Planning a proposal is more than simply picking out the perfect engagement ring to present your partner with. It’s also about logistics and keeping everything a secret until the very moment that you pop the question. It’s always best to consult a professional to discuss the best way to surprise your future bride, assuming she says yes. If you’re stumped on how to conjure ideas on your own, here are some suggestions on how to do so.
Incorporate a family heirloom
When you ask a person to marry you, it also means asking that person to be part of your family. Some traditions worth incorporating into your proposal include using a gorgeous preowned engagement ring that has been passed down from generation to generation in your family.
Fill a room with your photos
Photos are physical manifestations of the memories you have with your partner. Print a handful of your pictures together, enough to cover the walls of a small room. Hang strip lights as well and scatter flowers all over the space to really set the mood.
Go back to where you first met
Your firsts with your partner will always be special, and nothing could be more special than where you first met each other. You might have been college sweethearts or strangers who met in a strange city while on vacation. It’s nice to look back at how far you’ve come right before you propose.
Pop the question in a concert
From Taylor Swift’s line, “Marry me, Juliet, you’ll never have to be alone,” to Bruno Mars’ “Hey, baby, I think I wanna marry you,” there’s no shortage of pop songs you can use as the backdrop to your proposal. You can up the ante by actually seeing these artists live in concert and popping the question at the very moment they sing these lines.
Bake the question into cupcakes
If baked goods are something that you and your partner both enjoy, you can spell your proposal with cakes and pastries. If you know how to bake, it would be extra meaningful if you baked them yourself. Talk about a labor of love.
Propose on a flight to your dream destination
Most long-term couples put traveling together to their dream destination on their bucket list. But, as you know, it’s not just about the destination but also the journey. Ask permission from the flight crew to use the speaker and ask your partner the all-important question.
Capture the moment in a photo booth
You want to capture the exact moment you asked your partner to marry you? Go inside a photo booth, and once the camera starts taking shots, pop the question and see her reaction printed on the strips. This one is fairly easy to pull off and doesn’t require a lot of planning.
No matter what, just be true.
There are several ways to propose to your future wife. Don’t feel pressured into going over the top because every relationship is different; some like it small and intimate, while others prefer to go all out. What matters is that your proposal is honest and sincere because it’s an act of professing your love.