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When you finally get settled into a relationship that has you feeling butterflies and floating on air, it can be an immense feeling. The joy you feel in their company, the love, and admiration you have for them, and the contentment. You feel that your relationship is heading in only one direction – getting married and settling down.
Of course, you need to get to that moment where engagement is on the cards, and actually pop the question. Which can be an overwhelming thing in itself. After all, there is a lot of pressure placed on the engagement these days. Some people think an engagement needs to be some big, grand gesture and over the top when the truth is, you just need it to be a moment about the two of you making a commitment to one another. So here are some of the things to think about to help you pop the question.
Choosing the engagement ring
One of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to wanting to ask someone to marry you is picking the engagement ring. It can actually be quite a personal thing, so sometimes couples choose a ring together. However, you may know exactly what ring you want to purchase, leaving the size of the ring as the only critical factor. Take your time with this decision. You may want to add a touch of uniqueness to your ring with Tacori, or maybe you have a family heirloom that you want to use or redesign. It may be a hard decision to make, but once it is done you can start to think about all of the other details.
Think about when to propose
The next thing to sort out would be to think about when you want to propose. There are a few options that you can consider. The first being that you want to think about a specific date that you will already celebrate. This makes the engagement a bit more of a surprise as perhaps it might not be expected. This could be Christmas, Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary. Another option could be that you think about a day that is completely unique and different. This makes the engagement more unique and an event to celebrate.
Where should you pop the question?
Once you have the ring and know when you want to propose, you have to decide where you are going to pop the question. This can be either a decision you make very easily or one where you have a few options to consider. A few suggestions for places to propose are a place you met, somewhere you shared an intimate moment, and where you enjoyed your first date. You may want it to be a new place. That place then becomes sentimental to you because it holds the memory of getting engaged. The choice is yours, but this can be the part that takes a bit of deciding and organizing.
Recording the moment
You may want to take some time to think about recording the moment you get engaged. This can be a lovely keepsake to look back on in years to come, and could even form part of your wedding in terms of speeches. There are a few ways to record your proposal. One option is setting up a tripod and having it record a video or take snaps of the engagement. This can always be edited back to be shorter once you get home. Another idea is to ask a friend to do the footage for you as a favor. Some hire professional engagement photographers, but this may not be an option for you if you are conscious of cost.
What are you going to say?
Finally, what are you going to say? This is your chance to make the most of the occasion, and let that person know exactly what you think and feel. Take time to write a few things down, or even prepare a speech if you wish. Think about how they make you feel, what you want the future to hold, and the life you want to live together.
Hopefully, these tips help you to get organized to pop the question in the future.