The first time you met your fiance, it was love at first sight. You knew this person was the one for you. But as years pass and life gets busy, it's easy to forget about that feeling of excitement when you think about spending time with them. It might seem like they don't understand what is important to you or that they are not invested in your relationship anymore. But, the truth is, sometimes relationships need work just like anything else does. So, here are tips on how to build healthy relationships with your fiance.
You can show your fiance appreciation in several ways. Consider these:
Invest in Trust
Trust is the glue that holds relationships together. Whether it's a romantic relationship, friendships or with your family - trust becomes the foundation of everything else you do in life and can make even difficult situations more manageable. But how does one build this necessary element?
The first step to building trust in any relationship is to have shared values. This includes having similar beliefs about marriage, children and money, taking care of each other, always being honest and understanding what each partner needs.
The second step is to establish a level of comfort, which you can do by taking small steps together, such as: creating an environment where you can express yourselves, learning how each other's triggers work and being open about personal struggles.
Communication is an integral part of any healthy relationship. There are many ways to communicate, and you should choose the method that best fits your personality or lifestyle. It needs to be a two-way conversation with active listening on both parties.
The goal in communication is not just sharing information but building mutual understanding, so try to avoid becoming defensive when discussing problems.
For love and commitment between couples to grow stronger over time, communication needs to remain open at all times—not just in good times but even more importantly, through struggles or difficulties.
Spend Quality Time Together
Spending time together is an essential ingredient for a healthy relationship. So take time to have fun together and not just when it's convenient or necessary. For example, try to schedule regular date nights, even if you can't make them every week.
Use your creativity! The point of dating is figuring out who someone is and seeing what they like outside of their comfortable environs. So get creative with new and exciting dates that allow you to learn more about each other.
One example that you won’t need to leave the house for is gaming. You can play online games together. This is just about finding a genre that you both enjoy whether that’s shooting games, racing or perhaps problem solving games. Right now, couples are having fun playing on Wordle together in friendly rivalries so there are countless options here.
In conclusion, building healthy relationships is about more than just following the steps above - it's also about finding what works best for each person to feel happy, safe and respected.
Take advantage of the sun this summer and live your life to the fullest. Continue reading to learn about some fun types of parties that you could host.
If anything, the last year has taught us to live in the moment and enjoy life as much as we can. We are all looking forward to getting back to partying and seeing all our friends and family. This summer will be celebrated bigger and better than ever before, and we will celebrate everything we can, in the most creative and fabulous ways. There is so much to celebrate with weddings, birthdays, and holidays coming up, so you definitely won't want to miss out. It's time to take advantage of the sun and live life to the fullest.
Go With The Classic Garden Party
One thing we will certainly enjoy is having garden parties again. With barbecues, friends, and cocktails alongside kids playing around happily laughing and creating new memories to last a lifetime. Garden parties are great, especially if you're nervous about mixing in large groups again after the pandemic. You can limit yourself to a number of people. Have over as much as you feel comfortable, and all enjoy the comfort of your own home. So if things get too much, you can take a quick break indoors and then go back to the festivities once you feel better. To throw a fabulous garden party, it is best to include barbecues of delicious food, some mood lighting like fairy lights hanging outside, and making sure you have enough seating for everyone attending. If you have kids coming along to the party, make sure there are some things for them to do like play equipment, for example, swings and slides. You can even set up a little craft table and give them something creative to make that they can take home with them. You can also make your party stand out by having a signature cocktail that you made yourself. Or you can go one step further and just have a cocktail-making kit available, so people can experiment and mix their own drinks.
Themed Nights Are Always A Hit
You can't go wrong with a theme night. Everyone loves getting dressed up and getting involved in the occasion. With a themed party, there is so much that you can do, like the 80s, fancy dress, neon, black and white party and even something like a film night where you come dressed as your favorite character from a popular film within your friend group or family. Theme nights are really easy to throw, as when you have a theme, there's so much that you can research and find online. You are able to find certain recipes for appetizers that go with certain themes as well as decor, balloons, and anything else that you need to throw together. These types of parties can be great for bachelor parties, birthdays, and anything else you want to celebrate.
