Asking someone to marry you can probably be the most important question you will ever ask and also one of the most nerve-wracking when planning your wedding proposal! However, it’s not easy, but the pressure must not overwhelm you. The days of simply getting down on one knee with a simple gift are now very far away. Nowadays, people are more and more opting for creative and original wedding proposals. Which the price follows by increasing. If all those unanswered questions are making it hard to decide on how to propose, we are here for you! Whether you want to pop the question in a cute but simple way or you’re ready to organize a super unique surprise, these following tips and ideas will help you get imagination for your wedding proposal. In any case, remember that the best proposal ideas are the ones that best represent both of you.
Let’s begin with the basics that you must be aware of when you will be decided to pop the question.
- Be thoughtful
You were the one who asked the question, tomorrow it will be asked of you. The famous “how did you propose?” will come. The story is going to be re-told many times, and like others you want to be proud. So, make sure that it’s a story worth telling. This doesn’t mean it has to be extraordinary or cost a fortune, but it should feel like you have put all your love into it. Get it right and it’ll be one of your favorite memories to share for both of you!
- Put family first
By first asking the parents’ permission, you will show them that you also care about their feelings and that you are someone who respects them and the family. Even if they’re not that traditional, it’s a good way to start your engagement off on a good foot and to build a strong foundation between your respective families.
- Timing is everything
Timing has always been paramount, even more so when it comes to proposing. It is true that the summer becomes the most popular period, after the New Year and Valentine’s Day, to make your wedding proposal. Holidays are less stressful for everyone and going down on one knee somewhere faraway and has wonderful romantic appeal!
- Know their preference
Planning to propose in the middle of a football stadium during a game may be your dream, but is it really theirs? Find a compromise that will make this day as wonderful for you as it is for them. Maybe they do love crowd but maybe not, so be aware of what they would prefer. The best way to find out may be to try to gauge their reaction before your special moment by asking their opinion on public declarations of love for example. But be careful not to arouse suspicion.
- Keep it a secret
Try to limit the number of people you tell before popping the question. You are playing a risky game. If your love finds out from someone else your surprise effect will be ruined and they may feel like they are the last to know.
- Don’t guess
Making an investment like this in a ring that they have to wear forever would make anyone nervous. Diamonds all not the only choice, there are some gorgeous alternatives out with emeralds, rubies or even pearls. Ask someone who knows them or sneak a peak at their jewellery box to get a better clue in what they like. It will help you decide.
- Plan your outfit
Everyone deals with stress differently. In any case, I advise you to take off some of it by preparing in advance an outfit in which you would be comfortable (of course one that doesn’t have a hole in the pockets. If the ring escapes, goodbye surprise!). Also, your lover will probably remember this day in great detail, so make an effort and show them that you’re worth it.