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Man hiding his wifes eyes to offer her an engagement ringOnce upon a time, an engagement was something simple. Traditionally, one half of the couple would find a ring and propose when the time was right. While that is still at the core of the process, the act of getting engaged has changed drastically over the years. Nowadays, it seems that there is more and more involved with the process. If you are planning an engagement, you might be curious about all of the various ways that you can go about asking the question.

Not all ideas will be appealing to all couples. If you want to see what is popular or what was most common in recent years, then you will need the correct information. Here are a few bits of knowledge on engagements in the modern era and how you can discover the perfect method for the needs of you and your partner.

The Element of Surprise

Whether you are crazy about weddings or completely removed from the concept as a whole, you most likely have come across one of the millions of engagement videos out there. It seems that every single kind of scenario has resulted in a question being popped and a ring on a finger. The element of surprise can seem fun, but it is not really the best course of action if you do not have a partner that will appreciate the excitement and attention.

For example, many engagements involve a huge group in hiding. If you want to do something like this, you will need to figure out a way to keep it all a secret from your partner. You will have to go through a lot of secrecy in order to get the task accomplished. Additionally, you do not want to put all of this time into a surprise if your partner is someone who likes to be private about matters. Putting your partner on the spot in front of a huge crowd might create massive anxiety, so be considerate.

The Photo Craze

Engagement photos have also become something of a culture all their own. In the past, couples only had to worry about announcing the wedding. Now, it seems as if photographers are being hired for professional engagement photos at the same rate that they're being hired for wedding photography. It has become an industry where announcing your wedding requires a ton of artistic photos, shot with an expensive camera, in some kind of outdoor setting.

This is a trend that can be wonderful, but can also be incredibly impractical. If you are trying to celebrate your love, then you will want to make sure you have a nice photo of you and your significant other to send out with your save the date cards. Now, if you are on a tight budget, engagement photos might not really be a smart move for you to make. Consider your finances or, if you really want these photos, reach out to anyone in your social circle who can do it at an affordable rate.

A Happy Day

Getting engaged should make for a happy experience. This means you should really have a conversation with your partner about it in advance. Gone are the days when only one half of the couple needed to make all of the calls. Now, you can have a real conversation about how you would like to move forward together. This doesn't mean you have to eliminate the element of surprise, or plan each detail out to the finest point, but it does allow you room to come up with a solid plan.

Take your time and think about what will be the best for you as a couple. Once you have a good idea of what you want, you will be able to make your engagement into the happy experience it is meant to be.

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