You Can't Go Wrong With A Boat Party
Boat parties are timeless and luxurious as everyone will look forward to them as it is something different and not a lot of people have attended boar parties. Show off your hosting skills by throwing a party on a boat this summer to come back with a bang. With the warm weather, the smell of the sea air, and the option to jump in the sea for a quick swim, if you fancy and have your bikini prepared, then you can't go wrong. It will give such a luxurious feel to your party, and everyone will want to come. They will also be talking about it for a long time after. These types of parties are great for things like bachelorette parties, birthday parties, or wedding anniversaries. By having a boat party, you can drink under the stars as well as take advantage of beautiful beaches nearby. It doesn't have to be the only thing that you do that night. You can pair it with something like an escape room or even an evening show to make a night of it. Then it's onto a party under the stars until the sun comes up. Try something like Lagerhead Cycleboats to book your party.
Brave A Beach Party
By having a party on the beach, your options are endless. You can do something fun like volleyball and watersports. Pair that with mixing with your friends and family and then going into the evening with drinks. Or you can even do something more classic like a bonfire, roasting marshmallows, catching up, and enjoying each other's company again with some lovely cocktails and beers on hand. IIf you have a beach party, you don't have to worry about numbers as you won't be in a crowded space. You've got a whole beach to enjoy and set up how you want the party to be. You can take a dip in the ocean at any point if it's hot. There will also be food vendors nearby and ice cream parlors nearby, so if you run out of food, there's going to be plenty around. You will also not have to worry about outfits too much as most people be in swimwear and sundresses.
Make Your Own Pizza Party
If you aren't sure about crowds and don't really want to be in big groups with everything that has gone on, you can do something simple like make your own pizza party. This is where you get the supplies to make pizza, dough, marinara sauce, and cheese and then have lots of different options for toppings available. It's a really creative and engaging night as everyone will be getting involved. They will roll out the dough, but what they want on the pizza, and then all you need to do is cook it. It's also great for kids to get involved in, so if you have friends with kids, you can have it as a play date party to help them mix and create social bonds. All while you are having fun. Then to make it more interesting for the adults, add in some cocktails and wine, and you're good to go.
Wedding are expensive but what parts should your money go towards? Keep reading to learn 3 areas where your money will be well spent.
Everyone loves a bargain! Weddings are so expensive that it makes sense that you want to get a good deal on the flowers, the catering or the cake. However, there are some aspects to your big day that simply cannot be scrimped on. Would you want a bog standard and drab venue just because it was cheap? You need a venue that means something to you, that looks great in photographs and that makes your guests gasp in amazement. It’s crucial that you can dedicate funds to the most important facets of getting hitched.
Yes, you might only be wearing your wedding dress for one day in your life, but this is the most memorable day of your life. The day that you choose to say your vows to the love of your life needs to be special. You need to feel confident and the easiest way to do this is by choosing one of the many Ronald Joyce wedding dresses that will make you feel like a million dollars. Expert tailoring, detailing and stunning design costs money, so don’t scrimp. When it comes to the groom, a simple suit might not suffice. You want something with extra detailing and a little extra pizazz. Consider matching your outfits with a common color palette alongside flower details.
If you are eager to get hitched in a swanky hotel, a simple B&B won’t do. To make the most out of your day, consider choosing a venue that is personal and sentimental. If you had your first kiss in the cinema, why not opt for a 1920s Picturehouse in which to say ‘I do.’ The art deco styling and classic monochrome decor could even inspire a theme or dress code for your big day. The big screen is a great way to show off photographs in slide show format of you as a happy couple. You could also use the aisles to walk down and make the most out of the surround sound system to play your favorite love song.
If you love the great outdoors, you might fancy getting hitched in a country garden, on the beach or in a national park. These can be expensive venues as they are so unique but they will bring something extra special to the most important day of your life.
