If you ever thought that planning a proposal is a simple walk in the park then think again. It is a stressful and nerve-cracking event that requires men to dig deep inside their creativity to come up with something memorable. Something spectacular because, remember, it’s a story that she will go around telling her family, friends, and even your kids and grandkids. If you think about it, therefore, all the stress and sweating that goes into preparing for a perfect proposal is really worth it.
Here are several tips on how to pull off a surprise vacation proposal to bring your girlfriend’s proposal fantasies and fairytales into a reality:
Choose the Perfect Location
You have finally decided that you are going to propose while on a vacation out of town. That’s a brilliant idea. In fact, wedding professionals explain that international destinations usually add a unique excitement factor to the whole proposal. That does not, however, mean that you can just pack your bags and go anywhere. No.
You have to choose the perfect destination that has a personal significance to her or to the both of you. It can be the beach where you first met, her dream vacation location, etc. A romantic sentimental location expresses all the feeling you have for her which is perfect for this special event.
Rehearse about what you’ll say to her
“Will you marry me?” is an enormous question not just to the ladies but even to most men. Cases of gentlemen getting overwhelmed and panicking in the moments leading up to a proposal are not rare. To ensure that the question is asked properly you will have to plan on what exactly you are going to say.
Avoid jumping right into the question. Try and speak something special from your heart. Remind her of an event in the past that she thought was minor but to you, it meant the whole world. For example, when she first smiled at you before the two of you even started dating.
Have a proper plan for the entire day
Many years into your marriage when your 60 years old wife is explaining to her granddaughter how you proposed, she should have more than just that moment to talk about. A proposal shouldn’t be an event that just lasts for the 10-15 minutes that you’ll be on your knees. It should be a whole day event. Plan the entire day right from waking up, breakfast, what you’ll wear, the activities of the day, transportation, the time and exact spot for the proposal.
Leave no stone unturned. Women are highly attentive to details and the more you make sure the details are well laid out beforehand, the brighter the memory you will create for her.
Of course, you will have to do all this without giving your plan away. Make your partner dress appropriately for the event by giving her excuses to get dolled up while making sure your surprise is still intact. You can also engage the hotel staff of the place you are staying to help you with finessing the details. Hotel staff of most romantic destinations normally have a lot of experience when it comes to proposal events and maybe some great ideas to inspire you.
Plan on how to present the engagement ring
While some men prefer presenting the engagement ring in a traditional way, others want to do something more exciting and spectacular. Whichever you’re leaning towards, the most important bit is making sure you are well prepared for it.
You’ve spent so much time and effort into getting the perfect ring, from the perfect jeweller, it would be a shame to ruin the surprise last minute by leaving it out somewhere. You can even request the hotel staff to secure the gorgeous ring in the hotel safe until the moment it’s needed.
Get a professional Photographer
Finally, capture the moment by having a photographer present. If you can afford it, a professional photographer will give you the best advice on the most appropriate timing of the day and how to get the spot prepared for the moment. As a result, you will end up with magical snaps that will remain priceless for the rest of your lives.
You know what they say, success is 90% preparation. With these tips, you’ll definitely have that part covered.