If you are planning to ask your partner to marry you, you may be nervous and scared about the prospect of popping the big question. However, coming up with a plan can help to calm and ease your nerves. Get to know a few tips to help you plan the perfect engagement for you and your partner. Then, you can begin setting things up and feel a little better when it comes to your nerves.
Choose a Location that Is Special to You Both
One of the biggest decisions to make when you are planning to ask your partner to marry you is the location of the proposal. You should choose a location that is special to you and your partner. It doesn't necessarily have to be a fancy restaurant you have never been to or another destination that you and your partner can travel to. It should be somewhere near and dear to your hearts.
If you two have a favorite restaurant you like to go to, even if it is casual, this has a lot more meaning than someplace brand new. Consider places that have been major milestones in your relationship. Where was your first kiss? Your first date? Your one-year anniversary date? Any of these locations would be perfect, as they already hold sentimental meaning for the two of you. Opting for these options makes you appear thoughtful and sentimental, which are positive feelings you want to evoke when proposing to your partner.
Think Carefully About the Ring
Choosing the engagement ring is another major decision when you are proposing to your partner. The wrong ring could ruin the proposal and might even elicit a "no" rather than a resounding "yes." As such, next to the location, it is all about the ring.
When you are looking at engagement rings, you will want to consider various aspects of the ring. First of all, what type of metal will you choose for the structure of the ring? There are options including platinum, white gold, rose gold, yellow gold, and silver, among others. Platinum is one of the most luxurious metals, but some people really like a little color to their rings. Try to look at your partner's jewelry before you shop to determine which color of jewelry they wear the most.
Other ring decisions include stone cut and size (size and shape of the diamonds or other stones), stone color, and setting. Each of these decisions matters when you are choosing the perfect engagement ring. Do your research, talk to your partner's close friends and/or family about their tastes, and pick out a ring that you think would be a perfect fit for your partner.
Now that you know a few tips to help you plan the perfect engagement, you can get the process started right away.