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5 Mistakes to Avoid When Proposing

April 09, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 194

So, you are finally ready. You've thought long and hard about it, and you know you have finally found the woman you want to spend the rest of your life with. You've saved up some money, and purchased what you believe to be the perfect vintage engagement rings to adorn her finger. There's only one step left.


For many men, the art of proposing is a complete mystery. Because of this, simple and common mistakes often occur. If you want to pull off a successful and memorable proposal, use the following list of mistakes as a guide of what not to do.

Common Proposal Mishaps

  • Proposing too Soon- While you may be sure that she is the woman of your dreams, you may be a step of ahead of her. Take a moment to consider whether she is ready for marriage or not. Has she ever mentioned whether she wants to get married? While it isn't a requirement, it can help you determine whether she is interested in donning a long white dress and a veil. If she hasn't mentioned it, consider your ages and the amount of time you have been dating. Sometimes, hanging onto the engagement rings for a few more months can make all the difference.
  • Forgetting to Ask Her Father- These days, asking her father for her hand in marriage isn't so much about asking for permission. It is more an act of courtesy and a demonstration of your willingness to be honourable and care for his daughter. While modern times don't necessarily dictate you must ask the father, speaking to her family and requesting their blessing is still an important step before you get down on one knee.
  • Failing to be Creative- Almost every woman dreams of that beautiful moment when you take her hand and ask her to marry you. It's a big moment, and should not be boring. Be creative with your proposal; use inspiration from your relationship to make it unique and memorable.
  • Hiding the Ring- When you propose, don't put the ring any place other than your pocket. Placing it in a fortune cookie, her glass of champagne, or in a loaf of bread may be cute, but that doesn't mean your perfect night won't end with you giving her the Heimlich manoeuvre. Stay safe- keep the engagement ring bands in the box and out of a cupcake.
  • Choosing the Wrong Words- When you propose, she is going to want to hear that you love her and want to spend the rest of your life with her. These are the words she is going to remember for the next fifty years, so choose them wisely. At no point during your proposal should the words "We're not getting any younger" be uttered.

For some men, proposing with engagement rings is something of a mystery. It doesn't have to be though. By paying close attention to these common mistakes, you ensure you pull off the perfect proposal she will still be talking about as you wear your wedding rings on your golden anniversary.

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