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Rules of Engagement

Have you ever wondered why men get down on one knee to propose? Where did start? Well it started with knights getting down on one knee out of respect for their Lord, and so there is where it all started. Men get down on one knee to show their loyalty and respect for their beloved.

Did you know that 18% of couples get engaged in December.

61% of men ask their girlfriends what type of ring they would like.

The average length of an engagement is 15.4 months.

One in five brides select their own ring.

Sapphire are a sign of a happy marriage in an engagement ring, while a pearl engagement ring is a sign of bad luck. But the most popular is a diamond.

The most expensive diamond ring was a blue diamond that sold for 9.49 million!

In India and Russia an engagement ring is worn on the right hand.

Fewer than 50% of women like their engagement ring. Okay guys you need to pay more attention to what she likes!

About 555 couples in the US get engaged at Disney World’s Magic Kingdom in Orlando every year, and 1,428 at Epcot, and Disneyland in Paris had 500.

The Jumbotron at Fenway Park in Boston saw about 62 proposals a year.

The Statue of Liberty in New York has had over 100 engagements annually.

Bondi Beach in Australia seems to be the most popular place to pop the question with over 2,000 proposals a year!

Local Engagements

It’s that time of year when love is in the air. Here are a few photos of local couples who recently got engaged. We want to wish them John Bonacci and Elizabeth Rarey all the best and look forward to seeing their wedding photos.