Your proposal is one of the most important days of your life, and you both will remember it forever. But what if something goes wrong? We’ve gathered a few of the most important mistakes to avoid when planning your wedding proposal.
You’re at the restaurant, the wine has arrived, the time has come- what are you going to say? Or, worse, you’re out on a date and you know you are going to propose, but you don’t have a proposal idea. The problem here is a lack of planning. If you don’t consider the timing of your proposal and the words you will use ahead of time, you run the risk of your mind going blank at the crucial moment. The last thing you want is to let your proposal fall flat because of a poor choice of words or less-than-ideal timing. Keep in mind, we aren’t suggesting you memorize what you will say ahead of time, just have a plan.
Not Creating A Budget
Even if you plan the location, the words, the ring and everything else to a tee, there’s another detail that’s easy to forget: the money. A proposal can be an expensive affair, between the ring, the restaurant, and any extra-special arrangements you might have made. Take the time to consider the costs ahead of time, and make sure that you have the cash set aside to cover everything. You want to be able to bask in your new engagement without next month’s credit card bill hanging over your head.
If you take her to your favorite restaurant, order your favorite drinks, and get the staff to play your favorite song on the radio while you propose with the ring from the jeweler you liked best, what could go wrong? Everything, actually. A dangerous trap that many men fall into is that they create the proposal of their dreams- not of their girlfriend’s dreams. It is worth spending some extra time and planning to make sure that you have arranged the details in a way that she will find special and wonderful, not just the way you think they should be.
Planning a proposal and want to make sure everything goes smoothly? Contact the Heart Bandits. They’ve seen all the mistakes one can possibly make, and they will ensure that your marriage proposal goes without a hitch, no matter what. Contact us today!Michele