Nerve-racking. That’s what it is to put your heart on your sleeve to propose marriage to your loved one.
If you’re feeling pretty confident about it, chances are you’ll dip down on bended knee in front of your (and her) family and friends for a bit of gravitas. And you’d be expecting a ‘yes’ response.
But not all of us feel that sure.
Here’s some tips to help you nail the response you’re after. No guarantees, though, that doing these will make it happen for you, but we reckon you’ll definitely be in with a chance.
Plan the proposal date well in advance
You’ve probably been mulling over the big question for some time. Once you’ve decided it’s the right way ahead, give yourself a break – don’t leave planning the ‘big ask’ to the last moment.
Tradition usually sees would-be grooms popping the question on an anniversary date – when you first met, her birthday, or some other momentous occasion for you both. Don’t be constrained by that – choose a date that suits you, but give yourself some weeks to plan how you’ll say it, where, with whom and, importantly, with what – a ring! Here’s some romantic ideas to get you thinking.
It might not sound like a lot of pressure to ask one simple question, but it’s so symbolic. It’s a day you’ll both remember for years to come.
Tailor the event to your relationship
Proposing may be a tad out of your comfort zone, but if you feel like cringing with embarrassment when you hear about how others have popped the question, that’s probably not a good fit for you.
The ‘proposal event’ you create has to sit right with you and, as far as you can predict, with your special one. Consider if she’d want her family and friends there at proposal time. Your call. Do you think she’d like to share this special moment with them?
Do you like the idea of taking your belle to an intimate cinema night with family and friends? How about having a limo whisk you both off to a gourmet lunch at a Sydney beach? May be a white-horse drawn carriage with a glass of champagne offered as you both step into it is more your style? For the uber-cool, maybe a sail around Sydney Harbour with a stop-off gourmet lunch at a harbour island would suit? Sailing not your bag?
Australia In Style, a company that’s been offering these types of packages across Sydney for 20-plus years, also offers private water transport – not a sail boat – to and from an exquisite Sydney Island to put on an intimate and scrumptious Aussie picnic there. Perhaps you have a favourite eatery you’ve selected as the venue for your proposal. Arrive in style with a limousine – a Rolls, BMW, Hummer is part of the range Australia In Style offers and you can book them for as long as you like.
We guarantee the answer will be a resounding ‘ YES’, when you book a AIS marriage proposal.
To date – 100% success!
Cover your tracks – keep your plans secret … from her
Nurture your audacious streak, but tame your need to brag before the big proposal.
If you’re going for the whole shebang and inviting a crowd, keep shtum about your real reason for the call out. It’s too risky. She’ll get wind of what’s up. There’s power in the surprise element of a proposal. Think about it.
Partner with the experts
Hopefully you’ll only have to propose once, so you want to do it right. There’s a gorgeous selection of tried and true proposal settings Australia In Style can help you with. Takes a great chunk of the worry out what you’re trying to do. We can make the event happen and all you have to do is pop the question. It could be that easy. Talk to Australia In Style today.