How to Make a Romantic Proposal

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There is a time and place for romance, and the pinnacle of any romantic relationship is your proposal. You will remember this day for the rest of your life, and so it is important that it is done with style, panache and confidence.

You do not need to spend a fortune on the proposal itself, if you plan it with military precision and fuel it by love. Whether you just wish to wow her with dazzling pink diamond engagement rings in an intimate setting, or go the full hog and make the proposal an occasion for the whole family to enjoy; here are some ways to make your proposal a little extra special.

Countryside

Have you got a favorite mountain trail or beach? Plan ahead and ask your friends to set you up a luxury picnic at the site of your favorite view for a set time. You will be able to take a leisurely stroll to the location and then surprise your loved one with a candle lit table or a ready laid picnic blanket with your partner’s favorite foods. You do not have to go overboard, sometimes less is more!

Music

Have you got a favorite love song? Arrange for a band to come and serenade you both with your love song while you are out at a restaurant or even round at your house. The addition of live music to your proposal will provide a sentimental backdrop to this momentous occasion.

Photo Shoot

Arrange for a photo shoot session to capture your special moment forever. By choosing a photo shoot session, your partner will have done her hair and dressed up thinking you are just getting a regular couples photograph session. You will have permanent reminders of your proposal, and the photographs will capture the surprise and joy.

Family and Friends

Can you trust your partner’s family and friends to keep the secret? If the answer is yes, arrange a surprise ‘she said yes’ party and invite your nearest and dearest to help you celebrate. You could ask your partner at a different location and have your invitees hidden in the back yard for when you return home. Everybody loves a celebration.

Scavenger Hunt

Take your partner on a scavenger hunt trip down memory lane. Start off where you first met, and include clues to notable locations: where you went on your first date, where you first kissed, and perhaps end it outside of the church where you will get married. This adds a great sense of sentimentality and romance, as you remember your shared history.

Vacation

Bide your time and choose to propose when you are both on vacation. You will both be relaxed and be able to enjoy the moment without everyday tasks and chores to take away from this magical moment. You will be able to get the scenario just how you want it – you could write the proposal in the sand, ask a waiter to bring the ring over on a silver platter between courses, or even have room service bring up some flowers with your proposal in the attached note.

Whatever you decide, you know your partner best, and however you choose to ask her it will be the right way. Remember to keep your ring safe though, and choose one wisely as it is a long-term investment to show that you love her.

*this is a collaborative piece*
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