From deciding how to pop the question to preparing the right ring to trying to hiding the surprise from your lover, there are many things that go into planning a proposal. Ensuring that everything goes smoothly and hoping that the one you wish to spend your life with says “Yes!” to your question can reduce anyone to a bundle of nerves.
Before you get down on one knee, here are a few tips to take note of that can help make your proposal perfect and unforgettable, and run as smoothly as possible.
1. Make It Unique & Personal
When it comes to wedding proposals, there is no right answer on the best proposal. It can be an intimate moment with just the two of you, a surprise with all your friends and family there to witness the moment, or even a flash mob in the middle of the street. The key here is to think about what matters the most to your partner and what they would like.
A way to make your proposal extra special is to choose a location that is meaningful. This could be the restaurant where you had your first date, a place or country that you’ve always dreamt of visiting together, or even your own home.
Regardless of where you choose to propose, set the mood by decorating the place and playing a song that holds memories for the both of you. You can do up the place with candles, polaroids of special milestones in your relationship, and flowers, like our pink gerberas table bouquet, that can sweeten up the atmosphere with their bright colours and aromatic fragrance.
Remember, it doesn’t have to be grand and expensive to be romantic! Try to focus on what your partner likes. At the end of the day, the most memorable proposal is one that is personalised and special for the both of you.
2. Prepare The Ring Of Her Dreams
No proposal is complete without a ring. We always see it, a guy getting down on one knee pulling out a velvet box with the key to forever, a single ring, nestled within. Your partner will be wearing this ring for the rest of their life and showing it off to their friends and family, so it is important to get something that they’ll like.
At this point in your relationship, your partner might likely be expecting an impending proposal and dropping all sorts of hints. Try to take note of them and sneak a peek as they scroll through their Instagram and Pinterests on the style of ring they would like. If these aren’t enough, you can also try to ask their closest friends who are sure to have the answer!
There are a multitude of options to choose from these days from traditional diamond rings to non-traditional sapphire cluster rings to twig-inspired bands. Make it all the more unique with bespoke rings made just for the two of you. Do remember to take note of their ring size before the proposal so that they can wear it immediately after saying yes to you!
3. Speak From The Very Bottom Of Your Heart
When it’s time to finally pop the question, it can get a little unnerving. But the words you say leading up to your “Will you marry me?” is what makes your proposal like no other and would be something that your partner will remember for years to come. To ensure your nerves don’t get the better of you, take some time to jot down the most important things you would like to say.
Take this opportunity to let them know what makes them so special to you, what you love about them and even the moment when you knew they were the one for you. But more than anything, make sure whatever you say is genuine and spoken from your heart and everything you need to say will just come naturally.
4. Say It With Flowers
Pair your proposal with a bouquet of fresh flowers to make the event more romantic. A beautifully arranged floral bouquet can even be used as a great instagram backdrop when they reveal to the world that they are engaged. Be sure to pick out her favourite flowers while you are at it! If you are unsure of her favourite flowers, you can consider getting blooms with deep meanings like this carefully arranged bouquet of roses, which epitomises true love, or this whimsical pink carnations bouquet, which symbolise love, fascination and admiration.
From roses to hydrangeas to baby’s breath, Hilton’s Gifts offers a wide variety of flower bouquets in Singapore that your sweetheart will be sure to love. If you would like to create a bespoke bouquet for the proposal, feel free to drop us a call at +65 6382 3771 and our caring staff will arrange for you an exquisite bouquet of blooms like no other.
5. Capture It On Camera
Whatever you do, remember to capture the special moment with a camera! This moment is a special one that marks the beginning of their lives with you. Whether you are hiring a professional photographer or counting on your lover’s best friend with her phone camera, documenting this special occasion would allow the both of you to relive this moment in the future as well as share it with your loved ones who were not present.
If it’s just going to be the two of you, try to set up a camera stand and play it off as a normal photoshoot. Your soon-to-be fiance(e) will definitely appreciate it!
Planning The Perfect Proposal With Flowers
A marriage proposal comes only once a lifetime, and everyone would like to make it perfect and unforgettable. Make your proposal romantic and magical with flowers, with their deep symbolisms and beautiful colours. At Hilton’s Gift, an online florist in Singapore with over 20 years of experience, we are committed to making your special moments even more special with our flower bouquets and arrangements. View our flower bouquets here or call us at +65 6382 3771 for bespoke floral creations.