Tip 10 - Plan
What is it you envision when proposing? Are you taking a stroll through the park? May be you’re dining in her favorite restaurant, engagement ring in your pocket. When planning to propose you need to plan out the 5 W’s: who, what, when, where, and why. Take into account what fits both of your personalities and your relationship. Does a private or public setting suit you best? The most important thing to keep in mind is to make the moment memorable. But keep in mind, making the moment too complex makes it more difficult to pull off.
Tip 9 - The Ring
You have two options when it comes to choosing the perfect ring. The first is to buy her the ring you know she loves. May be she’s pointed it out to you before as you strolled past the jewelry store or out of an ad in the paper. Your second option is to go with something basic. After she has said yes you can make a trip to the jewelry store and let her pick out the setting and band she’s had her eye on. This is a great way to ensure that she gets what she really wants.
Tip 8 - Asking her Father for Permission
Depending on the circumstances, you need to decide whether or not you’ll be asking her Father for permission to have her hand in marriage. This can be done either alone or with your significant other. If asking isn’t right for you, then announce your engagement to her family after your proposal. Remember to be respectful of her family’s culture and traditions.
Tip 7 - Make a Date
Don’t forget to schedule the date with her. Make sure she has no other plans for the big day and is sure she can make it.
Tip 6 - Dress to Impress
Proposing is a special moment, so why wouldn’t you dress for it? Make sure you’re clean and polished the day of the proposal.
Tip 5 - “Are those for me?”
Get her flowers. Lots of flowers. Traditionally, red roses is the flower of choice, but go with what she prefers. And remember, even if she says flowers don’t matter, they do!
Tip 4 - Food
One hint: Don’t cook. When it comes to the day to propose, you want all of your attention on her. If you’re constantly checking on the food, it spoils the one-on-one attention. If you want to propose in a private setting simply pickup the food from a restaurant. If you choose to go the restaurant route, make sure you request a quiet table to keep the setting intimate.
Tip 3 - Wine
Champagne anyone? The occasion calls for celebrating. After she’s said yes order a bottle to share together.
Tip 2 - Practice
You don’t want to stumble your way through the proposal. Make sure to practice ahead of time. Think about what you want to say to her. Also, this would be a good time to decide if you’re going to get down on one knee.
Tip 1- The Big Day
The most important thing is not to forget the ring. Get prepared ahead of time so you can make sure you’ve covered all of your bases. When you’re talking with her look her in the eye and speak from your heart.