Getting married is a big decision. You are making a commitment to another person in public and under the law. If you’re ready to stand up and say I do, you want everything to be right. You want the occasion to be one you’ll both remember for the rest of your lives. Proper planning is essential. You want to get the details down pat and put careful thought into making sure that everything is fabulous at that time. It’s important to consider where you might propose and how you’re going to say those all-important words. It’s also important to find the right engagement ring. When you do it right, you’re on your way to to the life you want with the person you love. Taking the time to nail down all the details is a great pleasure and an opportunity to demonstrate how much you care before you start planning your wedding.
Choosing a Ring
Choosing an engagement ring is one of the first things you have to do. Some men have a ring that’s been down from a beloved family member. This is an excellent engagement ring choice as it has significance and tradition. If you don’t have a convenient heirloom engagement ring on hand, this is the perfect opportunity to create one of your own. Think about your proposed fiancee’s personal preferences such as the kind of colors she tends to wear. Your girlfriend might adore black and have highly modern tastes. In that case, a black diamond ring is a bold choice that shows you pay careful attention to her fashion choices. Think about the kind of jewelry she wears right now. You may have noticed she particularly likes opals or she loves rubies. This will help you decide on a ring you know she’ll love.
Another thing to think about where to hold the event. This is the first of many such decisions including where to head on your honeymoon. A good venue is that you know she likes and one that makes it easy to have the proposal you have in mind. For example, think about her favorite restaurants and where she likes to head for a cup of coffee on her break with friends. Many women have places they like best for a day out such as the town pool or the organic farmer’s market. Consider the seasons as well. The choice of place does not have to be formal. In fact, this can be even more exciting as she may be more relaxed and you can enjoy the time together without feeling quite so nervous. In the fall, you can head to the park and admire the changing leaves together. During the summer, beaches are a fabulous choice. Think about the kinds of places you like best together. There might a great zoo or a farm that you like to visit to go apple picking. You want to head somewhere that has meaning to you both.
Creating a Moment
A proposal is a moment many women remember for a long time. You want to think about how to surprise and delight your fiance. You might begin by making sure the engagement ring is wrapped in the right package before you leave. You can keep it in your pockets so you’ll know where it is when you start. It’s also useful to think about the exact words you want to say. Now is a good time to think about exactly when you’re going to say when you give her the ring. You might want to do the traditional thing and go down on one knee. Or you might just want to look her in the eye, pull her close to you and whisper I love you and then put the ring in her hands as you both enjoy a private and utterly wonderful moment together. It can be helpful to speak to the people at the location in advance. If you’re on a beach or another public location, heading for a bench on the boardwalk is just fine. If you’re at a restaurant, you might want to let the location know what you’re going to do first. In many cases, they can offer creative and fun suggestions about how to get those words out to her.