11 steps to the perfect proposal

We understand how important proposing to your loved one is and how you want the moment to be perfect. Therefore, we have created a step-by-step guide to ensure that your proposal is exactly how you want it to be.

Be yourself
Your future fiancé fell in love with you for being yourself so incorporate this into your proposal. Try not to get too wrapped up in every minor detail of the proposal, as this will over complicate things, could stress you out, and take away from the authenticity of your grand gesture.

Make it unique to the both of you 
Incorporate the personality of your relationship into your proposal and make it creative. Avoid copying other people’s proposal ideas. Are you spontaneous? Romantic? Unconventional? Make sure your proposal stays true to the way your relationship works and who you are as people. 

Pick a sentimental location
Why not pop the question in a special place that means a lot to the both of you? For example, the place you first met or had your first date. If your location holds a sentimental value it is likely to be more romantic and memorable.  

Decide whether you want a public or private proposal
Would your partner prefer to share this moment with the other important people in her life? If the answer is yes then a public proposal would be perfect for the both of you. However, if your partner would prefer the moment to just be about the two of you then a private proposal would be more appropriate. 

Plan carefully and prepare for anything unexpected
Proposing to your loved one is an important moment in both of your lives and therefore should be carefully considered and planned beforehand. You will need to consider: when and where will you propose? Who else needs to be involved on the day, or in the planning? Is there anything that you need to book, source or rehearse ahead of time?

Decide what to say
Explain why you want to spend the rest of your life with your partner. Tell her why she’s the one for you and always make sure you speak from the heart. You could even practice what you’re going to say before hand to make sure you’re prepared. 

Surprise her
You don’t want the proposal to be carried out on impulse, however you do still want to surprise your loved one. Try not to tell too many people about your proposal plans as this reduces the risk of one of those people accidently letting it slip.

Make the entire day special, not just the moment itself
You’re future fiancé will want to remember this day for the rest of her life so make that the whole day is memorable, not just the moment. Keep the surprises coming all day and treat your partner by taking her to dinner or making her breakfast in bed.  

Document the occasion
Take photographs so you and your partner can remember this special moment for the rest of your lives. You could even hire a photographer to capture the proposal as it is happening. To ensure the surprise isn’t ruined you can tell the photographer to position themselves out of the way. 

Ask for her parents approval
Even though this may be seen as being old-fashioned advice, it is still respectful to ask for her parents blessing. Both her and her family will appreciate the gesture.

Choose the perfect ring 
Picking the perfect engagement ring is probably the most important part of any proposal. It is important that you spend time researching your partner’s style and discover what she likes. This could be achieved by looking through her jewelry box at any rings she currently owns. By doing this you can also discover what her ring size is. 

Here at Charles Nobel we have an extensive range of beautiful engagement rings perfect for any bride-to-be. Browse our online collection or give us a call to arrange an appointment in our New Milton store with one of our experts.