When it comes to wedding proposals, it has always been tradition that the man proposes to the women. Even today, despite women becoming increasingly assertive, the man still takes the lead in up to 95% of all heterosexual proposals. With a number of powerful female celebrities shunning tradition and asking their man for his hand in marriage, however, we might soon see a rapid increase in women-initiated proposals.
Women can pop the question too
Among the celebs that took the plunge and proposed to their partners are Kristen Bell, Britney Spears, and Jennifer Hudson. Kristen’s proposal was particularly memorable. Shortly after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriages in California in 2013, he asked Dax Shephard to marry her in a tweet. P!nk, who is known to be somewhat unconventional, went as far as to hold up a board saying ‘Will you marry me’ while Cary Hart was competing in the finals of a Pro 250 motor cross race. Hart obviously said ‘yes,’ and the couple have been married since 2006.
More men are wearing engagement rings
Another age-old tradition involves the bride-to-be wearing an engagement ring on the ring finger of her left hand. While the tradition itself has not waned in popularity, it has undergone a few notable changes. Over the past few years, an increasing number of men have started to wear an engagement ring. Even celebrities such as Neil Patrick Harris and Ed Sheeran have been spotted proudly displaying their rings in public. As inspiring as this trend may be it is important to remember that it requires considerable insight and effort to find the perfect ring. You ultimately want to choose a ring that reflects your fiancé’s personality and style in terms of metal, design and finish.
Location, location, location
If there is one engagement aspect that celebs seem to nail every single time, it is choosing the perfect location to pop the question. Rome became an even more sought-after engagement destination after Alexis Ohanian proposed to Serena Williams at the same hotel they first met at 18 months before. Fans of the royal family may have been similarly inspired by Prince William and Kate Middleton’s Kenya engagement. Although international travel to a dream destination may not always be possible, a bit of creativity can inspire magnificent engagements right in your own hometown.
Celebrities are a source of great entertainment and inspiration. Celebrity engagements, in particular, can inspire regular couples to make their engagements as memorable as possible.