A personal (and perfect) proposal

So you’ve found The One. And the time has come to make it official. This is one of the biggest decisions you could make, and one of the most exciting. But you don’t want to fall into clichés and have your proposal fall flat. As something your fiancée-to-be has been dreaming about their whole life – you want it to be perfect.

Read on for our handy hints to creating a truly personal proposal.

Choose the Setting

Not everyone wants their proposal to be at a big party. You know your partner better than anyone else in the world. So pick a spot that is personal to the two of you and take out the stress of other people. Keep it simple and private. This moment is for you, not your friends and family. That comes later!

Be Authentic

There is no need to be showy right now. Put a hold on the string quartet and simply say what’s in your heart. Your true emotions are the best accompaniment that this special moment could want.

Get to Know Your Partner

This sounds obvious, but you need to know their tastes in advance. No one wants an empty-handed proposal, and the perfect ring is an essential part of this magical moment. You can introduce this topic by casually strolling by a jewellery store or seeing how they react to friend’s rings. Do they love emerald diamond rings? Is their taste tried and true classic or modern and eclectic? Would they swoon for cushion cut diamond rings? Choose with their own unique taste in mind – not just what you think looks good!

Set the Tone

Make sure you propose on a day when nothing stressful or upsetting is happening. If you keep it low key enough, rearranging at the last minute shouldn’t be a problem. You want to be able to savour the moment and have a happy memory to cherish for the rest of your lives.

What are you waiting for? There’s no time like the present. Choose your moment, take a deep breath, and pop the question. Congratulations in advance!