9 Creative Prop Ideas for Your Engagement Ring Selfie

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While you can’t go wrong with a close up of your new ring, using a prop in your engagement ring selfie can make your snapshot that much more special. Adding an extra detail can show off your personality and capture this exciting moment even better! 
1. Your new fiancé!
That’s not to say that your fiancé is a just prop, but your partner can make a sweet addition to your photo. After all, your whole engagement isn’t just about the new bling on your finger — it’s about your whole relationship. Get your sweetie in the background, holding your hand, or smiling next to you.  
2. Something that represents where you are.
Did your now-fiancé pop the question while on a ski trip? Snap your picture with a ski pole in hand! Did you get engaged on the beach? Hold a seashell (or a frozen drink) to commemorate not only your engagement, but the special spot, too.
4. A prop for the holiday.
Did you wake up on Christmas morning to a ring wrapped under the tree? Or maybe you got engaged under the fireworks on New Year’s Eve or the 4th of July. If the day has significance, you can capture it by holding a festive prop, like an ornament or sparker.
5. The proposal itself.
If your partner asked in a creative way, you can kill two birds with one stone by documenting the proposal and capturing your rings all in one photo.
6. A glass of champagne (or your drink of choice).
If anything deserves a champagne toast, it’s your engagement! Raise a glass of bubbly with your sparkling left hand for a ultra-chic and celebratory selfie
6. Your pet!
Your fluffy friend’s undeniable cuteness won’t steal the show this time — all eyes will be on your ring! This idea is especially adorable for couples who adopted a pet together or who plan to let their dog come to their wedding.
7. Your shoes. 
Whether you’re rocking a pair of stilettos or keeping it comfy in sneakers, any pair of shoes makes a fun addition to an engagement ring selfie! Bonus points if your shoes say your future name.
8. A message on a mug.
Forget message in a bottle…send the message that you’re engaged with a cute announcement mug! Order a cup to go at the coffee shop and ask the barista to write “Future Mrs.” or “Bride-to-Be” on your mug. Hold it in your left hand for an instant photo op.
9. Something seasonal.
Nothing makes a silvery ring pop like the bold colors of fall! Try green grass in the summer, freshly fallen snow in the winter and fresh blossoms in the spring.
Our top tip: Remember to keep it natural! Nothing is more cringe-worthy than an awkwardly stiff or uncomfortably positioned hand.
Kristin Doherty
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