Proposing in a restaurant is one of the most popular ways to propose. Yet there are several mistakes that people continue to make that are easily avoided. Keep these things in mind to make sure your romantic restaurant proposal is just how you imagined it would be.
The biggest mistake people make is not ensuring that you have enough privacy when proposing. Not everyone likes to be in the spotlight in front of a group of strangers – it can add unnecessary pressure. If you want to ensure privacy, consider renting a private room or part of the restaurant. If that is out of budget, make sure that the restaurant you’re going to knows you’re coming – and what you intend to do. They may have a special table or spot they can give you that’s out of the way of other diners.
If you can’t have the restaurant all to yourself, you will have to consider how loud the restaurant will be when you propose. Reserve a table as far away from other diners as you can, yet be aware that you don’t want to be right next to the kitchen or restrooms. Avoid proposing during prime time – if you can, take your partner to an early or late dinner instead. Avoid restaurants that play live music, loud overhead music, or that have TV screens.
Make sure that the restaurant you choose serves high-quality food and beverages. A good meal is a key part of making the romantic restaurant proposal a success. Also, choose a restaurant that has a caring, attentive, and professional staff. Good service can make a big difference! If you’re able to reserve a private area for the occasion, make sure that you put in some effort to create a romantic environment. Candles, flowers, and personal touches can greatly elevate any proposal. A Proposal Planner from The Heart Bandits can work with you to create a personalized theme for the decor.
If you are planning a proposal contact The Heart Bandits today. Once your partner says “yes,” consider a New York elopement package from Pop The Knot.