So you have the ring and are ready to roll? Okay, first of all… CONGRATULATIONS! Engagements are so freaking exciting and your proposal deserves to be celebrated! If you are wanting to plan the perfect proposal these 5 tips should be super helpful for you. Here are 5 tips for the best proposal ever!
Scouting your proposal location is super important. You’re going to want to be able to visualize the moment and knowing where it will happen is key. There are a few ways to go about this…
Any of these choices is a good choice. It really just depends on what you are wanting for your proposal. If you’re in Cincinnati and looking for a great spot, check out this list.
Once you have the location and type of proposal you want, you are ready to start the real planning.
In my experience (and anyone I’ve ever talked to!), it is hard to remember how the whole thing went down! You kind of just black out and forget most of it. So, you’re going to want some photos to help remember – and to make your announcement to family and friends! You could have a friend hiding to take photos on a phone, but let’s be honest… professional photos are so much better. It is worth the cost to have those memories forever. Plus, your partner will be so excited to see those photos.
Make sure you communicate clearly with your photographer. You definitely don’t want any misunderstandings or mixups during the proposal – you don’t get a redo!
Here are some things to make sure your photographer knows:
The photos of your proposal happen in an instant. Your photographer will be set waiting for the moment – which means they won’t have time to run to a new location for a different view. You’re going to want to stand with the photographer to your side so they have a great view of both of you.
It is easy to only think about the proposal itself, but it is equally important to think about right after! Think about planning a celebratory activity for you and your new fiancé. If you hired a photographer, they will likely do a little mini session for you so you have some beautiful engagement/proposal stories. You could plan a little date night out at your favorite bar, a small party with family and friends, bring some champagne for right after the proposal, or even have a sunset picnic. You will want some time to just chat and talk about how excited you both are! It will also give you a chance to call all of those important people you want to tell right away! This thoughtfulness goes a long way.
Just take a deep breath! You are about to ask the love of your life to spend forever with you – that is SO EXCITING! It is totally normal to feel nervous, but just remember why you’re doing this in the first place. The look on your partner’s face when you drop to one knee is going to be priceless.
So now that you have read the 5 tips for the best proposal ever, you are ready to hit the ground running! Sometimes it helps to find one friend to let in the plan and bounce ideas off of. It can be especially helpful to choose a friend of your partner who knows what they will like.
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