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Make Proposals Special and Successful

A marriage proposal is a couple’s first official step toward the altar. Tradition dictates that men pop the question, with their surprised — and hopefully soon-to-be-fiancées — ultimately deciding if wedding bells will be on the horizon.

Proposing marriage can be nerve-wracking. However, if the time seems right and love is in the air, popping the question can be exciting. Regardless of who is proposing marriage, the following strategies can help make proposals memorable and successful.

Turn the tides
An old Irish tradition known as “The Lady’s Privilege” was established in the fifth century by a nun named St. Brigid. She decided to create an opportunity for women to propose marriage. This day fell on every leap year, February 29. Centuries later, women can still use this tradition as the impetus to take the marriage reigns into their own hands, but women need not wait for the next leap year to propose.

Many women view proposing as an empowering action that is tied to the evolving view of independent women. Couples are negotiating more in the marriage process, and the dissolution of commonly held practices is occurring more often.

Choose a sentimental location
Couples will remember the proposal for the rest of their lives. So, choose a proposal location that has sentimental connections. Think about where the first “I love you” was uttered or where a first date occurred. These can be prime locations to pop the question.

Note her style
Engagement rings play a big role in many couples’ proposals. One person’s style is not necessarily what his partner will like. Bigger isn’t always better. Rather, choose a ring that reflects your partner’s preferences and personality. Take your partner jewelry shopping and see which types of jewelry he or she is most drawn to. Certain preferences can serve as a jumping-off point for ring designs.

Ask for the family’s blessing
Men no longer need to ask their girlfriends’ fathers for “permission” to wed their daughters. However, asking your partner’s family for their blessing is a sign of respect and can add a romantic and heartfelt touch to the proposal.

Capture the moment
Though we live in an age when every moment of people’s lives is documented with videos and photographs posted to social media, proposals still stand out as extra-special moments. Hire a professional photographer to discreetly capture the proposal and your partner’s reaction so it can be cherished for years to come.


You’ve found the woman of your dreams, the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with. Finding her may have been a long time coming, but we assure you, at Bremer Jewelry finding the perfect ring for her will be easy!


Selecting an engagement ring can seem intimidating, but our family will take the time to get to know you, ask all the right questions, and teach you at a comfortable pace. What diamond shapes does she like? What is her personal style and how do we choose based on that? What does she do for a living? Our jewelry associates in Peoria and Bloomington-Normal will take all the time you need or want.


You deserve the best engagement ring experience in Central Illinois.

After all, this is the only gift you’ll ever give that will be worn everyday for the rest of your life, so take a few deep breaths and come have fun at Bremer Jewelry. Located at 105 Krispy Kreme Dr., Bloomington, and 4707 N. University St, Peoria. Visit BremerJewelry.com or call 309-552-9700.


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