Getting Married? Need Engagement Advice? Listen up.
There are so many ways to get engaged but what is most important is that it suits the both of you. Think about your history as a couple and make your proposal fit. Did you meet at church? Set up a proposal with the church staff. Do you both enjoy hiking? Propose at one of your favorite spots. Consider your girlfriend’s personality before proposing. Not every woman dreams of a big public spectacle. In fact, a private proposal could be much more romantic. Also, consider the fact that you will be asked to re-tell your proposal story to your friends, family, and kids for the rest of your lives. Proposing to your girlfriend while you are in the throes of passion may not be a good idea because you will have to censor your story or fabricate a new story. Also, your girlfriend may also question the proposal’s credibility if she thinks you’re not thinking straight. Similarly, it’s not a good idea to propose while you are drunk, under the influence of drugs, or during traumatic moments in your life (death of loved one, just got dumped, you get the idea…). Don’t steal anyone’s thunder! Proposing at someone else’s wedding is very rarely appropriate. This rings true for announcing your engagement, as well – if someone else makes a big announcement before you do, consider postponing your announcement.
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