When it comes to taking your relationship to the next level, all thoughts turn to the proposal. After all, if you want to spend the rest of your life with someone, you want to make a good impression, right!
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So what should you bear in mind when it comes to planning the perfect proposal?
Rope in Other People to Help!
Sometimes, depending on how elaborate your proposal is going to be, you just won’t be able to carry it off alone. After all, it is a big secret to keep and you need confidence it helps when you need to make your excuses to leave or cover those illicit phone calls when it comes to putting plans in place.
Find someone you trust and make sure they can help you keep the surprise and get all the small details right.
One of the most important parts of the proposal is the ring, let’s be honest. You want to choose something they love and that fits them too. So scope it out, do your homework first. What styles do they currently wear? Have they dropped any hints?
Ask family members or their girlfriends what they have mentioned if anything and follow their lead when it comes to choosing the ring. Remember, you want it to last a lifetime, the relationship and the ring so you want to be looking at durable and beautiful engagement rings.
This is so important to get right. The last thing you want is to make a big scene and your potential future spouse be absolutely mortified. So think, what are they like, what do they like on a regular day to day basis?
Chances are if they are homebody who doesn’t like to be the center of attention, then the last thing they will want is a big over the top show in front of lots of people. Unless they have specifically mentioned that.
So make sure you get it right, take them somewhere they feel comfortable to boost your chances of making the perfect proposal. The location is so important. If they have their hearts set on a truly romantic proposal in a memorable place – the Eiffel tower springs to mind, on Valentine’s day, then see how you can make this work even if your budget doesn’t really spring to a trip to Paris!
Record The Moment
You want to remember this night (should it all go to plan obviously) so make sure you capture the memories for the future. Start your journey as you mean to go on, and treasure this occasion and get some mementos to last you a lifetime for you to look back on.
Hire a photographer, or ask someone you trust to capture the moment for you. Then you will have something to treasure! Maybe you can then use these pictures at your wedding or to start off the stage of your life together.