17 January, 2010

Engagement

An engagement is a promise to marriage, and also the period of time between proposal and marriage – which may be lengthy or trivial. During this period, a couple is said to be affianced, betrothed, engaged to be married, or simply engaged. Future brides and bridegrooms are often referred to as fiancées or fiancés respectively (from the French word fiancé). Its duration varies vastly.

The modern Western form of the practice of giving or exchanging engagement rings is traditionally thought to have begun in 1477 when Maximilian I, Holy Roman Emperor, gave Mary of Burgundy a diamond ring as an engagement present.

Customs for engagement rings vary according to time, place, and culture. An engagement ring has historically been uncommon, and when such a gift was given, it was separate from the wedding ring. Romantic rings from the time of the Roman Empire and from as far back as 4 AD often resemble the Celtic Claddagh symbol (two hands clasping a heart) and so it is thought that this was used as some symbol of love and commitment between two people
- from wikipedia-

And so that's the meaning of engagement. lol! It's already a common knowledge that when a man propose to a woman it is usually accompanied with a ring, an engagement ring and that it takes place somewhere special. This thing is most likely done by the famous people in our society because we see it. This is usually being broadcast. But I know this is also done by not so famous people like us. Anyway, I would love know your story. How did your man propose? Where did it happen? What’s sweet about the proposal? Would you care to share a brief story of that?


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3 comments:

benbes said...

I think the best commitment is durin the engagement time, very powerful words are used between couples.

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