Are you planning the perfect proposal? The month of love is upon us and Valentine’s is just days away, which means one of the most popular days to propose is also just days away. Your proposal is the start of your wedding journey, a moment that you will look back, a time when it all began, and for years to come, people will ask:
- How did they propose?
- Where did you get engaged?
- Tell us all about the details of the proposal.
It’s no surprise that planning the perfect proposal comes with a bit of pressure, which is why our wedding experts at St Tewdrics House are sharing our proposal top tips.
Pick a good location
Everyone will consider a different place when it comes to their proposal, but there are a couple of things that are worth considering. What will the weather be like? Is the location meaningful to you? Is it a busy or quiet location? Will you feel comfortable getting down on one knee at this location? Is it the kind of location you think your partner will like?
Speak to family
Not everyone will believe in asking for permission, but you should consider whether this is something that is important to your partner. Will your partner want you to speak to their family first? Even if you don’t want to “ask for permission” your partner and their family could consider this to be a sign of respect.
Don’t tell too many people
Whether you’re planning on asking your partner’s family, it’s a wise idea to limit the number of people that know the proposal is going to take place. The more people that know, the greater the chance that your secret might be shared and the proposal might not come as the surprise you wanted it to.
Picking the ring
Think back to any conversations you and your partner might have had about engagement rings. Take note of their style of jewellery. It’s also a good idea to put a budget in place and stick to it, so you don’t get tempted to splurge when you hit the shops. Don’t forget to insure the ring from the moment of purchase, so that in the unfortunate event that something did happen, you know you’re not out of pocket.
Your outfit choice
If you’re planning on keeping this a secret, you don’t want to be wearing something super tight that will reveal the ring box in all its glory. Something a little loose can help keep it hidden. And yes, we do recommend using the ring box, the last thing you want to do is lose the ring before you’ve even popped the question.
Your partner’s outfit choice
Again, it might be hard to hint to your partner to dress for an occasion. And of course, you don’t have to dress up at all, just take into consideration what you think your partner would want. If your partner likes to have their nails done, perhaps you can rope in the help of a friend to get a trip to the nail salon booked beforehand.
Plan what you’re going to say
It’s often a moment filled with nerves and excitement, so it’s a good idea to plan what you’re going to say beforehand to give you that little confidence boost going into it. Speak from the heart, and show your partner just how much they mean to you.
Think about capturing the moment
Are you going to want to look back at this moment? If you think capturing your proposal will be important to your partner, or even to you, book a photographer or videographer for the occasion. A friend with a good phone camera is also a great option if you’re sticking to a budget!
Good luck to all of you planning to pop the question. We would love for you to share your perfect proposal story with us!