Getting remarried can be quite exciting and even a little nerve-wracking to say the least.
For countless mothers out there, the idea of bringing a new man into their lives (and the lives of their child or children) can be a lot to think about.
That said the man who will become part of a new family also has a number of decisions facing him.
Where will they be married? Where will they plan to live? Will his kids (if he has any) do well with their new sisters and/or brothers in a unified family? Lastly, and certainly not least, where will he go for the engagement and wedding rings?
See, guys have a lot to think about two in such a scenario.
Think Your Decisions Through
For both the man and the woman, there is much to think about before a new union occurs.
Moms of course typically tend to be more concerned with how meshing two families will come about.
Being a mom, she knows that raising kids can be both exhilarating and challenging at the same time. When you add some new faces to the mix, there really is no blueprint as to how things will play out.
For the guy, there are challenges to face too.
One of those challenges can be made less taxing if you know how to handle the situation.
Yes, ring shopping.
Whether in search of moissanite engagement rings or another kind, guys should be sure to do their research, finding exactly want their new bride-to-be truly wants on her finger.
In locating the ring of choice, guys should be sure to visit:
- Jewelry stores – Yes, while you may get a great view and lots of details regarding rings online (see more below), visiting various jewelry stores in-person is ultimately the best opportunity at hand. That said get a feel when in the stores for how the owners and their staff treat you (and other customers for that matter). Attention to detail is of course important, but is the staff courteous and willing to answer any and all questions? Do you feel like they take time with you and are not rushing you in and out in order to wait on the next customer? Lastly, do they offer a payment plan so you do not have to feel overwhelmed in having to pay for everything up front?
- Online sites – Many jewelers are smart enough to have their offerings online, so make sure you visit the various websites. This allows you plenty of time to get a feel for what she is looking for in a ring. In fact, spend time with her online, allowing both of you to search and see what strikes her fancy. Once you find several rings that are of interest, make copies (prints) of them and then set side-by-side etc. to see which one might stand out from the others. With the information in-hand, it will make your visit/s to jewelry stores easier, especially now that you have an idea of what she is looking for.
Oftentimes the biggest decision for the man is when to surprise his bride-to-be with her engagement ring.
Should he do it when just the two of them are together? Is it a good idea to surprise her in front of friends and family? Lastly, how do you go about telling her kids about the engagement and pending wedding?
Yes, maintaining a healthy family unit in more ways than one is important when mom decides to remarry.
Merging two families together can be tricky at times, but those who take the time to think and talk matters out typically end up having the easier time of it.
Just as in selecting the perfect engagement ring, take the time to plan out the wedding, honeymoon, where everyone will live once the two families are united, etc.
If this is the year that you and your significant other decide is the time to unite, enjoy what should be some of the happiest times of your lives.
Yes, there is lots of stress in today’s world, but bringing together two individuals who love one another can ring-in some great times ahead.