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So you found the partner of your dreams. You can’t help but dream of building a life together and what they will look like at the wedding altar. Then panic sets in. How do you propose? What will you say? Where would it take place? What kind of ring are you going to buy? Okay, slow down, we are here to help. We will give you a great guideline to help your plan for the best proposal you can possibly pull off.

The Engagement Ring

For many of us, this is an important part of the proposal. It can also be the most overwhelming. There are so many styles and designs to choose from, all just as dazzling as the next. Some people like big, sparkly, jewelry that can be spotted from across the room. Others love statement vintage pieces. You may want to browse moissanite rings by Front Jewelers. And some just want something special that will go with whatever they are wearing that day.

We assume you have already been discussing getting married, so your intended may drop some hints about what they truly like. If not, go with something that will compliment any jewelry they wear often. If you haven’t been talking about getting married, now is the time to do so! Not only can you make sure you are on the same page, you can give them the space to open up about what they want in terms of jewelry and what they are expecting out of marriage.

The Environment

Okay, so you have the ring and now you want to think about where you are going to do this. First, think about any upcoming events that are happening in which you can do it in. No, your friend’s wedding is not an appropriate place to pop the question. We don’t even recommend asking your friend if you can do it there. If you are talking with your friend and they suggest it, make sure you involve their partner in that discussion long before you even start planning it. It is important to make sure that everyone is on board and okay with it, otherwise, you can have upset friends on your hand!

The environment really should reflect who you all are. You could gift your partner with a romantic cruise and propose during a particularly beautiful Caribbean sunset.  If you both are sports fanatics, you can propose at a sporting event. If you are nature lovers and spend a lot of time hiking, go to your favorite spot (or a brand-new spot) and pop the question there. The environment should be a reflection of who you both are together.

One final word about the environment, big showy proposals can be a wonderful thing. It might not be great if your intended is not a fan of large crowds watching the whole thing go down. If your intended is a quiet person, a quiet and personal environment will go over far better than proposing at the World Series.

Say It From The Heart

Alright, you have the ring and the environment. Now. What are you going to say? If you think everything else was difficult, what you say can be the hardest part of it all. Some of the most romantic proposals in the world really boil down to the words you use.

Before you get too overwhelmed and intimidated, it’s easier than you think. Tell them what it is you love about them, why it is you want them in your life, and how you envision your life with them. Speak from the heart. Don’t worry about whether or not you sound like a Hallmark card or Shakespeare, your intended will love what you say when it’s personable and authentic. Do rehearse it as much as you can before you do it. You don’t want to necessarily improv, but you also don’t want to follow a script word for word. It’s okay to laugh, it’s okay if you get tongue-tied, and it is most certainly okay to get emotional!