Planning a Romantic Proposal You’ll Both Cherish
Asking the love of your life to marry you is a big life decision and probably one of the most important days of your life. Of course, you want your love to be thrilled with the proposal, and you want this to be the start of a wonderful life together. Done right, this is a moment both of you will remember — and cherish — forever.
Here’s how to put together the right proposal:
- Talk First
Before you propose, talk about future plans together, so you know you’re both on the same page. You can still keep the proposal itself a surprise, but make sure you both are ready for this big step.
- Get the Ring
Getting the ring can be intimidating, and every couple approaches this decision differently. Some people choose a ring together, while others ask friends and family for help to find the perfect setting and stone. It just depends on your preferences as a couple, so keep this in mind as you’re planning.
- Consider Your Relationship
Think about what has made your relationship special and the important milestones you have shared. When you ask the question, you may want to reflect on these and on the best traits you see in your partner, as well as your future together. When you look back at your relationship so far, you might also see moments you want to incorporate into your proposal. Additionally, if a song, flower or memory has been special to you, you might want to include it at some point in your proposal day, too.
- Decide on a Public or Private Proposal
Determine whether your partner wants a big, public proposal where others can take part or whether a private, quieter proposal might be right for the two of you. Would a luxury or a casual approach be more welcome?
- Decide on Photos
Today, especially, many couples want the proposal moment captured for posterity. Since a photographer following you around can ruin the surprise, you might want to think about how you can be sure to get the moment on film. Contact a few engagement photographers and discuss options with them if you’d like to include more elaborate photos or video.
- Recruit Others
Get help from friends and family to make the moment perfect. Your partner’s friends may have some insight into what the love of your life would like in a ring or a proposal. Just keep in mind that telling others, even if you have sworn them to secrecy, could mean your surprise doesn’t stay a secret.
If you want the help of others and do want to keep the proposal a secret, another option is to rent a private dining room. You can propose over or after a gourmet meal in a beautiful restaurant where the staff is focused on you. You get to pick the menu and create a special night you’ll both remember, and your photographer can also control the lighting — as well as their entrance.
If you like the idea of proposing with the backdrop of a romantic dinner, contact Bricco to find out more about our luxe and relaxed options.
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