Finding the one and knowing you want to spend the rest of your life with them is a wonderful feeling, but it can be a little more complicated to figure out how to propose. Getting engaged is a huge milestone in a relationship, so you want to make sure you get everything right. Here are a few considerations to help you pop the question.
Are You on the Same Page?
A romantic, surprise proposal is something most people strive for, but if you don’t share the same feelings about your relationship or marriage, it can end in disaster. Before even thinking about proposing, you should be comfortable with where you are both at in your relationship, and you should have a good idea of their thoughts on marriage. Getting down on one knee to someone who has made it clear that they do not want to get married shows a total disregard for their feelings and opinions, and they will likely decline your offer. However, if your relationship is going well and they are open to the idea of marriage, you can begin planning the proposal.
Pick the Perfect Setting
The perfect setting completely depends on you and your other half. Have a think about your relationship and what you both enjoy. Do you enjoy romantic dates together? Do you have a favorite haunt? Do you share any special hobbies? For example, if you and your significant other enjoy spending time in the great outdoors, proposing during a hike when there is a beautiful view in the background can be incredibly special. Proposing at home, in a swanky restaurant, or even on holiday are all good ideas too. The Outrigger Kona, Hawaii resorts are luxurious and make a great setting for a proposal. They have a calm and serene vibe and are situated in central locations in Kona.
The Engagement Ring
No matter how well you know your significant other, it can be difficult to pick out clothes and accessories for them – especially when it’s an important piece of jewelry, such as an engagement ring. It is a good idea to narrow down your favorite rings, then confide in one of their close friends to get their opinion. What looks great to you can look awful to someone else. Ultimately, you don’t want that someone else to be your future spouse. Besides getting a second opinion on the style, you can also get an idea of the type of jewelry your partner wears and their size by having a look through their jewelry box.
Speak from the Heart
With the knowledge that your relationship is going well, you have the perfect setting and a beautiful ring, you are almost there! The next part is preparing a speech that will ‘wow’ your partner, and encourage them to agree to marry you. To prepare, try noting down everything you wish to say to your love, how they makes you feel, and why you want to marry them. Make sure you give yourself space to make mistakes and just speak straight from the heart on the day.