How To Pop The Question
Asking your girlfriend to marry you will be one of the most fantastic and frightening things you’ve ever done.
Getting engaged in a really serious and important step in both your lives, so make sure that your proposal is memorable, one-of-a-kind and most importantly — romantic. This is the journey of your lifetime, make the effort to make it special.
At Peter Franklin Jewelers, we’re committed to helping you with the ring, after that you’re kind of on your own. But here’s some ideas we’ve gathered over the years for making it really special.
Before you propose, though, make sure you observe some simple etiquette (it will make a “yes” more assured):
- Meet the parents and siblings.
- Discuss marriage and children beforehand.
- If it’s a public proposal, make sure she’s going to say yes.
The Classic I — The restaurant
Take your loved-one to a fancy restaurant. Make the night special by dressing up, bring some flowers and your good looks. At the restaurant engage in normal conversation. When you are ready, change the conversation to your relationship and ask her to marry you with the ring in hand.
To “knee” or not to “knee” — we say “knee”.
We know it’s a little cliched, but the gesture is synonymous with engagement and romance — “knee” it!
The Classic II — Movie Night
Invite your loved-one to your place for movie night. Make sure the movie has some special meaning, like the first movie you ever saw together. Have a special dinner and flowers waiting. Once you finish your meal, slip to the couch and start the movie. At a moment that makes sense, pause the movie and begin a discussion about your relationship and ask her to marry you with the ring in hand.
The Public Proposal
Some people just want to propose as loudly as possible. Before you do, though, make sure this is something your partner will appreciate.
If you’re going to do a public proposal, pick a place that’s special for both of you, like a sports arena (they have jumbo-trons, too), theaters, parks, etc. The trick to the public proposal is deception (a forgivable way to start a marriage, we think). The “show” or wherever you are needs to be interrupted for your engagement.
When you’re given the stage (or whatever it might be), boast loudly of your love, and ask her to marry you on bended knee. The knee here is important. People who can’t hear need to know what’s going on, and nothing says proposal like a bended knee.
Pick a hobby that you and your loved-one have, and while engaged in that activity, pop the question. We know of people that have done this while skydiving, snorkeling, hiking, and more.