There are only a few magical moments a person can have, and one of them is their wedding proposal. Asking for someone’s hand in marriage is one of the most important decisions that you’ll make in life. It is momentous, special, and most importantly life changing. Unlike other special occasions like birthdays, your proposal day only comes once in a lifetime…hopefully!. With it being of utmost significance, it needs to be as perfect as it can be.
On Valentine’s day alone, over three million people propose to their partners. One in four women, sadly, turn down the proposal. One of the particular reason for women or men to say no is because the proposal doesn’t feel serious.
They say nothing is perfect in this world, but making a perfect proposal is achievable. All you need to do is make it as magical as possible. And to do just that, you need to consider four elements. Here are key things to consider when planning a wedding proposal:
Nothing shows seriousness, love, importance, and significance of a wedding proposal than an engagement ring. It is one of the key aspects of a great proposal. Can you even imagine have no ring at all when you are on your knees begging for the hand of your beloved? Every guy pictures by down on when knee holding a ring. So, that ring needs to be perfect.
According to experts, the rule of thumb for buying an engagement ring is that it should cost around the same as your two months’ worth of salary. This is no time to be cheap, and you need to seriously consider the engagement ring you are going to give. It should have meaning and symbolism about your relationship and fitting to the character and liking of your partner. Remember, this is the ring that she will keep her entire life and hopefully will pass it on to another person.
The trendy style of engagement rings for 2019 are:
- Yellow Gold
- Lab-Grown Gems/Diamond
- Thick Band
- Colored Gemstone
Choose Your Words Wisely
The music, the backdrop, lighting, and flower arrangements can create a romantic atmosphere for a memorable proposal. But nothing beats a few chosen, emotional, and genuine words coming straight out of your mouth. You need to have a short, conscience, but romantic statement before you blurt out the question “Will you marry me”?
It may make you feel cheesy, but it adds the sense of sincerity in the moment. You can prepare a note for it, but it is so much better if it is just natural. Follow the emotional flow of the moment.
Tell him or her how much you love you have for them in the most delicate way and end your speech with some powerful words like “I love you”, “I want to spend the rest of my life with you”, “I want to grow old with you.”.
Location, Location, Location
The importance of location does not only apply to business, but it is also significant to your wedding proposal day. Having the perfect location to pop that important question enhances the atmosphere for that day. The location can set the tone of the event.
Make sure that the location of your choice has an immense significance to the both of you. It could be the place you met. The country you guys have always dreamed of visiting. A special venue where you had shared your first kiss. Even the scene where you had first exchange your I love yous.
Timing is needed for all things to work, and your wedding proposal should be timely as well. A perfectly timed proposal needs to have the element of surprise.
Also, you need to make sure that you propose during a point in life where everything feels settled, like the most natural way to move forward is being engaged. You should wait to get engaged until other life stressors are over, like college graduation. Weddings can be stressful so the last thing you want to do is plan a wedding during a stressful time.