The best part of a proposal is that it marks a pivotal moment in life that neither person will forget. Plan your proposal moment as if you are painting a memory for you and your fiancée to look back on when you are retired and sitting together, hand-in-hand on your front porch.
Let's start with the background. Do you two feel drawn to glittering nighttime cityscapes? Many fancy downtown hotels have rooftop gardens with amazing views of the city at night. Or a stunning forested vista? Camping is always a great excuse to get away from it all and be alone together. Would you prefer a crowd of people cheering when she says yes or the quiet sweetness of a private moment?
Now that you’ve selected the background, go ahead and paint in the two of you. Are you dressed up for a decoy party? Or wearing jeans and hoodies? Most couples are in the mood to party after the proposal so make sure you have a plan for what you are going to do afterwards. Reservations at her favorite restaurant, a surprise meet up with all your friends at your favorite bar or a really delicious picnic (with a nice large picnic blanket...ahem) will give her a chance to stare into your eyes adoringly and celebrate the big moment.
Lastly, a few comments on proposal scenarios to possibly avoid:
Chances are your woman is a good sport, however Little Bird does not generally recommend stashing your ring in any type of food for the big reveal. It can make for a memorable story, but at the end of the day she won’t feel too sexy about having to lick her ring clean of your Grandma’s famous lasagna. W H A T E V E R you do, steer very clear of placing your soon-to-be’s lovely ring in a surprise location that could damage the ring or cause it to be lost. You'd be surprised how often we hear terrifying proposal plans. Warning spots include pet collars, bulls-eyes of rifle targets and fishing lures. Yep, fishing lures. You can never go wrong with simply handing her the ring.
So get out there and propose already!
The Little Birds