Of all the questions you’ll ever ask in your life, a marriage proposal is by far the most exciting and nerve-wracking moment you’ll ever have. The pressure is on to pull off the perfect proposal for the two of you.
Whether you’ve taken enough engagement hints, or you’ve saved enough for the perfect engagement ring, here are some helpful tips that will help you prepare to pop the question.
It’s going to be awkward if you aren’t on the same page.
Just because you are ready to get married doesn’t mean your partner is, or even interested. You need to make sure marriage is something you both want, otherwise your perfect proposal might not have your envisioned outcome. Come up with clever ways to lead into the marriage question if you don’t want to give anything away. The ease of the conversation and your partner’s reaction should tell you the answer.
Asking for your partner’s hand in marriage may seem antiquated, but it’s an important step for some families. If you know the family expects this tradition or your partner hints at it, take this important step. You don’t necessarily have to ask for permission, but you can express your feelings and intentions and invite them to be involved somehow.
You can propose with or without a ring.
Think about your partner and the type of relationship you have. Is it better to surprise your partner with an engagement ring, or let them pick? For some couples, picking out the most significant piece of jewelry you’ll ever wear is an exciting part of the process. When surprising your partner with a ring, it’s important to have a sense of what style they’ll love.
Peek inside their jewelry box, notice what kind of everyday jewelry they wear, or ask a friend or family member for guidance. Figure out their ring size by sneaking a ring your partner wears often and taking it with you to the jeweler.
When shopping for the perfect engagement ring you need to work with diamond experts who are GIA-trained and certified. Whether you want to design a custom engagement ring or want to browse ring styles, you want to work with a jeweler who gives you a great experience.
Conklin Media offers the best selection of engagement rings in Northern Virginia. The jeweler carries a stunning collection of the top engagement ring brands such as Tacori, Martin Flyer, and Little Bird Bridal. They have years of experience helping customers in Washington DC, Fairfax, and Woodbridge find the best engagement rings for their special days. Conklin Media has a great selection of antique, vintage, halo, solitaire, and 3-stone engagement rings as well as wedding bands, custom earrings, and estate jewelry.
Create the ideal experience that has the most meaning.
The best proposal takes place in a setting that has meaning where you can create the ideal experience. You can propose almost anywhere—a surprise vacation, the place where you first met, your favorite movie theater, or in a hot air balloon. No matter what scene you create, make sure your charm as a couple shines through.
Don’t feel like you need to rush your proposal. Be willing to go with the flow and wait for the right moment if you are planning something low-key. If you have something big up your sleeve, do your best to keep things under wraps and consider devising a diversion plan in case your partner gets curious.
Don’t forget to prepare for the celebration that will happen after your partner says “yes”. Whether you’re a couple that prefers wine, champagne, or IPA brews, Joe Canal’s has an extensive selection available for online order and pickup. If you’re looking for an american ipa, you can find a range of India Pale Ales with fruity character, notes of tropical fruit, a variety of hops and bitterness, strong hop flavor, citrus aroma, or high ABV.
Preparing for an amazing proposal is fun and exciting and should reflect you as a couple.