Sorry about the lateness of the posting. Things – particularly weather and some spotty power access – happened.
I thought you might all find it interesting to learn a little bit of trivia. Did you know that roughly 40% of all marriage proposals take place between the months of November and February? And the most popular time to propose marriage is Christmas?
Here are a couple other burning questions about engagement you probably never thought to ask.
Approximately 20% of men propose on one knee.
The first diamond engagement ring was given by Emperor Maximilian I to Mary of Burgundy in 1477.
Today some 74% of brides receive diamond engagement rings. Of those, roughly 60% help choose their rings, and 3% pick their own rings by themselves.
The average diamond engagement ring today costs $3,500 – $4,000.
When Grace Kelly played Tracy Lord in the film High Society, the role of her character’s engagement ring was played by Kelly’s own engagement ring for her upcoming marriage to Prince Rainier of Monaco.
To those of you hoping for a wedding proposal in the coming months, I hope it’s in the offing for you!