How To Pull Off An Amazing Proposal and Propose in Style
Proposing to your significant other is both nerve-racking and exciting. We have all seen grand over the top displays, cute romantic asks, and of course, soul crushing rejections. Planning a proposal is extremely important as you usually only get one chance at it and it will be the story everyone will want to hear. Komodo Music has put forward some great suggestions from the classic to the extreme as well as some advice of when NOT to do it!
A romantic date
Organising a home cooked meal with your partner’s favourite dishes or going to your favorite restaurant is always a classy move. Maybe just having a date night or playing board games with each other, when it's something small an intimate it is a wonderful way to pop the question.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-up_PTGY6w[/youtube]
Life changing experience
If you find yourself in Paris, or at the Pyramids of Egypt, or on the plains of Africa, chances are you won’t be heading back anytime soon so if there is a place where it is really once in a lifetime opportunity to go consider popping the question.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xy7h8DpyPAg[/youtube]
Wrapping up the ring as a Christmas present can be a wonderful way to share the experience. Proposing when the fireworks go off on New Year’s Eve is a fantastic way to start the year, or even having the ring in an egg shaped container for Easter is a welcome addition to any chocolate you get. Holidays can be a great time to propose.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlre0LLXp-4[/youtube]
The day you both met, or the day you moved in, your partner's birthday or the day you first bought a coffee machine together. If you have some special dates that have grown out of your relationship these are great times to propose.[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECRqF4BHkGk[/youtube]
Big Video Proposals
These require a lot of effort but can be super effective. If you can sit your significant other down and play a video with animation, or a movie trailer it can be super sweet. One fiancée put together a movie trailer and then got the unwitting bride to watch it in a movie. Very cute![youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6nMd3eYnHqY[/youtube]
I have some personal experience with this as this is how I proposed to my wife. Yes that’s right, I organised a flash mob choir to sing our favorite song in a restaurant and recorded the whole thing. You might have also seen that cute one with the groom to be playing “Marry You” by Bruno Mars.[youtube]https://youtu.be/L_P26TYqyT0[/youtube] [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5_v7QrIW0zY[/youtube]
Now you might have some ideas, here are some important things NOT TO DO when you propose:
Do not propose at someone else’s event unless you have cleared it with them first.
Remember that Australian show Wonderland where a guy’s girlfriend proposes in front of everyone at the guy’s friend’s wedding? Don’t do that! If it is someone else’s special day, or their birthday, or any kind of event where you are there for someone else, don’t do it unless you have asked previously if it’s ok (and we don’t mean when you get there, we mean weeks or days in advance)
Ensure the ring is secure
Nothing is worse that getting on a boat to propose and a strong wind knocks it into the ocean…it’s happened! So wherever you decide to pop the question, ensure you have a first grasp on the ring before hand.
Ensure you get the right size ring
If you can sneakily borrow one of your partner’s rings when you go to the jewellers that will ensure it should fit. Alternatively, compare your size finger to their size finger and give your best estimate. Nothing is worse than going through all the effort of a great proposal only to have the ring be too small. Discuss with the jeweller what happens if it is the wrong size
Know if your partner likes PDA
If your partner is really shy, they may not like a big giant public proposal with a hundred people watching. Remember this is to make it special for them so make sure they won’t be embarrassed however you decide to propose.
Make sure they will say yes if doing it public
Have you ever seen a “no” proposal? It is the most soul crushing and embarrassing thing you will ever see. As such if there is even a 5% chance that your partner may say no due to conflict, change in emotion towards you, or any miscellaneous reason so not propose in public.
With these ideas and the helpful advice of what to avoid, hopefully this will lead to marital bliss and you will be needing our services soon :-)