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Top Tips for Popping the Question


Getting that fateful question ‘Will you marry me?’ is always going to be daunting. However, it’s not just about what you’re asking. It’s about how you set the scene, play up the romantic angle, and show your partner that the best way to enjoy life is together. Managing this takes more than simply having a famous brand, such as Tacori, with your engagement ring. So, turn your eyes to these pointers, see if any of these registers with the romantic in you, and find out how to make your proposal one that will be impossible to turn down.

Look Back on Previous Conversations Regarding Marriage

If you have been together for a while, then you’ll have had plenty of time to discuss all kinds of topics, including marriage. Perhaps not your marriage, but other people’s. Try to get a stance of where your partner stands regarding marriage and proposals. Be sure to do it subtly otherwise you might find yourself making an ad hoc proposal then and there.


Public or Private Proposal

To mark the special occasion, you might want to enjoy a lavish night of wining and dining at a fancy restaurant. Perhaps you might have some soulful music playing in the background before you bring out the ring and the question. And, if your partner has a love of large romantic gestures, this could be the way to go. However, for some people, a public place creates pressure for them to say ‘yes’. And chances are your partner won’t appreciate being pressured before an audience. Think about the time you’ve spent together. How many of those were public memories and how many were more private, intimate moments. Which brings us to our next point…


Make It Individualistic

Don’t just make it a general proposal; down on one knee, a ring between your fingers. You need to put more originality and thought into your proposal, including the location (maybe a place that has some personal meaning to you both, like your first meeting or date), how you phrase it (a term of endearment prepared) and how you lead up to it (a casual night together, on a meaningful trip down memory lane).


Be Careful Who You Tell

You may need to include certain people in the secret, possibly someone in your partner’s social circle to get a sense of what will resonate with them the most. If you’ve got friends or family who are happily married, perhaps find out how they went about it. But keep it on a need-to-know basis. You don’t want the equivalent of a small town knowing by the time you pop the question.


Getting the Ring Out

There are a few creative ways of revealing the ring. You could have it at the bottom of a champagne glass (as long as they don’t swallow it), you could have them discover it at the end of a memento trail, or reveal it at the end of a heartfelt speech. The ring will seal the deal so how they first see it is crucial.


Have Some Words Prepared

This is the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. One thing to bear in mind is to try not to make any references to the future (i.e. children, growing old together) because this could overwhelm the proposee. To unlock a shared future, you should emphasize a shared past and present. Focus on the things you love about them as an individual, how they make you feel and why you work so well together. Maybe even throw in a treasured memory. But don’t turn it into a 10-minute monologue, you’re not reciting Shakespeare.


If you can bear these tips in mind, you can guarantee a romantic period for yourselves that celebrates everything that has come before and will enable to add to that growing bank of blissful memories.

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