You’re in love and prepared to propose. It’s important to get a marriage proposal right, and we know you don’t want to fumble it. In our experience as a multi-award winning party planner in DC, Dallas, and Los Angeles, we can arrange a surprise event with some finesse. Use these nine pointers to make your marriage proposal a success.
Make certain they will accept
Don’t leave it to chance, please. Prior to making the decision to propose, make sure to discuss it with your partner. You don’t want to urge your spouse to feel pressured to say yes before they are ready. These types of discussions might be challenging to have, but they are essential to ensure that you and your partner are on the same page.
Consult with their family
It’s always polite to ask for family approval. Everyone’s situation is different, of course, but if your spouse is close to their family, it can be helpful to let them know what is about to happen so they can be informed and involved. This only demonstrates your degree of regard for your spouse and their family.
Acquire the Bling
Discuss the type of ring your partner would like to wear on their ring finger for the rest of their life. The three c’s (cut, clarity, and carat) should be researched. Don’t forget to ask for their ring size. If it comes as a surprise, look into it by looking at a ring they frequently wear. Work only with reputable jewelers who have positive evaluations and ratings.
Your partner is someone you know best. Now, use your creativity to come up with the ideal offer. Would they rather have a private moment with just the two of you or do they want it to be a big production? Do you believe they would be delighted to involve friends and family? Perhaps you could include a location that has special meaning for the two of you. Are they enamored with sunsets? Consider the tiniest of elements that will elevate the experience.
Review Your History
The surprise must remain a secret from your partner. Consider what you will say to them and make sure the specifics are consistent each time. The best surprises are ones you don’t expect.
Utilize a hidden photographer
Have a photographer hidden somewhere to record that specific moment in time. That can require paying an expert, or it might entail asking your tech-savvy friend who you can rely on to take the perfect picture at the appropriate time. Whether you choose a professional or not, it is crucial to assign someone to take pictures of this amazing event.
There could be a lot of anxiety, and when we are anxious, we frequently have no idea what to say. We advise carrying some notes even if you have practiced your speech a million times beforehand, just in case.
Keep things flowing and take your time
There might be a need for you to be flexible because it’s a surprise. Making a few tiny tweaks along the route is OK. No matter how many minor aspects are altered along the way, the final destination is the same. Not all the details need to match up right away. Make sure your significant other is in the correct frame of mind for a proposal and that the time feels right.
Prepare for the future
Let it continue with a gathering of friends or a dinner reservation at their preferred restaurant. Maybe a picnic or a glass of champagne under the stars. Make sure to arrange for the celebration to continue after the proposal. You should enjoy the moment together and let your partner enjoy it. Additionally, it will be the ideal opportunity for your photographer to get additional images while you finally unwind.
If you use some originality and follow these guidelines, your partner will adore a good proposal just as much as we do. Although feeling anxious is normal, it adds to the fun. Keep in mind that YOU are the best aspect of the proposal. You can do this, good luck!