How to Propose

Proposing marriage is one of the most important events of your life. The Heart Bandits are professional Proposal Planners and our job is to make sure that you know exactly how to propose. Here are four things that you absolutely have to do when proposing marriage:

1. Make Sure You’re On The Same Page

On the day you propose, a lot could go wrong. You could lose the ring, it could rain, you could miss a flight. But the absolute worst thing that can happen when proposing marriage is for your partner to say “No”. The first thing you need to determine is if you’re ready for this big step. Ask yourself, do you have the same values? Are you compatible? Do you really see yourself spending the rest of your life with this person? If you can honestly answer yes to all of these things, the next important question you need to determine is if your partner is ready. Normally at a certain stage in a relationship the talk will come up, but if it hasn’t, don’t be afraid to take the initiative and bring it up BEFORE proposing.

2. Ask Parents’ Blessing

Even though this may seem outdated, this is one tradition that our society has held on to and it is very important to some women. It is a sign of respect to the family and to your girlfriend and should be considered. The best way to do it is in person, but if distance is a factor asking over the phone, Skype, or a letter would suffice.

3. Buy A Ring

Some people are so terrified of choosing the wrong ring that they propose with no ring and opt to get one later. Presenting the ring is a sign of your commitment, makes the moment real, and is a timeless tradition that your partner will be expecting. Do your research! Find out their ring style by looking at your partner’s existing jewelry, asking their friends and family, or seeing a trustworthy jeweler. If you absolutely can’t decide on a ring, at least propose with a placeholder ring.

4. Have A Plan

Having a plan is the most commonly overlooked stage of a marriage proposal, but it is one of the most important. When you announce your engagement, the first question people will ask your girlfriend is “How did he propose?” If you didn’t have a plan and you just rolled out of bed and popped the question, your partner will be mortified to tell that story to anyone else. Have a proposal concept that will be a story worth telling your children and your grandchildren. Consider how, when, and where you’ll propose. Have a Plan B in case something goes wrong. Hire a Proposal Planner to take care of all of the details for you to minimize your stress.

How to Propose with an engagement ring in New York

Ensure that you give your partner the proposal of her dreams by hiring a Proposal Planner. With our signature Custom Proposal Planning service, we handle everything from start to finish so that your proposal goes off without a hitch.