5 Essential Components for the Perfect Proposal
If you’re thinking about popping the question it can be a very exciting time in your relationship, but it can also be very daunting to be faced with the process. It’s certainly not everyday that you propose to someone, so choosing the right way to approach it can be confusing and intimidating. There are a few ingredients to every proposal that help to make it a success and a moment to remember forever. Here we look at 5 of the most essential components to ensure the most romantic and magical proposal that you can imagine, and one that will be sure to receive a ‘yes’!
The Perfect Ring
The ring is one of the most integral and important parts of the proposal, and so plenty of thought and are should go into choosing this special item. By far, the most popular rings for proposals are engagement diamond rings, the beautiful, sparkling and classic symbols of love and commitment. A gorgeous diamond ring that fits your loved one’s style and your budget is the ideal choice for most proposals. However, some spouses-to-be might prefer less conventional rings with other designs or different stones as well. It’s always best to gauge your loved one’s tastes and preferences before you invest. Can’t decide on the perfect ring design? You can always purchase a stunning loose diamond to propose with which your loved one can choose the setting for later down the track.
Have A Plan…and a Plan B
Proposals can be nerve-racking and tense times, wondering what your partner will say and whether the proposal will all come together and go according to plan. Mistakes are bound to occur when tensions are running high, which is why it’s a great idea to have a clear plan so that you always know what’s coming next. Of course even the best laid plans can go astray, so having a backup plan is an excellent idea too, so there’s no confusion about what should happen if you turn up and the restaurant is closed, or a sudden storm prevents outdoors celebrations.
An Ideal Setting
The ideal location sets the mood for a wonderful proposal and provides the right environment for the two of you to enjoy the moment together. It could be a place that has a special meaning for you, such as where you first met, or it could be another romantic destination like the seaside. The ideal location for you and you partner depends on your personal preferences and style – some may want to conduct their proposal in a fancy restaurant with stunning views, while other may prefer the simple setting of a picnic blanket in the park.
Capture The Moment
A proposal is a special moment in both of your lives, and capturing this moment helps you to remember and treasure it forever. There are a few different ways to approach capturing the moment. You can ask a friend or professional photographer to ‘hide out’ nearby the spot you plan to propose and ask them to capture the moment of the proposal and the happy response. This is an exciting way to capture the moment as it provides an inside view on the events as they happened. Alternatively, you can take photos together after the proposal while still on location at your proposal site.
A Night To Remember
In the end, what all couples are really looking for out of a proposal is a night (or day) to remember forever, as a treasured reminder of the early beginnings of your life together. Make the occasion memorable by doing something that’s special or different than the usual. You could visit a new restaurant offering a different type of cuisine or visit a place you’ve never been before. Be sure to do a little research before going to a new place to make sure that everything is the way you expect it to be there.
With these 5 essential tips, you can coordinate the most romantic and well planned proposal to reduce anxiety and provide a moment that you will both cherish forever.
Cara is a writer, blogger, fashion lover (despite being stylistically challenged!). After leaving
her home town of Sydney Australia to travel the world she hasn’t looked back, but she has
taken a break and settled for a while in Penang Malaysia.