Proposals are as exciting as they are nerve-racking – don’t worry, this is all part of the experience. One problem many of us face today when planning a proposal is a feeling of ‘been there, done that’. What we mean by this is that after generations of proposals, it can feel impossible to come up with an original idea. This has been made even harder with social media, as everyone throws their latest efforts on there constantly.
So, how can you make your proposal unique and special? The first step is to think about what your partner would want or most enjoy. This is the best place to start. The next step is to add your own personal style, which can refresh even the most cliche proposal plan.
If you’re looking for inspiration, you’ve come to the right place. Here are our top tips on how to propose to your partner in style!
Get the Right Ring
One of the easiest aspects of the proposal to get right is finding the right ring. The fact that there are so many wedding rings available can feel intimidating, but this simply means that there are plenty to choose from. Firstly, narrow your search as much as possible by speaking to your partner’s friends, family, and even your partner themselves. They’ll be able to tell what they want, or at the very least, tell what they don’t want. You can also enlist the help of a professional jeweller.
Make it truly Spontaneous
Many proposals although elaborate, aren’t the massive surprise that they appear to be. This is simply because certain plans, such as spontaneous trips or high-end restaurants, act as a hint that suggests something big is coming. So, why try to catch your partner off guard entirely?
The best way to do this is to simply be present in the quiet moments with your partner and listen to your gut. Listen for the moments as your going out your day when you feel close to your partner, and if it feels right, wherever you are, let the moment take you and pop the question!
Look the Part
A proposal is a big moment, so you need to look the part. Dress in accordance with your plan of course – if you plan to do it spontaneously in a park, you may not be able to wear a tuxedo and not give yourself away.
What we mean is focus on the smaller details, like ironing your shirt or wearing your nice jeans. Taking a moment to look your best will help your confidence and ease your nerves! Besides, no one wants to be proposed to in a dirty shirt.
Capture the Moment
The story of your proposal will be one you will be telling for years – so why not try to get a keepsake of the special occasion? This way, you can rewatch the video or look back on the photos whenever you wish.
Include Family or Friends
Why not enlist some help? Sharing something like a proposal with friends and family is a great way to make any proposal special.