Planning on popping the question soon? Today we’re sharing how to plan your proposal! Wait till the end to hear my really special proposal story 😍
This is part 2 of our 4 part series on popping the question!
Part 1: Everything you need to know about engagement rings
Part 2: How to plan your proposal
Part 3: What to say when you propose (besides the obvious)
Part 4: Engagement announcement ideas
Listen on Apple podcasts here!
Decide whether or not to ask for a blessing
This is a totally personal decision.
Some find this very traditional and others think it’s perfect.
Usually ask your partner’s parents, but you can ask their closest family member or even a close friend.
Choose a meaningful location
The location you choose can elevate your proposal so it’s meaningful, memorable and epic!
You don’t have to fly your Other Half to Paris and pop the question at the Eiffel Tower (although nobody would complain if you do).
Choose a location that means something to you:
The restaurant where you had your first date, the spot you first met, the beach where you first said “I love you”.
Or just a location with a beautiful view!
Pick the ring
Surprise ring or not? That’s up to you too!
Surprise – ask for their close friends to do some sleuthing for you
Not a surprise – go ring shopping together
Listen to last week’s episode here.
Make it personal
Does your Other Half love a night out on the town?
Or do they prefer a quiet night in?
Would they want a public or private proposal?
These clues will guide you to plan the perfect proposal
Think about what your Other Half loves and include that in the proposal.
Don’t complicate things, just think about what’s special to you two.
Think of the details
With a proposal, it’s often the little things that people really hold onto.
Think of small, romantic gestures you could include in the proposal.
It could be a special breakfast in the morning, or a romantic note just before you go out.
It’s not pretty and romantic but the practical details are important.
Think about everything your proposal entails and plan accordingly:
- Are there lots of steps your partner has to walk up? Then make sure they have the right shoes
- How will you get your partner to the location if it’s a surprise?
- Who will set up anything special that needs to be at the location?
Consider all of these details ahead of time.
Plan a celebration
You want to celebrate this happy occasion!
Should it be just you two?
Invite your family and friends?
Tailor this to you and your Other Half
Capture the moment
The moment your Other Half says yes is one you’ll remember forever!
Hire a photographer to capture the moment so you can share it with friends and family.
This could be a photographer who’s hiding and unseen, capturing everything quietly from the sidelines.
Or someone who’s more involved and able to get some lovely shots of you two together.
What to say
Next week we’re covering everything you need to say when you propose (besides the obvious)
Make the announcement
Think of those who need to know now – your inner circle, parents, siblings and close friends.
Then when you’re ready, start sharing the news more widely.
Make a social media announcement.
We’ll share more about this in two weeks time!
Kelly is a former wedding planner and a lover of anything pink. She believes that any bride can plan her own wedding, with a few tips and helpful tools.