If you are in a relationship you feel is growing to the point you want to take it to the next level, this is a great guide to get you started on planning that special moment. Engagement proposals look different for everyone. While some people expect grand and expensive gestures, others are more than happy with simplicity.
However you choose to propose to your future fiance, you want it to be unique to your relationship. Above all, you want the moment to be memorable so you two can cherish it for decades to come. We are going to go over some of the most important things to remember before you pop the question to you future spouse.
Choose the perfect ring.
While it may sound superficial, it’s important to choose a symbol for your love that he or she will want to wear proudly on their hand. Everyone has different taste when it comes to picking out engagement rings for women, so try to learn what type of jewelry your partner is more drawn to.
It wouldn’t be out of the question to go through jewelry she already owns to try to see what type of style she prefers. This will also help determine her ring size so when you put the engagement ring on her it doesn’t fall off immediately and make the special moment a tad awkward. If you aren’t sure where to start, you might consider consulting one of her close friends that you know will keep the moment a secret from your significant other. Take note of whether she prefers rose gold to white gold, and how flashy her current gemstones are. All of this is important information when you’re spending that much money on an engagement ring.
Make the whole day special, not just the moment.
When your partner looks back on the day she got engaged, you want her thinking of all the moments leading up to the proposal as well. If the day is a typical one for her, it won’t stand out as much when she’s recollecting the moment years from now.
Take your proposal budget into consideration when planning the whole day. If you consult a savings goal calculator and it allows for some wiggle room, you might want to consider a short vacation or a day full of surprises and treats. Putting money aside for your proposal may be a great savings goal to consider. You can still ensure you both have a good time, even if your savings plan doesn’t include a lot of money to work with.
Pick a sentimental location.
Think back on your relationship from the beginning and try to remember if there are any locations that are special for you, your partner, and the relationship. Some examples include the place you had your first date, the place you were when you said you loved each other for the first time, or a spot that feels special because you have a cherished memory there.
One of the most important aspects of planning a proposal is making sure she is surprised when you pop the question. This will include not telling anyone you think might spill the beans to her, whether it’s her family or close friends. You don’t want to be surprised yourself and propose on impulse because that makes the moment less special in her eyes, but you do want to knock her off her feet when the moment comes.
You might want to consider researching how to throw the best party so you and anyone you are close to can celebrate the occasion together afterwards. You don’t have to plan anything extravagant when it comes to decorating, but a simple dinner party will be a great way to end one of the most memorable days of your life.
Be yourself and relax.
Proposing to the love of your life can undoubtedly be one of the most nerve wrecking things you will do. It’s vulnerable and scary, but you have to try to remember your partner loves you and will want a proposal that reflects you and your personality as well.
Don’t hesitate to be anyone other than yourself for this moment. This will not only help you relax, but it will help her relax as well knowing she can be herself in the moment. If you are known for being goofy and funny, don’t be afraid to make that part of the proposal plan.