Proposal Advice

5 Signs She Wants You to Propose for Christmas

By guest blogger Kara Horner

Feel like she’s been dropping a lot of marriage hints lately? You’re not just imagining things. If any of these scenarios sound familiar, you can bet she’s hoping you’re ready to pop the question this holiday season.

1. When you ask her what she’d like for Christmas this year, she says “Oh, I don’t know. Maybe something sparkly?”

Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring (sku 0376026)

Robbins Brothers Engagement Ring (sku 0376026)

2. Even the quickest shopping trips always include a pass by the jewelry store’s window display.

3. Whenever anyone mentions the number five, she finds a way to bring up how that happens to be her ring size. How funny, right?

4. Every time you bend down to tie your shoe or pick up something off the floor, she gasps and looks at you expectantly.
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5. She tucks a sealed envelope emblazoned with a photo of Beyonce and the words “When you’re ready to put a ring on it” underneath your pillow, casually mentioning that it includes photos of her favorite rings she just happened to see the other day and detailed instructions about where to find them, you know, just in case it ever comes up.

Kara Horner is the Editor-in-Chief for GroomsAdvice.com.

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3 Freaky Halloween Marriage Proposal Ideas

By guest blogger Mark Estrada, Robbins Brothers Marketing Assistant

October is not known for being the most romantic month; however that didn’t stop the Pumpkin King from finding the next Mrs. Skellington and it shouldn’t stop you. So if you’re into it, here are some Halloween proposal ideas to make sure your proposal doesn’t end up as the Nightmare before Christmas.

Haunted Maze Proposal
You know her better than anyone else, and a mischievous smile has started to curl your lips. The idea here is to set up a haunted maze just for her, and right when you have her where you want her jump out and slam that ghoulish knee to the ground! Hopefully the slap is met with a follow up kiss and embrace, if not you probably knew better.

Photo courtesy HuffingtonPost.com

Photo courtesy HuffingtonPost.com

Trick or Treat
Do not give the ring to a complete stranger and expect to ever see it again. Now that we have that disclaimer out of the way, consider giving the ring to a complete stranger or just someone your potential fiancée doesn’t know. After you’ve set up the proposal proceed to trick or treat ending up at this stranger’s house. When the unsuspecting ring bearer answers the door, have your girl say “trick or treat” and have the person hand your girlfriend the ring. When she turns to you for an explanation she will see you poised and ready for her answer.

Photo courtesy of TheDailyMeal.com

Photo courtesy of TheDailyMeal.com

Grow old with me
In the spirit of Bad Grandpa, minus academy award nominated makeup, consider dressing up as old folks with your lady. I’m talking about grey wigs and horn rimmed glasses while the two of you enjoy whatever Halloween festivities are available. Once the day is done and coming to a close, pull your “Old Lady” aside, avoid breaking a hip and ask her to grow old with you.

Photo courtesy of HuffingtonPost.com

Photo courtesy of HuffingtonPost.com

Scary, sweet or just plain unexpected, if you plan to propose on All Hallows’ Eve, make sure to share the experience here or pass your ideas on for the other Halloweenies out there looking for a Pumpkin Queen.

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Big Brother 16 Contestants Jeff & Jordan Get Engaged with Robbins Brothers Ring

Just Engaged! Sending a warm congratulations to contestants Jeff Schroeder and Jordan Lloyd who were recently engaged on CBS’ Big Brother 16. When Jeff visited the Woodland Hills store, it was such a pleasure helping him find the ring that Jordan would adore. He was so excited and even a little nervous picking it out, but our wonderful engagement ring consultants, Amy Butler and Moraima Alamillo, helped put him right at ease. It was a ring-shopping “party” as the ladies assisted Jeff with his decision on a gorgeous cushion-cut halo diamond engagement ring from the Robbins Brothers Vintage Collection.

VIDEO: Jeff shops for Jordan’s Engagement Ring at Robbins Brothers Woodland Hills!

The Marriage Proposal! (grab a Kleenex)
http://www.cbs.com/shows/big_brother/video/PwFSibFZ4fp6c_5jbWxfaeyLfiuk6NE4/big-brother-jeff-proposes-to-jordan/

The RING!

