beautiful scenery make this one of the most romantic times of the year – perfect if you’re planning to propose to that special someone. Make it a moment you both will never forget with one of these fall proposal ideas.

    1. Horseback Riding

    A relaxing ride through the countryside or mountains is the ideal way to appreciate the gorgeous fall colors. Arrange to take a leisurely horseback riding excursion for two. When you stop to take in the view, surprise her with a stunning engagement ring set.

    2. Camping

    Take advantage of your last chance to go camping before the winter weather sets in. Drive to a campsite with plenty of warm gear, or go the glamping route and rent a secluded cabin with a fireplace. Enjoy this blissful one-on-one time together with no distractions. Open a bottle of wine, start a fire and make gourmet s’mores with her favorite kind of chocolate. Propose over the firelight.

    3. Local Flavor

    Find a nearby brewery or winery, and make a reservation for a private tour and tasting. Sample the fall-themed beers or the most recent vintage, then arrange for the staff to bring you glasses of something special you know she’ll like. Pair your toast with a diamond engagement ring.

    4. Corn Maze

    Find a fall corn maze near where you live, and have a blast running through it like little kids. When you get lost in the maze, away from the crowd, tell her you want to take a short break. Then get down on one knee with the gorgeous engagement ring set she’ll love.

    5. Surprise Trip

    Plan a day trip to a place you’ve never been before, but don’t tell her where you’re going. Pick a charming small town or a city with a lot of character. Stock the car with her favorite snacks and tunes, and enjoy a scenic drive with a backdrop of changing leaves. Have a romantic lunch, then explore the town on foot. Find a quiet spot to pop the question.

    Get expert advice and proposal ideas in the Gentleman's Guide to Proposing

    Photo credit

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