So, you need to know how to propose to the love of your life. You’ve probably thought long and hard about how to do it. No matter how to choose to propose to her, it’s always good to do your research first! To make sure you’re on the right track, check out these tips on how to propose.
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1. Plan Ahead
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This is going to be one of the most crucial and special moments in your relationship. Proposing is the stepping stone towards a life with your special someone. Therefore, it’s only fitting that you plan this event to be as special as possible.
Plan out what you’re going to do and where you’re going to do it. Figure out how much you’re going to spend on a ring — an expense most men don’t plan for! Additionally, plan if you need extra services like a Mariachi band (just an example) to serenade you while you propose can be a good idea. If you have too many ideas, write them down, and narrow your choices later on.
2. Save Up
Yes, proposals cost money. Between the ring, the obviously fancy 5-star restaurant dinner, and any other things you might need to do, you will be burning through quite a lot of cash to make this happen. Saving up for the proposal can take up at least a couple months of work. Granted, it’s going to be tiring and sometimes, you’ll catch yourself thinking about the worth of this proposal. But given that you are head-over-heels in love with her, you won’t find it that hard!
3. Make It Unique
Men, who want to know how to propose, always ask: “Should it be special?” Indeed, it should be! This is a huge step in your relationship. Hence, it’s only right that you make your proposal unique and striking.
You need this to make an indelible mark on her heart because that will be where the “yes” to your proposal will hinge. How will you do it? Is it as simple as kneeling down in front of her with a great backdrop? Will you hire a dance crew for a song and dance number? Making your proposal unique is a pretty tall order, so again, plan ahead!
4. The “Where” Matters
Where to propose is just as important as how to propose. You wouldn’t want to propose to her while she’s in the loo dropping a deuce, right? As always, women will notice all the details in whatever you do. Picking out an optimal location for your proposal is a good way to guarantee that she says “yes.”
A few ideas would be where you had your first date or your favorite restaurant. It could also be done in a foreign destination, a special trip you’ll take for the purpose of the proposal. Make sure your venue is romantic and memorable – we’re sure your proposal will be!
5. Public or Private
One of the things you’ll have to figure out is whether to do the proposal publicly or privately. This decision can make or break the proposal you’re hoping for. Some women are totally fine with an audience, while some are more introverted. Your judgment on this matter will be dictated by how well you know your partner. Ask yourself – would she enjoy this in front of a crowd, or would she like it to be a private and solemn moment just between the two of you?
6. Simple or Spectacle
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Another thing to consider when figuring out how to propose is if you should do it simply or with a grand spectacle. Some girls like grand gestures like having a whole dance crew to launch an 80’s-style dance number in the middle of the street.
On the other hand, it could be as simple as waking her up in the middle of the night to propose to her. Deciding whether to make your proposal simple or turn it into a spectacle can ensure a “yes” or deny it.
7. Weight of Words
Real men stick to their word. A proposal is a commitment — a few words that sum up one’s feelings for another. Proposing marriage to your partner is the ultimate “I love you.” It’s pledging your entire life to her.
Of course, this brings a certain gravity to what a proposal actually means to someone. Your words are a pledge to protect, care, and provide for her for the rest of her days. Are you sure you’re up to the task? She is the love of your life, and there will be challenges ahead. Be sure you’re in it for the long haul before you even think of kneeling with the ring!
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Proposals are big moves. How you propose to the woman of your dreams will potentially paint a picture of your future together. Be sure to plan ahead and ruminate on the weight of this decision! This is potentially going to be one of the hardest things you’ll ever have to do, so prepare well! Good luck, and we hope you have a fruitful marriage ahead.
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