Which knee should you propose on?
The proposal day is finally here, you are excited and nervous and going through the details over and over again. Usually, that’s the moment when most of the guys start to wonder which knee to get on while proposing.
Is there a right knee to get on?
It might come as a surprise but yes, there is a proper way to do it or let’s say, a more traditional way to propose. According to the traditions, it is the left knee that you bend. Why? It is believed to be the way the knights would kneel. It is the proper way to show respect and surrender.
Of course, your partner won’t notice which knee you use and won’t think that you did it wrong.
Most of the time guys are choosing the knee they feel more stable on.
What is happening next?
After you get on one knee it is time to open the engagement box and ask your partner to accept your hand in marriage. The most important part is not to rush and say what you were planning to say to your partner. Tell them why you want to marry them and how you can’t wait to make a family together. After that, open the box and present a ring. Don’t rush and let your partner have a moment to process everything, then get up and put the ring on the finger.
Which hand do you put the engagement ring on?
The engagement ring hand varies from country to country, but in general, the Western countries are wearing the engagement ring on the left hand. This tradition goes back to the Ancient Romans who believed that the fourth finger on the left hand has the vein that directly ran to the heart. So when you put a ring on this finger you declare your love and when women wear the ring on that left hand it means that their heart has been claimed and they are not free.
But countries like Germany, Russia, India and Norway wear the engagement rings on the right hand.
We hope this information was helpful and now you know a little more about the engagement traditions. If you are planning to propose this upcoming winter season and looking for the perfect proposal, contact us now at firstname.lastname@example.org and our experienced team will help you to create the most unforgettable marriage proposal experience in New York.