One third of brides-to-be consider proposing without an
engagement ring the biggest proposal mistake a man can make, a new survey
Men, on the other hand, tended to cite “blowing the secret
ahead of time” as the biggest mistake.
The survey, conducted by TheKnot.com and Men’s Health, questioned 3,000 men and
Among other results:
– While 30 percent of men said they chose the engagement
ring without help, according to brides, it’s really 18 percent. In fact, 40
percent of brides say they went ring shopping with their husbands-to-be or
actually chose the ring themselves.
– An overwhelming majority (96 percent) of brides said they
love their ring and it’s exactly what they wanted.
– Most brides were unhappy with their proposal: Twenty-six
percent of brides wish their proposal was more romantic, more original,
personal, or private.