Let’s hope these tips help you to get organised to pop the question in the future.
When you finally get settled into a relationship that has you feeling butterflies and floating on air, it can be an immense feeling. The joy you feel in their company, the love and admiration you have for them, and the contentment. You feel that your relationship is heading in only one direction, getting married and settling down.
Of course, you need to get to that moment where engagement is on the cards, and actually pop the question. Which can be an overwhelming thing in itself. After all, there is a lot of pressure placed on the engagement these days that it needs to be some big grand gesture and over the top when the truth is, you just need it to be a moment about the two of you making a commitment to one another. So here are some of the things to think about to help you pop the question.
Want to POP The Question? 5 Things You Need To Think About
Choosing the engagement ring
One of the hardest decisions to make when it comes to wanting to ask someone to marry you is picking the engagement ring. It can actually be quite a personal thing, so sometimes couples choose a ring together. However, you may have the confidence to know exactly what it is you want to purchase, so the only drama is ensuring that the size of the ring is right.
Take your time with this decision, it might be that you like the idea that you would like to add some unique style and creativity to the ring or maybe you have a family heirloom that you want to use or redesign. It might be a hard decision to make, but once it is done you can start to think about all of the other details.
Think about when to do it
The next thing to sort out would be to think about when you want to propose. There are a fair few options that you can consider. The first is that you want to think about a specific date that you will already celebrate. This can make the engagement a bit more of a surprise as perhaps it might not be expected.
This could be Christmas, Valentine’s Day, a birthday or an anniversary. Another option could be that you think about a day that is completely unique and different. This makes the engagement more unique and an event to celebrate as well as everything else.
Where should you pop the question?
Knowing when you want to do it and getting the engagement ring are a few things to tick off the list, but you now get to a crucial point, exactly where are you going to pop the question. This can either be a decision you make very easily or one where you have a few options to consider and are not sure what is right for you.
A few suggestions could be the place you met, you shared an intimate moment, or enjoyed your first date. Or maybe you want it to be a new place that can then become sentimental to you because it holds the memory of getting engaged. The choice is yours, but this can be the part that takes the most deciding and organising.
Recording the moment
You may want to take some time to think about recording the moment you get engaged. This can be a lovely keepsake to look back in yours to come, and could even form part of your wedding in terms of speeches. There are a few ways you could do it.
You could look at setting up a tripod and having it record a video or take snaps of the engagement once you have done it. This can always be edited back to be shorter once you get home. Or you could ask a friend to do the footage for you as a favour. Some even hire professionals to do it, but if you are conscious of cost then this may not be an option for you.
What are you going to say?
Finally, what are you going to say? This is your chance to make the most of the occasion, and let that person know exactly what you think and feel. Take time to write a few things down, or even prepare a speech if you wish. Think about how they make you feel, what you want the future to hold, and the life you want to live together.