My Boyfriend Needs Help Picking an Engagement Ring. Is It Okay For My Sister to Shop With Him?

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Picking out an engagement ring is a tall order for a husband-to-be! Your guy will probably want some help picking a ring you can only say yes to, but is it okay for your sister to be that source of help? Our wedding experts are here to answer this common engagement etiquette question in our daily post.

Is it appropriate for my sister to help my boyfriend pick out an engagement ring for me?

Absolutely! In fact, you want someone who knows your style to be at his side, steering him toward the rings you'll love and away from the rings you just won't. Feel free to get as specific with your sis as you want. If you're obsessed with emerald-cut diamonds, tell her. If you've been spending every lunch break shopping for rings online, send her links to all your faves. If you'd rather have a bigger diamond with a few flaws than a smaller diamond with none, slip her that nugget of info, too. With your sister on the case, he'll get a sounding board, you'll get a ring you'll adore, and she'll have the thrill of being part of one of the biggest moments in your life. Everyone wins.

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