One of the most exciting questions you will ask your spouse is for their hand in marriage. But it can also be quite overwhelming (and definitely nerve-racking!). There is no wrong way to ask your special someone to marry you. But there are some ways to ensure it goes off without a hitch! As a proposal and wedding planner, we have helped many clients like you plan the perfect proposal! So we wanted to share six tips to plan the perfect proposal.
1. Plan Something They Will Love
Find out if the person you’re proposing to would prefer a public or private proposal. Not everyone wants to be in the spotlight! So make sure the proposal you are planning matches their personality. If you are unsure what they prefer, ask family and friends, or even drop some subtle hints to your spouse!
2. Pick The Ring
The engagement ring you pick will be something your partner will wear every day for the rest of their life! So make sure you get an idea of what they want. Take a peek at their Pinterest, or ask a close family or friend (who will keep it a secret!). If the two of you are discussing wedding plans, you could also just simply ask what they are looking for! To find their ring size, find a ring they wear regularly and bring it to a jeweler so they can mark what size it is. Most rings can be resized easily as well.
If you are unsure about it, several jewelry shops will give you the option to return an unworn ring and let your partner pick a different one.
3. Think About Hiring a Photographer
Not only will documenting this moment be something the two of you will always cherish but if gives you pictures to share with family and friends! You are sure to get some incredible reaction snapshots. An added bonus is that you can have a mini engagement shoot afterward and really enjoy this perfect moment.
4. If You Want to Make It Big, Hire A Planner
Planning the perfect proposal can be nerve-racking. Hiring a planner will make everything so much easier, and stress-free! We have worked with many couples to plan a proposal their spouse will never forget. Whether you want to make your marriage proposal on top of a mountain, in front of an iconic building or during a romantic weekend, we will guide you and plan every single detail of this perfect and magical moment.
5. Plan A Complete Evening (or weekend!)
To make the moment even more special, you can pair it with a family dinner or a weekend getaway. If your families are close, the occasion will be even more special. Or, if you want to keep it private for just the two of you, plan a romantic dinner for after. Book a table at your favorite restaurant, and have a bottle of Champagne waiting at home to toast.
Are you looking to turn it into a mini-vacation? Plan a surprise weekend getaway for after! This way, the two of you can relax and enjoy this time together before the planning begins.
Not sure what to do once you pop the question? Check out my guide: What to do once you are engaged!
6. If You Want It To Be Spontaneous, Keep The Ring With You
If planning a large day is not what your partner would want, no problem! Just keep the ring on hand for when the right moment strikes. It could be when washing dishes together or in the middle of a romantic dinner. To keep your ring secure (and not seen!) BoxSock makes socks with a pocket in them, so you can easily tuck the ring away.
Six Tips To Plan The Perfect Proposal
No matter what you decide, it will be perfect! If you are planning on proposing to your partner while on Holiday or living in Switzerland, reach out! We would love to help you out, and we are here to support our couples every step of the way. We will create a custom experience and take away the stress of planning, and we can help you make it unforgettable!
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