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10 Must Discuss Questions Before Marriage

Posted: October 23, 2014


We've all heard how important communication is in marriage, but more attention should be given to the communication that a couple has before saying "I do".  Along with premarital counseling, couples really need to ask each other the important questions.  Being compatible in the right areas can make all the difference in the success and overall health of the marriage.  Sometimes it's just a matter of knowing all the right questions to ask.  To help, we've compiled 10 Must Discuss Questions before becoming man and wife.

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The FIVE C’s of Engagement Ring Shopping

Posted: October 16, 2014


You've probably heard people tell you to "remember the 4 C's" when looking to buy a diamond engagement ring, but there's actually a fifth that often get's left out.

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Grooms! Choose Your Marriage Proposal Wisely

Posted: October 02, 2014


Quote~ “Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they succeed when we love the ones we marry.” — Tom Mullen (singer/songwriter)

The quote about marriage, stated above, is great advice for a guy who's ready for a marriage proposal.  It seems simple enough, but the crucial step is being sure your marriage proposal doesn't get offered to your bride-to-be for the wrong reasons.

Guys, you have the honor of being the one who plans the marriage proposal.  Don't be forced into doing it before you're ready.  And ladies, the more you give your man before you're married (you know what I mean), the less interested he'll be in truly having to figure out whether or not you're the person he wants to spend the rest of his life with.  The mindset for marriage should be "forever".  And that's honestly how EVERY groom-to-be should feel before he executes his marriage proposal plan. 

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How To Pick The Right Diamond Engagement Ring For YOUR Bride

Posted: September 04, 2014


Diamond engagement ring video.

 

Picking the right diamond engagement ring can seem like a daunting task.  We know there are many future grooms out there who continually ask themselves: Which diamond shape is the right one?  Will this diamond be big enough?  Is she really going to like the ring I've picked for the diamond?  This is why we've put together a step-by-step guide to help grooms pick out the right diamond engagement ring for their future bride.  This guide will help grooms ask themselves the right questions, and gather the necessary information about their bride to purchase a diamond engagement ring that suits her individual style.  To start things off, we've included a concise video series that highlights the main criteria for picking out a diamond: the famous "4 C's" (color, clarity, cut and carat weight).  This criteria was developed by our partner GIA, one of the three main certifiers of diamonds.  The first C (above) is color...

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The #1 Wedding Dress Complaint EVERY Groom Must Know

Posted: August 06, 2014


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Guys, we know how important the wedding dress to your bride, so take note of this tip.  After talking with our friends over at Bridal Exclusives, we were told a very important piece of information.  This knowledge will not only score you some major points with your bride, but it will save her from being very frustrated.

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10 Little Ways to Love Her AFTER Valentine’s Day

Posted: February 14, 2014


Amore Eterno written on a lock attached to a fence.

Now any guy can walk into a store on Valentine’s Day and buy a premade bouquet of roses, the box of chocolates on display and pick out a “My Valentine” card.  Don’t get us wrong… those are just fine and easy, but it’s showing your wife how much you love her, on a daily basis, that’s hard but matters the most.  Keep in mind that marriage is a lifelong commitment not a series of momentary feelings, so when you are ready to pick out an engagement ring and breakout your marriage proposal, make sure you’re really ready to be a loving husband the other 364 days of the year.  As we already mentioned, this is not an easy task... so, to make it a little easier on you we’ve got 10 little ways that will help her “feel the love” all year long.

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Would You Involve The Police In Your Marriage Proposal? (Video)

Posted: January 30, 2014


Camera view of car from a police car cam.

Last time we checked, the best marriage proposals were the ones that make a woman’s heart melt.  They make her feel like she is the most loved woman on earth.  It’s a moment every woman will remember and hopefully cherish for the rest of her life.  We say this because we do understand that playing a joke on someone can be fun, but when it comes to a marriage proposal… not so much.  

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A Silent Movie Marriage Proposal (Video)

Posted: November 18, 2013


Guy sitting in chair with flowers ready to propose marriage.

A marriage proposal is the perfect opportunity for guys to express their love in a creative way.  And even if you don't feel creatively inclined, we highly suggest that each groom-to-be spend some quality time thinking of how their bride-to-be would want them to propose. I mean, what lady wouldn't love a romantic story that she can share with her friends and family? Oh, and if it can also be truly unique, well that's even better!

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Kanye West Is An Involved Groom… Are you?

Posted: November 01, 2013


Kaye West Marriage Proposal at AT&T Stadium.

