It’s one of the most nerve-wracking things you may ever face, but the good folk at The Proposers have got popping the question down to a fine art. Having helped more than 650 people propose during the past 4 years, these self-styled romance planners certainly know their stuff. And it turns out that getting down on bended knee while on holiday might just be the most magical way to do it. Here’s how to do it right…
It’s all about heightening the emotions at an important time like this, so you’re already onto a winner if you’re proposing alongside a beautiful view. What about picking your moment in the mountains, or on a deserted beach by the sea? Alternatively, how could anyone refuse an offer of marriage beside a heart-soaringly dramatic waterfall in Iceland?
2. The weather.
As much as we love the UK, it doesn’t mean we love our unpredictable weather. If you dream of popping the question in warm sunshine or under starry skies on a balmy night, make sure you consider the climate when planning your proposal. There’s no point heading to the Caribbean in hurricane season, for instance – your ring might blow away, for starters! For reliably good weather, Thailand should have you covered for much of the year. *Though don’t hold us to that.
It’s a psychological thing: as soon you put your out-of-office on, you become more relaxed. And on holiday, that big moment of proposal can’t be scuppered by one of you forgetting to put the bins out or not emptying the dishwasher. All you have to worry about is hunkering down on a sunlounger and having a lovely, romantic old time. Well, that and them actually saying ‘yes.’
You’ve already got the views sorted on holiday, which means your ‘he/she just said yes!’ selfie is going to look pretty amazing. You may both have a nice tan; the bags under your eyes will be non-existent, and everyone looks at least 10 times better in the soft light of a stunning sunset. #Winning.
There’s obviously nowt’ wrong with getting engaged during a freezing cold, rainy weekend in Bognor – and if that’s your bag, you’re clearly made of sterner stuff than us. But just imagine the reaction of all your loved ones as you announce that your betrothed said ‘yes’ while you were watching the Northern Lights or feeding baby elephants in Sri Lanka. Seriously, you could dine out on that for ever.
There’s nothing as romantic as being on a beach at sunset with the sound of waves lapping at the shore. So organise a private dinner for two right there on the sand. For extra wow factor, hire a singer to serenade your intended with their favourite song. Or go all-out and arrange for fireworks to go off after you’ve got your ‘yes’ in the bag.
What better way to pop the question than underwater? First up, get your scuba guide to take a photo of you both. Then, when your partner is looking the other way, get someone to swim up behind you and hold up a “will you marry me?” sign. You can either propose there and then by getting your partner to turn round, or keep the surprise going by presenting them with a photo later on. They won’t suspect a thing.
If you want a really intimate proposal, get away from it all in a romantic Rajhastani tent on one of Goa’s beautiful beaches. After spending the day relaxing in hammocks, you could pop the question by a campfire under the stars. Or, if your other half is an animal lover, get down on one knee while spotting dolphins on a boat ride. The world is your oyster!
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Author: Thomson Holidays
Published: March 22, 2016
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