To make your day as memorable as possible, you need to document it. Consider hiring the services of a contemporary wedding photographer that takes those candid shots and finds those hidden gem moments. Documenting these will give you the chance to look back on those laughs, tears and dancing that you didn’t even know were happening. Posed formal shots are very 1980s whilst a journalistic style is en vogue. With it being a trendsetting style, the cost can be expensive. However, don’t scrimp and stretch to a photographer with an excellent portfolio and who you get on with.
Follow this guide and you can enjoy a wedding day that has the ideal combination of budget-busting aspects and wallet watching facets.
Weddings are stressful for everyone! Here are 7 Tips for men to help make their wedding day run smoothly.
Here's a call out to any guys getting married soon: Don't screw it up! Your bride-to-be will have been waiting for this day her whole life, so the last thing you want to do is to ruin it for her. Your goal is to do all in your power to ensure a successful wedding day, so take heed of the following mistakes, and start the first day of your married life the right way!
#1: Don't arrive late
The bride is often traditionally late, but you don't want to be. Your goal is to get to your wedding venue before she does, so do the following.
While you might be partying the night before, remember that you do need to get your sleep. Get home at a decent time, set your alarm, and give yourself the opportunity to wake up and refresh yourself before you need to get to your wedding.
You should also consider a wedding transportation company. Professional drivers won't let you down, and they will be ready and waiting for you to take you to where you need to be. This is better than relying on a best friend or family member for transport, especially if they have a track record of being unreliable, and if their cars have a habit of breaking down!
By following these simple steps, you should have no trouble getting to your wedding on time, much to the relief of the bride-to-be who will be expecting to see you at the aisle.
#2: Don't turn up looking a mess
If you have managed to get up at an early time on your wedding day, you should have more time to get ready. You will have time to shower and get a shave, and you will have time to make sure you look presentable in your wedding outfit (make sure you iron and hang up your clothes the night before).
The bride will be doing all she can to look good on the big day, so you don't want to embarrass her with your appearance. Make the effort to look good, as you will then avoid any stressful arguments with your bride, and she won't be forced to say some of her wedding vows through gritted teeth.
#3: Don't forget to compliment your bride on her appearance
As a follow on from that last point, don't forget to tell your bride how beautiful she looks. She will have taken a long time getting ready (probably rising from her bed hours before you), so remember to give her all of the compliments she will be hoping to hear. You don't need to make big, gushing statements, as a simple "you look amazing" will probably suffice. Hint: For a happy and successful marriage, remember to make such compliments on a regular basis!
#4: Don't screw up your wedding vows
If you're following the traditional pattern of wedding vows, you will have very little to remember. But if you have crafted your own, take time before your wedding day to rehearse them. By doing so, you are less likely to get flustered when you're stood in front of your bride, and you will be less likely to improvise with words you might later regret.
If you need some inspiration for your wedding vows, consider these real-life examples for the big day.
#5: Don't forget to spend time with your guests at the wedding
While you might only have eyes for your bride on the wedding day, especially if she looks stunning in her wedding dress, you still need to avert your gaze occasionally and consider your guests. They will want to spend time with you too, more so if they have traveled a long way to get to the wedding, so don't spend all of your time with your bride. After all, you can have all the time you want with her during your honeymoon, and in theory, you have a whole lifetime to be in her company too!
So, talk to people at your wedding, be they your friends or family members, and remember to thank them for coming. You don't need to spend a long time with each person, as a few short minutes of your time might be all it takes to make them feel appreciated.
#6: Don't overdo it on the alcohol
If you're prone to an odd tipple or two, remember not to overdo it. If you drink too much, you might only get drunk, and that could cause you to do all kinds of crazy and unfortunate things. You could stumble into the wedding cake, and demolish it with your body weight. You could reveal too many personal secrets about your bride when you're giving your speech at the dining table. And you could insult one of your in-laws, and that would not stand you in good stead for happy family relations.
