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4 Things to Consider When Planning Your Proposal

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Proposing to your partner might feel like a very scary thing to do. But it can be one of the most magical experiences of your life if you plan it in advance and in a way that she will love. It’s a lot of pressure. And you might want to propose to her in a big way – but sometimes it's not about the huge gestures. It’s about proposing to her in a way that’s personal to your relationship.

If you’re unsure as to where to start with the proposal planning, here are some considerations that you should keep in mind:

Choose a Special Location

As mentioned above, you’ll want to find a magical location in which to propose. This will help to elevate the experience and make it as memorable as possible. When thinking about the location make sure that you choose wisely.

The location doesn’t have to be halfway across the world. It can be in a location nearby that means something to the both of you. This could be something as simple as the location where you had your first date or the spot in which you kissed for the first time.

Make The Proposal Personal

Once you’ve chosen the location, think about ways in which you can make it personal to you. The things that you plan around the location, whether it be a romantic picnic, a helicopter ride or an alternative activity will help to shape how everything falls into place.

Choose The Perfect Engagement Ring

When you’ve got the proposal plan in the bag it’s time to buy the engagement ring. The first stage of the process is setting a budget that you’ll stick to; rings are very expensive, so you’ll want to know how much you can realistically spend before taking the leap.

After setting a budget, spend some time looking at different stores and online. Rings vary hugely by cut, color, carat, clarity and style – so it’s a good idea to use a guide (such as the so you know what you’re looking for. Alternatively, you can have a ring made custom for your partner – but this process can be more expensive.

When looking at engagement rings, consider what your partner would like and let her style inspire which one that you choose.

Capture the Moment

As part of your proposal plans, book a professional photographer or have one of your friends nearby to capture the unforgettable moment. You don’t want to regret having no images of the proposal – you want beautiful photos that you can look back on for many years to come.

Final Thoughts

So, there you go! Those are the top 4 things you must consider when planning your proposal. At the end of the day what you decide to do, of course, is up to you. Everyone is different and every proposal is different.

Just keep in mind, however, to plan a proposal that your partner will love and that matches their style. For example, if they are introverted, you probably don’t want to plan a huge public proposal!


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