Whether you and your partner met through an online dating app, a mutual acquaintance back in college, or have been together since high school; you’ll eventually have to pop the question if you want to make the relationship last a lifetime. But as you’re likely aware, asking for someone’s hand in marriage is a colossal undertaking. After all, there are many things that go on behind a marriage proposal — from writing and memorizing a speech to shopping for the right engagement ring.
To ensure that this long-awaited moment of yours goes smoothly and leads to the desired outcome, this article will cover a few tips for the ideal proposal. Continue reading if you want to learn more.
1. Make sure that you’re of the same mind
It may sound obvious, but both of you must be of the same mind before you begin plotting the proposal. So, first, speak to your significant other about the future. Talk about how you want to eventually get married and see whether it’s something she wants. If you’re worried that bringing up the conversation might appear like you’re proposing, try to keep the topic broad. For example, bring up a recent engagement of a friend, family member, or colleague and guide the dialogue that way.
The conversation might be hard, but you need to have the discussion because it’ll give you a much better idea of how your soulmate will respond when you get down on a knee and ask her to marry you.
2. Shop for an engagement ring
Arguably an essential part of a proposal is the engagement ring you plan to present to your partner when you propose. It will be the one jewelry piece she’ll be wearing for all her days. Therefore, you must carefully choose a ring for your significant other. For starters, try to get a better sense of her fashion and style so that she’ll be proud to wear it. It’s also a good idea to familiarize yourself with the 4 Cs of diamonds which are cut, color, clarity and carat, to help you make a more informed decision on your purchase.
Don’t forget to check her ring size. If you want to surprise her, check her jewelry case and find a ring that she often wears so you can bring it when you visit the jeweler. It will make a difference.
3. Make it personal
Once you have the ring, you can begin planning your proposal. Think of what your significant other will love: a grand display, a more intimate moment, or a big surprise of being surrounded by friends and family. Don’t be afraid to ask her loved ones for assistance. Not only will your partner appreciate their involvement, but you could learn a few things that may elevate the experience even more.
There aren’t many moments in your life as special as when you propose marriage. For this reason, you must get it right from the outset. With these tips, you’ll give your partner every reason to say yes and make the proposal an unforgettable moment for all the right reasons.