If you have been with your significant other for a while now, and you feel it’s the right time for both of you to take the next step in your lives together, you are probably thinking about proposing. Getting engaged is a huge step in life be it as you as a couple or an individual. It takes quite a few things in order to become a fiancé/fiancée, so make sure you and your partner are fully prepared for this huge life event.
✔ Make sure your partner wants to take this step with you
Obviously, the first thing to do is to make sure that your partner is on the same page as you are. If there is a chance that they might say no to your proposal, maybe it's not the right time yet. You want to plan for the perfect timing. In order to gauge whether or not it's the right time, try to ask your partner how they feel about it without being too straight forward. If they are on board and you know you both feel the same way about each other, you might just want to pop that question!
✔ Speak to their parents
It might seem a little old school, but asking for their hand in marriage can bring the family into it and make it a really special occasion for everyone. If your partner’s family is on board, they can also join the surprise. Maybe they can even help you with the proposal.
✔ Personalizing your ring
You want to make sure that you get your partner the ring that they deserve. It's also important that the ring looks as beautiful as they would hope to receive since they will be the one wearing it for the rest of their lives. You want to get them a ring that they will look at and know that you put a lot of time and effort into getting it. This means making sure it fits perfectly, too!
✔ Plan your proposal spot
It's time to start planning the proposal itself. You want to make sure that you have an idea of where you will be asking your lover to stay with you forever. You have probably pictured your possible scenarios, or might have been thinking about it for a long time, so make sure that you put all the efforts you can into booking any venues or planning any flash mobs, whatever you plan to do, make sure it's carefully planned out and everything is taken care of.
✔ Celebrate the special moment
Obviously, you don't need to have a whole flash mob with music or a band; this is an intimate moment for you. You can keep it between you two with a nice dinner, or some champagne tucked away for after they accept your proposal.
Happy Couple Celebrating Their Engagement
✔ The right moment
You don't want to rush things. Make sure that you have everything planned, but also make sure you have fun. Finding the right timing should feel natural, and you should be excited and happy that you are about to ask the love of your life to marry you. The right moment will come, and it will be perfect, just make sure you make it as stress-free as possible and remember to have fun.