March 22, 2022  •  5min read

How to Prepare a Romantic and Unique Wedding Proposal

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So, you’ve made it this far, and it doesn’t matter how you got here, whether you’ve been sweethearts since high school or you’ve only had a third date, but you know that they’re the one you’re looking for. The next step is to ask the big question.

Indeed it’s a big question, and are you ready to ask it?

6 Things to Consider before You Propose

Let’s look at the crucial things you should have before asking your life’s biggest question.

Are You the Same Age as Your Partner?

A proposal is spontaneous and wonderful, but you shouldn’t be surprised by the idea of marriage. You can start by talking to one of your recently engaged friends or ask your partner how they feel about marriage. What are their hopes and dreams for the future? Does it align with yours? If both of you seem to point in the same direction, you’ll not only have a memorable proposal but a long and healthy marriage.

Have You Talked to Their Parents?

It may seem old-fashioned, but it’s really for the best. If you have an excellent relationship with your partner’s parents, the proposal should be a breeze. Tell them how much you love their child and let them know that you’re planning to propose and ask them if they want to join the big event. 

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Get Personal

Consider your partner’s personality; what do they like and dislike? If they would love all the attention and doing an on the kiss-cam at a Superbowl game sounds like a great idea, then go for it! However, if you think that proposal might mortify her, go for another option instead. Whichever way you want to do it, make sure to make it personal to create an even bigger impact for your partner. Do you know a great spot that she likes? Is there an aesthetic restaurant where you’d like to ask the question?

Buy the Ring

You can start this process by looking at the jewelry she’s already wearing. You can take a picture if you want to. Then, some talented jewelers should have no problem pinpointing the style she loves. If you didn’t get the chance to snap her clothes, try peeking on her Pinterest boards. If that also won’t work, then pull one of her best buds and gain info on some important intel.

Also, make sure to get the right size. Below are the things you can do:

  • Try borrowing a ring from her collection and take it to a jeweler to determine the size
  • Try on one of her rings on your finger and mark where it stops
  • Talented jewelers can usually make an estimation size based on your partner’s height and weight
  • Or just ask her!

Luckily, even if you didn’t make a perfect size, you can always have them resized.

Get Help for the Pros

That’s right; some people get paid to organize perfect proposals for you! Proposal planners can help you decorate the venue to make sure it looks beautiful. The service can be a little costly, but its payoff can be worthwhile.

Prepare and Rehearse

Indeed, emotions will be flooding through at the moment and you can’t afford to forget your lines! It doesn’t have to be an award-winning poem, but take your time to arrange the words, so it doesn’t seem like just winging it. And of course, don’t forget to add the “will you marry me?” question, which is all that matters!

Now that you have everything set before a proposal, let’s look at some romantic proposal ideas that will make the moment more memorable.

5 Romantic Proposal Ideas

Pop the Big Question with A Nice Ring

Bringing out a beautiful ring while asking the question is a great idea. It’s the classic way to do it, and it never gets old! Make sure to keep things simple while doing it.

Make a Necklace with her Initials as a Gift

Let her check out the necklace with her initials. It probably will take some time for her to realize that it’s her initials. When she does, propose to her with the necklace that she’s holding.

Display Memories

Once you’ve established a setting for the proposal, decorate it with loads of memories. The goal is to make the sweetest and most romantic environment for the proposal that highlights you both share throughout the years. 

Take Them to Their Favorite Place

Ask her if there’s a place she wants to visit and make the proposal there. You can let her plan the trip to make the experience even better.

Hike to a Mountain

If you both are hiking enthusiasts or the adventurer type, this idea is for you. think about proposing at the mountain top after the thrill of climbing it from the bottom. It’s a simpler and more affordable idea. Proposing after the excitement of conquering a mountain with the spectacular view as your backdrop is truly unmatched.

Guntur author at Bali Wedding
Guntur has been writing tips and tricks for weddings in Bali since 2020. He has written everything from preparing a pre-wedding in Bali to the best wedding dress and makeup you should choose for a wedding in paradise.

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