7 Ways to Make Your Proposal Personal

Planning Advice


A proposal is a big deal. It’s an event that you and your partner will remember for the rest of your lives. It begins your entire engagement and lifelong commitment each other. One way to make your proposal really special, is to make it personal. This will add to the sentiment and be sure to make your soon-to-be fiancé love it even more. Here are 7 way to make your proposal personal!

The Location

Think about where he or she would want to be proposed to. Are they outgoing and extroverted? Maybe shy and introverted? Do they prefer privacy or do they like being in the spotlight? Thinking through these questions will help you narrow down the perfect location for a personal proposal.

Propose somewhere special. Take your partner to a destination that they have dreamed of visiting. This could be on the sandy beaches of Fiji or at the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Wherever the place, surprise them with the trip and then propose!

Propose where you first met. Go back to where it all began. Going down memory lane is a great way to bring about feelings of nostalgia and remind your partner of the journey you have been on together.

Propose at home. If you and your partner have built a home together, that might just be the perfect place to propose. Your home is the culmination of all of the time and effort that has been put into your relationship, making it a thoughtful place for a personal proposal.

The Ring

The engagement ring is a symbol of your love that your partner will wear forever. Use the ring to make your proposal personal!

Take your partner to pick out their own ring. You may have decided to get married without an official proposal. If this is the case, selecting a ring together is something special that you can do to really add a personal touch to your engagement.

Propose with a family ring. Family heirlooms can be a wonderful way to make a proposal personal. Ask your family or your partner’s if there is a piece of jewelry that has been passed down through generations and has a story. If it’s not already a ring, you can use the stones and metal to design and create one. Carrying on family history is very personal!

Incorporate loved ones

A proposal doesn’t have to be a private event. Propose to your partner in front of the people you both love.

Propose at an event. Surprise everybody at a family or friend gathering by proposing to your partner. This is a great way to make a big announcement and have the people closest to you share in your joy.

Use your loved ones as part of your proposal. They may be able to guide your partner to a certain place or help you with other proposal details, but they can also be a part of the event. Have your partner’s closest friends and family hold candles or flowers down a walkway. Your partner can walk down and meet you at the end. This will be beautiful and personal!

There are so many ways to make a proposal personal. The key is to use what you know about your significant other to add a special touch. And don’t forget to speak from the heart. What’s more personal than sharing from the heart?

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