Whenever you want to have one. I never had one. Unless you come from a prominent family, then most young women don't have an engagement party unless she decides to have one. If you and your future spouse are excited and bursting at the seams with excitement, then the two of you throw a party for just friends, or family and friends. Nothing wrong with that.
Sometimes the wedding bands come with the engagement ring. The fiance should have her engagement ring first; then a month or more the wedding bands can be chosen before the wedding.
When planning a wedding, invitations are a two step process. Save-the-date cards should be mailed out four months in advance to let guests know about your engagement. The invitations should be sent out two months later leaving guests about 6-8 weeks to RSVP. When preparing for your wedding, the general rule is that save the date cards should be mailed out four months in advance. Wedding invitations should be sent out no earlier than two months before the wedding.
If you are married she should already have an engagement ring. You give her the engagement ring when you propose, before the wedding is even planned.
Invitations should be mailed 6-8 weeks before the wedding.
you should return your wedding band as it is the symbol of your marriage but you should not return your engagement ring as that was the symbol of your engagement and you for filled your obligation there
Wedding parties are ideally picked around 6 months before the wedding.
You should send invitations about 6 weeks-2 months before the wedding.
It depends on what you wish the money to be spent on. If you want it to be used for the wedding it should be gifted 6 months to a year before the wedding date. If it is to be used for a honeymoon or for a down payment on a home it should be gifted 1-6 months before the wedding.If it is a wedding gift and has no intended purpose it can be gifted shortly before, at, or shortly after the wedding.
First, you put on the wedding band. Then, the engagement ring goes on as a protector.
typically a woman does not wear the engagement ring during the ceremony. she is given a wedding band by her husband, and after the wedding the engagement ring in placed in front of the band.
Wedding invitations should be sent out three to four months before the wedding to give the guests a chance to plan around the wedding especially during spring or summer months.
Sometimes the engagement ring and wedding band come together, but whether or not it does or doesn't you can certainly show her the wedding band.
Many brides wear their engagement ring on their wedding day. So, it's totally up to you but consider that it may be a bit difficult to exchange it with your wedding ring. As you know, the wedding ring is supposed to go onto the left hand ring finger first (where you wear your engagement ring), which means that you should have to remove your engagement ring while the groom slips on the wedding ring, and then put your engagement ring back on. You can move your engagement ring to your right hand just before the wedding takes place, leaving your left ring finger bare. After the ceremony is complete, you can put your engagement ring back to your left hand on top of your wedding ring.
If you plan to ask her to marry you, you should give her an engagement ring. The majority of engagement rings are diamond but keep in mind that you can easily find a diamond engagement ring for your budget. If you buy a nice engagement ring, you and your bride-to-be can buy your wedding rings with or without diamonds or just plain gold (or another material) wedding bands.
Gifts are not customary at an engagement party because they are expected at the wedding and etiquette dictates that those who are invited to an engagement party should be invited to the wedding. If you choose to give a gift you can but it is not required or expected.
Yes, the wedding ring and the engagement ring should be the same metal. You can purchase a set to make the two pieces work together.
Wedding band first, then engagement ring. The wedding band should be worn closer to the heart, because it is more of a commitment. The engagement ring should not be worn at the ceremony or it can be worn on the right hand and put on after the wedding ring/band. & on the left hand on your ring finger. (next to pinkie)
* No wedding rings or bands shouldn't cost more than an engagement ring in most cases. Often the engagement ring may come with the wedding ring. With the way the economy is going now you should have no problem getting a fairly good deal on an engagement and wedding ring.
The groom should buy the engagement and wedding ring for his bride to be and the bride to be should buy the groom's wedding band.
the man because he should be a gentleman
* Generally an Eternity Ring is worn on another finger where it is on it's own and shows up more than crowded in with an engagement ring and wedding band, but there are no rules that you can't wear it on your wedding band finger and it should go below the wedding band and engagement ring.
There is no certain amount of carats an engagement ring should be. Traditionally an engagement ring should cost about two months salary for the groom.
about 2 months beofore the wedding.
Wedding invites should be ordered anywhere from 4 to 6 months before the wedding and should be sent out anywhere from 1 to 2 months before the actual date. You don't want to send them out too early because people will forget that they have a wedding to show up to however you don't want to send them out too late in case people have already made plans.
The second band to go in front of the engagement ring is the "wedding ring" that should come right away.... better yet get it saudered together before the wedding, and surprise your most beautiful, mangificent wife.