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6/4/2014 - Women who would change their wedding proposal


Nearly 6 in 10 then brides-to-be - 57% - said that they saw "the moment" coming all along.

With the summer months nearing, wedding season is upon us, and soon-to-be newlyweds will walk down the aisle to unite in matrimony. None of this would have been possible had the groom not popped the question, but if women had to do it all over again, some say that they would have changed the arena in which the all-important query was made, according to a new poll.

The survey, which was performed by wedding retailer David's Bridal, found that when women were asked if they would change anything about the moment in which their significant other asked for their hand in marriage, more than half of them said that they would. More specifically, approximately 22% said that they would have changed the location, 20% said that they would have preferred a different "sales pitch," or the actual proposal speech and 14% said they'd have opted for a different engagement ring.

Brian Meitler, chief marketing officer for the bridal store retail chain, indicated that the survey is a fun way to analyze what was going through women's minds during a day that they all will, no doubt, remember.

Interestingly, a majority of women also said that they were expecting the proposal, which perhaps may come as news to men who were banking on it being a surprise. Nearly 6 in 10 then brides-to-be - 57% - said that they saw "the moment" coming all along.

Surprise or not, a wedding is major investment both emotionally and in the literal sense. The average engagement ring costs about $5,200, according to a 2011 survey performed by XO Group Inc.  Therefore, couples may want to think about getting that ring insured, which can be done through a homeowners insurance policy.

For more details on how much to insure engagement rings for, please speak to a Selective agent near you.


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