So, know your limits, drink in moderation, and improve the chances of your wedding day going by without a hitch!
#7: Don't forget to lend a hand
Too often at weddings, it's the bride running around trying to make sure everything is going smoothly. From checking in with the caterers to managing the needs of the guests, the bride will often be the person that is trying to keep everything under control. Why? Because she wants the day to be perfect, as this is a day she may have dreamed about her whole life!
So, on the wedding day, remember to give her a hand (above and beyond your hand in marriage). If there are jobs that need doing, and if your bride is trying to do everything on her own, be there to support her. Of course, if you have both delegated responsibilities to others, you might both have the opportunity to relax. Still, people can let you down, so whether you have delegated or not, you should still be alert to anything that might need your intervention.
By avoiding these mistakes, your wedding day should go well. You will end the day on a happy note, and reduce the chances of your first day in marriage being a tense and argumentative one!
Newly married? Dreaming of a honeymoon in the future when we can all travel again? Read these tips on how to make your honeymoon romantic and embrace your special time together.
A honeymoon is the ultimate holiday for newlyweds to enjoy their married bliss. After getting married, you would usually have a honeymoon booked for that same year, with some even opting to go straight after the wedding day itself. Whatever your preference, here are some tips to make your honeymoon romantic.
Have A Lazy Day In Bed
There’s nothing like unwinding and relaxing in a tropical paradise. Whether you go for a Maldives honeymoon or you fancy a trip across America, there is always going to be an opportunity to lounge. And one way to get the most out of a trip is to have a day where you do nothing at all. That means having a lazy day in bed or around the pool where you do nothing but chill out in each other’s company. A lazy day in bed might be ideal if the place you’re staying in is a luxurious one. If not, then there’s likely plenty of opportunities to lounge around the pool, on a sun lounger, or one of those day beds if you get lucky. Make sure you are allocating some time to just chill out because the likelihood of you getting a moment like this might be pretty rare for those that do a lot of work back at home and may never get the opportunity to enjoy doing absolutely nothing.
Get A Couple’s Massage
A couple’s massage is the ultimate romantic treat that you both can enjoy. Instead of going into a separate treatment room, why not get yourself booked in a room together where you have individual masseuses but can enjoy the relaxing massage as a pair, rather than alone. When you’re on a honeymoon, you’ll likely want to spend as much time together as possible, and a couple’s massage is definitely one of those treats that can be enjoyed as a pair.
Watch The Sunset
Being able to watch the sunset isn’t something most will typically do when back at home. It’s good to see the world from a different viewpoint, and when you’re somewhere abroad, it can be nice to watch the sunset together. It can be a romantic and peaceful experience that will help say goodbye to the day’s events and a thing you do before going off and having fun in the evening.
Do Lots Of Activities Together
The purpose of a holiday is to have a great time to relax and do activities where preferred. However, when you’re on a honeymoon, it’s good to do as much of the holiday together, rather than apart. Make sure you’re taking advantage of any activities that are available, and that would be fun for you and your partner to do. Take some time to yourselves, whether it’s a ride across the desert on camel or water skiing along the ocean.
A honeymoon is the perfect chance to spend quality time together before it’s back to the reality of the daily grind. Use these tips to make the most out of your trip.
Weddings are a lot of work to plan. Continue reading to discover a few tips to help you narrow down your options.
Your wedding is one of the most important days of your life. It is a day you will look back on in years to come, and speak fondly of to your children, grandchildren and even great-grandchildren. You want your wedding to be a day you will never forget and everything to go off without a hitch. But the problem is, there is just so much to think about. There’s the guest list, the food, the entertainment, the rings, the vows, the speeches. And that’s not all. The wedding venue itself is an integral part of the day. Pick the wrong location, and you could be looking at a ruined wedding.
There are several factors to consider when picking a wedding venue. You want it to be beautiful and photogenic, yet also convenient for everyone and within your budget. Wedding venues can be expensive, and often book up well in advance, so even if you find the perfect location, you are never guaranteed to get it.
