Have you met someone you’re ready to spend the rest of your life with and are confident they feel the same? Then it’s time to think about getting down on one knee and tying the knot. Not sure where to start? Your first step is to learn how to pick an engagement ring and to decide what kind of diamond cut and shape you want along with the type of metal. Whether you go with a rose gold engagement ring or a round engagement ring with a gorgeous, stunning halo, it’s sure to take their breath away.
However, the engagement ring aside, how do you plan to propose? Planning a romantic proposal is the next step. But if you are stumped on how to make it memorable, we are here to help guide you. Here are five romantic proposal plans you should consider
There’s nothing more romantic than taking a trip down memory lane. If your partner is the sentimental type, incorporate something that brings back memories of when you first met or a special moment you shared. You can even recreate the special moment! Whether you choose to make the nostalgic proposal humorous and light-hearted, filled with inside jokes and silliness, or completely serious and emotional is entirely up to you! Either way, your S.O. is sure to love it!
The beauty of this kind of proposal is that you can combine it with many of the ones listed below. You can make it intimate and personal or in front of a group of close family members and friends. You can even invite strangers to get in on the moment, adding to the surprise. Take them to the restaurant of your first date or get down on one knee in front of the high school or college where you first became sweethearts. Recalling a particular time from your lives together is sure to make a romantic proposal.
Sometimes, you’ve just got to get away! This proposal idea is perfect for couples who love to travel, but can make a super romantic moment for those who are just on vacation, too. By now, you should know your partner well enough to know whether they prefer a bungalow cottage on a warm sandy beach or a charming cabin up in the chilly mountains. Whatever you choose, make the destination the backdrop to your proposal. Take a walk on the beach and propose at sunset or cuddle up inside the cabin by a glowing fireplace. There are countless romantic proposal options for your getaway that are sure to melt their heart.
If you plan to get down on one knee during a getaway, you will need to take extra precautions as you travel with the ring. Remember to secure the engagement ring in your carry-on luggage and hide it where they will never find it. Many luggage pieces have an interior lining with a zipper. Slip the ring’s box inside a sock and hide it there!
If your pet is a huge part of the family, why not include them in the proposal plans? Whether your pet is what brought you together in the park that one special day or the first natural step toward a committed relationship, they make for a fun, adorable proposal.
Of course, our furry family members can sometimes be a bit unpredictable. So when it comes to a proposal, keep it simple. Consider more practical, easy ways to include them, such as tying the ring to their collar or having them hold a “Marry Me” sign. At the very least, they can accompany you on a walk to the park or along on a camping trip to your favorite campground.
Lastly, you can also begin your engagement with a newly adopted pet. It goes without saying, but if you choose to surprise your partner with a ring and new pet, be sure it’s something you both want. Like getting married, a pet is a huge commitment. Be sure you both have the time to train a puppy, kitten or whatever it takes to care for your new fur baby.
If your significant other likes to be the center of attention, they will absolutely love a secret proposal party. So what is a secret proposal party? Essentially, you will gather your closest friends and family members to a party — and propose on the spot! Whether you choose to let your guests in on the secret or not is entirely up to you, too! You can pretend the party is for someone else and even ask for a bit of assistance in preparing. But ultimately, your partner will be surprised and thrilled to have everyone witness and share in the special moment.
One great advantage of this proposal plan is having guests take snapshots or even video the proposal. It makes incredibly candid photos, even if there are many joyous tears shed. And this way, you can share the event on social media and scream from the mountaintops that you are officially engaged!
If your partner is more of an introvert or simply wouldn’t want to share such a special moment with anyone else, plan a proposal just for the two of you. Intimate and simple, this kind of proposal never fails. It’s one you will be telling for ages and a moment in time that only the two of you shared together.
The question is, what kind of intimate moment would your partner appreciate? Are they a foodie? Make reservations for one of their favorite restaurants. Let the chef or owner know your plans and see if they can accommodate you at a special time or seat you in a more intimate area of the space. Another wonderfully romantic way to propose is simply in a park at night (even walking back from your favorite restaurant). Or why not as you take a stroll along the beach?
You can choose an intimate setting just about anywhere, too! Whether you do it on the sofa at home curled up beneath the blankets or charter a private sunset cruise on a vacation getaway, you can never go wrong with an intimate proposal.