So who is behind Engagement Experts you wonder? We are two girls (and a guy, but we don't count him), one of us is happily married with two amazing kids and the other is engaged and soon to be married.
Update: Yay! The deed is done. She got hitched !!!
We saw how much our guy friends (and yes, even the girls) were struggling with the whole engagement process and how little information there was out there to help guide the way.
Most of our friends couldn't tell a carat from a karat, or what on earth a bezel setting was, or how to figure out the best way to propose. And forget about writing out a formal engagement announcement or party invitation.
So we felt it was high time someone put all of the info together in one place and explained it simply and easily.
That's why we created this website—to share what we and our friends have learned as we went through the process ... and to help that guy we don't count as part of the expert team figure things out, so that maybe one day he'll venture into the world of blissful engagement.
There's so much information online and everywhere about the next phase—the wedding—but nowhere near enough about that big first step, the thing that leads to the wedding—the proposal, the ring, and ensuing engagement.
Ever heard of Fiancé Magazine? Didn't think so!
If it did exist it would cover things like, engagement etiquette, protocol, parties, party invitations, toasts, speeches, announcements, diamonds and diamond rings, and everything there is to think about for that all important marriage proposal. Wouldn't it be great to have a guide that detailed every step?
Bottom line is that popping the question is a big decision and we wanted to help everyone out there with whatever questions they had on wedding engagements so that they could focus on the more important things like being together and taking the time to plan out the rest of their lives.
So think about our site, Engagement Experts, as an online version of Fiancé Magazine—the
ultimate step-by-step guide for getting engaged. And,
even though we promise to be the most comprehensive and informative site around,
when in doubt just remember our single biggest piece of advice:
HAVE FUN WITH IT and BE YOURSELF!
We love hearing about people's proposal stories, engagement ring adventures, engagement party tips, announcement insights, and any other clever ideas that you may have come up with that made your engagement journey special... and, we know there are other people out there, who want to hear and read about them too.
So please, please, please share your experiences and send us your story. You never know how you could inspire someone else!