One of the biggest moments in your life has got to be when you get proposed to or are planning a proposal. It’s definitely one of the most nerve-racking times as well as memorable and exciting. The pressure is definitely there to get it just right, especially when you’re the one planning it, as everyone is eager to hear ‘how it was done’. Don’t put too much pressure on yourself as there is no such thing as perfect, it’s just what right for the two of you, no one else. So stick to what is important, your in love, your ready and you know they will say yes!
Have a look below at some of the top tips for getting that perfect proposal for you:
Make It Memorable
If you’re planning on asking someone to marry them the chances are that you already know a lot about this person and about their likes and dislikes. Especially when it comes to days out they’d enjoy, what foods they like, if they’re close to their family and what would be meaningful to them. You should know enough about your future partner so, have a good thin about their likes/dislikes, tastes, current hobbies and so on. If you want the element of surprise (which is most likely the case) then planning something that’s slightly new but you know they will enjoy can be a good way of going around this without tipping them off.
Think About Traditions
Although it may seem like a bit of a dated tradition, it’s a good idea to know whether you’re a partner and her parents or guardians would appreciate and expect you to ask them permission. Traditionally it’s the father, however, this isn’t always the case so you might want to ask both the mother and father for permission.
When’s The Right Time For the Ring?
Have a think about when you’re going to buy the engagement ring, most people will of already shopped and chosen beautiful engagement rings for a perfect proposal and may well have purchased the right one, however, some people do prefer to wait and let their future fiance pick their own ring. Make sure you stay within a budget when purchasing an engagement you don’t have to blow the bank or spend a year’s wages as the movies suggest. If you do purchase a ring make sure you have a good hiding spot for it, you don’t want your other half finding it and ruining the surprise. Insurance is also not a rip-off, especially if you’re buying an expensive ring it an be worth it for them just incase moments that never expect to happen.
Pay Attention To Timing
You need to consider the timing of a proposal, the wrong timing could throw it completely out of whack and mean that special moment is ruined forever. Even if you have to change your plans before things aren’t going right or something crops up that takes precedence, try to be flexible and don’t stress about it. If your spouse is feeling really stresses and overwhelmed with things at the moment then it’s probably best to avoid a proposal right now.
Choose The Location
Are you thinking of a romantic break away? Maybe a holiday destination somewhere hot? It’s recommended that you pick somewhere that has been memorable during your relationship together, for example, your first-holiday destination, the place you first said I love you or maybe where you had your first ever date? Make sure you try to set a romantic tone for your proposal. If you struggle with being romantic it may be worth doing some research into romantic ways you could approach this. It’s not recommended that you go down the funny route unless your partner is going to appreciate it.
It’s always worth being aware that these things don’t always go to plan and even your best-laid plans can go wrong. It’s important not to stress out about these as at the end of the day it’s your special moment too. Make sure you enjoy it. Focus on the meaning behind it, think about the moment rather than the ring and think about the person you are putting all this effort in for. Then you can start to look forward to what comes after. Try to keep calm and not appear nervous, your partner may wonder what’s going on, it’s surprising how many people suspect their partner of being suspicious and unfaithful before a proposal because of the way they are acting.
Hopefully, these top tips will help you to plan that perfect proposal and enjoy the moment. Do you have any tips for the best way to propose or how to keep your cool? Please share them in the comments area below.