TIPS FOR PLANNING THE PERFECT VALENTINE’S DAY PROPOSAL
Valentine’s Day is hailed as the most romantic day of the year, so it comes as no surprise that it’s also an ideal date to ask for your significant other’s hand in marriage. After all, there’s no better time to make a lifetime commitment than the day dedicated to love. An added bonus is that now you’ll never forget the date you got engaged!
With this being a milestone you will both remember and treasure for your whole life, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed with all the planning that goes into a marriage proposal. From engagement ring shopping to finding a beautiful location, we are here to help guide you with these top tips for planning the most swoon-worthy Valentine’s Day proposal that’ll have you on your way to a “yes” in no time at all.
FIND THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING
A diamond engagement ring is a piece of jewellery that will be worn and cherished every day for the rest of your partner’s life, so it’s well worth putting in the extra effort to choose a design that she’ll adore. Whether you go ring shopping together, take a sneak peek at her Pinterest boards, or chat to her mom about any hints she may have dropped, the ring you choose should be a reflection of your love as well as her unique sense of style.
Don’t forget to find out her ring size ahead of time, and do your homework on everything diamond-related so you can make the most informed choice. Our five steps to choosing the perfect engagement ring serves as a helpful guide in deciding on the individual engagement ring design elements, some of which include the diamond, the setting and the metal.
CHOOSE A ROMANTIC LOCATION
Now that you have the ring sorted, it’s time to figure out where to drop the knee. It’s natural to feel the need to go all out, but you need not feel pressured to get caught up in the glamour of it all – simply choose a location or activity that’s close to your partner’s heart or special to the both of you. Perhaps it’s the place where you first met, had your first date or kiss, or a beautiful venue that reflects your interests as a couple. Need a little inspiration? Have a look at our 8 Best Places to Propose on Valentine’s Day <link to blog once uploaded>
IT’S ALL IN THE DETAILS
A Valentine’s Day proposal would not be complete without at least some of the traditional decor sprinkled into your planning – think red and pink rose petals, romantic fairy lights and candles, heart shaped chocolates, and a bottle of her favourite bubbly to pop open, once you’ve popped the big question.
PLAN A CELEBRATION
Consider how the two of you will celebrate after she’s said “Yes”. Have a few family members and friends waiting in the wings, or if you prefer to enjoy the moment privately, you can book a table at your favourite restaurant later on to celebrate this momentous occasion.
At the end of the day, remember that this day is all about celebrating your love, and making the all-important commitment to spend the rest of your lives together. Extravagant venues and decor are certainly nice-to-have, but what matters most is that your marriage proposal is an honest reflection of your everlasting love, and comes straight from the heart.