Make sure you are doing it for the right reasons:
Is this your person? I’m not asking if you are in love. Love comes and goes. I’m assuming if you are thinking of marriage that you are in love. I’m asking is this person going to be there through the highs and lows. Will this person be your partner until the end of time. Do you want this person to be around for that long?
Find out if there is a Family Heirloom:
This may mean you need to talk to the family. There may be a ring that has been promised, a stone that can be reset, or a unique tradition that you may not know about.
Figure out their style:
Does your person prefer a more jeans and t-shirt approach to fashion, or are they always on the bleeding edge with the newest trend? Do they work with their hands where a large stone might get in the way? Would they be unhappy with a smaller stone and not want to show it off to the world? Check out their Pinterest boards, ask their friends, and go look at some rings together. You can always upgrade, or change the ring out later, but there is sentimental value of keeping the ring you were proposed to with. I know for me, I waited a long time until we were able to get the ring I wanted. I wanted the first ring on my finger to be my only ring.
Find out the ring size:
Once you have picked out the perfect ring, planned the perfect proposal, and gotten the perfect answer, there is nothing left to do then to tell the world. Make sure that the ring is the right size so they can wear it once they say “yes”. You can always get sizing bands or the ring sized up or down after you propose, but try to get it close so they don’t have to wait.
Plan the Proposal:
This is huge. With social media, pinterest, and everything being public, there are high expectations now being put on proposals. It is no longer sufficient to take them out to a nice dinner and have a ring delivered in a champagne glass. This is also a choking hazard so I would advice against this. People are expecting big things. This is a big question. Hire a wedding planner or stylist to help you. There are several professionals who are now offering this as part of their services. They will help you plan everything down to the last detail, set everything up for you, and make sure it all runs smoothly. The best part about having a professional organize your proposal, is that is stays a surprise. You should also hire a photographer. Your planner can help with this too. You want to document your perfectly executed proposal, the genuine look of surprise on their when you drop to one knee, and the sweet and excited moments that happen after they say “Yes”.
We would love to hear about your person and plan your perfect proposal.
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