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Propose: five things to consider before you pop the questionShare this
To get engaged is a huge milestone in a relationship. It is the beginning of a new chapter in your life. Whether you both swiped right on Tinder, met at work, through common friends or in a messy bar, proposing is the ultimate opportunity to show how much your partner means to you. To make the proposal extra memorable (and less nervous for you!) there are a couple of things that you can keep in mind. Here are five suggestions, from planning to implementation, to help make this the best day of your life.
Before the proposal
Many couples have at some point in their relationship discussed marriage and perhaps even engagement. Is it something you both want to do? How would he or she like the proposal to be? Even if you have not been able to address the issue, you should trust your gut feeling. If the question with big Q comes as a surprise, it can be a wonderful memory. But don’t make it too complicated – limousines, balloons released to the sky or a chartered plane that express “do you want to marry me?” among the clouds are all very well, but the most important thing is that the moment reflects what is important to you. Is there a special place that you have visited together that means a lot to your relationship? Or if you have a vacation planned, you can take advantage of the opportunity and make that your special place by proposing! One thing is sure: how and where you propose will forever be a memorable moment - even if it's in the laundry room. When the time comes, what matters is the big question itself and that you have taken the time to plan this special occasion.
Find the ring
Like marriage, the ring is a lifelong commitment – whether you want to purchase the ring alone before or make an appointment together after the proposal. What color, large or small gem stones/diamonds, one or more rings? The ring is an investment that will be used every day for the rest of your life, so it is important that it feels right. We have compiled our best tips when choosing engagement ring - read: A guide: how to choose the perfect engagement ring.
Choose an opportunity with care
Romantic films might paint magnificent engagements with lots of spectators that tearfully applaud your proposal... but is that really for you? Feel what feels right to you! It can be grand with lots of people involved in the form of a flashmob, a holiday celebration with friends or family near - but it can also be an intimate moment between only you two. There are no right or wrong here, just go with what feels right for you.
What to say
Only you know this, but... Tell your partner how you felt the first time you met, or when you realized you were in love. Tell them about the moment that you realized that you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Tell a story from your relationship that makes you both laugh. Tell them what makes your relationship unique. Marriage means that you want to spend the rest of your life together - so tell your partner what you are looking forward to experience together!
Popping the big question
Then it's time to ask the big question. Don’t forget to enjoy the moment! This is one of your magical moments together. You make each other's lives more meaningful and filled with love - and now is the time to show it. We know that you will do great. Good luck!
Some words on the way
Planning a proposal can be quite stressful if you don't know where to start. Hopefully these tips will give you some inspiration! Sort out your thoughts and feelings in advance to reduce the pressure to “say all the right things” spontaneously when you get down on one knee. The more you prepare yourself before deciding what to say and how the proposal should go, the more relaxed and personal the big day will be.
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