A proposal is one of the most memorable moments in a couple’s story. Summer is not only the season of weddings, but also of engagements. We have the do’s and don’ts of planning the perfect summer proposal.
- Consult with close friends and family. Unless you regularly go jewelry shopping with your girlfriend, you likely don’t have a good grasp on what her dream engagement ring looks like. However, chances are good that her friends, mother, and sisters do. If you’re not confident in the style of ring to choose, consider consulting with her friends and family. Be sure to not tell too many people to avoid spoiling the surprise!
- Make the proposal meaningful. Not all proposals have to go viral. Sometimes, the most meaningful proposals happen just between you and your significant other in the privacy of your own home or other meaningful place. Don’t get bogged down in trying to be extravagant or over the top. The most important thing is to make what you say and do meaningful for the love of your life.
- Have a backup plan if for outdoor proposals. Summertime is the season of sunshine and warm weather, but thunderstorms and rain can ruin a proposal. It’s good to have a backup plan, especially if you have a timeline you are trying to propose by. Keep an eye on the weather forecast and make sure other people that may be involved in the proposal are kept up-to-date.
- Avoid water and food proposals. As tempting as it may be to pop the question on a kayaking trip or by sneaking the ring into a dinner roll, these are just not a good idea. You could risk losing the ring in a waterway or having your girlfriend ingest the ring by accident. Food also can get your engagement ring dirty and sticky. Make sure that your proposal steers clears of ideas that could add stress to your life!