If you had the notion of getting engaged in 2020, then you may have had to delay the proposal or pivot to make it happen. Nonetheless, it can still happen, and maybe even in a more intimate and personal way. Here are a few ideas that can make your 2020 proposal special and memorable.
Let's go over a few of the key details first, to make sure we thought of everything! These are the things you should think about before getting down on one knee.
It's All in the Details!
Some of the best proposal stories we have heard were just because of the thought put into making it sentimental and special. That could mean the location is meaningful. Think of the places that have been monumental in your relationship - the place you met, your first date, your first trip together, or maybe just a place that you both think of as "yours". The location alone can make the proposal unique to your relationship.
Think of any small details that would show how far you've come in your relationship, items that are sentimental to you, or things just to set the tone of the moment. The sky is the limit and only you know what those details are BUT some examples could include photos, letters, a sentimental song playing, candles, flowers, special food or drink to have a mini celebration with, a special shirt that you wore on a memorable occasion, and so many more. It doesn't have to be over-the-top but you should spend some time thinking about how to make it special specifically for your significant other.
A family affair or just the two of you?
I bet by now you know the answer to this! If not, you should figure out if you and your partner want an intimate engagement or a big celebration. There are reasons to do it both ways, so you just need to decide what is best for your engagement.
Capturing the moment
Once you pop the question, and she says "yes" you will probably want to snap a few pictures to commemorate the experience. You can go with a good old trusty selfie (I've seen some cute ones!), you can ask a friend or family member to take a few pictures, or you can hire a professional. If you hire a professional they usually will shoot the engagement itself as well as have a little photo session afterward. And yes, they can be sneaky and not spoil the surprise!
Here are Some Specific Ideas...
A Popup Picnic for Two
Simple, yet done in the right way it can make a huge impact. A picnic may not be the appropriate word to describe the setups Popovers + Peonies has to offer. This new DFW popup picnic company brings in furniture, rugs, decor, table settings, and everything you could possibly think up for a lavish outdoor celebration. Whether it be for just you and your new fiance or immediate friends and family, it is something that most people haven't experienced.
Imagine a beautiful park or a familiar outdoor location - the perfect setting and maybe a perfect story to get your intended to the location. A photographer can be strategically hidden to capture the moment. As you approach a surprise spread, laid out special for you both, you can propose in a perfect backdrop. A popup proposal!
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years are popular days to get engaged. Why wouldn't they be? It already has all the aspects of a special day and your loved ones already gathered around. Plus most don't expect it when they are focused on the festivities.
You can take it up a notch by offering a unique ornament that hints at the proposal. Or serving a dish to the one you love that isn't food at all but a ring. Or perhaps by surprising your *almost* fiance with a sentimental toast and new ring for the new year. Just because it's been done, doesn't mean it is any less special.
If you are into adventures and the outdoors, why not create your own cache. Treasure hunting with an actual treasure at the end! If you are new to the geocaching community, you use an app and GPS coordinates to find real-life treasure. If you want to do something fun and new (unless this is your hobby) this might be a great option. Especially since the last thing your soon-to-be fiance will be expecting to find is a ring!
Imagine the moment you find the long-anticipated cache and the excitement. Only to discover a ring and proposal - the adventure is really just beginning!
If you think you will be on the receiving end of a proposal, check out our blog "Accepting a Proposal with Grace" to be prepared.
After you get engaged, we would love to help you plan! Please contact us to schedule your consultation.
Shawna Pilcher - Brand Ambassador