You are madly in love with your significant other, and you are finally ready to pop the big question. This will be one of the biggest moments of both your lives, so everything needs to perfect — from the location to the ring.
There’s an old saying that “timing is everything,” and that extends to marriage proposals. Even if you are not planning something exotic or out of the ordinary, you want to choose a time when everyone’s in a great mood. For example, just after work could be a bad time if your soon-to-be spouse has an overbearing boss, but a lazy Saturday afternoon after the two of you slept in could be perfect. Also, consider the time of year. Christmas, Valentine’s Day, and birthdays are all popular proposal dates, or perhaps the Fourth of July, just as fireworks explode into the air.
From the kitchen table to a romantic Caribbean beach, there is no perfect place for every couple to get engaged, but there is place that is perfect just for you. If the two of you are homebodies, why not do it over a pizza and Netflix marathon in the comfort of your living room? If you like to wow your love, go for that fancy restaurant the two of you always wanted to visit. Another popular idea is to choose a place that means something to both of you, such as the location of a first date, an attraction you visited on your first vacation together, or that quiet lake the two of you like to hike to every weekend.
Now that you have a date and location, you need to decide what to say. Obviously, “Will you marry me” should come up at some point, but most people like to add a little extra something special. You can recite a favorite love poem, tell your future fiancé what he or she means to you, or talk about why you want to spend the rest of your life together. Get creative!
Once your love says “yes,” you will want to celebrate. Do you prefer something quiet and intimate, like a picnic for two, or do you want to make it a social affair with friends and family on hand to cheer you on at a dinner party? Also consider having a videographer or photographer on hand to capture the big moment.
The ring. It is the most important part of the entire proposal. Some couples shop for the ring together. This ensures both are happy with the way it looks. If you prefer the surprise method, there are some things you can do to come up with something she will love:
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