Planning to propose to your significant other is one of the most nerve-wracking things you’ll do in your lifetime. A proposal is also a memorable moment that will last forever. Whether you want to keep it lowkey and intimate or are planning to go all out, certain things will feature in all proposals. Here are some tips to make sure you’ve thought of everything before the big day.
Timing is everything when it comes to proposing. You need to make sure that both you and your partner are ready for such a big step in your relationship. In a survey by engagement ring specialists F.Hinds 47% of people said that being proposed to too early in a relationship would be a reason to reconsider.
Make sure you have taken time to get to know your partner. Feeling comfortable around them is a great sign that a proposal might be on the horizon. Feeling comfortable doesn’t just mean being able to have a lazy night on the sofa with them. Being emotionally comfortable is key and being able to be your true self around them is a sign of readiness.
Now that you are confident that the timing is right for both of you shopping for an engagement ring is next. One in five people confessed that they would not accept a proposal if they were asked without a ring.
In the time leading up to popping the question take note of the sort of jewellery your partner prefers. Think about the type of metal they typically wear, any colours they like and whether they prefer something classy and understated or bold and beautiful.
The place you choose to propose is something you will both remember for years to come, so take your time to consider the best location.
Almost one-third of Brits would love to head on a getaway and get engaged at an iconic location such as the Eiffel Tower. With that in mind, you could always revisit a city that has been a memorable holiday for you both.
If your other half would hide at the thought of a public proposal, they aren’t alone. Nearly one in five people would still be eager to be proposed to at home. If this fits you as a couple better, then you could cook their favourite meal and have a candlelit dinner in the comfort of your own home.
Whichever type of proposal you choose, make sure it is authentic to your relationship. One-third of Brits said that their partner hiring a professional photographer or videographer would be off-putting so if that isn’t important, save your money for the upcoming wedding.
Back up plan
If you are planning to propose within the UK it may be smart to have a backup plan as we all know the weather can be unpredictable at the best of times! Weather and sickness can throw proposal plans out of the window so having an alternative is key to avoiding that moment of panic.