3 Tips For Planning A Proposal Trip

Whether you and your partner were already planning on taking a trip together or you were hoping for this adventure to be a complete surprise, there’s nothing more romantic than having your proposal take place while on a romantic trip together. But while this might sound appealing, the actual logistics of this event can sometimes be a little complicated. So to help you make this trip something you and your future fiance will never forget-for all the right reasons-here are three tips for planning a proposal trip.

Embrace The Suspense

If you and your partner have been getting serious in your relationship and have been speaking about marriage, whether openly or in a more off-handed way, it’s highly likely that he or she might be expecting some type of commitment conversation while you’re on this romantic trip together. But while you might be so excited to pop the question as soon as possible, TheKnot.com suggests letting the suspense build a little bit. By doing this, you’ll be able to make the moment a surprise even if there is some suspicion about what’s going to happen. Keep in mind, however, that holding off for too long might make your partner overanalyze everything about your trip, so don’t torture them too much.

Make A Plan For The Whole Day

For planning the actual moment when you’ll be proposing to your significant other, Jordi Lippe-McGraw, a contributor to Oyster.com, recommends that you plan for the whole day, not just leading up to the proposal. This day is going to be one that you and your partner remember for the rest of your lives; the last thing you want is to have had a great day leading up to the proposal and then have the rest of your day be relatively anti-climatic as far as your planning goes. Even if it’s just something small, putting thought into the whole day can make things much more special.

Get The Ring Right

Since you’re going to be away from home when you actually pop the question, you’re going to want to make sure that you’ve got the ring right beforehand, as you might not have easy access to a jeweler. To help with this, Jaimie Mackey, a contributor to Brides.com, recommends finding a ring they already have so you can know the right size. Additionally, speak with friends or family members, or even search on their Pinterest boards, to find inspiration for the type of ring they’d like. Chances are they might have already pinned rings or, at the very least, stones they like. And you may have questions about stones (like “what is moissanite?”), or specific cuts so at least doing your research before you go will hopefully give you the time to get these important questions answered. If they don’t use Pinterest, maybe have a think about your partner’s personal style and taste, as this should help your decision too. After all, the last thing you want to have happen is that you propose with a modern ring when what they really wanted was a vintage engagement ring.

If you’re planning to ask your significant other to marry you on a romantic getaway, consider using the tips mentioned above to ensure everything goes off without a hitch.