As @weddingbee says, “The day you pop the question is probably the second biggest day of your life. The wedding day, of course, being the only day that can top that.” Putting a little thought and planning into how and when you’re going to propose should help to ensure the moment goes smoothly and that you and your other half remember it for all the right reasons.
If you’re planning on asking the love of your life to marry you in the next few months, take a look at our guide to planning the perfect proposal.
Check you’re on the same page
Most people who propose want to know that the answer to their question will be a resounding ‘yes’. If you’re already 100% sure your other half wants to commit to you for all eternity, feel free to skip this step and move onto the next one. However, if you’re not certain how your partner feels, you’ll need to do a little research before you begin the planning process.
Firstly, try talking to your other half about their views on marriage and where they see your relationship going. If they believe in marriage and talk positively about your joint future, you could well be onto a winner.
Asking the parents?
These days, asking the parents for permission before a proposal can seem a little old fashioned, and in a lot of cases, it is. However, if your partner comes from a traditional family, and if you think they’ll appreciate the gesture, asking the parents can still be a nice part of the proposal process.
Find the perfect size
Ideally, the ring you give your partner should fit them perfectly. This means you need to find out their ring size before buying the all important piece of jewellery. If your other half wears rings on a regular basis, you can simply borrow one (preferably one that she wears on the ring finger) and take it to the jeweller. If your partner doesn’t normally wear a ring, you’ll need to get a little more creative. Try making a game of wrapping a piece of string or paper round their finger to get the perfect sizing.
Choose a meaningful location
Now that you’ve confirmed your other half wants to get hitched, and found the perfect ring, it’s time to start planning the proposal itself. Choose a location that has a special meaning for both you and your other half. This could be the place you first met, the spot where you first said ‘I love you’ or simply a place you both love to spend time in. If your location is outside, try to choose a day that’s warm and sunny, or at least dry. If it’s indoors however, you’re free to pop the question whenever the moment feels right.
Both you and your other half will be telling the story of your proposal for years to come. Make sure you come out of it looking great by putting serious thought into how you’re going to say those all important words. For more ideas on planning the perfect wedding, take a look around our site today.