Planning The Perfect Engagement: Everything You Need To Know And Do

July 8, 2020

Getting engaged is one of the most significant and exciting timed for a couple. It is about taking a relationship to the next level, considering marriage and making that commitment to spend the rest of your lives with one another. Understanding the engagement process will help prospective lovebirds find new ways of making the occasion even more special and romantic, and start off the tentative steps towards planning a smooth wedding. Ready to find out more? Read on!

Make Sure That You Are Ready For The Commitment

Before even thinking about planning a proposal, it is essential to make sure that both people in the relationship are ready for marriage. If the topic has never been broached, it may be worth seeing what the other person thinks before diving into popping the question. If they show no interest or are hesitant, hold off for a little while longer.

Discuss Future Life Goals And Family Plans

Couples intending to get married and spend the rest of their lives with one another need to make sure that they are on the same page when it comes to the expectations of the marriage and future life goals. Children are another thing that needs discussing. if a woman, for example, only wants one child and has ambitious career plans, this may not sit very well with her future husband if he wants a stay at home mom and four children. It is vital that expectations and hopes for the future are addressed before you take the plunge.

Get Other People To Help

Ok, so assuming you both have similar goals and hopes for the future, it is time to plan the proposal. In days long gone, in a heterosexual relationship, the male would propose to the woman, but nowadays, it may be two people of the same sex and there are no rules on who can do the asking. If the proposal is going to be something on a big scale, you may need to rope in other people to help. Make sure it is someone that you can trust and will have your back when it comes to those illicit planning phone calls.

Choose The Perfect Ring

While you can learn more at London Gold about choosing the perfect engagement ring, it is important that you spend some time looking and choosing one that is in line with what your beloved likes. After all, you want them to wear it for the rest of their lives — make sure that it is one they are going to love forever! Ask family members or their girlfriends what they have mentioned if anything and follow their lead when it comes to choosing the ring and listen out for any hints that they may drop along the way.

Where Are You Going To Do It?

It is so important to get this element exactly right.  The last thing you want is to create a big scene and your future husband or wife being completely mortified. Think, then, what are they like in their everyday life?  

If they are homebodies who do not want to be in the spotlight, then the last thing they probably want is a big show in front of everyone. Do not make your proposal one they will remember for all of the wrong reasons.

Take them somewhere that they love or have always wanted to visit to increase your chances of a perfect — and successful — proposal. If they want big romantic gestures, the Eiffel Tower on Valentine’s Day might be a good choice. Or, maybe take them somewhere that means a lot to both of you, like the place that you had your first date or your first kiss, perhaps?

Record The Moment

If the proposal all goes to plan, you will want to remember it forever. Begin your journey as you mean to go on, and treasure this occasion and get some memories captured to last you a lifetime for you to look back on.

Hire a photographer, or ask someone you trust to capture the moment for you to give something that you will always have to treasure! Maybe you can then use these pictures at your wedding or to start off the next stage of your life together.

Your engagement is the first step towards the rest of your lives together, so it is important to get it right. Whether it is a big public event or something intimate between the two of you, take these points into account so you can have a proposal that you will look back on fondly.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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