If you’re reading this, then it’s safe to assume you’re thinking about popping the question soon? If yes, then congratulations! This is going to be one of the most important questions you’re ever going to ask your partner and one of the biggest decisions you will ever make. Understandably, it can be challenging to plan the right way to go about it. You want it to be unique, special, and as memorable as possible, and you also want a “yes.” So, how do you go about it? Here are some tips you can use.
- Get your engagement ring
First things first! You need to get an engagement ring – obviously. But don’t just scramble around for any ring at all. Shop for something that truly speaks the language of your heart and says how you feel. For example, getting a Claddagh ring with emerald and diamonds is one heck of a way to propose. Emerald Claddagh rings symbolize eternal love, loyalty and friendship. They come in breath-taking designs that most people will struggle to say no to. So, if your partner loves diamonds and emeralds, you can’t go wrong with this option.
- Choose a meaningful location
So, you’ve got the perfect; now it’s time to pick an ideal location. Some may argue that you can propose anywhere, and your partner will say yes, as long as they want to marry you. But, if you want your proposal to have great meaning and be remembered for the rest of your time together, “anywhere” just isn’t good enough. Take the time to pick a location that will elevate your proposal and make it more meaningful. That doesn’t mean you fly your special someone to the Eiffel Tower and make a grand proposal (no one will say no to that, though). It only means picking a location that is meaningful to your partner or both of you. It could be where you first met, where you had your first date or any place of great significance in your relationship.
- Surprise your partner by having family and friends present
If your partner’s family and friends support your decision to propose, why not make them a part of the moment? You can have loved ones look on from a distance and join in the celebration after you get the much-awaited “yes.” Your partner will feel extra special when their loved ones show up to shower them with congratulations.
- Practice, practice, practice
It shouldn’t be too difficult to ask, “will you marry me?” but knowing the right words to say leading to the moment you pop the question is vital. Saying the wrong things could ruin the entire moment and could even attract the wrong answer. So, take the time to rehearse the right words ahead of time. What are the right words? No need to summon the poet in you, just speak from your heart and mean your words. You can practice your words with a friend and listen to the feedback you get.