A proposal is probably the time of your life that is the most romantic. Getting engaged is exciting, heart-warming and the step in the right direction of your new life as a fiancé. It’s like levelling up in a game; achievement unlocked!
If you are the person proposing to another, you’ll understand that getting engaged is almost an art. There is a lot of planning and preparation that goes into your engagement and you need to sit down and carefully decide how and when you are going to pop the question. A lot of people love the idea of having a special day that isn’t attached to event, such as Valentine’s Day or Christmas. It can be considered as a cliché to propose on either of these days and yet they are still popular days. You also need to decide whether you are going to throw an engagement party for your families as that’ll likely be in consideration for the budget you set for The Ring.
Proposing to your other half is going to begin a new phase in your life and begin the preparation of a wedding. Unless you are planning for a long engagement, you’ll likely find your new fiancé itching to set a date and contact Pure Invitation for your wedding invites! Let’s slow down those horses though, and talk about the perfect proposal:
- Location matters. If anyone tells you it doesn’t matter where you do it, they’re lying! Think about your partner and what they love. Think about the places they love to go and the special things they like to do. Are they an adrenaline junkie? Head for the nearest theme park and speak to the hosts there to put on something elaborate. Are they a nature lover? Then you know an outdoor proposal in a field full of sunflowers will go down a treat. Know your person so you can plan where you propose.
- Tread carefully with a public proposal. Some people love the bells and whistles of a proposal that involves their family and friends. Others would cringe and curl up at the very idea! Know your audience and play to that. A public proposal is romantic in some situations but if there’s the slightest risk of a ‘no’, then don’t end up with egg on your face.
- Don’t rely on the ring. Your partner is saying yes to you, not the ring you present them with. Make them smile and laugh the day you’re going to pop the question. Do something romantic and spoil them for the day, make them feel like they’re on top of your world. When that ring comes out, they’ll be so dazzled by you that the shine on the ring will be the icing on the cake!
These three tips are all centred mainly about the who and the where, but only you will truly know when you should pop the question. There is no wrong time, whether you are four months or four years into the relationship your proposal can go off without a hitch. Good luck with your impending engagement!