I Bought the Engagement Ring; Now What?

Three Steps to a Perfect Wedding Proposal: Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular days for wedding proposals and love-struck Oaklanders are no exception. Whether you’re planning something as grand as the A’s scoreboard or as intimate as a walk in the hills, a perfect proposal has three steps.

Set the stage. From the rolling waters of the wind-swept bay to some of the nation’s best restaurants, Oakland and Berkeley are ripe with romantic locations. Pick a spot that’s as special to her as she is to you.

Speak from your heart. You don’t have to be a poet to express your love. Sappy, geeky, humorous, or flamboyant, all that matters is sincerity.

Have a back-up plan. Alternative locations are great but many people don’t realize typical homeowners and renters’ insurance policies won’t cover that sparkly new diamond if it’s lost, stolen, or damaged. While I can’t come up with the perfect words or location for your proposal, I can help ensure the ring is protected with a Jewelry Floater policy so it’ll be safe throughout your life together.

As the big day approaches, you’ll have new insurance needs. Let us help you with event insurance for your wedding, combining personal finances, or preparing to expand your family. Stop by or call any time.

And congratulations, you crazy lovebirds.

Ruth Stroup Agency

3560 Grand Ave., Oakland, CA 94610, 510-874-5700


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