Asking your girlfriend to marry you is one of the most significant things you will do in your life. I’m sure you are a totally awesome guy, and she is going to say “hell yes!” but it’s always a good idea to take measures to guarantee a positive outcome to your proposal. Not sure where to start? Don’t worry mate, here are a few steps you can take to make sure your special lady says yes.
Make your proposal a surprise
Generally speaking, ladies love spontaneity and surprises. So, the less she knows about the proposal, the better. Don’t be tempted to ask her for a hint on what kind of ring she would like, or what her idea of a perfect proposal is. However, she may offer this information to you. If so, make sure you take an internal note of this as it will be very useful, but try and look nonchalant when doing so.
Involve someone trustworthy and in the know
A very good friend of hers, her sister or her Mum could all be useful allies in preparing for your proposal. If possible, only disclose your plans to one person who you are certain can keep a secret from your future fiancée. It’s always a good idea to tell someone from the opposite sex because they’ll pick up on things us guys wouldn’t notice. Someone very close to her will be able to give you advice on ring styles and how she would like be proposed to. They may also be able to help you with logistical matters when it comes to the proposal day. Although old fashioned, asking her Father’s permission is still a respected tradition, so go ahead if you think it’s appropriate.
Choose the ring wisely
If you are convinced of the ring style your partner would love, or you have sound advice from your confidante then that is the ideal situation. However, if you have little information to work with, don’t panic. A simple and elegant style is the best way to go. Have a look at Whiteflash stock tacori rings as they are good examples of this kind of engagement ring. Otherwise, try and get some clues from her existing jewelry. For example, if she never wears gold, this can narrow your search down slightly. Or if you know she has ethical concerns about the mining for diamonds practice, you might want to look at a moissanite ring. They are equally as beautiful and you can see more here. Do purchase through a reputable jeweler. Ask a married friend for a recommendation, or if you want to keep it a secret, look for reviews online. With a creditable store, you will find quality diamonds and will get reliable advice and guidance from the sales assistants.
Plan your proposal
You are bound to be nervous when the proposal day comes round so do your best to plan it in advance so that there is less chance that something goes wrong. You know your girlfriend as well as anyone. If she is a private person, don’t do a huge public proposal. She may consider it perfect to be proposed to while you are enjoying a cosy night in together. Use your judgment. And do remember this day is about you too, so make sure you will enjoy it as well.
It’s time to get the ball rolling. Good luck mate! I’m sure you two will be very happy.