Marriage Proposal

Will You Marry Me? A Guide To Popping The Question

Planning to Pop the Question?

Proposing to the one you love is the most romantic thing you will ever do for them. Little girls grow up imagining this day, people dream about it for years, and for some it is the most important question they’ll ever ask.

If it comes to that time in life when you feel it’s your turn to pop the question, then you need to plan and prepare for the big day. Spontaneity is great but a little bit of thought can go a long way in this situation. Below are some short paragraphs to help you steady the nerves and make it the best and hopefully the most successful proposal it can be.

The Main Event

So what are you going to do, and how are you going to propose?  Take her for a romantic cruise down the ancient streams of Venice perhaps, announce it a football game or why not have a waiter place the ring in her apple crumble? Whilst these ideas are fun and creative, your proposal should reflect who you are. This does not mean that extra effort shouldn’t be taken though. Something that signifies the depth of your affections will feel a lot more meaningful compared to an over exaggerated gesture you try to make.

Your proposal doesn’t have to be spectacular.  Just because something seems low key that doesn’t mean it hasn’t taken as much thought.

Smarten Up

If you’re going to propose then put on your best clobber. Shine those shoes, shave that hairy face and starch that shirt. If there is something they like you to wear or maybe they prefer it when you style your hair a certain way, then do it. You want to look your best, more attractive than the day they met you. Your fiancé, guaranteed, will remember every little detail about this day and so they should. The effort you put into the way you look will be sincerely appreciated.

Rehearse Your Lines

Don’t choke, write down what you want to say and give it some thought. Voice the reasons you want to marry them, explain why they are so special to you, remind them of the times you’ve smiled together and illustrate to them, with your most convincing but heartfelt vocabulary about the good times to come. This is your moment to shine.

Facing Rejection

Unfortunately this is a possibility we all have to think about. I know it’s hard and tummy dropping to consider but being prepared to receive the answer we are not looking for is something we must do.

Firstly don’t beat yourself up. Committing your life to someone is an absolutely meteor heading to earth decision to make. Just because your lady said no on this occasion, it doesn’t mean she will next time. This leads me onto the next point: don’t freak out if this does happen. Gracefully pull yourself up and tell them you understand. The last thing you want to be on your knees is a complete mess. This will not only add to the discomfort of the situation but also present your loved one with unnecessary guilt to carry, which isn’t fair. Things happen for a reason and in hindsight we normally understand why.

Make It Personal

Showing your future soul mate how much you’ve been listening all this time and how well you know them could be the greatest compliment you will give. Incorporate what they like, think about their hobbies, their tastes, anything they seem to enjoy, try and get it all involved. The more personal you make your proposal of marriage to them, the more chance they will say yes.

Be Yourself

The most important point of all to remember is to be you.  Be who you were born to be and in your own special way ask them to be a part of you too.

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This article was written by Mark Johnson, owner of UK diamond jewellery specialist, Serendipity Diamonds. Mark is passionate when it comes to sharing his thoughts, knowledge and experiences.

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