Tips for the Perfect Marriage Proposal

Whether you’re currently (and nervously), racking your brains for ideas for the perfect proposal, or are an event planner who puts together this sort of thing, it always helps to have a handy guide of tips at hand. After all, you normally only get to do this once, so it is quite understandable that it must go off without a hitch. However, you also probably have no clue on how to go about it, which is why the following should help kick you off to a great start. No how different your personalities may be, you will be able to set up an unforgettable event; one that would make a forever story to tell your grandkids someday.

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Decide Who You Want There

Remember when Kanye West booked out an entire stadium in San Francisco to propose to Kim Kardashian? Who could forget? He famously flew out all her family and friends and hid them there so they could watch the whole thing unfold. Of course this also included a complete orchestra, but that is something for another day. In short, you need to figure out whether you want this to be a private, intimate moment between the two of you, or whether you are happy to share it with loved ones. Try to make sure she is on the same page as you beforehand. You know, just in case!

The Spot

It would be quite useless to scout out the best engagement rings Melbourne for instance, if you still have not narrowed down a place for the occasion. Yes, this is important. It lays out the setting, the mood and of course the meaning. Some like the more cliché stuff like Eiffel Tower proposals and proposals by other iconic landmarks, but others like to make it more personal. So you could, for example, book her favourite restaurant, take her to her favourite city or simply her favourite spot inthe city. Wherever you choose, remember it must have some meaning behind it for it to hold some worth.

Hire a Photographer

This is a rather subjective requirement, so there is no such thing as a must with it, but more and more people are definitely choosing to opt for this. Hire an expert photographer, who would be able to capture everything, including the look on her face when she realised what is going on. These photographers know how to stay hidden and not expose themselves before they should, allowing you to look back on some priceless memories. However, if you both are again people who prefer absolute privacy, you can choose not to hire one as well.

Set the Mood with Music

There is little that music cannot do. Hence if possible, you should definitely look at putting together a few tracks that are symbolic of your time together, and play them if the location permits. Setting the mood with music is a great way to personalise the experience, and she will absolutely love it. Pick the most significant tracks and create a medley if you will. If you want to take it up a notch, you can plan the whole thing out like a play, so there is something different with every song.

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How to Purchase Jewellery with a Limited Budget

We all want to own fancy jewellery to make ourselves look good. But what you need to understand is that you need a lot of money to buy expensive items such as diamond rings and such. However, this doesn’t always have to be the case. You can purchase alternative items that are great and are not much expensive. All you need to do is learn the trick of purchasing expensive items with a small budget. If you don’t know how to do this, here is what you need to know.

Look for Handmade Items

Usually the expensive items are made by well-known brands. So, instead of opting for those, make sure to look for handmade items. These are much cheaper than you expect. Furthermore, when purchasing such items, you will be helping out small businesses in your area as well. These handmade items are pretty too. All you need to do is engage in some in-depth research to find the one that meets your requirements. Even though they may look simple, they will definitely look cute and pretty when you wear them.

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Go for Sales

When wanting to purchase anything expensive, you have to make sure that you look sales that promote discounts and special offers. This way, you will be able to purchase high-quality products for a reasonable price. So, instead of purchasing jewellery at random times, you must wait patiently for festival seasons. During these times, the prices will decrease dramatically and you will be able to purchase the same product for a much cheaper price without having to spend all your money unnecessarily.

Pick Alternatives

Let’s say that you want to purchase a diamond ring, but do not have enough money for it. This does not mean that you cannot purchase one. All you have to do is look for alternatives that look the same. For example, investing your money in something that looks the same but costs less would be a smart idea. In this case, you can buy cubic zirconia earrings, which look exactly like diamond ones, without having to spend a fortune. If you do some research about these items, you will realise that it is pretty difficult to say the difference between the two.

