Tips on Proposing Marriage (from Her)
Asking your partner to marry you is one of the scariest things you can do. Anyone who has been in this position will admit how worried they are. But with enough planning and preparation, you really have nothing to worry about.
Chances are, if you are ready to propose, you and your partner have spoken about the future already. You probably have a good idea of how they feel about you. So don’t sweat it. Here are our tips to help you make the best proposal.
Make a plan
This day will be all about planning. Don’t rush into it; take your time to come up with something spectacular. Firstly think about the location. Is there a place that means a lot to you and your partner? Perhaps somewhere you went on a special date or a holiday location. Wherever this is, use that as your base. Secondly, think about how you want to do it. Are you going to get down on one knee?
Do you have a big speech prepared? Lastly, plan the day’s timings. If you have reservations, know where you have to be and when. However, you don’t necessarily have to have a fixed point in the day for popping the question. Just go with what feels right.
Think about what to wear
This isn’t just any old occasion, so don’t just throw on a pair of tracksuits and go out the door. That doesn’t mean you have to wear your Sunday best either.
Choose what feels comfortable and flattering. Does your partner have a favourite outfit of yours? Of course it really depends on where your proposal is going to take place. If you are going to a posh restaurant, think about a fresh shirt, smart trousers and sharp shoes. If you are hiking a snowy mountain, then your climbing gear will do just fine.
Sort out the bling
The key ingredient to a proposal is the ring. Getting this one right can seal the deal, but this is the part that many men worry about the most. You know your partner; you know what kind of jewellery they will like. If you are unsure, try to put the feelers out by subtly asking questions.
Take a look at some of their existing jewellery. What sort of stones do the like? And what designs? Shop around and take your time. This is a big decision. There are many brands and stores to choose from. However, Verragio engagement rings are some of the best designer rings in the jewellery world. When you do come to buy the ring, it is best to go for quality.
Most importantly… relax!
You know your partner. You know how they feel about you. You must really love them to be ready to take this next step. If you have put in all the appropriate planning, you have done as much as you can. If little things go wrong, don’t freak out. Things like that happen all the time.
Plus, your partner won’t even notice the little things because they won’t know what you actually have planned.