Millennials (age 18 to 34) can sometimes get a bad reputation for being entitled, trendy, and detached and opinionated at the same time. Always one to try a new beauty regimen or diet fad, millennials are anything but conventional.
However, when it comes to planning a marriage proposal, millennials are proving to be surprisingly traditional. That doesn’t mean you can’t mix it up and throw in a few creative ideas, but aim for a balance of old and new.
Take a look at some of the traditional, and nontraditional, proposal trends that are sure to wow your favorite millennial!
1. Planning a unique, detail-oriented proposal. Remember, this is the generation that came up with prom-posals. Millennials are impressed by over-the-top proposals that are full of romance and personality, including helicopter rides, rooftops, limos, and sunset picnics. When you work with a proposal planner like The Heart Bandits, you can create a personalized proposal she’ll always remember.
2. Sharing your engagement on social media. Can you say #weddinghashtag? Millennials have created the term “ring selfie,” and they’re likely to focus on photography with optimal light and angles to show off their sparkling diamond! It’s fun to work together to come up with a creative way to share your engagement announcement with your friends and family on social media.
3. Buying the engagement ring online. Whether you buy your engagement ring online, or go shopping together, millennials are nontraditional when it comes to ring shopping. Instead of making you guess what they want, they’re open to sharing the shopping experience–which can be less stressful and more exciting!
4. Getting down on one knee. According to Business Insider, millennials are twice as likely to get down on one knee when they pop the question compared to people over the age of 44. This timeless tradition is a symbol of love and respect for the sometimes unconventional millennial.
5. Asking a parent for their blessing. The same study found that 63 percent of millennials asked for a parent’s blessing, compared to 20 percent of their older counterparts. Including her family in your proposal is an important part of making sure your proposal is meaningful and from the heart.
6. Including spirituality. Many millennials are including spirituality in their engagements and weddings, whether it’s traditional religious themes or other forms of spirituality. Talk with one another to determine which traditions you’d like to honor on your wedding day.
Millennials are anything but dull, and your marriage proposal should follow suit! To plan a creative marriage proposal that’s traditional and modern at the same time, contact The Heart Bandits. We can help you personalize your engagement to help celebrate your love.
We also love these skinny engagement ring boxes from Ring Stash! They’re a modern twist on the traditional ring box, so your diamond is sure to stay safe and hidden until the minute you pop the question.Emily Barge