So you’ve decided to propose. This is an exciting moment for you and your special someone. It’s incredible that you’ve found the person that you want to spend the rest of your life with. Getting engaged is a magical moment that you will both remember for eternity.
Of course, if you’re planning to propose, you might be a little worried. That’s okay! It’s understandable that you may be feeling a little concerned or apprehensive right now, but you don’t have to! We’ve put together a guide that lists all of the major things that you’ll need to do to ensure that your engagement proposal is perfect.
Make Sure She’ll Say Yes
The worst response to “Will you marry me?” is anything other than “Yes!” Before you propose, you’ll need to be 100% certain that she’s going to say yes. If she doesn’t, not only will it be horribly disappointing for you, but also incredibly uncomfortable for her and it could seriously hurt your relationship.
Before you propose, think about conversations the two of you have had. Have you ever talked about your future together? Does she see herself getting married? Does she assume that you’ll always be together? If you’ve never talked about your future, you should certainly do this before you propose.
Pick a Meaningful Location
The location of your proposal is crucial. You’ll want to pick somewhere that is meaningful to both of you. Of course, the exact location will depend on your shared history, but you’ll want to make sure that it’s an important location. Maybe you want to propose at the restaurant where you had your first date, or on the vacation that the two of you have always dreamed of, or at the site of a key moment in your relationship. Wherever it is, make it meaningful.
Plan What you Want to Say
Of course you’ll want to speak from the heart and you won’t want to read from a script, but it’s a good idea to think about what you’re going to say in advance. Of course, you’ll obviously have some room to improvise when you actually pop the question, but having a general idea of what you’re going to say is important. Otherwise, you could find yourself at a loss for words when it’s time to actually speak.
Do It For Her
One of the biggest mistakes that some people make when proposing is that they get so wrapped up in planning the proposal, that they don’t think about what their significant other would like. Remember, this moment is about her. If she wouldn’t like a public proposal, for example, don’t do one. If she wouldn’t want friends and family involved, don’t invite them. Think about what she would like and then make that a reality.