How To Plan The Perfect Wedding Proposal

by Tanya October 18, 2022

You’ve found the one and now you want to take things to the next level.

Finding true love, the person you want to share your life with is special.

One of the best ways to show just how special they are in your life is to make the ultimate commitment – to organise a memorable proposal.

How do you go about doing that? 

The perfect proposal is different for everyone, so be thoughtful.

Below are some ideas about organising the perfect proposal.

1. Make sure they want to get married to you 😉

Some people don’t like the idea of proposals, or marriage. So make sure that you aren’t overstepping any boundaries and that your partner wants this, too.

Before you start looking at wedding rings, make sure you are both on the same page and have discussed marriage and the future.

If you want it to be a surprise, keep discussions around it vague and broad. Chat about recent engagements that others have had and subtly ask what they would have done differently as if it is just a casual discussion. This will give you an idea of what to include in your proposal.

2. Choose the right ring

Choosing the right ring can be tricky.

Traditionally, the engagement ring is the wedding ring, but today, plenty of people opt for several rings.

Some choose just one ring for both, others choose an entirely separate wedding and engagement ring, while others choose to add an additional wedding band to the engagement ring, signifying marriage.

Find out what they like.

The rings will be something they wear every day for the rest of their life. Take note of what sort of jewelry they wear, specifically whether they were primarily gold, or silver, or if they just have a mix of both.

Millennials are falling out of love with diamonds and opt for unique custom-made rings that are kinder to the planet. You can add a couple of Swarovski crystals to your custom jewellery to make it even more unique. Bluestreak Crystals are one of the few worldwide wholesalers that continues to sell the complete range of Swarovski Crystals to approved customers. If you want to purchase Swarovski crystals apply online to buy.

Ask friends and family what they think your partner would like because they might have had a conversation about it before. 

Or you can design an engagement ring together and get it made custom 😎 This is probably the best way to ensure that you get them exactly what they want and that it is the correct size for their finger.

NB! This doesn’t spoil the surprise of a proposal, because even though they know you have a ring, they don’t know when or where you’re going to propose to them.

3. Make the proposal personal

Now that you have chosen the ring, it is time to start planning the finer details of your proposal.

Keep your partner’s preferences in mind.

Would they like a grand gesture, would they like their family and friends to be there, or would they prefer something a little more intimate?

Making it personal to them and their preferences will show that you care and have listened to what they’ve spoken about as well as how they feel in such attention-drawing situations.

4. Get professional proposal assistance

If you are at a loss, you can hire a professional to assist you in setting up and creating the perfect proposal experience.

There are quite a few people who make a living from creating custom engagement experiences and know what things cost and where to find them.

Proposals can be scary, but this is just one more way to make it feel that little bit less stressful.

5. Consider involving family members or friends

Involving family and friends is only important if you know your partner would like them to be part of your special day in some way.

Tell them that you are planning a proposal and would like for them to be involved when the special moment comes. You could also ask if they’d like to plan an engagement party after you have proposed.

6. Hire a photographer

This is a really special moment, so you should do your best to record it.

Having a secret photographer on standby, whether it’s a professional engagement photographer or a family member with their phone, is a great way to capture this special moment.

If you are doing it in a private and intimate setting where it’s just two of you, you can simply put your camera or a phone in a hidden spot and start recording.

Final reminder

Never rush things. Take your time to plan your engagement carefully to ensure that it is well received and not out of place or awkward for your partner.

When the moment comes, take a deep breath, get down on one knee, and pitch the sentimental speech you’ve probably rehearsed a million times.

Give your partner a moment—ample time must be given to process/cry/hug it out. Then, once they’ve collected themselves, figure out when to officially put on the ring.

At the end of the day, if they truly love you and want to marry you, they’ll say “yes” 🥰

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