It’s one of the biggest moments of your life. Why should you care about other people when you’re proposing? Not only should you care – in some cases there are laws that have to be followed when you’re putting on any kind of public event. Being considerate of others and the space that you’re using is important not only for the public, but to show your partner that you care.
Follow these essential tips when you plan a public marriage proposal so that everything runs smoothly.
Watch Out for Noise
Depending on how public your proposal is, you may need to worry about your proposal interfering with bystanders. Generally speaking, it is best to avoid creating a spectacle that causes significant noise, especially in a residential area. If your proposal will cause noise that travels beyond your immediate area, you may need to rethink your plans. Having police show up after you’ve just proposed is not romantic. Be considerate – keep noise levels to a minimum.
Obstruction of Regular Activities
Will your proposal impede regular activities that other people are trying to do? For example, you’re proposing at Disneyland, and want to pop the question with the help of your partner’s favorite costumed character. Be aware that there is a line behind you of other people who also want a photo op. Don’t ruin an experience for other people with your public proposal. Think creatively to avoid obstructing regular activities. Be sure to follow all local laws – and if a permit is required, be sure to get one!
Clean it Up
If your proposal includes flowers, food, or other items, be sure to clean up after yourself. It may be best to hire a service that will take care of everything – just be sure that you don’t leave a giant mess for others to deal with. Be considerate by cleaning up.
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