There is more to proposing than simply getting down on one and asking a question. This is a chance to truly show your partner your feelings, how important they are, and create a moment that you two will look back on fondly for the rest of your lives.
So, before you go shopping for engagement rings and drafting ideas, here is what you need to plan before you propose to your partner:
1. Get the Green Light
Before you do anything else, there are a few things you need to do. Firstly, check in with yourself and your partner to make sure you’re on the same page about marriage. If you don’t see eye to eye on the core aspects of it, perhaps proposing isn’t the best idea? Once you’ve got the green light from your partner, notify their family of your intentions. You don’t need permission, but this is a gesture that goes a long way to keeping the in-laws onside.
2. Get the Perfect Ring
Next is ring shopping. There isn’t a set amount you need to spend – the whole 3 months salary idea is a month. Spend what you can without sending yourself bankrupt. Set a budget, then get in touch with us here at Valentina engagement rings. We have the perfect ring waiting for you! If you’re uncertain what it is, we can help you find it.
3. Plan your Proposal
Here is where you can get creative. Coming up with the perfect proposal is less about what you do, and more about what you shouldn’t do. What you shouldn’t do is simply copy something you’ve online or on TV (unless your partner has said this is what they want). What you shouldn’t do is plan something that doesn’t suit your partner. If your partner is shy, for example, perhaps proposing in front of a crowd of strangers isn’t the way to go? Focus on you and your partner when planning and you can’t go wrong.
4. Pick your accomplices
You will need help to pull this off, so you’ll have to recruit a few allies to your cause. However, not everyone is great at keeping a secret. So, be mindful of how many people you tell, and make sure they can keep everything on the down-low. This way, you’ll get the help you need without giving the game away.
5. Plan what you’ll say
When you propose, nerves will be high and you’ll be going through a wave of emotions. This is not the ideal mindset to improvise a romantic sentiment. To prepare, take some time to plan out what you’ll say and up with a few lines that express how you feel about your partner. This way you’ll be prepared to say exactly how you feel and enjoy a special moment with your partner.
There you have it – everything you need to plan before your proposal. Good luck!