It’s official — there is no one else for you. Everything in your relationship up until now has had a profoundly positive impact on your life, from the moment you first met to moving in together. Which has led you to the obvious conclusion: it’s time to seal the deal. But you know (or at least you should), that it’s imperative to get this part right. Muck up the proposal and you’ll never hear the end of it. We’ve pulled together tips to help you execute everything from the idea to the ‘I do’. By beginning with this list of recommendations, creating the perfect proposal is almost too easy.
1. Talk to their friends
Not that your one and only doesn’t tell you everything, it’s just that they tell their friends more — including the proposal and wedding they’ve dreamt of since they were little. Trust us when we say the BFF is your best ally.
2. Select a ring that is really special
Don’t choose a ring from a cabinet. After all, this is a story you’re going to tell for the rest of your life. With a ring crafted for you at Naveya & Sloane, she will be the only one to ever wear it. You have the opportunity to add your own touches to make the story of the ring as special as can be, including hand selecting the diamond that’s as special as the person who will wear it.
3. Leave enough time for the master jewellers to make it perfect
The ring you choose is made to order at the hands of Naveya & Sloane’s skilled designers, goldsmiths and setters. Crafting the ring takes around six to eight weeks, and then you’re ready to propose.
4. Make the proposal unique, but keep it simple
Your aim is to capture the essence of your relationship without going overboard. No ring in the cake surprise, no skydiving, you get the drill. The act in itself is romantic, so there’s no need to fluff it up too much.
5. Decide on a plan for after the ‘yes’
It’s one of the most common mistakes not to think further than the moment she says ‘yes’, but the last thing you’ll want to do is awkwardly head home with adrenaline running at an all-time high. Best have a picnic prepared or a celebratory dinner planned with family and friends.
6. Enjoy it
You’ll only do this once, so remember to take a moment, be present and enjoy it. When you feel your heart beating out of your chest, take a breath and embrace it.
Using these tips to create your ring, along with your own creative genius and a whole lot of love, a summer proposal story never sounded so good.
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