How To Propose
"It’s the most important question you’ll ever ask, so it’s so important that you plan every little detail ahead of asking those life changing four words ‘will you marry me?’. Fear not, as I am to help with top tips on the most romantic ways to propose, so you can decide how to propose in a way that the two of you will never forget."
Planning the perfect marriage proposal can seem daunting, so start with the little things. Make the moment personal, sentimental and comfortable for the both of you with our top tips on the most romantic ways to propose.
1)Select a sentimental location
Whether it’s the place you first met, or somewhere you’ve always dreamed of going together, whisk her away somewhere special before making it even more magical by asking her to marry you.
2)Capture The Moment
The moment will go so quickly, so hire a photographer to capture the exact moment she says ‘yes!’ You could even surprise her and present her with the photos on your wedding day.
3)Pick A Significant Date
We’re talking key dates like Christmas, Valentine’s or anniversaries here. Decide on your special date and then let its significance lead how you ask the question.
4)Make A Weekend Of It
Plan a weekend of falling in love all over again. A cosy cottage get-away works as well as a whirlwind mini-break, just spend the weekend gazing into each other’s eyes before asking her to spend her life with you.
5)A Romantic Treasure Hunt
Perfect for those who love an air of mystery, leave a romantic trail of clues that ends with your marriage proposal.
6)Incorporate Your Song
It could be background music in a romantic proposal at home, or performed spontaneously in her favourite park; what’s important is that the song that says everything about your relationship so far will be playing as you get down on one knee.
Fill a room with photos of your memories together; then, when she’s had a chance to take it all in, ask her to help you plan lifetime of adventures with you.
8)Reach For The Stars
Just right for summer or destination proposals, plan a romantic evening of champagne and stargazing together, before popping the question under the beautiful night sky.
9)Make A Statement
If you’re sure she likes the limelight, planning an announcement at a concert will ensure your proposal really steals the show.
It is the digital age after all. Record some special moments together and make a montage that ends with the big question.
She has no idea what will happen on our trip at St Michael's Mount...
(Apologies for a video quality)
What To Say When You Propose
Think it through beforehand
Whether you write it down and practice or just give it some thought, it’s good to have an idea of your 'speech' before the big moment. Jotting down bullet points off the main things you want to say is a perfect place to start.
Extra tip: If you're nervous about proposing with a speech, why not write your proposal in a letter and give it to them just before the big moment? Then all you have to say is 'Will you marry me?'. Perfect for helping with nerves, and still very romantic!
You don’t want it to be a generic monologue that could apply to anyone. What do you love about them? How has your life changed now they’re in it? Why is it them you want to share your life with? What makes your relationship so unique? What life goals do you share?
We think it's all about the little things when you propose; the personal little details that will make it memorable for all the right reasons. So absolutely get personal!
Talk about the moment you first met, the moment you knew you wanted to marry them or any other significant moment you’ve shared. They might not know how much impact this one moment had on you, so now’s the time to tell.
Looking back at your time together and reminiscing relationship milestones or special memories definitely ticks the 'good things to say during a proposal' box.
Then look ahead
Look ahead to your future together. Tell them you can’t wait to spend the rest of your life with them. What plans have you got? What are you looking forward to most? This lays the perfect foundation for those four words…
'Will you marry me?'
And so the time has come. Those all-important words aren't going to say themselves. You'll know when it's the right moment to pull out the ring and say those four life-changing words. Good luck!
So, hands up, who knew it was National Proposal Day on 20th March?
Designed as a day to let your partner know you’re ready for that engagement ring, National Proposal Day was created for all those hint-droppers out there whose hints weren’t heard. It's the day to talk about your future, say you want to get married or, quite simply, propose!