If you’re looking for creative proposal ideas and out-of-the-box ways to express your love, Proposal-Ideas.com can help you pop the question in a way that’s unique to your relationship. But no matter how creative you get, there are a few engagement traditions that never go out of style. Make sure your marriage proposal combines timeless romance with new and improved traditions.
When you get down on one knee, don’t overlook these traditions:
1. Asking for her family’s blessing.
Unless the two of you have seriously discussed the idea of excluding her family from your engagement, it’s always helpful to include them. Not only will you share your marriage with the people who know her best, but she’ll most likely find it romantic that you respect her family enough to ask for their blessing.
No matter how you choose to broach the subject, make sure her family knows about your intentions before popping the question. You never know — they may be able to offer some words of wisdom or help you keep the surprise!
2. Getting down on one knee.
For adventurous couples, it may seem easier to propose in the middle of the action–whether you’re skydiving, snorkeling, or standing under a waterfall. While proposals can happen in any situation or location, it’s never impossible to find a place to get down on one knee. This symbol of devotion and affection is what many women dream of when they imagine their engagement–so think through your proposal, and make sure you plan for a place to get down on one knee.
3. Having the ring before you propose.
When it comes to marriage proposals, there are no I-owe-you’s. Unless you promised her you would pick the ring out together, she’ll be expecting a ring to accompany your proposal. I think most women would agree that it’s better to wait until you have the ring versus proposing without it.
4. Phrasing the proposal as a question.
Nobody wants a demanding groom. It may seem bold to say “Marry me,” but there’s something romantic about giving her the option to respond. By asking “Will you marry me?” or “Will you spend your life with me?” you share the power and give her the opportunity to join you in one of the most important decisions of your life.
5. Adding plenty of romance.
No matter how casual or nontraditional your proposal, your partner wants to feel special the moment you ask her to spend her life with you. Adding shock value or fear to your proposal can suck the romance right out of it, so make sure you consider intimacy. Roses and champagne may be too much for some women, but a candlelit dinner with her favorite song playing in the background, for example, is a simple way to show her you treasure her.
As you plan the marriage proposal of your dreams, don’t forget the traditions that drive the romance. Proposal-Ideas.com is here to help you find the most romantic way to propose–contact us today!
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