A marriage proposal can be a story you’ll love to tell for generations, or one you’ll glaze over and move onto the wedding itself J.
We love our guys, but unfortunately most of them are not the planners and/or romantics we’d like for them to be. We have a friend who just got engaged and her story is one that should go down in the record books as one of the lamest proposals ever. His heart was in the right place, but his nerves got the best of him and … uhhhhhh … well … uhhhhhhh. It went kind of something like that. (She still said yes.) J
So, ladies, don’t be afraid to drop some serious hints – or better yet, share this CupCase blog with your guy! A marriage proposal is a big deal and when, where and how you pop the question matters. We want to help make sure your proposal is a story worth telling. Check out our list of dos and don’ts when popping the question:
Do talk about marriage
Surprises are fun, but make sure getting married is something you both want. How awful would it be for him to buy the ring, orchestrate the perfect setting and pop the question only to hear crickets? It’s better to know the two of you are on the same page.
Do make it a surprise
Even though you’ve talked about marriage, your man can still make the actual proposal a surprise. As for the when, where and how – it will take some thought and perhaps a few major hints from you, but a surprise can still happen!
Do find the right engagement ring
You will be looking at that engagement ring every day for the rest of your life, so make sure it’s something you like! Find a clever way to offer input when you’re walking past a jewelry store window or when you see a jewelry ad on TV. Your sister, mother or a good friend also can offer to help!
Do talk to the parents
It’s the 21st century and women are no longer “owned” by their parents, but wouldn’t you like to know your guy went through the trouble to talk to your parents and ask for their blessing? Your parents will love it and your fiancé will score lots of brownie points. It’s a win-win-win!
Do tell her why you want to marry her
Guys, can we talk for a second? At the very least, ladies want their proposal to be more than just, “Will you marry me?” This is a big moment, so take some time and think about why you want to marry this girl. Of all the girls you have dated, why is she the one? And what would life be like without her? What do you see life like with her? Think about this … and tell her!
Do purchase a CupCase
You’ll need to protect that perfect bra for the Big Day and certainly to carry all the sexy lingerie you’ll be traveling with on your honeymoon. When it comes to packing bras – for weddings or honeymoons – you definitely need a CupCase!
Engagement rings don’t belong in food
Guys, please don’t hide an engagement ring in food. Not a cake, not a pie, not anything. It’s over-done, plus, it’s just not safe. We wouldn’t want your future bride choking on her ring now would we?
Don’t pop the question at a sporting event
Dudes, we know you love sports, and a proposal at a sporting event captured on the Jumbotron may seem exciting to you, but it’s not to us ladies. Thumbs down.
Don’t propose too soon or for the wrong reason
Here’s something really important: Make sure it’s real love. The proposal shouldn’t be happening “because it’s the next step” or “because all your friends are getting married” or “because you’re a certain age”. Your marriage will have to endure countless number unforeseen trials and tribulations, so make sure you both are going into this with eyes wide open.
Have a great proposal story to share? Let us know! We want to hear it!