When it comes to decorating the outside of your house for the holidays, a child’s birthday party or a wedding proposal, there is a certain element of “one-upping” the celebrating acquaintances who’ve gone before you. We’re here to tell you, though, that your wedding proposal should be entirely about the two of you as a couple. It shouldn’t matter if a family member or friend planned an elaborate event. Yours doesn’t have to be better. It just has to be about the two of you.
Before you plan a proposal event, be sure you purchase a diamond engagement ring that is imbued with fashion and style significance to the person you’re proposing to. You can shop in a brick-and-mortar store, or you can look online, giving yourself the opportunity to view rings on the Internet 24/7 and at your convenience. And, if you’re planning a surprise, you may have to shop when your intended isn’t around. Consider visiting Brisbane’s most trusted jewellery shop, The Diamond Jewellery Studio, and view their astonishing collection.
A really fun proposal – again, centred on your relationship and history is the current on-trend, but super fun “flash mob proposal.” It does take planning, however, so you need to be organized and detailed – and good at keeping secrets!
While “flash mob” proposals are popular on YouTube, you can still do a flash mob proposal that is unique to the two of you. Consider a location that can:
- Accommodate a flash mob
- Give a credible impression that it’s just a “regular” place you would normally go (this is essential for the surprise element)
- Allow the flash mob without getting shut down by disgruntled security. This means, be sure you consult with the management of the property that it’s allowed.
- Accommodate if one or more of your “dancers” is unable to come on the “day of” – this means, don’t choreograph a portion where anyone is performing something critical to the entire performance.
- Facilitate peace of mind. The worst thing you can do is completely stress – there are a lot of working parts in this kind of proposal and if you are particularly sensitive or easily stressed, this might not be the right kind of proposal for you – no matter how certain you are of a positive outcome.
- Demonstrate to your partner that there is relevance to your relationship in the performance. If you get to the point where you are “settling” for a location to accommodate an actual flash mob, but will have little to no relationship to the life you and your partner have shared so far, the idea of making the proposal about the two of you specifically becomes obscured.
- Allow a friend or professional to shoot the occasion and event, because it’s definitely something you both will want to watch again and certainly share with your friends and family.
On closer viewing, it appears that many people in the available online proposal videos are using the choreography of Bruno Mars’ “I Think I want to Marry You,” obviously stemming back to someone who was the original proposer.
That said, any kind of “public proposal” should come with a caveat – either you must be absolutely certain your partner will say yes or, critically, that if your partner says “no,” you are prepared and can handle it. A public proposal – notably a flash mob, in which hours and hours of time and commitment, not just from you but from anyone else participating – can be a glorious thing, but it can also be devastating if you don’t get the answer you’re hoping for.