Deciding to propose to your partner is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life, and it’s vital that you get it right. The truth is that, whether you propose at the top of the Eiffel Tower or in your living room, it’s going to be memorable and special, but if you’re looking for some pointers on ensuring your proposal goes off without a hitch, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together some strategies to help you out – read on for more tips…

Where you’re going to do it

As we’ve already touched upon, it doesn’t really matter where you propose to your partner: as long as it’s somewhere special and meaningful to you both, you’re sorted. If you’re the sort of person who likes to keep things simple and private, then we recommend getting down on one knee at home or over a meal with close friends and family. But if you know that your partner loves attention, then doing it in public (such as in a busy city center like New York or in a restaurant) could be a better option and give her the dream proposal she’s been craving.

Who you’re telling first

It’s tradition to ask permission from the bride-to-be’s father before proposing, but you don’t have to. According to one study, 70 percent of proposers ask for parental permission to marry their partner, so organizing a get-together and chatting over the proposal with your father-to-be could be a wise decision, just to keep everyone in your good books. The tough part is knowing who else to tell – be very careful if you want your proposal to be a secret, as people love to gossip and you might find that your secret ideas are suddenly very public.

Choosing the ring

No proposal would be right without a ring. Perhaps one of the most difficult things, when you’re planning to propose to your partner, is finding a ring that they’re going to like. We think that the best way to overcome this is to take your partner ring shopping before you go down on one knee or get her to give you some ideas when you’re talking about future plans. If you’re stuck, a Valentina engagement ring could be a very sensible option, as it’s stunning and would suit any woman. Speak to her friends if you’re looking for the seal of approval.

An engagement party

The chances are that your partner is going to want to organize an engagement party to show off her ring and spread the good news to her friends and family, so don’t put this off and consider planning something ahead of time. We’re not saying that you need to send out invites to a surprise party before your future wife even knows about it, but organizing a venue or putting out the feelers will make things easier when you’re in the excitement of the celebrations. Remember that the current COVID-19 pandemic could make planning tough.

Choosing the date

Finally, think about the right date to ask your partner to marry you. It could be that you hold off on your proposal until you reach the anniversary date of your relationship or another significant date in the calendar like your partner’s birthday or the anniversary of her father’s passing. Tying your engagement into another meaningful date makes it all the more special.

Whatever you decide to do, we wish you the very best of luck with your proposal! Enjoy.

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