Obviously, the proposal is the first pivotal step in spending forever with your loved one. However, to most sane people the thought of proposing is quite overwhelming. This is natural! So if you are feeling overwhelmed there is one proven way to help alleviate all the stress and worry you are feeling: bring on others who can help you! Having a team to support you can help make your proposal everything you dreamed it would be— and that it is captured forever. You can ask family, friends, or wedding planners to help you propose, just have people around who will support you!
Check out this sweet proposal we helped AGS Photo Art pull off. The soon-to-be-groom wanted to incorporate the soon-to-be-bride’s love of In-n-Out since she grew up in CA and missed the California classic while living and studying out of state. Getting hot and fresh In-n-Out down to the beach in a classy way ain’t easy…but we can do it so leave that to us!
A proposal isn’t, and shouldn’t, be about how much you spend, how grand the proposal is, or how many people watch it. It’s about the moment when your partner realizes what is happening and is overwhelmed with joy that it is happening!
Incorporating something special to you as a couple is really the way to go. Does your partner love hiking? Go for a favorite hike or on a new hike that leads to an epic view. If your partner loves the beach and sunsets, a nice walk or picnic on the beach is a perfect classic proposal. Does your partner love games or scavenger hunts? Maybe plan an epic scavenger hunt that leads to a fun ending with you proposing!
Consider getting a photographer to help capture this monumental beginning to your married life! You will want to remember this moment, and you can share it with all your family and friends for many years to come!
Don’t be afraid to think outside the box either! For example, have you considered hiring a videographer to capture the moment? I have seen some really cool drone videos of proposals that are a fun memento of the incredible moment and reaction!
This may seem obvious, but you would be surprised. Make sure you consider what your partner likes or dislikes. For example, if you know it would be important to your partner to have family or friends involved then plan a surprise with the family during or after the proposal. On the other hand, if your loved one gets nervous or overwhelmed by family or crowds then make sure it’s private and then you can share the news on your own terms.
A proposal is a hugely emotional moment, and like all big moments in life, practice makes perfect. Since you will be feeling a lot of feelings and so will your loved one make sure you know what you are going to say and practice it beforehand! Consider running it by a trusted friend or family member.
Think up a cover story to throw your significant other off the scent of the big moment. If you are planning something out of the ordinary like a vacation or getaway try to keep the actual proposal a surprise.
If you love champagne incorporate it. If you love donuts, incorporate them! If you love your dog, incorporate it. Even if it seems odd this is where a planner can come in handy! We have been able to incorporate all kinds of special touches or memorable moments into proposals.
Hiring a planner can help you create and capture the perfect memories of this moment while allowing you to relax and soak it in. You should be calm and focused on your love and we can help you enjoy the experience and make it memorable without making it stressful. Invest a little on the front end in order to make your proposal a beautiful experience for both of you.
I am usually not the biggest fan of traditions, but I truly believe this tradition is special. Regardless of who is doing the proposing in the relationship it is still an incredibly romantic gesture to get down on one knee to ask your love to be yours forever.