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Planning The Perfect Marriage Proposal

You are certain that the time to pop the question has come but you are not sure how to make your proposal unforgettable? Putting those four words in a sentence and form the question can be rather challenging and intimidating, even for the most romantic. When proposing, the majority will want to incorporate the whole essence of the relationship into the occasion so that the day will be extra special and well remembered in the years to come. That can be a lot of pressure on someone as, apart from the sentimental factor, there are other things to consider, that are more practical when planning a celebration like this. Once you have made the decision of proposing to your loved one it is never too early to start planning. Here are some tips and advice to help you create a magical proposal to mark your ‘happily ever after’.

The engagement ring

One of the first things you should attend to when planning on proposing is buying the ring. Remember that this is not just a matter of entering a jewellery shop and completing the purchase. The engagement ring is a piece of jewellery that your partner will be wearing every day for the rest of their lives. It is very important that you choose something that is according to their taste. If you are not aware of the type of ring they would like try to ask for some advice from close friends or family. Their Pinterest boards or relevant accounts they follow on Instagram may give you a hint of their preferences as well. As for the jewellers, do a little bit of market research, get recommendations and read reviews before proceeding to the purchase. This way you will be making sure that you are buying from a trusted professional with excellent products and service.

The location

Many people struggle with choosing the right location for their marriage proposal. Especially with the role that social media currently play in our lives, the struggle is more than real as people feel that staging an ‘instagramable’ proposal is sometimes more important than the proposal itself. But it does not have to be that way. Choose a location that is important to you and has sentimental value for your relationship. It could be, for example, the bar where you met or the spot you chose for your first date. What matters the most is that the location is of significant meaning to you two, not others.

Friends and family

A marriage proposal is an extremely exciting and happy occasion in people’s lives. And it is very human to want to share the happiness with your beloved ones like close friends and family. Surprise you other half by having them attending! After you have finished with the question and you have put that ring on the finger have them appear from the backstage and join the celebrations with you.

The photographs

In order to have your memories of the day well kept it is a great idea to capture pictures of them. For that purpose hire a professional photographer. Expert photographers know how to capture the most important moments perfectly and also, due to their experience, they can go unnoticed; so no fear of ruining your surprise. Invest in a good artist as them moments are way too important to just rely on phone cameras.

Flowers and music

Flowers and music are the most important aspects you need to incorporate in a marriage proposal and often the only ones. Get symbolic with your choices. Choose a song that is maybe your favourite as a couple and have the tune playing in the background. Go for your other half’s favourite flowers and be romantic. If you have known each other for five years choose a five roses bouquet. Use matching floral installations and foliage to decorate. Depending on the location ask for the help of professionals like a florist or a DJ.

Let your heart do the talk

You have finished with the practical part of planning your proposal but it is the actual words you will be saying that are the most important. Remember that all you need is to be real and honest and it is ok if this makes you feel vulnerable. Tell your other half exactly how you feel about them and why you want to spend your life with them. Use real life examples to show them why they are special, like how you talked about them to your best friends after your first date. No one asks you to become a poet or author and go for big and fancy words and phrases. Just be truthful and speak from the heart. Remember to breath and speak slowly and naturally. If you feel like crying, do it. No one is going to judge. Finish what you have to say with something of meaning. Again, do not struggle too much about it. Less is always more and a simple ‘i love you’ will be enough.

A marriage proposal is often considered to be an awkward and stressful situation. Remember that it is not that way. It is just you talking to the person you are sharing your life with. To make your proposal perfect just plan ahead and do not do anything that does not represent you as a couple and your relationship. Be realistic about the things you both love and about the things that brought you together like a favourite hobby or movie or a situation that you shared and is significant to you. Take all these things and use them for inspiration to bring to life a day that will be unforgettable for the both of you.

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Lila x

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