A Gentleman’s Guide to Pulling Off the Perfect Proposal

A man holding an engagement ring

“When you know, you know.”

This is probably the truest statement in relationships when it comes to deciding when to propose or not. There are no right or wrong answers to this, though. The word “know” covers everything — you love each other, you realize that they will be a great parent, and you know for a fact that they are the one whom you want to be with for the rest of your life.

While spontaneity in proposals has its own merit, you do have to plan carefully and examine your finances before you kneel and pop that question. Engagement experts Kravit Jewelers tell us more.

Ask before you ask

Asking the parents is all about respect, not just getting permission. It shows that you acknowledge the significance of uniting your two families. It is a huge step, and it is right to make your significant other’s loved ones aware of your true intentions. Do the right thing by speaking with the parents and letting them know what your plans are.

Tailor it according to her likes

Your wedding proposal should reflect the both of you and should focus on the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. If your partner’s fond of having dinner at home, they possibly do not want an extravagant production for a wedding proposal. Less is more, and proposals do not have to be pricey as long as you make it special and personalized.

Just relax

As long as you stick with your plans, you will be fine. Do not worry that you will stutter, as this is what makes the moment raw and intimate. Even if you stagger over your words, it might even be endearing.

Make it last

This is one of those moments that belongs to you and your partner. There aren’t many stories in your life that you will recap over and over. Your wedding proposal, however, is one of those moments — so do it well, and good luck.