Proposing to a loved one can be very stressful. Naturally, you want it to be as romantic as possible. You also want to be spared the embarrassment of a negative answer. Traditionally, it has been getting down on one knee, with a little black box in hand. However, modern couples are looking for more interesting and unusual ways in which to pop the question. The first thing you need to be certain of is that you’re both on the same page in terms of thinking about marriage. After that, everything else is merely dressing up. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put on your best outfit and make the moment as memorable as possible. It should be something you talk about together for many years to come and a story you can share with your grandkids. Here are some great ideas to help make your proposal unforgettable.
Pick the Right Location
It needs to be a significant location, such as the restaurant where you enjoyed your first date. Think about other memorable spots where you could get down on one knee. Can you remember where you enjoyed your first kiss, or did you say “I love you” in a certain place? Returning to such important spots will show that you are ready to take your relationship to the next level. If you’ve got a memorable song, why not have that playing in the background?
Share the Moment
This is not an option for everyone, as many people will be embarrassed, as well as feel pressured into saying yes. Sharing the moment with family and friends won’t work with all couples. However, if you know your partner would love to share their happiness with nearest and dearest, why not ask them along?
Capture the Moment
Engagement shoots have become a very popular service and hiring an expert photographer will mean the moment is captured perfectly. You don’t have to let on it is going to be a proposal. Why not surprise your partner, so the priceless look on their face is captured in real life? You can make sure the moment is captured when the little black box is opened and inside are matching black diamond wedding rings.
Think About What to Say
Just asking if they will marry you may seem a little unimaginative, as this is a moment to make extra special. Think a little more about what you want to say. Tell them why you want to spend the rest of your life with them. Don’t be embarrassed about practicing it before-hand either.
Make it a Special Day
A proposal should be remembered by you both for the rest of your lives. Rather than just making the proposal special, take the whole day and enjoy it together. Why not enjoy a river cruise or a day at the zoo? Do some research into imaginative proposal ideas to help get you started.
While the number of people getting married may be in decline, there is still a large group of people who want to tie the knot and make an official commitment to each other. There are a number of traditions associated with the marriage proposal, but modern couples are now able to make the moment a very personal one. Various options are available, and it can be an occasion that is filled with joy, together will being one that creates wonderful memories that will be shared long after the first flushes of love have mellowed.