One of the most exciting times in the lives of two people who are dating is when a marriage proposal is offered. There are so many unique ways to go about executing a marriage proposal that the proposer need not feel shy about being creative. However, because proposing marriage is such a huge and defining step in a relationship, the proposer should realize there are some things that may not be right or proper to do. This article will address four of the wrong ways to propose marriage as well as four of the right ways to do so.
Things to Think about when Proposing Marriage
With marriage being the most critical and important part of the dating game, the person wants to put his (or sometimes her) best foot forward. One of the most important parts of this ritual is being certain that the right engagement ring is bought for the occasion. It may be a good idea to look into investing in a custom engagement ring just to feel safe that there are no other rings on the market like it. It will make the intended bride feel special knowing the ring it truly unique.
Four Wrong Ways to Propose Marriage
On the big screen, the directors of the movie makes it appear romantic for a man to propose to his girl on the scoreboard at a ball game, and she ecstatically accepts. In real life, this is usually not a good idea, and the proposer should refrain from using this technique. Using skywriting is also usually not a good way to go, and the chances are, the couple of thousand dollars spent may be for nothing. Believe it or not, proposing on Valentine’s Day is usually not good either, because it is not original, as more than six million people propose on this day every year. Finally, never propose when drunk for obvious reasons.
Four Possibly Good Ways to Propose Marriage
One important thing to keep in mind about the right way to propose is to know the cultural traditions of the intended, as their values may be different. It is always good to wait until the right time to propose, which is when the two are talking in terms of “we” instead of “me” for the future. Proposing marriage in a place that is intimate and quaint usually produces good results and will be more significant in the future because it is something the two shared with no one else around. A fourth good way to propose marriage is to do it whenever and wherever the two people are the most relaxed and not anxious about anything.
A Final Wrap-up about Marriage Proposals
If at all possible, it is a good idea if the proposing partner can talk to the parents and get their blessing, although that may not always work out. Also, talking to the partner and finding out what kind of rings the partner likes is a good idea. Diamonds are usually a safe way to go, but there are some prospective spouses who may prefer rubies, emeralds, or even a plain gold band. Finally, there are some who have been so creative as to create engagement certificates (like a marriage certificate) in anticipation of getting a positive answer.