The most important day of your life is when you make the most significant commitment to another person. That’s a big deal. It’s also an opportunity for you to show how deeply you care about them through an iconic wedding ring and how badly you want to spend your lives together. A marriage proposal is one of the most memorable moments in anyone’s life. Still, it can be hard to come up with something original or meaningful enough that shows exactly how much love between two people is considering tying their futures together for eternity.
An introvert’s guide
If you’re an introvert, you’ve likely had difficulty finding the words to express yourself. Your tendency toward quietness makes you more likely to be shy and reserved, but this doesn’t mean that your emotions are less intense than the extroverts around you. What might seem like a lack of emotional expression to someone who may not know you well can be a sign of deeper feelings than those who tend toward more overt displays of affection.
Introverts are often misunderstood for being cold or aloof. But if anything about them is true (besides their preference for solitude), they care deeply about others. Because introverts spend so much time observing and thinking quietly before speaking up or acting on something, they don’t want others to misinterpret their words or actions as unfeeling. After all, it takes more energy than most people realise to get through each day without having any major meltdowns while maintaining some semblance of sanity.
A romantic’s guide
Write a love letter that you deliver to your partner while they’re sleeping, either on paper or via email, text message or handwritten note.
- Use poetry.
- Use a song.
- Write a poem for your partner and have it read aloud by someone else in the room (Go for a celebrity if you want to make it extravagant).
A foodie’s guide
While the wedding ring is essential to a marriage proposal, your partner may find it hard to concentrate on your romantic words if their stomach grumbles. Before asking them to marry you, ensure they are fed and well-rested. To make this happen, plan an elaborate meal that will surprise them with its deliciousness, just like how you surprised them with a proposal that wasn’t expected in the first place.
Surprise them with both at once: propose during dessert or wait until after their plate is empty before pulling out your phone for an impromptu photo op. Your partner will have no choice but to accept as there’s nothing left on their plate except for one last bite—and then two rings.
A hopeless romantic’s guide
It’s your proposal day, and you’re feeling the pressure to make it unique. How can you possibly convey your undying love in a marriage proposal? You’ve probably already thought of a few ideas—romantic gestures, unique settings, heartfelt moments—but they probably don’t seem enough to get the point across.
An adventurous spirit’s guide
It’s time to embrace the adventure of a lifetime.
- Go on a trip: You and your partner can go somewhere not too far but still far enough to feel like you’re getting away from it all. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of a new land together.
- Get a helicopter ride: Or, if helicopters aren’t your thing (or you live in an area where they aren’t allowed), get an aerial view another way. Just looking out onto the horizon may suffice.
- Get a hot air balloon ride: They’re romantic when cold outside! And if you don’t want to brave such heights without having done so before, take pictures from one side while another couple takes pictures from above – then compare notes afterwards.
- Go skydiving: If this is something you’ve always wanted to do but never had the chance or courage for (or both!), now’s your chance! It’s a fantastic experience that should be part of any proposed plan.
Hopefully, you’re now prepared to make your proposal memorable and unique. You can take inspiration from these guides and develop something even more special for the person you love!