You’ve been saving up and looking at engagement rings for months and you’ve finally found the one. Now all you have to do is propose to the woman you love and can’t imagine spending the rest of your life without. Finding the right time and place to propose is almost as difficult as finding the right engagement ring. While making your decision, always keep your special lady in mind and think about what she would like and what would make her most happy and comfortable.
Spur of the Moment
If your girlfriend is someone who frowns on tradition, you could propose to her spontaneously. Sometimes it’s better to not think too hard about planning something and just do it when the mood strikes. Many husbands-to-be often carry the engagement ring with them in their pocket and wait for just the right moment. Just make sure that you don’t lose the ring while waiting for that moment.
For the ultimate shock factor, place the ring on your beloved’s finger while she’s sleeping and be there next to her when she wakes up to see it. If you do it just right, she’ll think she’s still dreaming.
The key to nailing the marriage proposal is the engagement ring. Finding a respectable jeweler who has your best interest in mind is harder than it sounds. Doing a little research can go a long way. Online jewelry stores like ShaneCo. are a great place to start because you can virtually design your ring and see what the completed ring looks like.
The first time you met the love of your life leaves an indelible mark in your mind. It’s where your story started and could make the perfect place for the next chapter of your shared lives to begin. Proposing where you first met your girlfriend shows that you remember and appreciate all of the small details in your relationship.
If you have the finances, consider proposing in a romantic location like Paris. Just make sure that your girlfriend actually likes Paris and finds it romantic instead of cliché. Listen to her idea of romance and bear in mind the types of locations and scenery that she likes. If you do journey to the City of Love, you’ll want to propose somewhere that’s free of tourists or overly crowded. There’s nothing romantic about being jostled to and fro while you’re trying to go down on bended knee.
If your girlfriend enjoys spending time outside, then you can propose to her in a forest, on a windblown hill, in the mountains or on the beach. Think of how dramatic it will look to have the diamonds of her wedding ring sparking in the sunlight. Another idea is to take a boat ride along serene and glimmering waters and ask for your lady’s hand in marriage while passing a tropical location. If you do select the seafaring proposal, make sure you actually know how to sail a boat and can navigate the water.
The natural beauty of the weather is the perfect backdrop for a proposal. Take a walk and time it just right so that you propose just as it starts to snow. Either that or you can take a walk in the snow while the sun is beaming down and refracting along the snow like diamonds. Proposing under an awning while it’s gently raining is another good idea. A beautiful sunset is another opportune moment to propose with a backdrop of warm golden hues in the sky.
Erica Weiner believes that the simple act of honoring yourself makes you more attractive, more valuable and more lovable to the opposite sex. She is an internationally known dating coach, blogger and workshop leader.