Proposals are always exciting, regardless of the outcome! Many people get proposed to every day, but what sets the best proposals apart from the rest? For me, you can break it down into four separate elements.
Timing a proposal is so important. The last thing you want is to get the timing wrong and ask at the worst time possible. For example, if you’ve been in a relationship for a few weeks, then the timing probably isn’t right. Likewise, no one wants to be proposed to in the middle of an argument or during a particularly bad event. As an extreme example; don’t propose at a funeral, or at someone else’s wedding. If the timing is right, then the whole proposal feels so perfect.
Naturally, the engagement ring takes center stage during a proposal. Whether you decide to purchase a ring with a huge diamond similar to most rings out there, or you opt for a ring similar to one of the handcrafted engagement rings at Solitaire Jewellery, you need to get it right. For me, getting the right ring is a sign that the two of you understand one another and that the person proposing actually listens to you. If you drop hints that you love a certain ring and they get the complete opposite, then it is a bit of a let down as you feel like they don’t care. There’s no way of saying what the perfect ring is, it depends on the person. As it shows on the 77 Diamonds website, yellow gold and emerald cut rings are in fashion right now, but that doesn’t mean it’s the perfect ring for you. Spend time thinking about what you like best, make sure your partner knows, and hopefully, they get it for you.
If the time is right, and the ring is amazing, then the next thing that comes into play is the setting. Certain proposals seem extra special as they take place somewhere that’s special to the couple. Just because someone proposed to their partner in a five-star hotel suite and it was super romantic, that doesn’t mean it’ll be romantic for you guys. Perhaps your idea of the perfect setting is the scene of your first date? For others, it could be in a very romantic place like Paris or Venice. Do I think anyone likes being proposed to in a restaurant in front of other diners? Not particularly, no. The setting can make or break the proposal, it’s vital!
Finally, it all comes down to the proposal speech. The words that are said as the proposal happens will really dictate how good it is. You want to feel the love pour from your partner’s mouth as they talk about all the reasons they love you and why they want to spend the rest of their life with you. If they just get down on one knee and say ‘will you marry me?’ then it doesn’t seem like much thought was put into it.
If you’re already married, and you’re still reading this, then did your proposal have all of these elements? You said yes, so I’m willing to bet it did! If you’re not married, but a proposal is on the cards, then subtly show your partner this blog post so they know how to make it as special as can be.