Opt for Instalments

Sometimes, when your heart wants something expensive and you cannot compromise, you have to make sure to find a way through which you can afford the item you like. In this case, what you need to do is find an instalment plan that works out. Even though not all jewellery stores offer instalments, you have to know a few places that offer this service. If you find one, then you will be able to pay the total price through a monthly instalment. Since you do not have to pay the entire amount at once, you will be able to afford the item after all.

As you can see, it is completely possible to purchase good looking jewellery without having to go bankrupt. All you have to do is follow the instructions given above.

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Types of Vintage and Retro Styles

Retro Styles

There are many fashion trends that we see almost every day. We see that many fashion designers nowadays have a strange go at designing with some strange styles. However, we see that some of these trends come and go while other trends make an impact on people and stays for a while. This is because certain trends are able to help people make a statement about themselves. Vintage and retro styles are one such trend that has made an impact on people. Many people are not aware of these trends even if they dress accordingly. Therefore, to refresh your mind and of others, following are some of the vintage and retro styles that are famous among people.



This is very similar to the bohemian style as people are able to dress in a way that they are expressive and free. Usually hippie styles include a lot of flowers and leather and baggy clothes. A hat or a scarf with a jacket would be a perfect hippie outfit. Other than flowers, another way to make a statement as a follower of hippie style is by adding a peace sign to your outfit. When it comes to your hair, a fringe seems to be the most popular way to do your hair.



There could be many things that comes to your mind when you hear the word disco. This style was very popular in the past and certain trends are still followed by people around the world.  One of the most common things to look out for in disco wear would be patterns. It might be crazy patterns that might look silly, but disco wear is all about patterns. Further, disco wear includes lots of colours just like the patterns. Large collars and bell bottoms are the most common outfit that belongs to the disco style.



If you are having a lazy day, you would want to wear an oversized t-shirt with some yoga pants as it is comfortable. This too belongs to retro styled clothing. Even if you do not realize it, retro styles are easy and not too difficult to pull off. Nylon suits are also a type of retro clothing and could be worn anywhere appropriate. Taking a walk back to the 40’s till 70’s will help you understand that vintage clothing such as workout clothes have been very popular over the years.

Vintage and retro styled clothing are not very difficult to pull off. There are many types of trends out there like the above that could help you find an outfit to match a retro or a vintage theme.

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Ridiculous Style Trends for Men

Ridiculous Style

There are many instances where we find ourselves trying to fit in and adapt to the latest trends. Adaptability is a quality that should be in every person. If you have this characteristic it is easy to deal with people and cope up with change. However, it is important remember that you should never lose yourself by trying to adapt to various situations. There are many instances where you need to be wise when it comes to adapting to things. One example would be adapting to various clothing styles that come around. We have seen some amazing trends to a few ridiculous ones that we do not want to see again. Following are some such ridiculous style trends for men that came around.



At the initial instance where you see the word squares, you might assume that it is not that bad. However, people who saw this specific trend come to life would never want to see it making its way back. This is a trend which was applicable to shoes. There was a time where people used to wear square toed shoes which looked ridiculous. These are not the usual pointy shoes but a full square that makes your feet look flat and square. However, regardless of how bizarre this trend was, many people embraced it. Thankfully, the trend died down making the people who hated it grateful that it did.

Sagging Pants

Sagging Pants

The moment you see the word sagging pants, you will either feel guilty or feel disgusting and there is no in between. This is one of the most bizarre type of styles that came to being. Some people had no idea why individuals found this trend to be cool and started embracing it. There was a time where many of us could not go out without seeing at least a couple of men wearing sagging pants. Just like the other bizarre trends, this too made its own way out. However, we do see certain people who cannot seem to get rid of this trend even now.



This is not specifically a type of clothing that was categorized as one of the most bizarre type of styles. However, it was a type of haircuts. The mushroom hair was a trend that was famous among many people at one point of time. If you think about it, we all have gone through a phase of mushroom hair when we were children. However, in this case, mushroom hair for adults was a ridiculous style.

Therefore, the above are some of the many ridiculous styles that saw the light of earth and left.

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