There are countless ways to propose, but one thing most proposals have in common is the element of surprise. This is the moment where you catch your partner off guard, drop down on one knee, and pop the question to their great surprise.
However, with all the planning, actually pulling off the surprise isn’t always easy. Especially when your partner is hoping or expecting you to propose.
So, if you’re wondering how to surprise your partner when you pop the question, you’ve come to the right place! Keep reading to find all the tips and tricks you’ll need.
Start with a Ring
No proposal is complete without a Valentina engagement ring. We have rings of all shapes and styles to suit almost any budget. Best of all, we can help you choose the perfect ring that will wow your partner and be the envy of their friends for years to come. So, before you start drawing up your grand plans, get in touch with us today!
Make it Personal
The next step is to think about your partner, and how they would actually like to be proposed to. If you’re lucky, and you’ve been paying attention, they’ve probably already given you some indication as to what is a good idea and what should be avoided. The best way we can explain it is that romance looks different to everyone. Some people love a grand gesture, whereas others prefer something more intimate – so make it about the two of you and you can’t go wrong.
Keep it to yourself
There is nothing worse than all of your plans and schemes going to waste when someone accidentally gives away your secret. So, keep the number of people you tell to a minimum. The fewer people that know, the fewer people that can give the game away.
Should you tell someone, be sure you make it clear how important it is that they keep it to themselves. You should let your partner’s parents know out of respect, but if you’re worried about any spoilers, notify them as close to the proposal as possible.
This may sound counter-intuitive, but romantic settings or gestures can be a bit of a giveaway when it comes to your plans. For example, walking into a romantic restaurant may hint to your partner that you have certain plans for the evening.
So, if you truly want your proposal to be a surprise, perhaps you should plan something unexpected? Like a proposal at home or somewhere less obviously romantic? That way, you can truly be sure that you’ll catch them off guard.
Don’t try to ‘Throw them off the scent’
We’ve all seen that episode of Friends, where Chandler tries to throw Monica off the scent of his proposal by saying he isn’t at all interested in marriage. This is a terrible approach, that will only cause doubt in your partner’s mind and be detrimental to your relationship. So, word to the wise; keep the secret without throwing a spanner into the works of your relationship.