Men who plan a proposal only have one goal in mind: to make his significant other say yes. The pressure is on to realize a dreamy event to pop the question minus the last-minute hitches. Thankfully, you have Google and Pinterest to help you out in this endeavor.
Amid the frenzy of brainstorming and getting ideas for the proposal, never forget the ring. It is the symbol of your commitment to your partner and ought to be high on your to-do list.
Cliché as it sounds, the price tag is just one consideration. There are many affordable engagement rings within your budget. You can find a classy diamond ring for at least or under $500 and with the right amount of time and diligence.
With the ring taken care of, you are all set to focus on the actual marriage proposal. It doesn’t have to be over the top and lavish. A sincere and heartfelt setup will do with these ideas.
Say It Plain and Simple
You are taking her home, and she’s feeling lightheaded after a long day at work. You two talk about random things. It’s like one of the countless conversations you have in the car until you blurt out the line “Will you marry me?”
She will probably be taken aback, doubtful of what she has heard or if she heard it right. She thinks you are joking when you are really nervous about how things will turn out if she says yes. The point is you have delivered the message with just you and her, as intimately as that.
Take Her Back to Your First Date
The first date is always one for the books. You remember how shy and awkward you were, and it would be nice to relive those memories and make new ones at the place where it all started.
Show up in your best behavior, and get dressed for the occasion. You may run the risk of blowing the surprise if you ask her to doll up a bit. It’s up to your best judgment to determine how the whole thing works.
Spell It Out in the Sand
Some take advantage of vacations to a magical beach destination to propose to their girlfriends. Think of a secluded beach that offers a scenic and dramatic backdrop for a proposal.
Clear your itinerary that day, and ask her to take a stroll along the shore. As she gets taken in by the tranquility and the breathtaking view, write the all-important question in the sand. Ask her to look down, and get down on one knee to present her the ring.
Have a Walk in the Park
The most routine activities often facilitate the most memorable moments, such as an engagement. For one, your lady won’t suspect any kind of surprise when you go outdoors as you usually do once or twice a week.
If you are feeling extra skittish, she’ll probably blame it on the coffee or lack of sleep the night before. Either way, carry on with your little walk until you reach an area that has little traffic and a nice view. Stop, catch your breath, and say what you rehearsed.
Get Help from Your Pets
Don’t worry if your girlfriend doesn’t have a favorite cow; she probably has a cat or dog that she loves dearly. They can participate in the marriage proposal in many ways. You can engrave the question on the dog collar, which your dog will wear, and simply have it around for the big reveal at home. You may have heard of others writing “Marry me” on their dogs, but the safest hack for that is to put these words on a shirt with the right text.
Write a Book
Or a poem. The book will be an honest and faithful account of your love story. You can share your deepest thoughts or tidbits that you would want to your partner to know. Present this chronicle on the day you ask her to marry you.
Lengthy or concise, it will be a worthwhile read when you grow old, have kids, etc. Don’t forget to leave a chapter blank, and if she asks why, that’s the time to ask, “Will you be my wife?”
Your creativity has no limits when organizing your marriage proposal. Try the modern ones, or give the traditional ways your own take. Just be mindful of the costs because you have a wedding and a married life to plan, after all.