Nearly every girl dreams of the day when it will be her turn to walk down the aisle. She also dreams of receiving a proposal for marriage. That singular event which kicks off the eventual wedding day is considered so important, there are actually companies which help suitors plan and execute a truly memorable proposal. Many men may already have an idea or two in mind when it comes to popping the question. The key is to create a unique event which will make a big impression - now and for years to come.
Location is a critical element when it comes to proposals. It might be re-creating a first date or visiting a spot that holds sentimental memories for a couple. Some take trips to exotic locales or to revisit the site of the first romantic getaway. If she loves to visit the local art museum, consider renting out an entire floor for the proposal, or a room where her favorite painting hangs. One young man who enjoyed skiing with his girlfriend popped the question on their favorite slope. Another, who met his significant other in college, arranged to take her back for his proposal to the chemistry lab where they first met. An avid gardener made his proposal in his flower garden - presenting the ring tucked into a freshly-cut rose. Whatever the location, choose one that sets the perfect backdrop for the occasion.
Holidays are another prevalent choice for marriage proposals. Valentine's Day, is of course, a popular day for many couples to get engaged. One idea is to include candy conversation hearts to create a trail to the man who is waiting down on one knee to pop the question. Romantic restaurants are a traditional choice for many couples on February 14. They can also provide unique ideas for serving up the engagement ring - from serenading minstrels to an especially-designed dessert with the hidden ring (just make sure it isn't so hidden, she accidentally swallows it).
Other popular holidays for engagements include Christmas and New Year's Eve. Some choose to make the proposal a part of the gift-giving during a family get-together. With the ring wrapped up in series of boxes, the bride-to-be unwraps all the boxes until she reaches the ring box with the ring inside. Or, she opens the ring box and finds it empty, only to see her fiance bending down on one knee with the ring. With family members present, the couple can enjoy celebrating their good fortune. The New Year's Eve countdown is a perfect place and time to ask the big question. As the party revelers count down from 10 seconds, give her 10 reasons you love her and then ask her as the clock strikes midnight.
An emerging trend in engagements is the engagement party. While the actual engagement is personal, it's also exciting to celebrate with loved ones and close friends immediately afterward. The proposal starts out with just the couple perhaps at a favorite restaurant or park. Afterwards, the groom-to-be suggests stopping by a local bar or another location where the group of family and friends await with some bubbly and plenty of excitement.
In addition to the planning and finances that will be involved with a proposal, there is also the investment for an engagement ring. Of course, before making any significant purchase such as this, it's a good idea to do some homework to ensure you're getting what you pay for. The "Four C's," Cut, Clarity, Carat and Color, are the key to a diamond's value and subsequent price. In addition, take into consideration her personal style and jewelry preferences when choosing a ring. A popular trend right now that lends a very personal touch is choosing a stone and working with a jewelry designer to create an original setting. Creating a customized ring shows she's truly a one-of-a-kind original - the only one who could wear this one-of-a-kind ring.
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