In order to make the right decision and settle on a venue that meets yours and your partner’s requirements, it is necessary to start with the basics. Here are a few tips to help you narrow down your options.
Choose a location
If you’re willing to get married anywhere in the world, you have too many options. Try to make your search a little easier by narrowing it down to a preferred location and exploring your options within a certain radius. Practically, it makes sense to get married near where you currently live, but you may prefer to go with a more sentimental location. Perhaps your hometown or the place where you first met. You may even choose to get married in an exotic country you’ve both always wanted to go to. Once you have picked a rough area, you can start looking for specific venues and find local suppliers and entertainment options.
Set a budget
Wedding venues can be expensive, so it is a good idea for you and your partner to discuss how much you are willing to spend. By creating and sticking to a budget, you ensure that you don’t go overboard with your spending. Once you have a figure, you can then start to look for venues that fall within your price range. Don’t be afraid to be flexible with your budget if you find a perfect place that is a little more expensive. You may be able to negotiate a better rate or cut costs in another area of your wedding.
Think about guests
How many people are you planning to invite to your wedding? Will it just be close friends and family, or are you planning a massive party with hundreds of people? Either way, you will want your venue to reflect the size of your gathering. You don’t want to have a huge party crowded into a tiny building, nor do you want to have a dozen attendees milling around an enormous ballroom. You should come with a rough list of exactly who you want to invite to your wedding and choose a suitably-sized location.
Choose a date
Some wedding venues are so popular they can book up well over a year in advance. You may have a fixed date in mind for the big day, but it pays to be flexible before you have actually booked the venue. The date will depend on the availability of you and your partner as well as your guests. Make sure you let guests know the date as soon as you have booked it, so they don’t make any plans.
Figure out your priorities
What do you want from your wedding venue? The decision you make will depend on several factors. Think about the style of wedding you want: classic and traditional, or modern and unique? Do you want it to be child-friendly or pet-friendly? Do you need an outdoor space or inhouse catering? Perhaps you want somewhere with accommodation so you and your guests can just head upstairs after the party is over. Prioritize the aspects that you are most keen for your venue to have and order your shortlist accordingly.
Reach out to a few venues
Once you have narrowed down your list to a few options that you really love, it can be difficult to pick one. It is a good idea to contact each of the venues to express your interest and ask them a few questions. You will want to know the practical information such as their availability, capacity, and pricing. But you also want to get an idea of how helpful and responsive they are. If they take a long time to get back to you or send blunt responses, you might get a better experience elsewhere.
Visit your favourites
You will need to visit the venue in person before the wedding day to ensure it is the right choice. Photos do not always do a place justice. You will want to take a tour, looking at the layout and making it is a good fit for the number of guests and the format you have in mind. Talk to the venue staff to get a good feel for the atmosphere in the venue.
Make your choice
At this point, you may have two or three potential options, so you will have to weigh the pros and cons of each and make a choice. It is good to have at least one backup in case your favourite option falls through. Both you and your partner might have a different top choice, so have a frank discussion and ensure you are both happy with the final decision. As soon as you have come to an agreement you should get in touch with the venue to book your wedding on your chosen date.
Congratulations, you now have a venue for your wedding. There are so many different options for the location of your wedding ceremony and party. Learn more about some of the different types of venues available to you.
Discover what you need to remember when planning a wedding.
Wedding planning is an overwhelming time for any bride to be. There is so much to think about. It’s too easy to be distracted by one thing and another and even easier to forget the little things that some people would notice. Without further ado here are the things a bride is likely to forget when planning a wedding.
Brides can get so wrapped up in everything to do with their wedding that things like favours can be forgotten. For anyone who isn’t sure what a wedding favour is here is a little explanation. A wedding favour is a token of appreciation to your guests for attending your big day. Things like candied almonds are more of a traditional gift. But these days you can get quite creative. Perhaps this is why wedding favours can be forgotten. But take it from me your guests will notice.
