When it comes to popping the questions, there’s a lot of ways to do it, but not all of those ways will be right for you. To enjoy a proposal you and your beloved will look back on with fond memories, there are certain things you need to consider before you get down on bended knee. Whether you’ve spent lots of time thinking about asking the all-important question or not, chances are the one you want to spend your life with has given it some thought. A little bit of planning ahead can help you create the perfect proposal to go along with your one-of-a-kind relationship.
- Consider Other Family Members – Nowadays, very few people ask their significant other’s parents for permission to get married. But asking for the parents or other family members’ blessing sets everyone up for a positive start as you become one family. Whether you talk to your loved one’s parents or someone else, convey that it’s important to you to know that you have their blessing when you pop the question.
- Choose a Time and Place – As fun as it might sound to propose on the spur-of-the-moment, you probably won’t be prepared to pull it off the way you’d like. Rather than regret making an ill-prepared proposal in which you’ve forgotten to say or do things that were important, it’s better to choose a time and place so you can plan ahead accordingly. After all, the restaurant you met at would make a nice place to propose, but not if they’re closed when you arrive on the spur-of-the-moment.
- Tie it Into Your Loved One’s Personality/Interests – Plan a proposal that ties into your beloved’s personality or interests to make it extra special. If he or she enjoys baseball, consider proposing during a game. Do you enjoy doing a certain activity together? Propose during one of those times. Make sure you gear the proposal toward his or her personality, rather than focusing on yourself. Proposing at the top of the Empire State Building might sound romantic, but not if your spouse-to-be is afraid of heights.
- Pay Attention to Details – Don’t forget the little details because they make a big difference. Stay on top of the weather if your proposal will be made outside. If others are in on the surprise, check with them at the last minute to make sure everyone’s in place. By staying on top of the details you prevent a great proposal from becoming a flop due to something you could have avoided.
- Don’t Forget the Ring – Most people choose diamond jewelry for their engagement ring. No matter what you’ve chosen to give your loved one, don’t forget to have it with you when you propose. There’s nothing worse than the letdown that occurs after she or he says “yes!” and you have to inform your partner that you’ll be getting the ring soon. Have it safely tucked into a secure place so it can be slipped onto the finger it belongs with as soon as you hear “yes”.
You’ll only get one chance to propose for the first time. Make the best impression and get a resounding “yes!” by planning the perfect proposal. Long after you walk down the aisle, cut the cake and return from your honeymoon, the way you proposed will continue to be a topic of conversation and fond memories. Pave the way toward creating a wedding proposal story your significant other will want to share time and again by incorporating these tips into your planning process.