You know she’s the one, and you might have even found the perfect ring as well. But are you struggling when it comes to planning how to pop the question? Many guys wait weeks or even months with engagement rings hidden away, because they are unsure how to go about asking the most important question of their lives. But planning the perfect proposal doesn’t have to be stressful, or even painstaking. A little thoughtfulness goes a long way, in letting the girl of your dreams know she’s the one for you, and that you are ready to start the rest of your life, together!
Woo Her Heart with a Few of Her Favorite Things
One of the best ways to set the stage for a proposal, is simply by letting your girlfriend know how much she means to you, specifically by showing her how well you have come to know, understand and most of all appreciate her. And you can do this effectively in a number of ways.
- You’ve already won her heart, so don’t make the proposal about trying to impress her, as much as about respecting her – her tastes, her passions, and all the little and big things you love about her!
- For instance, you could take her to eat at her favorite restaurant, and that doesn’t necessarily mean the fanciest eatery in your town. If her absolute favorite dish in the world is a lasagna at a hole-in-the-wall diner, because it reminds her of her grandmother’s, set up a nice table at this It’s more personal than going some generic place just because it has 5-star reviews or swanky linens.
- Likewise, if your first – and favorite – date, was a picnic in the park, trying to recreate this moment could create a memorable and significant scene for your engagement.
- Was the first time you said, “I love you,” over a shared funnel cake at the State Fair? Then go back, and pop the question there, where your story began.
Would She Want a Cheering Squad, or a Private Moment?
It is important to decide if your girlfriend would prefer the proposal be a quiet moment shared between only the two of you, or if she’d prefer it be witnessed by your closest friends and family members. If you’re not sure on this, don’t be afraid to ask her best friend or sister for advice. Just make sure you speak with someone who knows how to keep a secret!
And if you do choose to make the proposal a private moment, consider hiring a photographer or videographer to capture it for safekeeping. That way she can do more than share a photo of her bling on Instagram, after she says, “Yes!” The two of you can actually relive the moment with loved ones, through photos or film!
Another great option is to plan a private engagement, followed by a public engagement party!