Weak knees, sweaty palms, rapid blinking, and a stuttering voice are just some signs of your average popping-the-question anxiety.
Whoever said planning a proposal is the hardest part of a relationship didn’t have to deal with the stress of planning the perfect proposal…
You’ve obviously been thinking about this step for a while, and even if you’ve planned the thing down to its finest detail, there’s always something that might slip out of attention.
If you think this is something that could happen to you, take a look at these tips to help you successfully get one step closer to the person you want to spend the rest of your life with.
Don’t copy your friends
Your friends might have had a lot of luck with their proposal plan but that doesn’t mean their plan is the only fool-proof one. If your best friend’s proposal was a grand gesture, the chances are that your partner has already heard about it, and wouldn’t be impressed if you replicate it.
You can focus on what makes your relationship unique and use it as your focal point when you plan the day.
Be strategic about your romance
The truth is romance means different things to different people. Some partners consider a fancy candle-lit dinner to be a romantic gesture while others prefer home dates and cuddling.
Think about what your partner would like the most—will they be uncomfortable in front of a crowd; will they appreciate the presence of a few close friends or would they rather prefer a romantic setting with just the two of you?
Limit your speech to a few points
It’s easy to ramble if you’re nervous, especially if you haven’t practiced the speech before.
Write your speech beforehand and try to stick to three points. Not only will you remember the speech easily, but it will also help you recall it when you’re at the risk of forgetting and mumbling words.
Capture the moment
Do you know what makes a good proposal different from a great one? The one where you capture the exact moment your partner said yes!
Set up a hidden video camera nearby or hire a photographer to capture the memorable moment. This way, you and your partner can relive the big day any time you want.
Don’t jump the gun by going empty-handed
It’s easy to get swept up in a romantic moment if you think there’s no time like the present to propose. While doing it on a whim might be a good idea, doing it without a ring is not…
Don’t forget that your proposal centers on the ring, and if you don’t have the perfect ring yet, it’s best to hold your horses and wait before you pop the question.
And while you’re shopping for a ring, think of an elaborate way to present it your loved one—like in an antique silver, lavender green ring holder!
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