How to Propose: 8 Tips for Planning Your Proposal
Updated: May 11
1. TIMING IS EVERYTHING
You will most likely be nervous so make proposing the first thing you do! That engagement ring will be burning a hole in your pocket be on your mind if not.
It is often hard to determine when dinner or another function will end, so if others are involved, such as a photographer, timing can be stressful. Planning dinner afterward gives you the chance to celebrate at dinner, perhaps with champagne.
Choose a place that is meaningful to you two! It can be a place that is already special or one you w
ould love to revisit to remember this time.
Scout the location ahead of time. If you are planning on walking find out how long it takes to get from one point to the other. Do the same if you have dinner plans. This way you know how long it takes you to get to our dinner location.
If you are hiring a photographer make to choose a location that is not crowded. You will want your photographer to have a clear angle when you pop the question!
3. CREATE A DECOY STORY
You need to create a decoy story to have your significant other at the location on time.
The most important thing about your story is to set yourself up for success. Keep it simple and as close to the truth as possible.
4. HIRE A PHOTOGRAPHER
I have photogra
phed many proposals and I am here to help.
I give advice on your location and can pre-scout the area. I help with advice on when to propose, backup plan ideas, and how to get your love there.
You will likely have many questions about how to plan your proposal and I am here to answer them!
5. HAVE A BACKUP PLAN
Weather can change any plans. You will need a plan B so have a backup plan for your proposal. Keep an eye on the weather forecast. You don't want rain or a storm to damper your special day.
6. PLAN FOR AFTER THE PROPOSAL
Planning the proposal first gives you the chance to plan for afterward. It could be a dinner reservation or an engagem
ent party with family and friends where you two can celebrate this new chapter in your lives.
7. IF HIRING A PHOTOGRAPHER PLAN FOR A MINI SESSION
If you are hiring a photographer plan
on a mini session after your proposal. It is a fun way to celebrate your engagement. Plus you will have photos to officially announce your big news! You put all the hard work into planning your proposal, capture it!
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I am adding tip 8 to just say embrace this ti
me and celebrate your love! From the proposal to the wedding day, every step is unique and one to be cherished.