Excitement, a moment of surprise and a unique idea: this is how you plan a marriage proposal so that it succeeds.
Guys, this blog post is dedicated to you. Most of the time it is still the men who fulfill the dream of the perfect proposal for their loved ones (and themselves). Which elements are part of the dreamlike proposal and how does a man ensure that everything works? We have collected tips and presenting a trend.
To hold on your loved one’s hand is pure thrill. It is clear that most men plan the event accordingly. Traditionally, the groom first asks the bride’s father. When the blessing is given, you can start planing. To ensure that the endeavor is also successful, there are some key elements that all great poposals have in common.
Create a wonderful Story around your wedding-proposal
The marriage proposal is a memorable moment, and ideally children, friends and relatives will talk about it years later. You can do this if you manage to create enough spells around the proposal. People love stories, and memorable stories like to be decorated and passed on. This can also happen with your poposal. Especially if you create a story – a kind of script – around the wedding proposal.
A video that went around the States shows how this works: The future groom asked his girlfriend Amy to meet him at his parents’ house. When she got there, the groom’s brother received her, put on her some headphones, opened the trunk of the car and let her sit there. What follows is probably the most beautiful marriage proposal in the world …
A Proposal should be well planned
We also like spontaneity. But you’d better save it for something less important. First of all, take enough time to plan the poposal and consider what type of scene suits your girlfriend and your relationship the most.
What makes a marriage proposal unforgettable? Ingenuity is definitely at the top of the list. If you manage to include the partner’s preferences and dreams, and also respond to the little peculiarities of her, you are doing everything right.
The poposal will be unique if you show your girlfriend that you know her inside out because you are making the exact same dream-proposal that she wants. The best thing about it: not only will she hover above the clouds, but you too, because you will make your girlfriend happy. Think about the exact location. Perhaps there are very important places that have an important meaning for you or your relationship. Think about the exact time.
Our mini checklist for the successful Proposals (of course also applies to women who propose, but we have already written about this here):
- Implement the partner’s dreams & wishes
- Pay attention to details before, during and after the Proposal
- Choose a unique location
Admittedly, these Proposals require a longer preparation phase, but the reward is worth the effort: an enthusiastic, radiant, incredibly happy: Yes.
Well-planned marriage proposals have the advantage that you can act more spontaneously. It is not uncommon for something unexpected to happen, despite the best planning. If you have planned well in advance, even a faux pas will not put you out of track.
Wedding proposals should be unique, or at least personalize it as possible
Do not steal someone else’s idea, but think of your own, at least try to make it as personal as possible. Every woman is different and everyone has their own taste. Think about whether your girlfriend wants to be alone with you or whether the whole family should know and be around:
Our friend Markus and his Sabine have one thing in common. They both love pizza! For their 3-year anniversary, Markus has gathered all of his friends and family in their apartment to order and eat pizza together. The friends of course knew about the application. He came up with something special for Sabine’s Pizza: The middle of the pizza should have a hole, and a box should be wrapped in red tissue paper in this hole. The ring is hidden in there. The inside of the pizza box should also have a special feature: A painted heart with the inscription: “Do you want to marry me?”
Everything was planned meticulously, and of course the pizza bakers were informed beforehand. So the friends ordered and the pizza came as planned. Just stupid that the box was not there! Markus was pretty angry at first, but had a flash idea how he could save the situation.
He shouted loudly: “Sabine, they delivered the wrong pizza for you! You wanted salami, and they send us ham! Wait, they’ll get something to hear!” And before Sabine could say anything, he stormed out of the room and called the pizza maker. Sabine of course did not understand the excitement and was almost a little upset because Markus was so freaked out – very unusual for him.
Markus saved the situation by calling the courier and complaining. They went out of their way and delivered the right pizza box in no time.
Markus was able to kneel in front of his loved one and ask her the questions of all the questions, which she answered yes with tears of joy and among all her loved ones. Sabine was really flabbergasted and happy that everyone was there. The pizza box, by the way, has been kept – it hangs framed in the entrance to the apartment.
Moment of Surprise
Markus’ idea made Sabine happy because pizza is something that connects them both. In addition, she would never have expected the proposal at that time, and Markus created a great surprise. A very exciting story, and the more excitement you create, the more fun it is.
Marriage proposals are a sign of honor, dedication and respect
There is probably no more famous gesture in the world: the man who kneels down and holds the woman’s hand – a centuries-old tradition that has not lost a bit of popularity – on the contrary.
Most women find them incredibly attractive. The symbolism of this gesture is also quite profound: the man offers himself to his wife with all his heart, (devotion) admits her a sublime position (honor) and offers her the choice (respect). Wonderful, isn’t it?
Trend: Have the application accompanied by a camera and a weddingphotographer
Wedding plaza writes:
“There has been a new trend among wedding photographers since last year – men are planning a marriage proposal for their girlfriend and are hiring a wedding photographer to secretly photograph or film the application with the camera.”
What is behind the trend and would we, the weddingphotographer recommend it?
The idea is that the couple have professional souvenir photos for themselves as well as friends and family. The groom discusses in detail with the wedding photographer how the proposal should proceed, and the photographer prepares accordingly and gives personal tips. We ourselves have often had inquiries from newlyweds (Asia, Australia) who traveled to Switzerland for a surprise shoot or wedding proposal.
Such a secret shoot can be really exciting, and if your girlfriend enjoys this atmosphere, don’t let that stop you. However, if she prefers an intimate setting, she may not be quite as enthusiastic about a secret photoshoot nor photographer. You have to think about it yourself. A wedding photographer, or simply a camera, is not always desirablein all cases.
In another case, you could surprise your girlfriend quite differently: give her a “normal” couple photo shoot. However, the shoot is anything but normal, because you are secretly planning the marriage proposal – and your loved one has no idea! This has the advantage that both of you have already dressed up and the camera is officially present. Plus you can coordinate with the wedding photographer and determine the appropriate moment for the application. It often worked out well.
How do you imagine the dream marriage proposal? Do the elements that we have listed appear in it? You are also welcome to tell us about your application, we look forward to it.