Emotional Wellbeing


Mandy Kloppers

How to Create the Best Setting to Popping the Question

If you have been thinking about popping the question and proposing your partner, you don’t necessarily have to follow traditions. The important thing is that you choose a setting you are both comfortable with. You should have the privacy, if you need it, or the audience to shout out with joy once you have managed to ask the big question. At the end of the day, it all comes down to your preferences and your personality, but there are some locations and situations that are better than others. Here are some ideas to give you some inspiration.

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A Long Weekend

If you are serious about planning, and would like to create the perfect romantic setting for the proposal, you might take your loved one away for a romantic weekend break where you can both take a step back from your daily routine and the same old environment, Take a break from technology, and focus on each other instead. Book a table at the restaurant and talk to the staff to prepare everything for the moment. You might get them to hide the ring under the napkin or send over a note, if you are too shy to address the question directly.

A Beach Picnic

If you don’t have the time for a long weekend, you can still have a few hours to go for a picnic on the beach. If you can get up early enough for the sunrise, or arrive by the time it sets, you will have the most romantic backdrop for your wedding. Just imagine how beautifully the Tacori Blooms rings will look during the Golden Hour. Make the most out of your moment and capture the proposal in the best possible light. If your partner loves the outdoors, this might be the perfect setting for you.  

A Hike

In case you are both active and love nature, you can go on  a hike and arrange the proposal for the top of the mountain. You might even go ahead and hide the rings under a rock near where you will sit down, so you or your partner can “accidentally” find it. This, of course, is only a good approach if you are visiting a remote area, and there are no other people around who would sit down at the same spot you have chosen for your special moment.

Romantic Dinner

One of the best ways of creating a romantic setting for your proposal is involving other people. If you book a table at a restaurant, you can get the rings hidden in a fortune cookie, or get the waiter to reserve the best private table for the special event. You can plan every detail ahead, and your partner will still not suspect anything.

A Spa Break

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A great alternative to getting engaged is taking a spa break with your loved one. Even if you only stay for a night or two, you will feel more relaxed and connected, and it will be easier for you to find the right moment to pop the question. You can tune into each other’s feelings and thoughts, not to mention that you will feel refreshed and more engaged with each other, due to spending some quality time together.

Friends’ Party

If you would like to involve your friends in the planning, and want them to be a part of the celebration, you should ask them if you can arrange a special moment at their party. This approach will only work if your friends can keep a secret, and if you are sure that your partner will say yes. If there are any uncertainties, you should not ask the question publically, or you will feel intimidated and might end up being the subject of gossip for all the wrong reasons for months to come.

Family Event

To involve your family, you can also ask the question during a family gathering. No matter if it is a wedding anniversary, or a birthday, you will want your family to be a part of your life, so share the moment with them. Celebrating family will create the right environment for popping the question, and you will have the support of your loved ones, giving you confidence and helping you overcome anxiety.

Asking your partner to marry you is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. Take your time planning, and create the best setting and environment, so you can help them say yes without hesitation.

Mandy X

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