Top Things To Consider Before Proposing

So you have met the love of your life and you want to ask for their hand in marriage. It's an important moment in your life so you want to do it right. Here are some things to consider before you pop the question.  

Ask for permission 

If you are a traditionalist and she's close to her parents, you may want to ask permission to marry her. It's a nice gesture and one they will probably appreciate. If you are worried that it may be seen as an antiquated tradition just phrase it carefully and ask for their blessing. 

Don't forget a ring

Dating back to ancient Egypt, engagement rings are a symbol of never-ending commitment and unity. If you want your proposal to be a complete surprise, try and get an idea of the style of engagement ring she likes beforehand.

Would she want a simple but chic round brilliant cut solitaire diamond ring, a stunning emerald cut stone, or would she want something completely different? A bespoke engagement ring is another totally unique idea. You could always go window shopping and drop hints to see what she likes. If you’re not sure, consider a silver and cubic zirconia ring as a stand-in until you both go shopping together for that perfect engagement ring.

Choose the perfect date

This could be a memorable date, such as her birthday, Christmas Day or Valentine's Day, or the date you first met. The important thing though is to choose the right moment. Only do it when you are ready and you are sure she will say yes. You may just want to be spontaneous and do it at home over a roast dinner like Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, then if so the date won't matter.

Pick the right location

A romantic gesture could be to whisk her off to a dream destination to propose. Ideas could be, at the top of the Eiffel Tower, on a gondola in Venice, or in a hot air balloon. Another idea is on holiday on a favourite beach, under the stars.  You can't get much more romantic than that! If you want something personal to you both, what about the place where you went on your first date? If it's the local nightclub or cinema though it may not be the best place! 

Do it the right way

So you are thinking of proposing, are you going for the traditional way of getting down on one knee or something totally different? There is a fashion at the moment of using a flash mob to sing a proposal. What a romantic and memorable way of proposing that she will never forget! My husband proposed to me on the North Pier in Blackpool, maybe not as glamorous as Venice but just as special to us and yes he did get down on one knee.

For more inspiration check out this video below by London based jewellers Taylor & Hart.  This award-winning jeweller has a range of rings to meet your every need including individually designed bespoke rings for that perfect proposal. 

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  1. It's not as easy as asking the love of your life if she or he will marry you. It definitely take careful preparation and these are great pointers for that!

  2. I can't imagine popping the question is an easy one, but I loved how my Boyfriend proposed to me. It was simple and sweet and just perfect. It doesn't always have to be big gestures.

  3. I think knowing your other half well will be what makes it special - something big and extravagant isn't what everyone wants x

  4. Aawww this is lovely. I doubt I will ever get married again, but never say never! Kaz

  5. My dream proposal would be unexpected in a magical location and somewhat unconvenional. This will be my second marriage when we get married. Never say never :)

  6. Ring is one of the most important elements to be present when proposing someone. I love diamond rings, they make me feel so cheerful.


  7. I had no idea that giving engagement rings is a tradition that comes from ancient Egypt! I love that!

  8. I really love the idea of a flash mob proposal, they really make a statement don't they

  9. What a lovely list of reminders for those thinking of making that next step :)