Just like wedding rings, when it comes to proposals, it’s never a case of one size fits all. This is why planning a proposal can feel very stressful. If social media is anything to go by, the bigger, more public, and more glamorous proposals seem to be the only way to go. However, contrary to what magazines and comment sections may have you believe – this is not the best way to propose to everyone.
So, how can you plan the ultimate marriage proposal for your partner? Let’s find out!
1. Get on the Same Page
If you haven’t done so already, sit down and have a discussion with your partner about marriage. Try to make it seem natural, so they don’t get suspicious. Basically, you need to make sure that your partner actually wants to get married, and that your ideas on what marriage looks like are similar. If you don’t see eye to eye on a lot of aspects, you may need to have a few more conversations before planning a proposal.
2. Do some recon
The next step is to speak to your partner’s close friends or family about ideas. Either testing your own, or sourcing some inspiration. The goal of your proposal should be to make it as perfect for them as possible, and not anyone else. Asking people close to your partner is a great way to get on the right track. Make sure whoever you speak to can keep a secret too!
3. Get the Perfect Ring
One of the most important parts of any proposal is the ring! However, there are so many rings to choose from, that finding the right one can feel like an impossible task. So, unless you’ve received a specific ring request, going to a trusted Jeweller that specialises in wedding rings is the best solution.
4. Plan the Proposal
Now you’ve got the ring and some ideas, it’s time to plan the proposal! Keep in mind that you’re (hopefully) only going to do this once, so don’t be afraid to be creative and have fun with it. Like we mentioned earlier, the key is to plan everything with your partner in mind. As an example, if they’re a bit shy, something more intimate is definitely the best way to propose.
5. Capture the Moment
Finally, this is a big moment that you’ve planned for and will look back for years to come. Why not make sure you have something to hold on to as a keepsake? Organizing a photographer or videographer to capture the moment will be a special gesture that your partner will be sure to appreciate. They will either help you set the equipment up yourself, or hang around incognito at your desired proposal location.
There you have it! Everything you need to plan the ultimate proposal for your partner. Good luck and congratulations!