The Golden Rules Of Popping The Question
Marriage proposals can be the most creative, romantic, and memorable gesture you will ever have to plan during your lifetime… but it can also be the most nerve-wracking one!
This is why we’ve decided to prepare a series of tips to keep in mind when you finally decide to pop the question. This is the beginning of the rest of your life, make it count.
Plan your proposal speech well. It will be repeated.
Your significant other will most probably describe every single detail of this moment, over and over again to everyone who asks; and they will ask. The words that brought you to tears and the sentence that made your voice quiver will be posted on Facebook, captioned on Instagram, tweeted, blogged and retold until your hair turns grey. No pressure, but these words might just be what sets the tone for this lifelong journey you’re about to embark on together.
On the bright side, if you speak from the heart and include these 6 simple things in your speech, then you’ll be sure to see that twinkle in your lover’s eyes whenever the story is retold.
Start from the beginning
“I love you” may sound cliche but there’s no better place to start than the very beginning of your story. Talk about the time you first met, how you felt, when was it that you knew you were in love, and what was the ‘a-ha’ moment that you realised you want this person by your side forever. If you want to make it even more special, perhaps throw in an anecdote, an inside joke, or special time that the two of you shared.
The reason behind the 3 famous words
That very first moment you said those three special words, is now a precious landmark of your story but what keeps this love alive is what will make it last. Make sure to point out your loved one’s very best qualities and the characteristics that make you appreciate each shared moment. Don’t forget to include those little charming things that only you might notice or that peculiar something they believe to be a flaw but you find unbelievably cute; the things that make this person unique in your eyes.
Now that you’ve made your feelings clear it’s time to draw the big picture. How do you complete each other? What is it that made you both better people since you’ve been together? How do you support one another? This is the foundation on which you will build the rest of your life together.
Know your words
Make sure you don’t slur your words at the most crucial moment! You want to be as smooth and confident as possible without sounding like a robot, so make sure you practice in advance. If your speech is more on the lengthy side and you’re not absolutely convinced you can memorize exactly what you’re going to say, there’s no shame in putting it down on paper and reading it away.
Let your feelings show
It’s fine if you get caught up in the emotional flow of the moment; in fact, this is one of those times when you should let your vulnerability show and your feelings shine through.
Getting choked up or even overwhelmed is to be expected, just make sure you don’t forget the most important 4 words of your speech. Have your ring at hand and pop that question.