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How to propose in 5 steps + 1 very important bonus step

If you found the love of your life, here is how to seal the deal.

If you have been together for long enough to realise that she is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with, then you should consider asking her to marry you. And if you are wondering how on earth you are going to do this, you have come to the right address. Here are 5 steps that will help you prepare for your engagement proposal.

Step 1: Timing

Probably you have many memories together so once you have made up your mind that you are going to do this, think about when could be a good time. What could help is to think if there are any significant dates that are important to you as a couple that you want to propose on; Anniversaries,
birthdays, weekends, holidays, Christmas, Valentine’s day, or any given weekday. There is no right or wrong, but it could add a little extra to your moment.

Step 2: Location, Location, Location

Now that you know when you are going to ask for her hand, you need to think about where you are going to propose to her. Important to keep in mind here is that the location can set the scene for a romantic atmosphere. The location will be the back-drop of one of the most beautiful moments in
your lives so make sure you spend a bit longer thinking about where you want to do this. To get you started, think about some of the choices that you have: during the day or during the evening, somewhere nearby or abroad, publicly or private, and what you want to bring to that location to give it that extra bit of touch (e.g. roses, wine, etc.).

Step 3: The engagement ring

No engagement without an engagement ring! And here it becomes tricky, because you should have done a little homework upfront. If you’re lucky your girlfriend has already given you some hints throughout your relationship to let you know what type of engagement ring she would love to receive from you. However, if this is not the case, there are many ways to help yourself out. Start off with a clear budget in mind and read up on all the choices you have (luckily they are limited). Ask yourself questions like, what colour would she like? Whether it should hold a diamond? And what
design does she prefer? Trust us, you can spend hours researching on this, but remember that you always have her friends, sister or mother to give you some insight in your taste. Besides, what counts here (and this is something that goes for the entire proposal) is that the more thought you
put into it, the more special it will become for the both of you.

Step 4: Her Dad

If you already have a daughter yourself then you know why, but this step is very clear and simple. Ask her father for the hand of his daughter for marriage. She is daddy’s little girl and you are taking her away from him, with all the responsibilities that comes with it. Be a man and show the respect. Chances are high this will become a great memory for you and your future father-in-law and will strengthen the bond between you.

Step 5: What to say?

When the moment arrives you probably want to say a few words. Most likely that she is the love of your life and you want to spend the rest of your life with her. However, it is worth to formulate the reasons why you want to marry her. Ideally you have thought about this at the beginning, but when you know what to say it will be easier at the moment of truth. The best thing would be to do this from the top of your mind, but if you find that too difficult or it is not your style, don’t shy away from a small piece of paper to refresh your memory in the m ment. Another good advice is not to rush it
to get it over with. This moment is exciting, overwhelming, surprising and scary, all at the same time. It is also a once in a lifetime moment that you want to hold dear for the rest of your life. Let it take as long as you feel it deserves.

Bonus step

Which brings us to a very important step that should have crossed your mind. This is a step both for you and your partner to benefit from. Do you want to capture this beautiful moment and eternalize it forever? As discussed earlier the proposal can be an overwhelming experience and your memory can get a bit blurry over time due to the adrenaline. It is also one of the purest and sweetest moments you will ever experience so should be worth capturing. If you don’t mind having a photographer around taking pictures, then this is a good option. If you prefer to keep it more intimate and you feel less pressure with a camera on your face, we highly recommend to use a Remember Ringbox. This is our ring box with a camera on it to capture the reaction of your partner and to record all the lovely words you have chosen for her. Either way, it is always better to capture
the moment then to take a selfie afterwards when the moment is gone. It’s up to you!

After reading these steps you are ready to propose and may we be the first to congratulate you on your future engagement. Go get ‘em tiger!

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