Hey guys, thinking about popping the question, but confused about what to do and when? Here are a few tips that will help you nail the essentials to ensure she remembers this day forever…
1. Ask for her parents blessing
It may seem old-fashioned, but there is great chivalry in asking your future father-in-law for his blessing. It is a very respectful and kind gesture which both him and your sweetheart will appreciate for many years to come. Recommended timeline, about a month before proposing.
2. Choose the right ring for her
As a man, this is perhaps the most difficult task you’ll be faced with leading up to the wedding itself, so it is important to enroll the help of close friends and family at least a few months ahead. Set a budget, ask her friends or her mum, what ring size does she wear? Does she gush about a particular ring design when she sees it in a magazine? Is there a family heirloom that has been kept for this very reason, and will it do? You want to be sure that when she opens that little box, her eyes will shine as much as the dazzling symbol of love she is gazing upon. For some expert tips we asked our friends at Rare Pink, award winning purveyors of custom engagement rings. Here is what they said:
“Creating a unique engagement ring allows you to embody your story into a ring that is made to be worn and admired for a lifetime. Our number one tip is to focus on what your partner’s taste is, as opposed to yours. Take a look at her style, existing jewellery, preferred type of metal or even her Pinterest boards to see what she likes.”
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3. Personalise and Surprise
Every girl wants that hollywood movie experience when during an incredibly romantic moment, completely unexpectedly she is presented with a little box. But how do you choose the right moment? There are so many locations and activities which could be “right”. The key is personalisation. Pick a spot, no matter where it is, which holds sentimental value to her or to you both. Think about what she has said she loves doing or where she loves going time and time again. Be prepared, perhaps even have someone on standby to film and capture it all, but don’t tell too many people about it, you still want to maintain the surprise.
4. Be formal and get down on one knee.
It’s unclear when the first proposal on one knee happened, but what is certain is that almost every girl wants her man to follow in that tradition. It’s an incredibly romantic gesture and one that signifies the very essence of committing one’s life to another. Use her full name when proposing; it may seem formal, but it gives the moment that much more gravitas and power.
5. A spa manicure for picture perfect hands
What happens after a girl gets engaged? She stares at her hand for ages and takes tonnes of pictures to send to all her friends, so why not treat her to a blissful mani a few days before you plan to propose, and make sure her hands are camera ready. USPAAH manicures start at £34 and our Spaahristas can come to you 7am-10pm 7 days a week. Cheeky self-promotion alert 😉
She said “YES”!
“I loved being engaged and being a bride to be, full of anticipation and excitement!”- says our founder Iglika Ghouse. Enjoy this time to the fullest, and if you ever get overwhelmed with wedding planning duties, remember, USPAAH is here to make your life a bit less stressful, one massage or beauty treatment at a time.