Hey guys, this one’s for you. You – hopeless romantics, pragmatic planners or anyone in-between. You’re about to change your (and your significant other’s) lives forever. I’m here to put your mind at ease and guide you through this.
A million questions are probably running through your head:
Rest assured, it’s most likely going to be fine. Even if you come across a few bumps in the road, you’ll have more fun stories to tell!
The best way to decrease overwhelm is to start breaking a complex task down. That’s what I’m here for!
First, think of who you’d like to involve. Maybe it’s nobody, but in that case, you’ll have to plan and execute everything yourself. Totally doable and admirable! Alternatively, many people ask close friends and/or siblings to help.
Chances are, your loved one already knows which ring she wants. But how do you figure it out without explicitly asking and ruining the surprise? The answer is the same as above: listening.
Another hint: have you found that your tastes and styles are pretty similar? If so, your intuition is your best friend when it comes to picking the perfect ring.
If not, spend some time paying attention to small details. Maybe she wears rings already and you can figure out which shapes and shades she likes? Or maybe she commented on her friend’s ring? Make a mental note of all of that!
Pro tip: don’t sweat it. The goal is to get engaged and start a family together, not guess which ring she’s been dreaming of. After all, you can always exchange it too – no big deal.
Then think of your relationship, significant places, themes and moments. Often times special places already surround you, so it’s easy to pick a nice spot to pop the question.
If you want, you can go the opposite route. Find a unique place that you haven’t been to before but maybe always wanted to. It’s time to turn on those listening skills! Has she been talking about going ice skating for the last few months? Or maybe, every time you’re walking by a park, she says you should finally organize a picnic someday? Those are awesome hints that practically guarantee your success!
If you’re really lost, check out this article with scenic Toronto & GTA locations for proposals!
If you’ve chosen a public place, skip over this section! You probably won’t want to decorate an entire park or a restaurant, but rose petals are always a cute idea. Although, as soon as your finance-to-be sees them, she’ll know what’s coming, so keep that in mind!
If you’re going to propose in a private space such as someone’s home or backyard, think of how you can make the space pop. Candles, flowers, twinkle lights and photographs are always great!
Create a playlist with your favourite romantic and meaningful songs. Many venues will agree to play it for you, even if it’s just for a few minutes. In any case, that will be another thoughtful touch to the day, and you’ll listen to it for years to come.
You’ll probably never forget this day. But capturing it is still an awesome way to make this memory live forever. Just imagine sitting in a living room with your friends and family and showing them photos of your magical moments of becoming a family. Priceless!
If that sounds like something you want to do, make sure to think of hiring a photographer (and potentially a videographer). At MS VISION, we’ve shot proposals and we find them so heart-warming and out of this world romantic. You really can’t think of a better way of capturing authentic emotions. We love shooting proposals, getting to know the couple and following their life journey for many years later.
Contact us today and we’ll help you organize everything and make these memories last forever.
It’s here! Your heart is pumping. You’re working on your best poker face while wiping sweat off your hands. You got this! After all, these are all good exciting feelings that create the very best memories.
Before you bring your date to the spot, take her out for lunch/dinner/some other form of entertainment. Make a day out of it!
If you’ve included other people in the proposal, make sure that you communicate with them all the time, notifying them of your ETA, where you’ll be entering the location from, etc.
Now, all there’s is to do is go down on one knee and just be yourself. You don’t need a speech and you don’t have to cry. All you need is…well, love.