You already know how to make the perfect proposal. As long as you understand and respect your partner’s needs, you don’t need to worry too much about how to pop the question. Sometimes the bigger, flashier marriage proposals seem like the perfect way to make your engagement memorable — but this isn’t always the best way to go.
Perfect Proposal Flops
Let’s consider some of the first ideas that come to mind when you start to brainstorm marriage proposal ideas. There’s the high-energy flash mob idea that would very likely overwhelm your partner with unwanted attention. Ditto crowded sporting events and stuffy restaurants. We are all well aware of the hazards of the ring-in-food method. Skywriting and aerial banners demand impeccable timing. So many things could go wrong in any of these situations. Why make what should be an intimate, life-changing moment more complicated, risky and awkward than it has to be?
It doesn’t take much to figure out how to make a proposal “perfect.” Listen. That’s really the bulk of what you have to do. Listen and pay attention to your partner. Spend more time considering their interests and personality rather than worrying about what five-star venue or viral pop song you’re going to use.
Personalization is Key
Take your partner to places that are unique to your relationship, from where you first met to your most beloved date spots. Put together a video montage or scavenger hunt, sprinkling in a bunch of your inside jokes. Or nix all of that and go for a simple candlelit dinner at home or a stroll in the park. Pack a picnic. Take a hike, see a sunset. Make sure to surprise your partner with a heartfelt, personalized ring at the end of it. Of course, you can go ahead and go all out with that flash mob proposal, but only if you’re 100% sure they’ll love it.
You’re the one who knows your partner best. Your proposal doesn’t have to seem like a forced performance. Make it personal, say it with love, and we can guarantee your proposal will be absolutely perfect.