The Dos and Don’ts of Proposing

Engagement season is quickly approaching so you know what that means; men don't forget to take advantage of the most wonderful time of the year and make it forever with your sweetie! It’s not too late to avoid the cliché and plan the perfect proposal. Getting down on one knee to ask the love of your life to marry you can be daunting, and planning the perfect way to ask her can be equally as scary, but don’t get cold feet! As wedding planners, we know that arranging the perfect proposal that has your fiancé boasting for years is no easy task so we have come up with a few “dos” and “don’ts” to start you off on the right foot {or knee in this case}!

DON’T always follow the rule, “bigger is better.” Sure, a “will you marry me?” on the jumbo-tron puts your love on display for your girlfriend {and the 20,000 other spectators}, but women don’t need a spectacle; they just want something meaningful.

DO consider significant times and places when planning your proposal. Special moments and memories are sure to pull at the heartstrings and bring on the water works {the happy tears, of course}!

DON’T do something routine or cliché. Wow her with something unforgettable. You can take your sweetie to a favorite restaurant any night. Hire a private chef to cater an intimate dinner at home or put the chef's hat on yourself and make her an extraordinary, romantic meal.

DO cater the proposal to your soon-to-be fiancé’s personality. Is she a hopeless romantic? Go for a romantic sleigh ride and arrange a lovely bonfire picnic.

Still stuck or don’t know how to make your brilliant idea come to life? Consider hiring a professional like Style-Architects Weddings. We can do as little as help you generate proposal ideas, and as much as plan the unforgettable proposal from beginning to end. You can concentrate on what to say and we’ll take care of the rest!