If you’re planning of asking your girlfriend’s hand in marriage soon, there are a few things you should think through first. You don’t want to just dive right in and come unprepared. For a life event as major as this, you want everything to be in place and do everything to make sure she gives you her sweetest ‘Yes.’ Keep in mind these important things before popping the question.
- Make Sure She’ll Say Yes
Before you even start searching for a ring, make sure first that she’s going to say yes to your proposal. You can gauge this by listening to her answers whenever you talk about your future. Has she ever mentioned she’s doesn’t want to get married yet? Or on the other hand, does she constantly ask when are you going to get married or will you ever marry her? If the latter, then that’s a crystal clear sign she’ll say yes.
- Consider Her Parents
Even though asking the parents’ blessing is more of a tradition than common practice, the parents of the bride will appreciate a little hint that you’re going to propose to their daughter anytime soon. It’s always good to consider her parents while still planning for the proposal. But then again, every man should know that from the moment you meet the parents of your significant other, it’s all about impressing them all the time. And the ‘impressive’ factor should carry on until you’ve decided to pop the question.
- Find the Right Ring
Now that you get a positive feeling about asking your beloved’s hand in marriage, it’s time to find the perfect ring. The main things you need to be aware of when on the hunt are the cut, clarity, colour and carat. What you should do is to find the right ring for her and the affordable one for you. To give you an idea, the most popular engagement ring is the brilliant round cut, but there are also many different styles and cuts out there to choose from.
- Be Creative
Everybody is going to ask (both you and her) how you popped the question, so you’d want to make sure that it’s going to be a story worth telling. You want your soon-to-be-fiance to feel giddy when talking about your proposal to people and you can do this by proposing in a unique and special way. However, that doesn’t mean your proposal should be spectacle and expensive. In fact, many brides today prefer an intimate and private proposal than a lavish and public-displayed one.
Overall, make that very special day to be about her. You want everything to go smoothly and make sure that it’s going to be a memorable day for the both of you. Also, no matter how prepared you are, it’s normal to feel nervous. But once she says yes, it will all be worth it.