Planning the Perfect Proposal
So many people are out there to give you advice when it comes to your wedding itself. There are endless posts about wedding planning, how to get through your wedding day smoothly, and wisdom on the smaller details of your big day. Of course this is useful when you get to that point. But how do you go about making the proposal itself as perfect and memorable (for the right reasons) as possible? Not to worry. We’re here to help. Here’s everything that you need to plan in order to bring everything together just as you’d hope.
Is Now the Right Time?
Sometimes when you’re in the midst of peaked emotions, you may be tempted to throw the question straight out there. But be patient and think through this rationally. You want to make the proposal as well organised as possible, so you can have your ring on hand and be sure that it’s definitely what’s best for you and your partner at the current time in your relationship. If you think that it is, go ahead! It’s time to get planning!
Now, if you think that this is the right step to take, it’s time to sort out the main symbol of your potential engagement: the ring. An engagement ring is a signal to the world that you are taken and in love. It’s a symbol of love. So, you want to make sure that the engagement ring that you offer is perfect. There are so many styles out there that it can be extremely difficult to choose the right one. But if you know your partner well, which we’d hope you do if you’re proposing, you’ll have a good idea of their preferences when it comes to decorative jewellery. Start with the base metal of the ring. Gold is perhaps the most traditional option. If gold is the way to go, choose a harder carat. You need to remember that your partner will (hopefully) be wearing this for the rest of their life, so it needs to be tough and hardwearing. Silver is quite soft, so if your partner likes silver tones consider white gold or platinum. Next: the stone. Diamonds are generally the most popular stone, but some people would prefer something different. For diamond rings, use a reliable dealer such as Baunat. They will be able to certify that the stone is genuine and of good quality.
Choosing a location can be difficult. Some people will opt for an intimate, everyday location. Maybe bed, the bath, or elsewhere in the comfort of your shared home. Others will want to make a statement. Every year hundreds of thousands of people flock to renowned romantic destinations to pop the question. Favourites tend to include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, Disneyland, on a Gondola in Venice, or a beach in a tropical location. You will know what’s right for you and what your partner will most enjoy. Just don’t forget the ring if you are travelling far from home!
If you are planning on proposing in a public place, you want to make sure that your place at the given place is reserved and ready for you. If you plan to propose in a restaurant, it’s generally good to book a table and let the serving staff know how you tend to go about things. This will mean that they can leave you and your partner alone while you actually propose. You don’t want a server interrupting you part way through with a menu or request for an order, after all. If you are lucky enough to look quite young and will want to celebrate with a glass of something bubbly, don’t forget to take your ID! Once a server has asked for it, they can’t legally serve you if you don’t provide it. You don’t want something so simple to scupper your celebrations.
Proposing can be an extremely daunting experience. It’s a huge step in any relationship and an ultimate display of love. It shows your true and full dedication to the person you’ve grown to love and cherish. It is a private and individual experience. However, it will also entail the subsequent planning of a wedding where you can declare your love to one another in front of everyone you know and wish to be there with you for the moment. So, think it through properly and make sure that everything goes as swimmingly as possible.