There are so many unique ways to propose to the love of your life. Seasonal proposals, holiday proposals, secret proposals, photographed proposals, and even ones involving food or animals are all incredibly popular. While there’s no “correct” way to ask your partner to marry you, there are a few surefire tips to make sure you two have an engagement that won’t be forgotten.
Make it Special
Special doesn’t have to mean elaborate. Your engagement day should be something both of you will cherish forever. You don’t have to rent a limousine or fly to an exotic location to make your proposal special. Simply taking your partner back to the place where you met or the restaurant where you had your first date will set the perfect backdrop for a romantic proposal. You may also want to incorporate some of her favorite things, a special song that you both love, or even an inside joke. You don’t have to go all out, but you want to ensure that the location is set up in a romantic way that your fiancé-to-be will love.
Make it Surprising
Planning an entire event behind your partner’s back without them finding out is no easy endeavor. It can be really tricky to do if you and your fiancé-to-be share a house and finances. There are endless ways to do a surprise proposal that will leave your partner speechless. It’s up to you to decide on the details of the proposal, but if surprising your partner is your number one goal, don’t do anything too out of the ordinary. Also, be picky about which friends and family you let in on the secret. People talk and you don’t want a loose-lips accidentally ruining the big surprise for your partner. However, trusted friends and family members can be very helpful in helping you decide how to propose. Her friends may also be able to help you find the perfect engagement ring. They probably can show you a list of viable options on her Pinterest board!
Capture the Moment
Depending on your partner, you will have to decide on a public or private proposal. Would your fiancé-to-be want to be alone in a romantic botanical garden or be proposed to surrounded by friends and family? If you go with the latter option, you can get them to take pictures of your engagement. If you plan to be alone, you may want to hire a photographer to capture the special moment. It may seem odd to hire a photographer for the proposal, but you and your partner will cherish those pictures later on. You can even turn a couples shoot into a surprise engagement!