A marriage proposal is an once-in-a-lifetime event that changes two peoples’ lives forever. It’s the kind of experience that deserves to be unique, flawless, and extra special.

The moment you say “will you marry me?” can never be taken back. Because of its special nature, planning an event like a proposal might feel intimidating. With that large amount of pressure, it’s easy to make mistakes along the way.

To make your marriage proposal as smooth-sailing as possible, here’s a checklist of things to accomplish and details to consider.

  • Find the Perfect Ring

After committing to the idea of proposing, finding the perfect ring is the next step. Some couples are lucky enough to have discussed marriage and ring details at some point in the past. Others have to deal with a bit of guessing and investigating.

Find out her preference, whether it’s a big diamond or a simple studded band. Examining the jewelry she wears and asking her friends are two ways to find the perfect ring.

  • Scout for the Best Location

Where you choose to pop the question makes a difference. Many choose to stage their proposal in a location that comes with a sentimental memory. For example, the rooftop bar where you first met, the date and place where you first exchanged ‘I love you’s’, and your partner’s dream high-class restaurant are all good choices.

You can also choose to associate your proposal with an entirely new place that reflects your relationship.

  • Clear Out the Schedule

Nothing destroys the climactic, romantic mood like a work call. Make sure that both of you have nothing scheduled on that day or night. This might mean planning your proposal weeks in advance to find that sweet spot.

If you need to, get her friends and work colleagues on board to keep her work-free.

  • Practice Your Speech

There’s no expectation to be the new Shakespeare or to have the whole speech memorized. But having a general idea of what you want to say will help you go through the proposal perfectly.

Speaking about your love shouldn’t be so hard, as long as it comes from the heart.

  • Get a Planning Team on Board

Plans and grand gestures are great, but only if they’re executed well. When it comes to marriage proposals, you have to coordinate everything from the location, music and ambiance, to the cooperation of friends and family, and even getting photography services.

The first step is to get your friends to work with you on pulling it off. If you want a bigger guarantee that the proposal will go smoothly, get the services of an event planner to take care of the stressful details.

Working With an Event Planner for Your Marriage Proposal

Taking the first step to the rest of your lives shouldn’t be overly stressful. An event planner can keep the details together, while staying true to your relationship and budget. They can coordinate with the vendors, venues, and every detail in between.

An interviewer can discover the likes, dislikes, moments and symbols special to your relationship, and come up with unique and personalized proposal ideas. You can also consider pre-designed proposals, from a romantic beach date to the classic champagne dinner.

Contact a professional event planner to make your perfect marriage proposal a reality.

Written by bleu events, one of the top event planners Columbia, MO has to offer.