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Planning the Perfect Proposal: A Few Things to Consider

March 20, 2018

So you’ve decided it is time to pop the question, but you want to make sure that the proposal will be perfect. “How did you propose?” will be the first thing that everyone asks after you announce your engagement, and it is a memory that both of you will remember forever. Here are a few things to think about when you are planning the perfect marriage proposal:

First, Choosing the Perfect Engagement Ring:pretty engagement ring
You have found the perfect girl, but now you need to find the perfect ring! Before going to look at rings there are a few things that you should figure out. For example, what is her ring size? Does she want a diamond ring or would she like something unique like a ruby or sapphire? Does she like platinum, gold or rose gold?

If you are unsure of her preferences you can always ask her family or best friends. Thanks to social media, you can check out her Pinterest page to see if she has pinned her dream ring. Some couples even prefer to go look at rings together so you will know exactly what she wants. Knowing all of this information will take a little bit of the stress off of you when the big day comes.

Second, Consider Her Personality:proposal
This step is just as important as picking out the perfect ring. In order to plan the perfect engagement, you have to take her personality into consideration.

Is she the kind of woman who will want an elaborate proposal in front of a lot of people or would she rather something more intimate? Would she appreciate a creative and unique proposal or is she more of a traditionalist?

If you are waiting for the rare chance that she may ask you, like Sandra Bullock did in the movie The Proposal…you may want to just keep dreaming.

These are all important questions to ask yourself when you are thinking about how you are going to pop the question. If you need to get some ideas, check out wedding blogs or social media sites, especially YouTube.

Keep in mind; there are also companies that you can hire to help you plan everything from how you will ask, to hiring a photographer to capture that special moment.

Third, Ask Permission From Her Family:permission

A southern tradition is that the suitor must first ask her father for his blessing in taking his daughters hand in marriage.

If you have a good relationship with your future father-in-law this shouldn’t be a problem. But if you’re outside of the “Circle of Trust” like Ben Stiller in the movie Meet the Fockers you may want to start working on your future father-in-law now. Remember happy wife, happy life.


Fourth, Plan a Celebration:
celebrating engagementAfter she says yes what will you two do? Make sure you have a plan to celebrate the occasion after you pop the question. You may want to take her out for celebratory drinks or celebrate at home, just the two of you. You may even want to continue the “best night ever” with a surprise engagement party with all of your friends and family.

I am sure she will love whatever you plan, as she is probably just excited you two get to start your life together. Come on in to Cumberland Diamond Exchange so we can help you find the perfect ring. We have a wide variety of engagement rings, including the Forevermark collection.

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