3 Tips for Popping the Big Question

The decision to pop the big question is one of the most important you’ll ever make in your life. Both exciting and terrifying, this is a time you’ll want a plan so you can go into your proposal with confidence. If you’re considering proposing to your partner, read on for three tips to make your proposal successful and something neither of you will soon forget.

1. Thinking Outside the (Ring) Box


If you’re on the search for a beautiful diamond engagement ring, you’ll want to consider carat weight, cut, clarity, and what type of material you want the ring to be made from. Don’t be afraid to step outside the norms when it comes to finding a perfect engagement ring that speaks to you and your partner’s relationship. Yellow gold, rose gold, platinum, white gold, and silver are always popular metals. To be more unique, you could also go with titanium or something entirely different. Some people even opt for wooden rings carved with intricate designs, while others will pick birthstones or favorite colored gemstones for the center stone or side stones.

When choosing a ring, think about your partner’s lifestyle. If they’re highly active or work in a field like medicine where they wear plastic gloves, a ring with a lower carat weight or smooth edges makes more sense. Some brides like this prefer flat bands with smaller diamonds. If you aren’t sure, ask your partner or one of her friends or family members ahead of time.

2. Honoring the Relationship


No two love stories are exactly the same. Consider what makes your relationship different before coming up with a way to pop the question. Maybe you met the love of your life on a mutually beneficial arrangement site. Instead of worrying about what people might think because they believe myths about the sugar baby lifestyle, consider ways to celebrate your particular love story. Perhaps your future bride’s profile name was Princess. Give your sweetheart a proposal themed around royalty. From a horse-drawn carriage ride to a crown-shaped ring, by playing up the details of what helped you meet, you’ll be sure to have a happy ending.

Maybe you met on a blind date at the movie theater and your favorite mutual hobby is watching old films or making movies together. With some planning, you could gather your acting friends and make a mini-movie just for her. After a private screening, you could roll credits that ask the big question. Or, reenact your favorite movie proposal. The ideas for ways to celebrate what makes your relationship are limitless when you think about what makes your relationship unique. Instead of a typical fancy restaurant proposal, use what makes you different to pop the question.

3. Seeking Help with the Plan


The best proposals can involve many people. Whether it’s that you hire someone for photography or enlist her sister or future maid of honor to help you surprise her, it’s okay to reach out for help. If she’s close to her family, think about ways you could include them in your plans as a gesture of your intention to include them in your lives in the future. Family members could help with distracting her, taking pictures, coordinating details, or any number of things that will make your proposal all the more memorable.

When considering proposal helpers, don’t forget pets. Tying a ring to her pup’s collar or putting that ring in her saltwater fish tank could make any proposal more special in seconds with just that little touch of creativity.

At the end of the day, there are no wrong ways to propose to your partner. Consider what makes your relationship unique and trust yourself to come up with a proposal that celebrates your relationship and the life you hope to share together. Congratulations on your exciting decision to propose! Don’t forget to take pictures.