You’ve decided to propose to your partner, huh? From finding the perfect engagement ring to the best location to ask for her hand, putting a proposal together is hard work. It’s never too early to begin planning something absolutely amazing. After all, there are so many things to consider. Do you want to do this in a public place? Do you want family and friends present? Will you hire a photographer to capture your special moment? How will you keep it a secret from your partner? Can you afford the highest-quality diamond engagement ring that she truly deserves?
Once you decide when and where to propose, you need to think of how to do it. Did you know, only one in three proposals in the United States is a surprise? For some, the best proposal is a traditional one. However, if you want to create a memory, put more thought into it. Here are a few tips for those who want to plan an epic proposal.
Look for the perfect ring.
The first step is to buy an engagement ring. Don’t devote all your energy to the size. A good retailer will offer free resizing for the jewelry you purchase. Instead, look for a diamond ring that will delight your partner. An excellent way to start is to pay attention to their likes and dislikes. Look through their jewelry collection, and for little hints. Do they like white gold, yellow gold, or platinum? When they buy jewelry, do they pick elaborate or straightforward designs? Would they prefer a solitaire, an oval halo, or a double diamond ring?
The next step is to find an engagement ring that fits your style and budget. Search for promotions and offers. Look for a retailer that will provide the highest quality and best clarity, at the most affordable price. Apart from the style, also think about the type of diamond engagement ring. For example, consider conflict-free, lab-made diamonds. There are no harmful mining operations used in their creation. The best retailers offer certification and warranty, great designs, and customization. They will also offer promotional discounts or coupons on future purchases (like your wedding band). This way, you can be an ethical consumer while your partner gets the engagement ring they deserve.
Pick an outstanding location.
Propose to your partner on-location to create a great memory. If you can’t afford to leave the United States, don’t worry. You can take your partner on a luxury weekend trip. If your partner has a holiday spot on their bucket list, try to organize a trip there. If they prefer being around family, plan a trip for the whole gang. Or, visit their childhood home.
If they like the outdoors, plan a hike or camping trip to a beautiful location that sparks romance. To make your partner feel extra special, book a stay at a castle. The demand for renting castles is increasing, and the reason why is no secret. Imagine popping the question surrounded by all that luxury and regal splendor. And, don’t forget to get down on one knee when you propose! It may seem old-fashioned, but it adds more romance to the moment.
Hide the ring in something surprising.
Forget about hiding the ring in desserts and champagne. Blow your partner away by putting the engagement ring in something they would never expect. Better yet, ditch the ring box altogether. Instead, hide it in flowers, or surprise them with a gift. Your partner will be so focused on their excitement about the present, the proposal will be a total surprise.
Get some professional help.
Have you hired a photographer? Will your partner enjoy a choir or live band? Get in touch with people to help with your proposal. If you’re at a live event, ask the stage manager or presenters if you can propose on stage. If you want to record the moment, hire a videographer. Ask rental spaces to help you hide the engagement ring. If you’re going to keep it quiet, ask restaurant owners for customized meals, or private tables.
If your partner is traditional, talk to their family before you pop the question. Get their friends involved if you need help to figure out what they like and dislike. Remember, planning the perfect proposal often requires more than one person.
Help them preserve and share the memory.
Don’t want to put your private video up on social networks after you propose? Do you think printed pictures are too old-school? If a professional took pictures or a video recording, you need to preserve the memory. Large videos can take up too much space on your devices. An easy way to get around this is to invest in a personal cloud for your media.
Instead of saving photos and video files in folders on your devices, upload them onto a cloud device. A photo management device is also one of the best ways to organize your other memories. It can pull images off social media or your phone. It can even sort through the private video folders on your computer. This will also work as a video sharer online — you now have an easy way to share the memory with friends and family.
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