(Closed) Proposal advice?

posted 4 years ago in Proposals
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

Have her nails done. 

FI’s best man just proposed to his Girlfriend and before the big day I casually invited her to get her nails done with me.

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I second the nails! But choose a nice color! Mine were black….well, dark purple but you get the idea 

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Make sure someone can snap a photo of the proposal 🙂 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee

First, what does she definately not like? Is she scared of heights (no mountain views)? Is she shy (no pressure from a large group on onlookers)? Does she prefer to be romantic or practical (ask her on a beach at sunset or while she’s cooking dinner for you)?

Whatever she doesn’t like… do the opposite of that!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Make sure it’s a good story. What a “good story” means is different from person to person, but assuming you know her decently well, I’m sure you can think of things she’d like (a fancy restaurant she always wanted to try? Maybe simply a romantic dinner at home? Or maybe she’s more into public displays of affection and wants him holding up a sign in a crowd or something). Has she ever told you things she thinks are romantic from movies or books or anything? Maybe draw some inpiration from that. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee

peridot456:  Would she want to celebrate with friends and family afterward? I always think it’s sweet when the proposal is done in private, and then there is a celebratory dinner or drink afterward with loved ones. But this really depends on her personality–whether she’d be excited by something like that or not.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

“Whatever she doesn’t like… do the opposite of that!” Read more: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/proposal-advice/#

This! I think too many men think “What do women like?” instead of thinking “What does this woman I know and love like?” We all have different ideas of what would be a wonderful/nightmare proposal. 

I would recommend building some flexibility into the plan, so having a window of a couple of days with a few possible opportunities, rather than an elaborate plan around a specific time. That way if she gets a crushing migraine, receives bad news, or is in a foul mood after a crap week at work, he doesn’t just have to plough on, he can wait for a better moment. 

Post # 12
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Busy bee

It’s always lovely to propose in a pretty setting like a lookout, candle-lit dinner, beach, under the stars, etc.  Maybe a private proposal somewhere beautiful then a suprise dinner afterwards with friends and family? 

Post # 13
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Bumble Beekeeper

Do it. Mean it. That is all. 

Post # 14
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Helper bee

Give her a bouquet of flowers,  make it something she’ll look back on with fond memories,  make sure the surroundings mean something to her and finally make sure you put it on the right finger. 

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