Getting engaged is a big deal and if you are finally taking the plunge and moving your relationship to the next step, you have a lot to consider. Firstly, congratulations! Proposals are often supposed to be romantic, but most people don’t realise that proposing is so personal. Some women love the idea of a lavish, public affair, and others would cringe at the very thought. Hopefully, by being at a stage you wish you to propose to the woman you love, you know her enough to know which type she is!
Once you’ve trawled the Tacori engagement rings at Whiteflash.com and made your choice, you’ve got to keep that ring safe until you decide how you want to pop the big question. Proposing should be something unique to you as a couple and be memorable for the two of you. There are the very traditional methods, such as a ring in the champagne glass at a restaurant, or rose petals spelling a proposal on the bed. The thing is, traditions are traditions because they have been done over and over again! If you want your proposal to stand out and be unique, you’ll love these three ideas:
Adventure. If you are a couple who love to go on long hikes and seek out new places with a view to die for, why not combine one of your ordinary adventures with an out of the ordinary proposal? Plan a trek up a nearby mountain, make it early morning so that you catch the last vestiges of sunrise. Get to the peak of the mountain and find an exciting proposal spot. Have your girlfriend take a panoramic photo and as she pans around to you, you’ll be on one knee.
Sports. There are couples out there that go absolutely nuts for certain sports; it’s a shared love and one that can be incorporated into a proposal. If your girlfriend is a baseball nut, endeavour to have a baseball signed by her favourite player, then slice it in half and nestle the ring inside for her to see. If basketball is your sport of choice, speak to the stadium owners and see if you can get a proposal lit up on the ‘Kiss Cam’ and give her the surprise of her life.
Sweethearts. Have you been together since your young school days? Did you used to pass notes in class in the silence? If you’ve stayed childhood sweethearts, whether high school or middle school, collaborate with your old school and arrange to have a note in the locker she used to use with your proposal on it – old school style. Set up a party in the school hall prom-style with all your friends and family afterward.
Your proposal doesn’t have to be a standard one, but making it unique and personal to you should be the goal. The way you propose sets up how you imagine married life to be; make it a good one!