Now That you know everything there is to know about diamonds and ring settings, its time to think about you, your special someone, and your wonderful relationship together……and put that all into a meaningful way to say I love you and I want to spend the rest of my life with you!!
Have no fear!! We have just the perfect tips and pointers from The Yes Girls the masterminds behind Simply U Proposals! Here is some advice from them that are worth considering when planning your marriage proposal….
Before You Propose
Considerations before planning your perfect marriage proposal.
Is it important to your girlfriend that you ask her father or someone in her family for their blessing? If so, even if you believe it’s an old tradition, take the time to call her family or take them out to dinner before you pop the question. This way you avoid any hurt and surprised family members.
Trying on rings beforehand is always a plus! Many women tend to love a certain style/setting until they try on the ring and find another style fits their finger better.
If she wants the ring to be a complete surprise then do some research. Consult her best friends and listen carefully to any hints she drops. It is not a bad idea to have her friends take her ring shopping for fun.
Timing is Everything
Think ahead. Has she hinted at a Summer or Fall Wedding? It is always considerate to propose at least 6 months prior to the wedding. If she wants a shorter engagement then let her be the one to decide. Better safe on time than sorry.
How To Pop the Question
1. Public or Private
Who should be present at your marriage proposal? Just the two of you, her family and best friends, or perhaps a cheering crowd? REALLY think this one through.
Just because you are a sports fanatic does not mean her idea of a proposal is on the jumbotron. However, If she is a die hard fan, paints her face, and never misses a single game then go for it!
We have discovered most women prefer a proposal to take place in a private or semi-private manner. Some women prefer to have family and friends involved. Holidays are fun and personable atmospheres to create your proposal. However, remember you will be competing with the holidays. There is always the option of an intimate setting for the two of you, followed by a surprise gathering of family and friends.
Location is key to setting the mood. This is where you can incorporate favorite memories together. This goes to show just how well you paid attention. However, do not get so caught up in location that it stops you from tuning into your creativity. Start with “how” you’re going to propose rather than “where” you’re popping the question and the possibilities will increase ten fold.
3. Attention to Details
Incorporating specific moments and details in your engagement proposal that she wouldn’t expect you to remember will leave her in awe. This is your chance to prove to her that you know her better than anyone else. Remember you want to make the proposal about her by incorporating her interests and what she enjoys doing most with you. DO NOT NEGLECT the little details; they are the icing on the cake and honestly, the best part!
4. Females Perspective
It’s so important to get a females opinion and perspective regarding your proposal idea! Consult her friends, sisters, mom, etc. If you are nervous a close friend or family member may spoil the surprise, this is where the Simply U Proposals team can help. We provide you with a female’s perspective without ruining your surprise, which is why Simply U has excited clients and an outstanding success rate.
1. Throw out unoriginal clichés
To be blunt, automatically rule out proposals via jumbotrons, fortune cookies, and over a “nice” dinner. With a little thought and planning, you can go beyond cliché ideas. If you get stuck, consult her girlfriends/sister/mom or brainstorm ideas with a Simply U Consultant to keep it a complete surprise.
2. Her Wants vs. Yours
Don’t be afraid to step outside of your comfort zone just a little. It’s important to think about what your sweetheart would want. Many times we hear of proposals where the guy just thinks what he thinks is cool rather than what SHE would appreciate. Think about past memories, her favorite things, her personality type, her love language, and you’ll start to cater the proposal to her desires.
We truly hope that this was helpful and inspirational and above all that all your dreams come true……CONGRATULATIONS & BEST WISHES FROM THE BRIDAL BAR!!!