Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Proposal: Getting It Right the First Time

Many elements come in to play when it comes to planning and executing the perfect proposal. It may be the location, what to say, when to say it, and even the weather matters if you’re looking to propose outdoors. There are as many ways to ask the big question, but creativity is not everyone’s strong point. If you need a little proposal inspiration here are a few ideas to get you thinking outside the box:

• Hire a skywriter to spell out your proposal for everyone to see
• Take your fiancĂ© to be out on a boat and let her find a ‘message’ in a bottle
• Create your own podcast proposal and sneak it onto your significant others’ iPod!

Proposals can be a daunting and overwhelming so it’s best to get all of your ducks in a row with wedding and proposal planning software like the WeDo Wedding Planner. You don’t want to overlook asking for her father’s permission or not have enough money saved for the ring your girlfriend really wants.

It’s best to do some ‘fishing’ and test the waters with your fiancĂ© to be and find out what they feel is romantic and special. Even if the engagement is to be a surprise you will need to know meaningful information that can be used in your proposal such as a favorite love song, restaurant or poem. There’s nothing worse to kill a romantic mood than bad food and loud music – unless that’s what you’re into!

When it comes to the ring do some window shopping. Don’t buy the first thing you see; there are literally thousands of rings online that you can browse and in-store rings that you can check out in person to get a real feel for. You can even download the WeDo Wedding Planner to help you find color, cut, and carat of a diamond ring within your budget. If you have no idea what your significant other would like check out her jewelry collection, is it vintage, fashionable, simple or extremely over the top and extravagant? A small amount of research on your behalf will go a long way to picking the perfect ring.

There are infinite ways to propose marriage, but what really matters to your girlfriend is that it comes from the heart.


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