10 Ways to Prepare For Your Proposal
Whatever way you may have met your other half, through a friend, online, through school or on a night out, either way you have fell in love and it is time to pop the question.
But it isn’t that easy, if this is your first time preparing a proposal or not you will know how nerve wracking it can be. So we thought we would come up with 10 ways to prepare for your proposal so that you can make sure it all runs smoothly and in a way that you will both remember and appreciate.
1. Make Sure You Are On the Same Page
Now this one is an important one. It might seem obvious but before you start preparing how you will pop the question you need to make sure that you and your partner are both thinking of marriage as the next step. A good way to see if marriage is on the brain is by talking about a recent engagement, or a friend who is thinking of proposing. That way you will really see what her thoughts are towards it.
2. Save Up
The tradition about an engagement ring says that it should cost three months’ salary. But of course that doesn’t have to be what you follow. Instead think about putting some money away here and there in advance and come up with a budget that you are comfortable with.
3. Make Sure the Size is Right
One of the hardest parts of buying an engagement ring is ensuring that the size is right. If you are doing it secretly perhaps find a ring you know she wears regularly and take it with you when you go to the jewellers or make a mark of where it goes on your own finger. And remember if you don’t get this bit perfect you can always get it resized.
4. Chat with The Parents
If the parents are traditional this is definitely something you have to do. Especially if your other half has hinted that you would need to ask their parents for permission! And if you do this you can get their advice on ways to do it and what style ring if you are needing a helping hand.
5. Do Your Research
And remember, this is a piece of jewellery that your other half will be wearing every day so you need to make sure it is a ring that she will be happy to wear.
6. Get Personal
Once you have got the ring sorted it is time to think about all of the different ways to propose and think of how you can make it personal to you and the love of your life. If you are after some inspiration check out the Greatest Way to Propose.
7. Write Down Some Notes
Sometimes when you are in a certain situation it can be hard to get your words out. So why not jot down a few notes of things you definitely want to say. That way you have some sort of direction to follow when it is time to get down on one knee.
8. Plan A Celebration
And after they say yes we are sure a celebration will be appreciated. So why not organise a meal, inviting the family around for the evening or just enjoy a bottle of bubbly together. It will be a great way to remember the celebration.
9. Keep the Ring Safe
Again another very important one. The last thing you want is to get to the special day and of misplaced the ring! Make sure you have a safe place to keep the ring until the right time.
10. Find the Perfect Moment
Speaking of the right time, it is important that you find the perfect moment to pop that all important question. Don’t rush anything, wait until the moment feels right and then get down on one knee.