Traditionally, getting engaged is something that one person in the relationship would take control of. They would decide that they want to surprise their partner by asking them to marry them. It can be as romantic as they want it to be, but it can also be something that you decide together. In the modern day world, as a couple, you now make many more decisions together, and getting engaged could be the perfect next step to take before taking that plunge to buy a house together or have a family. All of which are decisions you discuss as a couple, so here are some of the benefits of deciding together to get engaged to be married.
You can choose the engagement ring together
One of the major benefits about getting engaged as a joint decision is that you get to choose the engagement ring together. Normally this is a decision that is left to one person, but engagement rings can be quite a personal decision. So this is one reason why choosing to get engaged as a joint decision can be a great one to make. The fart of ring shopping can also be really beneficial, as you can take into account in the shop what you might like in terms of a wedding band, and perhaps pick something that will work with another ring when you eventually get married. It can also be an event in itself so if anything, the ring side of things is a huge advantage to do together.
You can make it special and meaningful for the pair of you
Normally the whole engagement event is something that is organised by one person and the details such as when, the location and what is said is left to one person. However, making it a joint decision means that you can make it special and meaningful for the pair of you. While you both can decide on when and where, you could also plan little surprises for one another, which means that the whole experience can be a surprise for both of you rather than it just being about one person. You could plan speeches, or organise surprise events within the day or evening.
You can feel the commitment is the next step for other decisions
Making the decision to get engaged together could open up the plans for other big decisions in your life. Making that commitment as a joint effort could mean that you now feel more at ease to make other decisions such as buying a house, for example, or maybe even starting a family. It gives you more security that you are together and a partnership for other factors in your life.
It enables you to start planning ahead
Finally, taking this decision together helps you to plan ahead for the future and think about the options you have. Such as deciding on when to get married or fitting in other factors perhaps things like starting a family or making other areas of your life a focus like your career.
Let’s hope this has inspired you to consider getting engaged as a joint decision.