It is a lovely gesture to offer your bridesmaids and maid of honours a gift. This is normally handed over to them during the speeches when the best man toasts the bridesmaids. This could be anything but the more personal, the better. This is a brides way of saying thank you for all the help and hard work. Things like jewelry are always well received.
The all-important photographer
Believe it or not, it can be quite easy to forget all about the wedding photographer for your wedding day. With so much focus on the wedding venue, the dress and the guests, you may forget that you want to capture the day as well. Speaking with some of the wedding professionals, they suggest you book a good photographer early on, so that you know that this detail is at least ticked off the list of jobs that need to be done.
Bridesmaid shoes and accessories.
Brides will have everything organised for themselves. But it’s easy to overlook the bridesmaids complete outfits. The dress will have been organised but what about their shoes and accessories? When organising your bridesmaids make sure you speak to them and either get involved in their choices or make them aware it is down to them.
Booking hair and makeup.
You may have been organized but up to the day of the wedding you realise you forgot all about your hair and makeup. It happens. Again, it’s easy to focus on what you are wearing rather than the complete look. It’s always a good idea to write a list for everyone in the bridal party to make sure you cover all the bases.
Wedding night accommodation
Unless you are have your wedding reception at a hotel where a room might be included in your package, it’s easy to forget about where you will stay. Getting from the reception to a place to stay is also a very common mistake some brides make. The best thing to do is discuss with your partner or friends everything to do with the wedding and try and tick off a list.
It’s hard planning a wedding. It’s easy to see why some brides can forget a few details. But the most important thing is to enjoy the day. All of your guests will have fun spending time with family and friends and celebrating the love.
5 Professionals To Hire To Have An Effortless Wedding
Planning a wedding is a gargantuan task. Sure, it’s generally just a one-day event. But for many people, this will be one of the biggest days of their lives and chances are you’ll want yours to go as smoothly as possible. Now, there’s no way one person can undertake all of the tasks required to help a traditional wedding come to fruition. Instead, you’re going to find yourself having to call in the help of multiple professionals to bring things together. Here are a few that you might find yourself collaborating with!
A Wedding Planner
If the weight of responsibility associated with organising a wedding feels too much for you, or if you simply don’t have a clue how to pull a wedding together and really need a helping hand, you may want to push the responsibility onto a professional wedding planner. These specialists will have overseen endless weddings, so will know what works, what doesn’t and what’s absolutely essential to make the happy couple’s dreams come true.
Sure, your guests will take plenty of pictures throughout your big day. But you could really do with a professional wedding photographer to take the best shots possible. This person will have the best equipment, expertise and creativity to get stunning pictures of all aspects of your big day. Make sure to look through portfolios before putting down any deposit or hiring anyone. This will show you their style and give you confidence that they’re good at what they do. Take a look at Christophe Viseux Photography for a good example!
Increasing numbers of people want video footage of their big day too. Professional wedding videographer is great in the same way that hiring a professional photographer is. Again, you’ll want to look around for recommendations and you’ll want to see a good portfolio to give you an idea of your chosen videographer’s style and professionalism.
A Catering Company
Guests are bound to get hungry on the big day. If you have many, or you want high quality food, you’re going to have to use a catering company to supply the meals! There are various options out there and the best for your big day will largely fall down to your budget, preferences and needs. Buffets are great for large weddings. Sit down meals can be preferable for small weddings. Food vans are also rising in popularity as a cute and novel way of serving guests food.
A Band or DJ
We all want music on our big day and few are going to leave this up to someone sitting with their phone plugged in and a playlist on the go. Instead, most people will hire a band or DJ to keep the music going throughout the day.
These are just a few professionals you may come into contact with when it comes to planning your big day. You’ll likely meet many more. But those listed above should really help things to go well!
What To Do Before Saying I Do
Learn some wedding planning tips before you say I do!