If you haven’t heard, Kayne West and Kim Kardasian are getting married.  Don’t worry; we’re not going to start doing a bunch of celebrity gossip posts.  There are plenty of places to get that information, if you want it.  We simply wanted to highlight the fact that Kanye considers himself a “Very Involved Groom”.  Good for you, Kanye.  Way to take part in this momentous day, and support your bride!  

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Groom Secretly Plans Girlfriend’s Dream Wedding Using Her PINTEREST Account

Posted: October 03, 2013


Family and friends of Ryan and Amanda hold sign

We just want to start by saying that the title of this post is not something we recommend, unless that's what your bride wants.  As you might have guessed, however, that's exactly what happened with this groom. Ryan Leak met his girlfriend Amanda Roman in 2008 through Ryan's worship pastor brother at their church discipleship program. Sometime in the future, Ryan overheard his girlfriend Amanda tell a friend that it was her dream to "get engaged and hitched all at once".  Fast forward a few years, and we have a soon-to-be groom who took his desire to support his soon-to-be bride, and planned the entire wedding day she'd always wanted.  Like other grooms, guys are putting WAY more time, effort and energy into the planning of their wedding day. And any guy who is ready for marriage, should also be ready to do way more than what grooms have been told they need to do in the past like: show up sober, keep your guys in line and make sure your tux fits right.  I mean, we are men getting married not boys... right?  Okay, back to the story.  Here's where Pinterest comes in.  It took him a year to plan, making calls in private and even putting special locks on his phone, but 5 years to the day of their meeting, he made it all happen.  Of the over 220 re-pins Amanda had made to a board entitled "My Dream Wedding", he used those as a guide to make her dream wedding a reality.

Thinking she was helping some friends move; Ryan first flew her out to Miami...  

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Death To “Groomzilla” - Rise Of The “Involved Groom”

Posted: July 19, 2013


Man and woman kissing with sun setting behind them.

It seems like every article I read about grooms getting involved in the wedding process automatically refers to them as a "Groomzilla".  Well, last time I checked, the wedding was about two people giving up their singe lives to join together, as one, for a lifelong marriage commitment.  So when a guy actually wants to take part in planning the celebration of this day, it's spun in a negative light... ie: Groomzilla.  My question is this, why not help in the cause of making this process more of a team effort (it's not easy planning a wedding anyway), and encourage men who desire to step up and support their bride-to-be by calling these guys "Involved Grooms"?  

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5 Practical Yet Memorable Marriage Proposal Ideas

Posted: June 28, 2013


Guy offering a marriage proposal on bended knee, with surprised girlfriend.

Watching guys get more and more creative with a marriage proposal, makes it obvious how intimidating the bar has become.  Gentlemen, we feel for ya.  Now, if you DO want to give her an over the top marriage proposal, we offer a series of videos that will provide some great marriage proposal ideas.  On the other hand, if you still want your marriage proposal to be memorable but a little more on the practical side, then we have a list of marriage proposal ideas that are sure to get the juices flowing.  When thinking about the ideal marriage proposal for your girl, there's a lot to consider.  First and foremost, you want to be sure that it's done in a way she would want you to propose (keep in mind that this may not necessarily be your idea of a great marriage proposal).  Think about a special location that has a lot of meaning to your relationship: where you had your first kiss or the first time you said "I love you".  How about the place where you knew she was the one or a vacation spot where you both really enjoy spending time together?  Once you take that part into consideration, then it's all about the details.  You can hire a proposal planner to help get everything out and put together, or you can venture out on your own.  Just remember, the best marriage proposals usually require a lot more thought than money.  Here are some practical yet memorable marriage proposal ideas to help get you going.    

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Are You Really Ready To Purchase An Engagement Ring?

Posted: June 13, 2013


White gold engagement ring on purple sand next to green flowers.

You’ve done it, you’ve made your decision…she's the one!  It’s now time for a very important purchase.  We know you want to express your love and commitment in a special way, so take your time.  Really make sure you have the right engagement ring that fits her personality and style.  Whether you're the type of guy who feels right at home purchasing jewelry for a woman or one who tends to panic the second she walks into a jewelry store, remember that buying the ideal engagement ring will probably be a heart pounding task.

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Extreme Marriage Proposals - Groom-To-Be Spends $45,000

Posted: March 20, 2013


Image of Josh Ogle who spent $45,000 on his marriage proposal.

