When planning your wedding proposal, it’s always best if you can keep things organized with a handy checklist. The Heart Bandits have you covered! Follow this ultimate proposal checklist to ensure you’re not missing anything important.
The Ring & The Ring Box
Proposing without an engagement ring is one of the worst things you can do. Unless you’ve discussed this sort of thing with your partner ahead of time and they do not want a ring, make sure you have the ring with you on the day you propose. Once you have the perfect ring in hand, its time to pick out the ring box. Our fave? The flat engagement ring boxes at www.ringstash.com. Ditch the clunky, oversized, cheap boxes that come with the ring in favor of one that is stylish and easily concealed.
Where do you want to propose? You need to pick out a location that will wow your partner. Be sure to impress by surprising your partner and choosing a venue that is unforgettable. Take your partner’s wishes into consideration – select a place that you know they’ve always wanted to go, or somewhere that is special and significant for the two of you. Be sure to book your venue well in advance! Need ideas? Check out some of these popular proposal locations.
This is something that most people forget about. When proposing, its important to look your best. Plan your outfit accordingly – choose clothes that fit well, are clean and pressed. You don’t have to wear a tuxedo or ball gown, just make sure that you plan your outfit keeping in mind the venue you’ve selected, the weather, and the time of day. Be sure to give your partner a head’s up if you’re escorting them somewhere where formal attire is required – either that or plan ahead and buy your sweetheart an outfit that suits the occasion.
It should go without saying – but on the day of your proposal, your personal grooming should be immaculate. Make sure you shower, and spend a little time fixing your hair. Don’t forget the antiperspirant and a touch of fragrance. A little effort goes a long way!
If food is a part of your proposal plan, ensure that it is high quality and served fresh. Nothing is worse than a picnic with soggy sandwiches. When in doubt, hire professionals to make sure that everything is on point and just how you imagined it would be.
Flowers may or may not be on your itinerary but if they are – make sure that you buy your blooms from a well-known florist for the best quality. Choose flowers that your partner loves – even if you enjoy roses, if your partner likes Daisies then make sure any flowers you include are suited to their taste.
Music sets a mood unlike anything else. If you want to sweep your partner off their feet, consider hiring a quartet or soloist to play a romantic song that is significant for you as a couple.
Don’t forget to capture the moment! Having a professional proposal photographer on standby is one of the things that people appreciate the most after a proposal has taken place. Just like wedding photos, engagement pictures are ones that the two of you will cherish for life.
Enjoy the moment. Don’t let proposal stress weigh you down. If you’re anxious, consider hiring a marriage proposal planning service like The Heart Bandits to take care of everything. You should enjoy your big day – leave the details to the professionals and have a hassle-free proposal instead.Christina Clawson