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Tips for When You are Thinking About Proposing

Mia Morales Nov 13, 2019
If you are thinking about proposing your girlfriend, it may seem like a difficult and daunting task. Here are some things to make sure you are thinking about when wondering about popping the question.

Make It Special

One of the biggest factors in any proposal, other than the ring, is finding the best location to ask your girlfriend the question. If you are struggling to think of somewhere besides the usual restaurant or other cliche place, try taking her somewhere secluded and especially romantic, such as near a waterfall, river, or lake.
If your girlfriend is the adventurous type, it can be a good idea to ask her while you are doing something that you both enjoy together, like hiking or even skydiving. Whatever you choose, make sure that it is a place that she will never forget.

Find the Best Ring

Many women have been dreaming about their engagement ring and wedding since they were little girls. If your girlfriend has not given you much direction on what she likes be sure to subtly ask her about her taste in jewelry so that you purchase a ring that she will love. You also have many other options for presenting her with the perfect token of your love.
Design your own ring from scratch to encapsulate everything that she adores. She will appreciate a ring that is unique to her, and that you made an effort to make something that she will adore for years to come. Additionally, many ring design companies offer perks such as diamonds that are conflict-free.

Consider a Photographer or Videographer

Depending on how intimate you want this special moment to be, you can employ a photographer or videographer to capture the moment. Long range camera equipment is excellent at capturing shots from a distance, which will give you the privacy you want if it is just the two of you.
Sometimes planning an elaborate proposal is exactly what your girlfriend will desire, and proposal photographs are good for sending out your save the dates or posting about your upcoming nuptials on social media.
Having images of the moment that your lives changed will be a wonderful reminder of the love you have for each other, no matter how long you have been married.

Pick the Perfect Date

The most popular time of year for weddings is the month of June, due to the fair weather in most locations. However, if you live somewhere that has good weather all year round, or you perhaps are wanting to do a destination wedding, then you can propose at any time of the year.
Additionally, since the holidays are rife with people picking out engagement rings to propose on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day, you can often find better deals on rings and wedding venues if you are getting married during the off season. Keep in mind that it is not a hard and fast rule to only be engaged for six months.

Take Hints from Her

If you are not sure whether or not your girlfriend wants you to propose, think about the conversations you have had concerning the future. When she talks about where she sees herself in one, two, or even five years, does she visualize being married? Consider whether you have taken vital steps such as moving in together or discussing the prospect of marriage.
If she seems to be on board and is dropping hints that she is ready to say, "I do," then take that as a sign that she wants to move on to the next phase of your relationship journey together. You can still make the proposal a surprise, but with a guarantee that she will say yes.
Proposing to your girlfriend does not have to be stressful. With these tips and guidelines, you are sure to have the most amazing proposal that will sweep her off her feet.