Our Checklist to Plan the Perfect Engagement Proposal

With all the excitement of realizing you’ve found the one, it can be confusing to figure out your proposal plan.

There are so many decisions – the day, the location, the ring. It can be hard to figure out exactly what you need to do and how you’re going to get down on one knee. Our team can help you pick a location and plan a great proposal, but this checklist will help you get organized for the big event. It will help you prepare for one of the most memorable moments in your relationship!

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Picking out an Engagement Ring

The first step to planning your proposal will be picking out an engagement ring. There are many options and styles to choose from! The best starting point is to look at your partner’s current jewelry to get a feel for their style. What metals or stones do they wear often? They likely have a preference for either silver or gold. Finding the right metal is essential because they’ll want to wear their engagement ring everyday. As for style, check out all of the different diamond cuts, like princess or round. The perfect princess cut diamond engagement ring will wow your partner!


Take Your Time

One of the most common occurrences when it comes to proposing is getting anxious and rushing it. Keep calm, take your time and enjoy the moment. If it is all happening too fast, take a step back and breathe. It may be overwhelming, but you’ll want to remember this forever!

Practice Your Speech

The speech may seem like something that you can improvise or throw together the day before, but your nerves may get in the way. Practicing what you want to say before will help you overcome those feelings in that second. Don’t forget to remind your partner of how you fell in love and why you want to be with them forever!

Plan For Weather

Two important things to keep in mind when proposing: dressing for the weather and having a backup plan. Make sure to dress appropriately, whether that means bundling up when proposing outdoors for the winter or not wearing a sweater at the beach during the summer. The last thing you want while down on one knee is to be uncomfortable! Also, it is important to have a backup plan if you’re planning to propose outside in case of the rain or other unexpected issues.

Location, Location, Location

Location may be the second most important part of the proposal, besides the ring! Finding the right place to get down on one knee can be frustrating. Be inspired by how you met or a beautiful place in your local town. You can also go nuts and go somewhere extra special like Central Park. If you’re really lost, reach out to our proposal experts for some inspiration!

Hire a Professional Photographer

An engagement proposal is a once-in-a-lifetime moment which celebrates the decision to spend the rest of your life with one person. Do not let this moment go uncaptured and arrange for a professional photographer to discreetly capture it. This empowers you to fully enjoy and be present in the moment, while guaranteeing that it will be documented. Work with a photographer that will not only capture the proposal, but an impromptu portrait session afterwards! It is common to arrange for an engagement session after a proposal, so this is a great way of killing two birds with one stone.

Contact one of our proposal experts today at 1 (888) 287-5120 for a free consultation. You can count on us to capture your dream proposal!

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