Proposing is one of the most nerve-wracking moments in a man’s (or woman’s) life. Not only do you have to worry about the ring, it is now becoming increasingly more popular to have a romantic, or even outrageous proposal story to go with it.
As a result, we have spoken to our partners, The Proposers, the UK and Europe’s leading marriage proposal and romantic event planning company, to gain insider tips on how to get that all-important ‘yes’.
1. Know the person you are proposing to.
This might sound stupid considering you are about to propose, but it really is something you need to know as it will determine what type of proposal you have. For example, proposing with a flash mob proposal in the centre of Trafalgar Square is not going to impress your partner if they are a shy and private person. Instead you should consider hiring a private room and decorating it beautifully with fairy lights and candles. Vice versa for a person who loves to be the centre of attention.
2. Make sure that the location is epic!
Not only is this going to be a moment that your partner will remember forever, but it is also the perfect opportunity to gain photos that will make your friends jealous so you will want to make sure that the location is amazing.
Whether it’s at the top of a famous landmark like Tower Bridge, or on a mountain in the snow, there are so many amazing places to choose from you should make sure it’s epic.
3. Think about the little details.
Think back to what you have done as a couple, is there a particular place that you visited that you both love? Or does you partner have a favourite film, or colour? Any proposal is amazing, but one that truly reflects the relationship you and your patrner have will be even better.
After a lot of our proposals we have asked our clients girlfriends what they loved most about the proposal and they said that it was the personalised touches that we had added into it. One way of doing this that we usually suggest to our clients is including a ‘Love Story’ timeline with memorable moments from your relationship into the proposal, which our client’s girlfriends always love. Including little details like this show your partner how much you listen to them and value them.
4. The speech
With the speech you shouldn’t overthink what you are going to say and speak from the heart. If you think that you will struggle to say the words out loud you can always write them down and present them to your partner in a creative way before getting down on one knee and proposing.
5. The ring.
Unless your girlfriend has specifically pointed out the engagement ring she wants, with so many options to choose from you might have a hard time deciding. Don’t worry though; there are a number of ways to get around this. First of all try looking in her jewellery box to see whether she follows a certain design of ring. This is also great way of finding out her ring size.
If this doesn’t work get her friends or family involved as they can try and find out which ring she likes in a subtle way without giving the game away.
Alternatively you can propose with promise ring and then choose the real engagement ring together after the proposal.
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