With a bit of luck, you’ll only propose to a partner once in your life and enjoy a long, happy marriage together. Making the decision to propose is one that’s often filled with emotion and stress: you’ve found “the one” and want to plan something that’s truly special and out of this world. The truth is that you can spend thousands of dollars and plan the event for months on end, but your partner probably doesn’t want the world; she wants you. Whatever your budget and circumstances, we’ve put together some tips on making your engagement super special.
One of the best ways to make your proposal really special is to go down on one knee somewhere you both love and cherish. It could be the location of your first date, perhaps it’s your first place together, or maybe it’s the first place you went on vacation. This location will vary for everyone – it could be something as exotic as a luxury resort in the Caribbean or as straightforward as the parking lot at Walmart. You’ll soon figure out somewhere that will make an impact, and can then decide on how you’re going to plan the proposal and day.
Consider a photographer
If you think that your partner will want to put the engagement all over Facebook and Instagram to share the good news with her followers and friends, consider hiring a photographer who can snap some shots of the beautiful moment she says yes. A good photographer will know exactly how and where to create a proposal scene, and capture the right light and moment, creating a truly stunning set of photographs to go in the gallery.
Get the right ring
It’s natural to put a lot of pressure on yourself when you’re looking for a ring for your partner, but the truth is that you’ll find beautiful engagement rings around every corner. The hardest part is knowing which one to give to your partner, but some research and asking her friends and family for advice will make the job a little easier. And don’t forget that most rings can be resized at any jewelers, so don’t be afraid to buy one from the internet and have it perfected when you’ve proposed. It’s virtually impossible to get the fit exactly right the first time, but you can take a sneak into her jewelry drawer to get some ideas and estimate her ring size.
Cook something delicious
You don’t need to spend much money to organize a proposal: in fact, you can do it from the comfort of your own home over your favorite dish. Proposing at home makes the event more private and intimate, and takes away some of the pressure of having all eyes on you when you go down on one knee. Create a delicious meal for your significant other before you propose – perhaps the first meal you cooked for her, or a favorite. Even better, bring out the champagne or prosecco to celebrate in style when she says “yes” to your question.
Watch the time
There’s no right or wrong answer as to when to propose, but we recommend doing so earlier in the evening. Not only does it give you more time to celebrate and enjoy yourself after the question has been popped, but it means that you can relax and won’t be nervous and on edge all evening. Even better, she’ll get to spend all evening wearing her new ring and can call her friends and family to share the good news, rather than waiting until the next day.
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