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10 Tips For a

Perfect Proposal

10 Tips For a
Perfect Proposal

There’s no “right way” to get engaged. A proposal reflects a couple’s distinct personality, and every story is unique. To ensure your first step towards getting hitched goes off without a hitch, here are some tips to keep in mind while planning your proposal.

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Chances are you're going to be nervous, so write down what you want to say and rehearse it a few times before the big moment.
If your soon-to-be fiancé has a close-knit family, include them. Or keep the proposal just you two, with your loved ones close by, champagne ready.
Instead of proposing in a crowded restaurant, consider hiring a chef for a romantic, home-cooked meal.
If you’re taking a plane, pack the ring in your carry-on luggage (rather than keeping it in your pocket) to prevent the TSA from spoiling the surprise.
Make your proposal unforgettable by incorporating all five senses.
Planning a destination proposal? Pop the question on the first day so you can relax. There’s nothing worse than nerves to put a damper on fun.
Proposing without the box? Safety pin it to the inside of your pants pocket for extra security.
As a follow up to #7, insure the ring before you propose. Accidents happen. Be prepared for them!
Avoid proposing on or right before someone else's big day. This includes birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday weddings.
Even if you’ve written a poem or composed a song, finish with the precise words: “Will you marry me?” so you get the answer you’re waiting to hear.

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