We thought it would be fun this week to focus on a different aspect of the planning process - the proposal! Some people don't know where to begin when figuring out how to pop the question. Whether you want to propose with a public display of affection, or in a small, intimate setting, the tips below can help you take the first few steps to get the ball rolling and plan the perfect proposal!
Talk to a planner to see if they offer proposal planning services
Some wedding and event planners offer their services to people that need help planning their proposal. By talking to a planner ahead of time, you can have peace of mind in knowing that you will have someone by your side during the process to take some of the stress away. They can assist you with vendor selection, help to narrow down location choices and secure any vendors you would like to include in the proposal (a photographer, videographer, musician, etc). They can also help to execute your vision (or help you create a vision, if you're stuck!).
Determine what style you want the proposal to be
You know your significant other best, so you should ask yourself - would they appreciate a grand gesture and a big, showy proposal? Or would they prefer an intimate setting with just the two of you? Once you know what style proposal fits you and your soon-to-be fiancé best, you can start planning out the details.
Choose your vendors
If you decide to hire a planner to assist you with the coordination of the proposal, they will be able to help secure any vendors that you would like to include. For instance, if you want to hire a photographer to capture the moment, a planner can help narrow down your choices based on your budget and the style of the photographer.
If you choose to plan the proposal on your own, you will want to do your research to see what vendors fit the style you've chosen, whether it's the type of videography, photography, or music. Keep in mind - you do not have to include all of these aspects in your proposal, but if any of these are of interest to you, make sure you book them in advance.
Decide what unique details you want to include
Once you have the overall plan for the proposal, you can get down to the details. What do you want to say? Do you want to include any sentimental pieces from your relationship? Is there a certain song that you want to play in the background? All of these pieces should be unique to you and your significant other. It's your proposal, so you can include anything you want! You want it to be something that you both will remember forever, and something that is special for both you and your soon-to-be fiancé.
Just remember - no two proposals are the same because no two couples are the same! Don't feel like you have to propose a certain way just because of how you've seen it in the movies or because of how anyone else has done it. You know what your significant other would appreciate most. Trust your instincts and you're sure to have a memorable, unique, and successful proposal!