How to Plan and Prepare for the Perfect Proposal

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Are you ready to pop the question but quite unsure of how to propose in an extra special way? Many people may not realize this, but a marriage proposal can be a major undertaking.

Don’t worry as we’ve laid down four superb ideas to make your long-awaited moment run as smoothly as possible.

Make sure you’re on the same page.

You know what they say, “you only propose to the same person once,” so make sure to not mess this up. Before you even start plotting the proposal, you need to ensure both parties have marriage on the brain.

According to travel firm SuperBreak, nearly 25 percent of women have turned down a marriage proposal. The reasons behind the rejections were: the women didn’t feel as if their partners were the right one, followed by the relationship wasn’t feeling right, and simply not wanting to get married.

Being rejected stings, right? That highlights the importance of being on the same page when it comes to marriage. Discuss marriage with your partner. Let them know that one day, you’d like to be married, and ask if marriage is in their future, too.

Choose a sentimental location.

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One of the most important decisions in the proposal is deciding on the actual proposal location. The location has the potential of making the event more meaningful or confusing.

“What has meaning to both of you?” That should be the first question that comes to mind. Think of a place that has meaning to both you and your partner, and strongly consider it. It could be the restaurant where you had your first date. It could be the roof deck where you enjoyed your first kiss. Or it could be where you first exchanged “I love yous.”

Proposing in that location signifies your relationship has come full circle.

Buy the right ring.

The engagement ring is something that your partner will wear or the rest of their life. So it makes sense to get them what they love. There are many ways to do this: take a look at their everyday jewelry or take a peek at their Pinterest board.

Regarding price, there are no rules. As long as you don’t go way beyond your budget, that would be fine. There are many options out there. You could go for the Harry Winston pink diamonds that sell as high as $100,000. But if you want something less expensive, you can settle for an affordable lab-grown diamond ring, which, mind you, is as authentic as a ring with a natural diamond.

Have family and friends share the moment.

This idea is optional. But it would be more memorable if you decide to share this special moment with your family and friends. You could have your family and friends look from a nearby vantage point. And after you’ve popped the question and she says “yes,” have everyone wave in for a big group hug. This way, you’ll have your favorite people share in your happiness.

Every marriage proposal is different; some are big, public affairs, while others are more intimate. Whatever your plan is, make sure to follow the pointers above to turn your proposal into one for the ages.

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