Guide to proposals - A blog post in collaboration with Sainsbury’s Bank blog, Money Matters

February 9, 2018


Valentine's day is getting closer and it begs the question, are you planning on getting down on your knee and pop THAT question? Are you  going crazy looking for tips and advice on how to properly do it? Wondering what is going to happen once "I do" has been said? Well, if you can answer yes to at least one of these questions, just keep on reading this post where we put together a few useful things you might want to know while planning your proposal. Thanks to the very helpful collaboration of Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog we are able to share with you some advice that will make your journey through proposing and through planning for your big day so much easier!


This very helpful guide on proposals will cover very common questions, like for example "shall I have an engagement ring and if so, which one shall I buy? Where? How much? How?!?!".. BREATHE, everything is going to be just fine.


A good question is, when shall I propose? According to Sainsbury’s Bank Money Matters Blog, "42% of the proposals happen between December and February" but also between June and August is a good period to pop the question. And don't be scared, 51% of women just want you to say "Will you marry me?", so it's just a matter of taking a big breath and spit it out!


And if planning the actual wedding is what scares you the most, well, you shouldn't worry too much, you will have a very valuable assistant that will probably take all the decisions :D 


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Booking your wedding photography is surely something you should consider once you have a date and potentially a venue. Most photographers offer fantastic packages which include also a pre wedding photoshoot that is definitely an amazing way to tell everyone that you are engaged and that you are planning to get married soon! Benni Carol Photography also offer pre wedding sessions, they last usually around two hours, two hours in which you will "learn" a few tips to stay in front of the camera and at the end of which you will have an handful of images that you could use for your invitation cards, for your wedding website and for so many other different things (check this link out to see 3 original ways to use your pre wedding photos).


For more tips and advice you can follow our Pinterest Boards where we put together different ideas that hopefully will inspire your day. You can also check our Inspiration section on our blog to gather some extra info on weddings in general and on wedding photography in particular!


We really hope this post has been helpful and remember, never hesitate to get in touch, even just to have some tips and insights on the exciting world of planning a wedding!


Benni & Carol xx








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