56 round diamonds are delicately set in a a split band and halo design that will enhance the 1 carat round center diamond of choice. Sku 0382429 at www.RobbinsBrothers.com

56 round diamonds are delicately set in a a split band and halo design that will enhance the 1 carat center diamond of choice. Sku 0382429 at www.RobbinsBrothers.com

Big Brother 16: Jeff proposes to Jordan. Photo Courtesy www.BigBrotherNetwork.com

Big Brother 16: Jeff proposes to Jordan. Photo Courtesy www.BigBrotherNetwork.com

*Also check out details from last month’s romantic surprise proposal for Big Brother 15 contestant Aaryn Gries of Houston! http://engaged.robbinsbrothers.com/big-brother-star-aaryn-gries-engaged-with-beautiful-robbins-brothers-ring/

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Top 10 Places to Hide the Engagement Ring

#MyHidingSpot

#MyHidingSpot

Congrats, you did it! You found the perfect engagement ring for her. The one that will make her eyes sparkle, but most importantly symbolizes a passionate lifetime commitment between the two of you. So on to your next feat, right? The marriage proposal? Well not quite yet…especially if your proposal is planned for two weeks away or even a month. What will you do with the engagement ring in the meantime so she doesn’t find it? Where will you hide it?!

We asked our social media fans with the help of The Man Registry and the votes are in! Without further ado…the top 10 places to hide the engagement ring! Take notes.
#MyHidingSpot

1. Underwear Drawer

2. Golf Bag

3. Briefcase

4. Car Trunk

5. Safe Deposit Box

6. With a Family Member or Friend

7. Medicine Bottle

8. The Jeweler’s

9. At Work

10. Toilet Scrubber

Do you have any other clever ideas in mind? Let us know! #MyHidingSpot

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Paparazzi Proposals and Robbins Brothers Get Engaged To Give Marriage Proposals Exciting New Twist

Robbins Brothers, a destination bridal jewelry retailer, and Paparazzi Proposals, a photography company announce their partnership to give customers exclusive pricing on proposal planning and engagement photos.

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Los Angeles, CA (June 12, 2014)Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store and Paparazzi Proposals, a national proposal photography company known for its appearance on Shark Tank, announce their partnership to help more couples capture the magical “Will You Marry Me” moment. Whether a groom wants to surprise his significant other with a marriage proposal at dinner, the beach, a popular park or museum, or a surprise party with family and friends, Paparazzi Proposals’ team of experts will work with the client to capture the exciting moments before, during and after the big moment.

“You can never recreate the elation, surprise and love that flashes across someone’s face when they are being proposed to,” said James Ambler, founder and CEO of Paparazzi Proposals. “It’s raw emotion at its best and our job is to help our clients plan their proposals; and then to capture that moment on camera so they can look back on it fondly for years to come.”

The decision for Robbins Brothers and Paparazzi Proposals to exclusively partner came naturally.

“We realize just how important and exciting the marriage proposal is for couples,” commented Larry Gomperts, executive vice president of marketing and strategic planning for Robbins Brothers. “From finding the perfect ring to planning the proposal, we strive to provide our customers with unlimited support and guidance. Ultimately, our wish is for every couple to have the most incredible engagement experience.”

Through their partnership, Robbins Brothers will offer its engagement ring customers exclusive pricing on any Paparazzi Proposals Package.

The newly engaged Nick Barber from Texas couldn’t have been happier with his proposal package. After buying an engagement ring from the Robbins Brothers Arlington store, he received a brochure about the photography service. He loved the idea of having photos to announce his engagement to family and friends, and also to share on social media.

“I already had an idea in mind of how I wanted to propose but I was anxious and so nervous about everything going as planned,” Nick said. “I wanted to surprise my girlfriend and propose at the University of Arlington where we met by making her think we were going there to get interviewed for the school paper. Paparazzi Proposals said they could pretend to be university photographers and instantly put me at ease with their flawless planning of the day. The photographer was great and took amazing pictures which we received from them within a couple of days after the proposal. Importantly and above all, she loved the ring and she said yes!!”

For more information about the services offered by Paparazzi Proposals, visit http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/paparazziproposals.ring.

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