Planning the perfect proposal can be a daunting task – but it doesn’t have to be. Your proposal should be a special moment with your partner that you can both cherish for years to come. It should reflect your personalities, relationship, and your love for each other. Some people go big with a party and public proposal, while others feel an at-home proposal is more fitting.
You need to consider your partner’s personality before you can begin planning a proposal. A public spectacle may make them feel uncomfortable and even ruin the romantic gesture for them.
Brett Galley, the director of special events and owner of Hollywood POP, said: “For instance, if you are proposing to a quiet, low key partner who doesn’t like the spotlight, you would plan a proposal that is special and private, perhaps at home or on top of an isolated mountaintop, as opposed to in front of a group of people or any large public displays,”
Galley says. “If your partner is extroverted and is a ‘more is more’ type of person, you might hire a flash mob, have a fireworks display, or propose on an action-adventure based outing.”
Here are a few ideas on how you could propose to the partner of your dreams.
Say it at home
A popular way to propose is by spelling out “will you marry me?” at home. You could use rose petals on the bed to spell the words or paint the words on the wall (if you’re renovating.)
Light a few candles, layout some roses and get down on one knee with your stunning diamond ring.An at-home proposal means you can get creative and make the moment as magical as possible. It’s also a great option for quieter partners who prefer something simple and sweet – over a big show and dance.
Hike a mountain
If you’re an outdoorsy couple, you could take a hike together to the top of a breath-taking mountain for the perfect backdrop. Get down on one knee when you both reach the top, and make sure to ask someone to capture the moment for you!
Set up a picnic
A romantic picnic is always a great option – especially when there’s a beautiful sunset. You could ask your partner to dress up to make the occasion a little more special. Make some delicious picnic food, pack a chilled bottle of champagne, and safely tuck the ring into your pocket. Pop the question when the moment strikes and enjoy a glass of bubbly while watching the sunset – perfect.
In the movies, couples often propose with puzzles. A puzzle proposal is romantic – especially if board games are your thing as a couple! You could design a crossword with the question written into it or even play a game of scrabble and work the question in that way.
Consider your partner when planning the proposal and try to make it as special as possible.