Thinking of popping the question but not quite sure how to make your proposal special and meaningful? Thinking of the perfect proposal idea can often be challenging for many men, especially when it comes to balancing the simple and intimate against the big and memorable. So here are some tips to help you get started.
First off, perhaps most importantly, test the waters and make sure that getting married is something that both of you want before you get down one knee, only to be given an hesitant ‘yes’ or ‘I’ll have to think about it.’ While you don’t want to catch her completely off guard, you do, however, want it to be a surprise, so make sure you take precautions in order to prevent your partner from finding out beforehand.
However, while the surprise factor is undeniably important, this is not necessarily the case when it comes to the engagement ring. You can always find out her cut, colour, and carat preferences by browsing jewellery stores together or asking one of her close friends. More than 80% of engaged women say that their fianc s got at least a little input from them or their friends or family members before purchasing a ring. Even if she knows that you’re going to pop the question and has a vague idea on the type of the ring she’ll receive, you can still keep your proposal idea a surprise. One thing that is certain is when it comes to proposing, having no ring is generally regarded as one of the biggest engagement mistakes a guy can make.
It is also important to actually get on a bended knee and say the words ‘will you marry me?’ as this is widely expected to be the very least a proposal idea should include. It doesn’t matter what you say beforehand, whether you have planned an epic poem or have written a love song, it is essential that you finish with the exact words.
Another indispensable factor when considering the right proposal idea is the timing. It is well worth making sure that your proposal comes at exactly the perfect moment. For instance, don’t propose if she’s having a tough time at work or if her sister is about to have a baby or get married, as you don’t want one event to be overshadowed by another. If you’re having a hard time finding the perfect moment, then wait it out and don’t become impatient and pop the question at an inopportune moment.
Remember to be romantic and also prepared, as when you propose you will understandably be a little nervous, so practice what you’re going to say beforehand. Above all, make sure whatever you plan , you consider your partner’s personal preferences and be certain that you don’t plan anything that makes your partner uncomfortable or uneasy.