Valentines Engagement Proposal Ideas
So you are taking the LEAP! Congratulations to you for taking that next step in your relationship; popping the question! What a whirlwind of emotions you must be feeling right now. Getting engaged is very much a once in a lifetime moment for many people (apart from the Wedding Day of course). It is presumed that this is WHY it’s so nerve racking for so many…but we like to believe that all of the overwhelming love and joy one feels when KNOWING they have found the one and want to make that permanent – has a part in this too.
The least we can do is help you through this time with some creative, romantic and unique Valentines Engagement Proposal ideas (after all, we specialize in commemorating keepsakes and helping people find the best ways to do that).
Below are some helpful hints, tips and tricks for making the perfect Engagement Proposal as smooth and easy on your nerves as possible and as unique as possible.
First things first…the Speech.
We recommend that you get your Engagement Proposal speech prepared well in advance because it’s a nerve racking moment no matter how “ready” you are but writing your Engagement Proposal speech before the rest will give you the answers you need on how to set the tone of your evening. But don’t just write the speech, perfect it! Make it remarkable! An account of your history together is valuable however, the way your significant other makes you FEEL is far more effective. This is especially true if you are usually reserved with your emotions.
Making a statement about how wonderful life has been so far with this person is a great start. Addressing the plans you have both discussed about life and/or the dreams you share is also an excellent idea. But making it clear how much you look forward to growing old with this person will take your speech over the top!
That’s what marriage is about anyhow; wanting to age with someone you love. Knowing you want to be there for them no matter what happens in their lives, good or otherwise. Being certain you want them to be there for you, always by your side no matter what happens with you as well. These are sentiments / words a great speech is made of!
Once you have your speech down…it’s time to get creative.
Next; Setting The Scene!
If planning your engagement proposal away from the home, take your significant other back to the place where you met or to someplace that means a great deal to both of you. Do make sure you establish contact with the site / location owner beforehand to either arrange an extra special set up for your once in a lifetime date OR in the very least to give you a very private location where you can set the scene.
Decorating your location may or may not be necessary, but if you are, a great way to do this is to gather a collection of photo’s that focus on your relationship and best memories, display them around your table or location. AND/OR set the mood to full romance with Candlelight and as many roses as you can muster. Candlelight screams romance! This is excellent for an Engagement Proposal – not to mention a Valentines Engagement Proposal.
If you are planning your special Valentines Engagement Proposal in the home the sky is the limit when it comes to creativity and decor. You can FILL your home with roses, red and white. You can sprinkle rose petals from the door to the main room where the Engagement Proposal will take place. You can display candles everywhere. You can invite family and close friends to join in (as part of a surprise proposal) or you can do this alone.
You can create a NEW photo collage with all of the best photo’s you share together – or you can display a NEW photo collage album. (Picaboo and Shutterfly are great for photo albums but many photo departments are also offering custom bound albums as well). This way you can draw your loved ones attention to those memories with your speech. You can also create a treasure hunt of sorts – with creative notes strategically placed around the home – leading your loved one to the main stage.
No matter how you set the scene, the thought and effort you put into this will NOT go unnoticed. The more creative, the more out of YOUR comfort zone but the closer to your future spouses comfort zone you go, the better it will be.
After the scene is set, you have to work on TIMING.
Timing is next and quite possibly one of the most important aspects of your Engagement Proposal. This one however is dependent on how you set your scene. You have to ask yourself if you prefer to build up to the moment through the evening or get straight into it like you would a surprise party? Either way will be welcomed by the right one. There is no WRONG way to time this either – but if you are someone who likes to have a little bit of fun and not too anxious as time passes, a delayed Engagement Proposal might be the best.
Finally, but certainly not least, you have to consider how you will present the ring.
If on the scene you will have a romantic dinner table set, attaching the ring to a wine bottle, glass stem or napkin ring is definitely going to get the attention it needs. You could alternatively prepare a gift that then holds the ring. But keep in mind that need to be creative in this case. We do recommend that your engagement gift NOT be the ring box itself. The shape and size of a ring box is too predictable. Easy to hide in your pocket yes, but with all of your pre-planning we are sure you can hide a larger gift (holding the ring) somewhere on scene and bring it out ONLY when needed.
For a unique gift, Ornaments And More would like to introduce you Personalized Engagement Ornaments. You can inscribe “will you marry me” on any one of our Engagement Ornaments – as well as the date of the proposal and you can tie the real ring to the ornament with a gold or silver ribbon – or even present it AFTER your love says YES!
However you choose to set up this special day – we are sure it will be fabulous! Once again, congratulations from all of us here at Ornaments And More for taking such a great leap in life!