Here are ideas and tips on how to make your marriage proposal a memorable and delightful experience.
- Make sure you find the right person before you propose marriage.
How to Know if You Are Marrying the Right Person
- Fall in love.
- Although it is a bit dated tradition, know enough about your future in-laws to know if they would like it if you ask permission from them before you propose marriage.
- Know enough about your future spouse so you can create a meaningful and delightful experience.
Questions to Discuss BEFORE You Get Married
- Decide if you are going to purchase the engagement ring before or after you propose marriage.
- When purchasing an engagement ring, make sure you stay within your budget or financial capability.
- Pay attention to timing. Don't plan on proposing marriage when your future spouse is stressed or overwhelmed.
- Pick a memorable place, song, or occasion such as where you first met, or first kissed, etc.
- Set a romantic tone for your marriage proposal.
- Although we don't recommend that you do something silly like tying the engagement ring to a kite string or fishing line, we do think you should try to keep your marriage proposal fun.
- Keep your marriage proposal simple. The more complicated the marriage proposal is, the more things that could go wrong with your proposal plans!
- Make sure you don't lose the engagement ring if you've purchased one and hid it. Some folks hide an engagement ring so well that even they can't find it.
- Keep your marriage proposal private. Proposing in front of your future spouse's family or at a sports stadium may be exciting in the movies, but in real life, it is best to keep your marriage proposal just between the two of you.
- Again ... if you are thinking of tying the ring to the end of a kite string or fishing line, be certain that your intended has a great sense of humor and that you know how to tie a good knot!
- Share Your Marriage Proposal Stories!
- Be prepared to have your best-laid marriage proposal plans fall apart.
- Focus more on the moment than on the engagement ring and other externals surrounding your marriage proposal.
- Try not to give your plans away by showing how nervous you are.
What You Need
- A plan
- A location
- An engagement ring
- Lots of love