There’s nothing like the thought of having to say I do that’ll send shivers down your spine. The thought of having to walk down the aisle and see everyone staring at you is enough to put some people off. Most of us want to get married, and we love the thought of being with the person that we love for the rest of our lives. But comfortably getting to that point is not as easy as it used to be. There’s plenty of things that you need to do before saying I do. You need to be so prepared that you think about nothing but the love for your partner during the day. You don’t want to spend the day rushing around making sure everyone is happy and everything is running how it should do. So, we’re going to show you some of the things to say before saying I do, so that you can have the most magical wedding day.
Bridesmaids & Groomsmen
Your entourage of bridesmaids and groomsmen is either going to be absolutely huge, or you'll have a small party of people following closely behind you. They’re the people who are going to support your decisions throughout, and basically just go with the flow of what you’re doing for the day. But there’s a few things that you’ll have to do to ensure they’re happy with the whole day, and the first is picking what style dress and suit you want them to have. For the females, it’s more about style and colour. An olive green bridesmaid dress might suit one girl, whereas another finds it horrible. So you start to see one big problem before you say I do, and that’s keeping everyone else happy. The best way to do so is letting them have an input into what they’re going to be wearing, and doing all day!
Wedding Favours & The Food
The wedding favours are the little bit of the day that everyone gets to take home with them. They’re called wedding favours, but they’re more like a little gift for everyone who has managed to turn up. There are so many design ideas to look at on the internet, but try and make it personal to you, or perhaps personal to the guest. It depends how much effort you want to put into this, but it is nice for your guests to go home with something great to remember the day by.
The Venue & The Photographer
These two go hand in hand. Once you’ve secured the venue, you need to find out about how many they’ll allow, where cars can pull up, and where the best location is going to be for the photos afterwards. Working closely with the venue and finding everything out from the get go will prevent any dramas. There are always reviews on the internet to guide you towards a good photographer as well! You want someone who is going to be able to capture the magic of the day that you’re having!
Planning the Perfect Proposal
Discover 6 tips on how you can make your proposal amazing!
Want your marriage proposal to be amazing? Check out these pro tips for proposing with style:
Choose the Right Setting
We’ve all been blown away by those amazing public proposals in romantic settings like the tops of the Eiffel tower, or where flash mobs are involved, and they can be perfect, but only if the person you’re proposing to is into that kind of thing. For some people public proposals are amazing, but for others, a private affair is entirely more suitable. So, before you decide on the public or private issue, really think about what your intended would like. Get it wrong and it could be a disaster!
If you can, try to choose somewhere picturesque or fancy to propose. It’s an important moment, so you want all of your memories to be amazing, and having the right setting will help with that. Whether it’s a mountain, beach, of fancy restaurant doesn’t matter, just make it special.
Personalizing your proposal will make it even more special for both of you. So, if you both have a special place that’s meaningful to you as a pair, pop the question there, or if you know your fiancee values ethical fashion, consult with a ring concierge for the perfect diamond. It doesn’t matter what little touches you add, just be sure to add some details that shows them you pay attention and you care.
Hiring a professional photographer and videographer is a great idea. It allows you to forever capture the moment when you agree to join together as one. Of course, if your budget doesn’t stretch to that you can have friends or family capture the moment instead. Oh, and if your bride to be is more on the shy private side, you may want to do something a little more subtle, like a selfie, to capture the moment instead.
If you’re stressed out, you may end up stumbling over your words or being so paralyzed that you can’t even get the words out. So, do everything you can to plan for the proposal in advance and then relax. You can do no more than ask the question - the outcome of whether there will be a wedding or not is not ultimately up to you and there is no point sweating about it.
Plan a Celebration
If they say yes, what happens then? Some proposals end up being an anti-climax because once the question has been asked and answered, things are just left hanging. Don’t let that happen to you by planning a celebration for after the main event. This could be a simple picnic for the two of you in your spot or an arrangement to meet up with friends and family at a favourite bar - it doesn’t matter much as long as you make sure there’s something to do to keep the celebratory mood going for as long as possible.
Planning a proposal that wows is, as you can see, way easier than you might think. Good luck!
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