While a proposal is only one-half of the lovely event that’s a wedding, it sets the stage, so it’s good to do it in the most memorable way possible. There’s no wrong or right way to propose to your loved one, but you can take some steps to make it truly special. Here are a few tips to help you plan the best surprise engagement for your loved one.
Get a Good Engagement Ring
Find out what your partner likes and get them something that you know they will love. This should be something of great quality that will last for a long time in good shape so it can keep alive the memories of your proposal. Check online to see what options are available for you, and set your budget accordingly. If you know their favorite stone, metal, and other details, all that remains is finding out their ring size. You could go for a diamond if they say that it’s their favorite stone, noting that it ranks 10 on the Mohs scale. This means it’s the strongest mineral on earth and the most concentrated form of pure carbon that exists in the natural world.
Plan The Details
While you want it to be a surprise, you don’t want it to be a flop. Find out important details such as whether they have marriage on their mind so that you know you’re on the same page as them. If you want to have a party afterward, plan for it and pick the venue so that everything is ready. Hire a professional photographer to capture this moment and store it for you so you can look at them and reminisce in the future. You can even hire a helicopter, if they want something extravagant, as the number of civilian helicopters has grown by 38% in the past ten years. With a solid plan in place, you can relax and focus on wowing your loved one by telling them what’s in your heart.
Find Out What They Prefer
Since you’re trying to make this moment for them and about them, you need to know exactly what they like so they can enjoy it fully. In the period that leads up to it, you should find out whether they’re more into a big event or would prefer a small and private one. Knowing this early on will make it easy for you to set a budget and make the right plans that won’t disappoint. Either ask them in a way that’s not obvious or get a friend to fish for this information on your behalf without letting them know. They may want a small party that will be in line with social distancing measures. These, from March 2020, alongside concerns about hospital capacity as well as fears of contracting the COVID-19 virus, led to extreme declines in spending on health care, according to recent health studies.
Make it Special
Finally, don’t just copy and paste a popular engagement event layout, but look for a way to make it special and meaningful to your loved one. You’re about to ask them to stay by your side forever, so make the effort to personalize it, as you know what will put a smile on their faces. If you’re having a hard time coming up with creative ideas, find out from their friends, family, or even a parent what types of things they enjoy and look for ways to patch them up together for the event. At the very least, don’t rely on a speech you downloaded online to woo them as there’s a chance that they’ve heard it used before. Even if it’s a single sentence, it will mean a lot more if it’s original.
Use these tips to plan an amazing surprise engagement that your soon-to-be spouse will remember for a long time to come. They will appreciate the effort and reward you with showers of gratitude, and, most likely, a resounding yes!