The Perfect Proposal: 7 Tips for How to Pop the Question

Valentine’s Day means roses, candy, romantic dinners—and marriage proposals. If you’re planning to pop the question to your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day (or whenever you choose to do it), here are some tips from your favorite DJs in Central Florida to make your proposal a memory you’ll both treasure:

 

• Talk about marriage before you propose. Your proposal shouldn’t be your first discussion of the “M” word. Have conversations about what you both think of marriage, kids, family relationships, and so on. You should have a pretty good idea of what her answer is going to be before you ask.

 

• Practice what you’ll say. Don’t just ask her to marry you—tell her why you want to marry her. You don’t have to memorize a script, but rehearse enough so you can get your message across without stammering.

 

• Choose a special and meaningful place. The location should be a reflection of your relationship—a place that is important to both of you.

 

• Make it private. Public proposals—especially those that end up on YouTube—may appear to be popular, but most women would prefer this special moment to be between them and their husband-to-be. Unless you know for absolute certain that your lady would appreciate a public proposal, keep it to yourselves. You can always tell people about it later.

 

• Be creative, not complicated. Don’t set up a scenario with so many moving parts that you can’t enjoy the moment because you’re worried about the details.

 

• Get down on one knee. Sure it’s old-fashioned and corny. Do it anyway.

 

• Seal the deal with a ring. Slipping the engagement ring on her finger is almost as important to most brides as exchanging wedding rings during the ceremony.

 

What about the ring? Keep these points in mind:

• Most of the time, it’s best to let her be involved in choosing the ring. It’s a piece of jewelry she’s going to wear for a long time—make sure she likes it and it suits her style. You can use a placeholder ring for the proposal.

• Don’t hide the ring in food. It’s not funny or cute—and you just might end up with a huge dental bill and/or a lost ring. And who wants to put on a ring that’s got some kind of food—or worse—all over it?

• If you have a family heirloom you want to use as her engagement ring, be sensitive to her feelings about the ring’s style and history. Kate Middleton was probably delighted to accept Princess Diana’s ring; other brides might not be so enthusiastic about wearing a deceased relative’s jewelry. If she wants a ring of her own, she should have one.

 

Once you’re officially engaged, you can begin planning for the next big event: your wedding, wedding reception, and honeymoon. Our team of the top DJs in Central Florida are here to help you in any way we can. Call us!

 

 

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