Guys are going all out with their marriage proposals, these days.  And social media has given grooms-to-be the ability to easily share these proposals across the world.  With that kind of platform, no wonder guys are thinking big.  Please keep in mind that when we say "big", we don't necessary mean with a huge price tag.  The amount you spend on your marriage proposal is totally up to you.  We just encourage the marriage proposal to come from your heart, and truly express your feelings for your bride-to-be.  In this particular case, a groom named Josh Ogle spent $45,000 to do just that.  Most people don't spend that much on their wedding, so how could he spend $45,000 on a marriage proposal?  Well, let's just say it included the engagement ring, renting a vintage car, high-end restaurant, with their very own personal celebrity chef, and then toping things off with a post-marriage proposal celebration trip to Europe.  Wow!  Who's next. wink

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What If She Says “NO” To Your Valentine’s Day Marriage Proposal?

Posted: February 08, 2013


Diamond engagement ring.

Well, we are less than one week away from the biggest marriage proposal day of the year.  And with all the creative marriage proposals now a days, it will be very interesting to see what happens.  To start things off though, here's the proposal from the founder of The Groom's List.  This Valentines' Day marriage proposal was all captured on live TV.  We highly encourage you to check it out.  

So, here we go.  Thousands of guys have their engagement ring in hand and are ready to pop the question. Hopefully they already know, with out a doubt, what her answer will be.  Still, what if she says know.  I mean that would be quite the experience, to say the least.  Well, to help these guys avoid that outcome, we've got a helpful list of Do's and Don'ts.  And in the end if she really wants to marry her guy, it shouldn't matter. We just want to help make everything that much more memorable (in a good way)!

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How Important Is Diamond Engagement Ring Clarity?

Posted: October 23, 2012


Diamond Clarity Values Chart.

You always hear that size matters most when it comes to diamonds, and that is just not true.  There are multiple criteria that make up a great diamond.  One of the most important is a diamond's clarity.  The clarity of a diamond refers to the number of flaws.  Nearly every diamond has them, but some are more obvious than others.  And yes, the more noticeable the flaws the lower the price.  To help you determine the right clarity for your budget, we've put together a diamond clarity page that walks you though everything you need to know.  It's not only quick and easy, but extremely important too!  

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Where Should I Give My Marriage Proposal?

Posted: August 29, 2012


Marriage proposal ideas.

A marriage proposal is a very personal decision.  Picking the right spot to propose is very important.  Does your soon to be bride want her marriage proposal to be public or private?  Would she like you to get down on one knee after a romantic or extravagant display of affection?  You have some homework to do, but we do have some helpful suggestions to get your marriage proposal off on the right track...

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Diamond Engagement Ring Purchasing Tips

Posted: August 08, 2012


Diamond Engagement Ring

We know you've put a lot of time and money into finding the women you want to spend your life with, so we'd like to save you some time and money buying her the perfect engagement ring.  We've been hard at work collecting the best tips we can find to make this as effortless as possible.  Now, there is a little work on your end determining the kind of ring she would want, but once you have a good idea what that is, take advantage of our tips as you set out to make your diamond engagement ring purchase!

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5 Top 2011 Holiday Marriage Proposal Ideas

Posted: December 09, 2011


 

Alright guys, it's approaching that time of year when most grooms-to-be get down on one knee and offer their gal a marriage proposal.  With that in mind, we want to offer our top 5 ideas to make her "yes" even more exciting.  Let's face it... she's probably expecting a marriage proposal, so doing your best to make it personal and memorable is a must!

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Marriage Proposal Terrifies Bride-To-Be… Don’t Be Fooled (VIDEO)

Posted: July 18, 2011


Although this apparent marriage proposal may be entertaining, don't be fooled.  This proposal is not what it appears to be.  We have to say that we were a bit skeptical after viewing it ourselves, and soon after... our initial feelings were confirmed.  Although it is a fun proposal idea, it would be even better if it was real.  Unfortunately, it's just a marketing stunt for a new energy drink.  But, if you truly are looking for some REAL marriage proposal videos, we've got some great ones!  Just take a look at our wedding proposal page for a variety of creative marriage proposal videos that will help you get your creative juices flowing.

So, did this video fool you? Let us know...

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This Marriage Proposal Will Make The Movies Jealous

Posted: May 20, 2011


What a marriage proposal!!  Guys, take note.  This marriage proposal steals the show.  With the kind of video technology we have access to these days, almost everyone is looking to show off their creative side.  So, why not for a marriage proposal?  Let's just say that this marriage proposal will make a ton of women jealous.  The effort this future groom puts into his marriage proposal is also starting to become a real trend.  And as almost any lady out there will tell you, "It's all about her reaction".  Well, this marriage proposal has that and a whole lot more! Just watch for yourself!

If you haven't yet, we also highly recommend watching the live TV proposal from the founder of The Groom's List.  You won't be dissapointed.

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