You’ve found the perfect person: the one you want to spend the rest of your life with. Before you can have your perfect wedding day and get on with that perfect future you’re planning, you have to pop the question, and that can be daunting. Here are a few things to consider when you’re planning your proposal.
Perhaps the biggest consideration is the ring. Although in the grand scheme of things, engagement rings are a relatively new tradition, they’re no less meaningful for that. There’s no easy or subtle way to find out your partner’s ring size and preferences, but you might try talking to their friends and family, if you want to keep it a surprise. Look for custom engagement rings NYC or your area, and remember to check the return and resizing policy, in case it’s not exactly what your partner wants.
You also need to consider the best spot for your proposal. You want somewhere both romantic and meaningful to both of you. You may be tempted to choose a public place and make a grand declaration, but before you attempt any romcom worthy extravaganzas, remember that a public declaration is not for everyone. It may make your partner embarrassed and uncomfortable, or worse.
The moment itself is also worth considering. Will your partner want you to ask permission from their parents or family? How is your partner likely to respond to a surprise? The moment of the proposal is a moment where you can show them how well you know them and how considerate you are.
It’s often said that while a proposal should be a surprise, the fact that a proposal is coming should not be a surprise. Marriage is romantic, but there are also a lot of practical concerns that should be seriously considered before you pop the question.