Whether you’ve been dating for a few months or started dating in school, you will both know when you are ready for the next step. Even though there is no official right or wrong way to propose marriage, this event will be remembered by both of you forever, so it’s worth putting in the extra effort to make it special.
Many people thrive on planning special events and have a knack for pulling them off perfectly. Some panic at the thought and have absolutely no idea where to start. No matter what category you fall into, the following steps will ensure the wedding venue and proposal is perfect for the one you love.
How To Make The Perfect Proposal
Whether you go down on one knee to propose or gasp the words while running a marathon together, if it comes from the heart, it will be perfect. Here are some tips to ensure that the wedding proposal is unforgettable.
Inform Parents Of Your Intent
Even though asking parents for “permission” is no longer required, informing the parents of your intent to propose is a sign of respect, especially if your partner has a close relationship with their parents.
Purchase The Perfect Ring
The “perfect” ring may not necessarily be the most expensive. Before buying any ring, find out what your partner would like the engagement ring to look like and what gemstones they would prefer. You can bring this up in casual conversation or solicit the advice of a close friend/family member.
Once you have purchased the ring, store it in a safe place where it is unlikely to be found by your intended before you propose. Whether you ask a friend to keep it safe or lock it away in a secure drawer or safe, keep it hidden until the actual day.
Pick The Proposal Date
Unless your proposal is going to be spontaneous, or you plan to propose on a specific day like a birthday or Christmas, you need to decide on a date and plan around that. Picking a date ahead of time is essential if:
- Invited family and friends need to make travel arrangements to attend.
- The venue/location you choose is very popular (you need to book) or weather dependent.
- You need to book the photographer/videographer.
The Perfect Venue/Location
Choosing the “perfect” venue/location to propose will depend on the kind of proposal you want. Taking your partner’s personality into account (especially if they are shy or introverted), you need to decide if you are going to pop the question in private, in front of family and friends, or in a public place. It’s also vital to have a backup plan in case your venue/location becomes unavailable.
Some ideas for the perfect location include:
- Take a walk down memory lane, where you first met or had your first date.
- At a holiday destination over a romantic dinner.
- At a picturesque venue with a live band and a beautiful view.
- At a busy public area like a sports event.
- At a large family gathering.
- At home, alone, over a home-cooked meal.
Arrange For Someone To Capture The Moment
Unless you are going to propose in private, arrange for a photographer, family member, or friend, to capture the moment. It is a good idea to take them to the venue at the same time of day that you plan to propose so that they can get an idea of the lighting and decide on the best angle for the perfect shot.
Come Up With A Credible Story
Most people want to look nice or have their nails done when they are proposed to. Come up with a credible story (a date night or a work function) to ensure they dress up or, at the very least, have had a recent manicure before the big day.
Plan A Post-Proposal Celebration
Your partner will want to share the exciting news with family and friends. The perfect way to do so is at a surprise post-proposal/engagement celebration. Whether you plan an intimate dinner for close family or a huge celebration at a picturesque venue with family and friends, be sure to remind the guests that it is a surprise, and they are not to let the “cat out of the bag”.
Galuppi’s – The Perfect Wedding Venue In Pompano Beach
Have you practiced what you want to say, bought the ring, and are now looking for a magical spot to pop the question? Already popped the question and now looking for the perfect wedding venue? Galuppi’s great-tasting quality food and breathtaking views make it the perfect spot for everything.
Allow our friendly and efficient staff, who have years of experience in special events, to help you make your special day unforgettable. Choose from any of our wedding packages, and let us do the rest. Contact us at 954-785-0026 to set the stage for the perfect wedding venue today.