A Letter to a Future Groom

Engagement season is upon us and I know firsthand how nervous guys can feel about such an important day! This season I have 3 tips to making your dream engagement seamless and stress free!

1 - Find a jeweler you trust - This is the most important part to any big purchase. Find someone who understands you and your needs and is not just trying to make another sale. I loved Pam from Diamond Wave Jewelry for that reason; she was honest, responsive and had my best interest at heart. Check her out here --> http://www.diamondwave.com/

2 - Choose a location first - Select your proposal location ahead of time. Think of a place that has symbolic meaning to you both. It will be easy to get your future fiance to a location she's familiar with, without spoiling the surprise! I chose Brooklyn Botanical Garden because it was convenient and special to us.

3 - Hire a photographer - There is nothing more special than looking back at your engagement photos and seeing the look of surprise on her face. You also get to have an impromptu photo shoot that create memories for a lifetime. I hired Leah Vallario Photography, she was new to the industry but she had a unique eye and captured all the moments perfectly. 

I hope this helps all future grooms! I noticed there is not much information out there for guys in terms of engagements so feel free to contact me if you have any questions or need some ideas.

- Paul