HOW TO PROPOSE:
THE DOS AND DON’TS
We don’t have too much experience with proposing at Topman so we thought we would chat to someone who does. Cue Daisy Amodio of The Proposers, the UK’s leading marriage proposal and romantic event planners. We asked Daisy to run through her top dos and don’ts for guys (and girls) wanting to pop the question.
1. DO MAKE IT PERSONALISED
It’s all about the detail. There’s no point proposing at a football stadium if your partner hates football. It doesn’t need to cost the earth but make sure you put a little effort into it. If she loves pink roses, then fill your home with them.
2. DO CHOOSE THE RIGHT LOCATION
Think of the location and weather beforehand. There may be an event happening that could ruin your proposal, or it may be raining on the day! Always have a back-up plan and make sure both places are meaningful!
3. DO CAPTURE IT ON FILM
In this day and age, everyone loves pictures and adding to social media. Make sure you capture this once-in-a-lifetime moment so you have it to share with your friends and family (even grandkids) time and time again.
4. DO INCLUDE FRIENDS AND FAMILY
You might want everyone you know there to celebrate but make sure you A) know that the answer will be a YES B) Practice what you want to say – just saying those four famous words is pressure enough without worrying about what the family think.
5. DO GET ON ONE KNEE
It’s traditional and ladies love it. Not to mention, it’s an awesome photo.
1. DON’T PROPOSE IN PUBLIC
If your partner is a shy timid person. A dancing flash mob in Covent Garden with a thousand people watching isn’t for you!! Make sure it’s private or in a place that’s just about the two of you. Likewise if you want to declare your love from the rooftops then go for it, everyone loves to see a romantic proposal.
2. DON’T GO CHEAP ON YOUR PROPOSAL
The budget shouldn't just be for the ring, the most important part is getting a yes, so make it special. We’re not saying break the bank but really think about the story.
3. DON’T USE GENERIC IDEAS FROM THE INTERNET
These are not special or unique in any way.
4. DON'T BASE YOUR PROPOSAL ON YOUR LIKES
It's all about your loved one's likes.
5. DON’T PROPOSE WITHOUT A RING
If you’re not sure what ring to buy then propose with a fake and go shopping together. She’ll have to wear the ring for the rest of her life so you need to get it right, but proposing without a temporary ring just won’t do!
6. DON'T WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE
Sure it can be done (we've done it) but we wouldn't recommend it. You only get one chance to do this and your partner is worth the effort, so take your time. A ring can be upgraded, a story can't.
Need a little more inspiration? Check out this video…
For unique proposal ideas completely tailored to you, get in touch with The Proposers – the only proposal planning company in the UK & Europe. Checkout their website for lots of inspiration, tips and ideas. And don’t forget, they’ve had a 100% success rate so you’re in safe hands.
Produced in partnership with The Proposers
Images by Sanshine Photography Hertfordshire