The engagement ring selfie is practically its own art form. And like most art forms, there are about a thousand and one ways to do it. But there’s no reason to get overwhelmed – as always, The Wedding Planner Magazine is here to share some ideas to help you get started.

The Stylish Selfie

If your Instagram aesthetic is your next love after your partner, the proposal is the opportunity of a lifetime to craft that perfect post that both stands out and blends seamlessly in. Take the amount of care you usually put into arranging that stunning white theme or flat lay and double it for this momentous occasion – this is a post for both you and your followers to remember.

477633643_b4884be4a6_zThe Selfie-Envy

If you were proposed to in a tropical paradise, before a natural wonder, or just a stunning view, take advantage of it! A shot of your ring in front of that gorgeous backdrop will have everyone’s thumbs pausing mid-scroll to get a good look. You don’t have to put in a lot of effort in the details for this one – the natural beauty in the world will do it for you.

The Hundred-Watt Selfie

Why wait to show your excitement? Snapping a classic, selfie portrait with your ring after the big reveal is the easiest way to get a stunning photo. Don’t worry too much about getting the perfect angle or background, the important thing in this one is that the one-of-a-kind excitement of the moment shines through.

The “Awww”-Inspiring Selfie

If you’re a creative soul, the engagement selfie is the perfect moment to show off your skills and let the world know that you said yes. From shots of Starbucks cups prepared for “Mrs. _______” to ring-clad palms that have the good news written on them, you’ll find loads of inspiration on the internet for what you can do. But we encourage everyone to try something new – after all, this moment belongs to you and your partner.

photo-1432105344056-6c8fc3286af3 (1)The Fian-selfie

There’s no better way to commemorate the moment than capturing a photo of your ring with the amazing person who gave it to you. You can take the photo whenever and wherever you both feel comfortable, but just make sure that the smile they’re wearing conveys the happiness that no caption could do justice describing.

And finally, here are some tips to make sure that your engagement ring selfie is as flawless as can be.

1. If you have the time, there has never been a better occasion to treat yourself to a manicure. Trust us, you’ll be thanking us later.

2. Take the time to make sure that your ring is facing the light and that the camera is in focus. It may be a little tedious, but there won’t be many opportunities to snap a replacement!

3. It’s can be very tricky to take crisp photo one-handed, so don’t be afraid to use a table, wall, or body part (get creative!) to steady yourself.

4. Don’t make your ring fight for attention beside other heavy jewelry – this is its time to shine!

And our final and most important note is to stay true to you and your relationship. Pick the tips and ideas that feel right for you, because at the end of the day this photo is going to be a way to remember a glorious moment in your life. Make sure that it’s your definition of perfect.

by Chantal Lim

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