Engagement Ring Shopping: Tips from Married Guys

Do's and don'ts from guys who successfully proposed

Hey guys!

Megan here. Hope you’re enjoying Engagement Week here on Style Girlfriend. Today we’ve got a video for you featuring a few of my guy friends who have successfully proposed to their significant others on engagement ring shopping. They’ve got some solid do’s and don’t’s for those of you thinking about popping the question sometime soon. Heck, even if you’re nowhere near proposing, it’s helpful to watch – just tuck that info away for later!

Watch the whole thing below or on our YouTube channel:

And don’t forget to check out this week’s other stories on getting engaged! Taylor wrote some great stuff for you guys, including:

How to Make the Ring Look Bigger

5 Secrets to a Perfect Proposal

Shop Together or Surprise Her: Finding the Perfect Engagement Ring

I’ll admit, as a never-engaged/non-married person (I believe that’s the technical term?), this series has been a real eye-opener for me. Namely, I didn’t know there was so much stuff I’m supposed to know as a woman, and that you as a man are expected to learn to catch up!

Sort of makes me feel like we’re all in this together. I will say, it’s great that there’s sites like our partner for this series, James Allen, that demystify that ring shopping experience and help you make an informed decision about how to spend your hard-earned money on a ring your beloved will…well, love.

We have one more great piece coming from Taylor tomorrow (a whole week’s worth of Taylor’s Takes! we should be so lucky every week!), so be on the lookout for that. In the meantime, for all you other non-engaged/non-married persons (NE/NM P’s?) out there, I’d love to hear from you what you’ve learned this week.

For me, it’s that some people hire a photographer to capture their happy moment. I guess years of scrolling through pictures on Facebook and Instagram of a grainy cell phone pic of a new rock on a friend’s hand has made me think these moments are captured lo-fi at best.



A weeklong series dedicated to everything guys need to know about getting engaged, from picking the perfect ring to planning the perfect proposal.