How to plan the perfect wedding proposal
So you’ve decided to pop the question to the one you love – it’s (hopefully) a once-in-a-lifetime moment, so it’s important to get it right! Here are our top tips for planning the perfect proposal…
It’s so important to be sure that you and your future intended are on the same page when it comes to proposing. The last thing you want to do is blindside them with a proposal if the two of you have never talked about marriage! You may worry about ruining the surprise, but it’s a lot more important to be sure that you’re on the same page when it comes to marriage, otherwise you risk getting a ‘no’ in response.
Pick the perfect ring
If all goes well, then your future wife will be wearing the engagement ring for the rest of her life, so pick something that you know suits her style. Lots of people have their own preferences when it comes to jewellery, so we recommend either looking at Pinterest together or doing some window shopping. If you don’t want to spoil the surprise, then why not propose with a stand-in ring, and then go shopping together after she’s said yes? Unless you’re proposing with a family heirloom or you’re very confident in your choice, then this is a romantic yet safe way to propose!
Make it personal
Your proposal doesn’t have to be over-the-top or cost the earth, but one thing we would recommend is making it personal to the two of you. Take her to a place she’s always wanted to go, or to a place that means something to you both, such as where you had your first date. Other ideas include whisking her away on a holiday or staycation, organising a romantic outdoor picnic, creating a scavenger hunt, or simply cooking her her favourite meal by candlelight.
One thing we do, recommend is avoid proposing in public or in front of a group unless you know that it’s something your other half is open to.
After putting in all the effort to create the perfect proposal, you want to be sure that you don’t fall at the last hurdle! Practise what you’re going to say (write it down if you need to), so that you don’t panic and mumble your way through a proposal. Be sure to actually ask the question, too!
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