An engagement is such an exciting time in a couple’s life together. There is a lot of planning that goes into making a proposal special. Once that special event has taken place, there’s a lot of planning and decision making to be done. Engagement photos can capture this momentous occasion. A party can bring everybody together to celebrate. Then you can begin the process of planning your wedding. There are so many ways that you can properly plan for your engagement.
Take Your Time
Now that you’ve realized that she’s “the One,” you’re probably impatient to get a ring on her finger, but like most good things, a proposal shouldn’t be rushed. After all, you’ve taken plenty of time deciding on your partner for life. Here are some questions to answer as you plan the proposal:
- What’s your budget?
- Is there a special place that is meaningful to you as a couple?
- Do you want to get her family involved?
- Does she prefer public or private?
- Would she appreciate extravagant or more simple?
Brainstorm a few ideas and think them over.
Above all, the number one rule of nailing a proposal on the first try is making sure that she will say “yes.” It may seem like a spontaneity killer (and it’s not), but taking this precaution will save you both a lot of potential embarrassment and frustration.
Choosing the Right Ring
The type of engagement ring that is chosen for the proposal really depends on the bride-to-be. Some women like to be completely surprised by what their partner picks out for them. Other women like to be a part of the decision-making process.
The ring should also reflect the personality of your partner. If your girlfriend likes to stay on top of the latest fashions, she’s likely to prefer a trendier cut and style. If she’s elegant in her tastes, she’ll likely prefer a more elegant cut and style. If she’s minimalist and traditional, go for simple and classic. If she likes to be the center of attention and the life of the party, look for a ring with plenty of dazzle.
Your significant other deserves credit for choosing your ring, but sometimes alterations need to be made. Other decisions you’ll need to make include whether to use a mined or lab-created diamond, determining the size, and what metal to choose for the band.
Some women like to document seemingly every moment of their lives with a camera. You might be like this, too. If this is the case for you, then consider hiring a photographer to secretly photograph every step of your proposal. But even if you decide not to get pictures of the proposal, you’ll need to get professional engagement photos taken. These photos can be used for save-the-date cards, the invitation, or the engagement announcement in your local newspaper. They are also a really nice keepsake that will remind you of this special time.
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