7 Must-Dos for an Unforgettable Proposal

You’re ready to make things officially official & plan the most unforgettable proposal—congrats! While you know your fiancée best, the proposal is a pretty big deal. But, hey, don’t worry, follow our expert advice and you will come out of this a pro at proposals!


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 1. Make it unique and personal


Think about her favorites—food, restaurant, movie, flowers—or choose something meaningful for the both of you, something that represents the two of you as a pair. Try to avoid the generic or trendy options, trust us you will wow your partner even more if you incorporate personal details. Now don’t get overwhelmed trying to come up the most unique, never before seen proposal, we simply recommend putting a personal spin on whatever proposal plans you make—show your fiancée to be how much you love & listen to them.

2. Personality, Preference, & Must-Haves


Public or private proposal? Family & friends attending? Surprise? Zero fuss or extravagant? Like we said YOU know your fiancée best and when it comes to the personalization you are the human encyclopedia for their tastes and wishes. If there are any brick walls when it comes to planning, enlist the help of any of her friends or family to fill in the blanks & make them feel involved. Speaking of family… while it may be an old-school custom, your partner might want you to ask her parents for their blessing—it’s always smart to consider making this gesture to your future in-laws.  Whatever route you decide to take, it’s important to think through all ifs, ands & buts for the perfect proposal day! 


3. Make sure the surprise is a surprise


Planning the ultimate surprise proposal? Make sure to come up with a fool proof decoy story that even the best detective fiancée-to-be can’t crack. Get her friends & family to help you figure out the perfect plans to keep her in the dark & make her light during the special moment.


4. Remember to have fun!


While we know it’s so easy to dive into the details, it can also be stressful to ensure that the day goes off without a hitch. Planning the perfect proposal can be stressful but that’s no reason to not have fun! Don’t get too wrapped up in the details-- make sure that when it comes time to pop the question you’re as cool as a cucumber and have the best time possible. There is such thing as planning too much—and the last thing you want is for your proposal day to be chock full of too many plans. So, take a deep breath and enjoy the day!

5. Capture the moment


Nothing is unforgettable when it’s captured on a camera! While it’s a smaller detail, hiring a photographer might be the perfect way for you and your partner to have an unforgettable proposal. This is also a perfect way to share the news with friends & family—especially if you decide that a solo private proposal is right for the two of you. If you don’t know where to start finding a photographer, check your partner’s social media, ask family and friends, or google local photographers. These pictures will be the perfect way to hold onto the memories for years to come!


6. Think of what you want to say


While this may not seem like a major detail, you don’t want to get tongue-tied and end up fumbling why you love your fiancée-to-be. Whether you rehearse a whole recitation or write down some little points, we recommend putting a little time into the perfect words for the perfect proposal!


7. The Ring!


The pièce de ré·sis·tance, the pinnacle, arguably the most important detail: THE RING! It’s something your fiancée will wear all day-everyday so you want to make sure it’s her perfect dream ring. Whether you decide to go it alone, include her in the ring-search process, or you purchase a temporary ring, it’s important to think through everything. As we’ve mentioned, enlist the help of her friends and family to help choose the perfect route for you and her. Consider them your go-to consultation team, anything they are unsure about we’re here to help!