Marriage Proposal – How to Pop the Question and Get a Yes
So you have decided she is the one, the love of your life, the future mother of your children. Congrats! But before you get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage, there are a few things you need to do before you can propose. Traditions, along with side modern day expectations, can make a beautiful and timeless moment in life, quite stressful.
Here at Simon West Fine Jewellery, we are all about unforgettable experiences and moments, and for that reason, we have prepared a simple checklist to ensure you not only deliver the perfect marriage proposal, but you also make sure she says yes.
Talk to your bride to be’s parents – Get their blessing
While in today’s society, asking for her hand in marriage from her parents may seem old fashioned, weddings are the one occasion that still brings out many traditions and cultural rituals. Also, her parents are going to be your inlaws, so its best to start the relationship on the right foot. Even if you don’t necessarily ask for her hand, including her parents in the conversation at such an early stage of your lives together and the big secret will make them quite excited for you both.
Find the perfect engagement ring.
At Simon West Fine Jewellery, we can help here. You know your bride to be, her tastes and style. If you’re unsure, ask her friends, mum, sister as girls talk about this stuff. “When I get married, I will……” Does she like solitaires, vintage style, yellow gold, sapphires etc. Armed with this information, plus things like her ring size (or bring in a ring she will not notice is missing), Simon West will custom design the ring to your wishes and her tastes. The engagement ring will be hand made by jewellers in the Simon West Fine Jewellery workshop in Melbourne’s traditional diamond district being the Manchester building on Collins Street. You can book an obligation free diamond consultation to educate yourself on what to look for in a diamond and the best engagement ring for your partner.
You’ll need to figure out a hiding spot for the engagement ring? Will you hide it in the sock drawer, or at your future inlaws house. Where ever it is, you will need to hide it from your bride to be.
Define the best place and time for the marriage proposal?
Destination Engagement and weddings are all the rage these days. Romantic destinations such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the empire state building in New York or an exotic beach in the Maldives are just a few suggestions. But it doesn’t have to be that elaborate; there may be a favourite restaurant, the place of your first date, a charming country vineyard that can have many memories and significance to the both of you and your relationship.
Timing is essential here too. Think about valentines day or the anniversary of when you first met. If an important date is not the answer, then take a good look in the calendar to make sure there are no major work deadlines or social commitments such as other close family members wedding. You don’t want any conflicts or distractions on what will be a memorable and significant day in your lives.
What are you going to say?
You’ll need to come up with some words. What are you going to say? Tell it like it is, how she makes you feel, what make her the one. You’ll be nervous, but don’t let them get in the way and don’t forget those four magic little words “will you marry me”. Practice makes perfect, so it is advisable to practice, so you don’t forget anything in the heat of the moment.
She said, yes! Congrats. You’re engaged, its time to celebrate
Plan a celebration for just the two of you to continue the romance. A bottle of champagne is a must! Whether it’s dinner at a fancy restaurant, an afternoon of massage in a day spa or dancing the night away, make sure you celebrate together. Don’t forget to call her parents, your parents and close friends and family! Spread the news and share the joy! She’ll be sure to Instagram and Facebook the custom-designed engagement ring when she is ready.