Congratulations! You found the one person you want to spend the rest of your life with. Now you just have to ask that person one of the most meaningful questions you’ll ever have to ask anyone, “Will you marry me?” The two of you will always remember the moment you proposed, so it’s a good idea to do a little planning before you ask the big question. Here are our seven tips for planning an unforgettable proposal.
- Choose a memorable location. A lot of couples like to get engaged while on vacation. This gives the pair a chance to enjoy and celebrate their engagement before returning back to work, school, or other responsibilities. Select a location that you and your significant other have always wanted to go or a place the two of you love visiting. And if you think proposing on a vacation is too obvious, consider picking a place that’s meaningful for the two of you. It could be the place where you had your first date, where you met, where you fell in love, or the home you two share.
- Tailor the proposal to your partner’s personality. When it comes to marriage proposals, there are two types: extravagant and simple. Will your partner be expecting an epic proposal that rivals those seen in romantic comedies? Or would your significant other prefer a more intimate, low-key proposal?
- Plan out your proposal “speech.” If there’s ever a time to put your heart on the line and declare your feelings, it’s when you propose. You may want to tell your soon-to-be fiance everything you love about him/her, all the reasons why you want to spend the rest of your lives together, when you knew your partner was the one, how you can’t imagine spending another day without calling him/her your spouse, etc. Make it come from the heart. If you’re afraid of getting too nervous and accidentally forgetting something you wanted to say, you may want to write out your proposal speech beforehand so you can read it off if needed. Just don’t make your declaration of love too long. Your partner will most likely be anxiously waiting for you to ask those four magical words.
- Photograph the special moment. Proposals can happen quickly. You’re going to want to capture the moment on camera so the two of you can relive that special time for the rest of your lives. If you’re proposing in a public place, consider having someone photograph your proposal from afar. If you’re planning a more intimate, private proposal, take a photo of the two of you right after you propose so you can always remember exactly how you felt in that moment.
- Consider inviting your friends and family to celebrate. If the two of you have a close group of friends and family who play an important part in your lives, you may want to include them in the proposal. They don’t have to be there while you propose, but you could set up a time and place for them to meet so you can all celebrate together. Just make sure you’re confident that your partner will say yes to the marriage proposal beforehand.
- Have a back-up plan. No matter how much preparation you put into planning the proposal, there’s always a chance that something could go wrong. The weather could be disastrous, one of you could become suddenly become ill, the perfect moment could be ruined, etc. That’s why it’s always a good idea to have a back-up plan. And keep in mind that if the moment doesn’t feel right, wait until it does.
- Propose with a ring from Kloiber Jewelers. Every unforgettable marriage proposal requires the perfect engagement ring. At Kloiber Jewelers, we’ll work with you to find or create your soon-to-be fiancé’s dream ring so that when you do ask that life-altering question, you can be confident that you’re presenting your partner with a ring that will take his or her breath away.