There is no moment filled with more excitement yet nervousness than when you ask the love of your life to marry you. There is so much riding on that one little question, a lifetime of love and happiness. Therefore, you need to make sure you plan the perfect proposal – a proposal your partner simply cannot refuse.
In this post, we have it all covered, from finding a flawless ring to deciding upon a romantic way to propose. You will not be left wanting. So, keep on reading for your ultimate guide on proposal planning…
What do you need to consider when buying an engagement ring?
Let’s begin with the ring. Your partner is going to be wearing this piece of jewellery for the rest of her life. This is why it is so important to choose an engagement ring with extreme care. Don’t rush into the decision. Assess all of your options carefully and take the opinion of your girlfriend’s friends and family (if you trust them to keep the proposal quiet of course).
Before you can even begin to look at all of the engagement rings that are available you need to discover your girlfriend’s ring size. You should take a ring that you have seen her wear from her jewellery box. Make sure she doesn’t notice though!
Once you have determined what size ring you will require, you can then begin assessing the various styles and designs available. You can take a look at 77 Diamonds celebrity proposals for some inspiration on ring trends. You need to pick a type of metal and a diamond shape. Your decision should be made based on what your partner typically wears. For example, if she is someone who loves yellow gold, don’t opt for platinum.
There is a fantastic selection of diamond shapes for you to pick from. Ask yourself whether your girlfriend likes subtle or bold jewellery? This is a good place to start. Delicate shapes, such as pear, are ideal for those who fit into the former category, whilst large emeralds can be perfect for those who like loud styles.
What are some romantic proposal ideas?
Once you have found the perfect engagement ring, the next thing you need to do is decide how you are going to present it to your girlfriend. This all depends on your partner. Is she the type of person who likes all eyes on her? Or would she prefer a more intimate proposal? It’s important to do what she likes, not what you want. Keeping that in mind, let’s take a look at some great suggestions…
Newspaper advertisement – Is there a newspaper your girlfriend reads daily? If so, pay for a full-page advertisement asking her to marry you.
Simple surprise – If your girlfriend wouldn’t like an elaborate proposal, this is an excellent option to go for. Once she is asleep take all of the jewellery out of her box and replace it with the engagement ring you have bought.
Glow in the dark proposal – Buy glow in the dark letters and stick the words ‘will you marry me?’ on the ceiling. When you turn the lights off to go to bed she will see them. This works well for those who are planning to take their partner away for a romantic trip as part of the proposal.
iPod message – Record a podcast asking your girlfriend to marry you. Sync it onto her iPod so that she stumbles across it when next listening to her favourite tunes.