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5 Tips for Planning an Unforgettable Proposal
If you are planning to propose, we’ve got five proposal tips to ensure everything goes perfectly. Check out our proposal planning guide below.
If you’re planning on getting down on one knee in the near future, you need to plan a proposal that they cannot refuse. Even if you’re positive about what the answer will be, the last thing you want is to disappoint your other half with a lackluster marriage proposal. Since this moment is a huge milestone for both of you, we have 5 tips that will help you make it unforgettable.
1. Find the perfect engagement ring
It all begins with buying an engagement ring that will make your partner gasp. This ring is going to be on your partner’s finger for the rest of his or her life, so you’ve got to make sure you get it right.
We created a handy guide to picking the perfect engagement ring that gives you all the specifics on what you need to look for, but some factors to consider are:
- How much you want to spend
- What type of metal the ring will be
- Whether to go with a traditional diamond or an alternative stone
- Whether you want a predesigned style or a custom wedding ring
- Which style and setting your partner will like
- What your partner’s ring size is
Apart from getting the right ring itself, the proposal is all about presentation. When you buy a David’s House of Diamonds ring for your engagement, we provide you with the most beautiful light box for your ring. When you get down on one knee to propose and open the box, the light shines brightly on the ring, showing off its sparkle for the perfect swoon-worthy effect and enhancing your statement piece for the big moment.
2. Talk to your loved one’s family
Even if you don’t want to do the traditional thing and ask the father for his permission, including the family on your plan to propose will mean a lot to them. Whether it’s asking the entire family for their blessing or letting them know of your intentions, they will really respect the fact that you have considered their feelings.
3. Think about your partner’s preferences
A lot of people get the proposal wrong because they think about what they would like rather than what will be meaningful to their significant other.
Is your partner the shy type? Then proposing in front of a full restaurant may not go down too well. Are they more sentimental? Then maybe proposing at a place that has a lot of meaning to the both of you will add a “Wow” factor you’re looking for.
If you’re not too sure what will sweep them off their feet, consider talking to one of your partner’s close friends. They will be able to give you more insight on what will be the most memorable.
4. Keep it a surprise
Unless your soon-to-be fiance has specifically stated that they don’t want to be surprised, make an effort to try and make your proposal unexpected.
Even if you want to get a feeling your other half will say yes, don’t make it obvious. Seeing the surprised look on their face when you pop the question will be worth it.
5. Stay true to yourself
Do something that is going to be special to you both. This moment is where you are declaring your feelings of love and commitment to the person you are wanting to spend your life with.
In the end, there are no right or wrong proposals. It's all about you and your partner. No matter what people may suggest, choose to propose in a way that will make you feel confident and your partner ecstatic. As long as you’re thoughtful about it, any proposal will surely sweep them off their feet.