The engagement ring is a symbol of love between two people. A creative proposal is a chance to help make the delivery as memorable and endearing as the ring itself. The road toward a lifetime commitment to each other begins with the acceptance of a ring, and the importance of its impact should not be underestimated.
The Treasure Hunt
Sending your mate on a chase around town, following clues leading from one area to the next, can arouse curiosity and make the event fun and memorable. Using familiar locations adds to the mystery and makes the event seem important. Add small gifts or affectionate notes with each clue. Lead your bread crumbs to a place that holds importance for both of you, such as the restaurant you went to on your first date or the park where you had your first kiss. Have the last clue lead to the ring and have the evening planned out for a celebration.
The Stealth Proposal
There's no reason your partner has to be conscious to accept your engagement ring. Wait for her to fall asleep and gently slip the ring on her finger. Make sure you're up before she is and wake her with a romantic gesture. Make her breakfast in bed or give her a massage. Pass your behavior off as an affectionate gesture and wait for her to notice the shiny object on her finger.
Served With Dinner
Presentation of the engagement band is often accompanied by a nice dinner. Enterprising lovebirds may want to take things a step further by having the ring brought out as part of the meal. Have the ring put into a fortune cookie with a special message inside. Serve it with a tray of oysters in a half-opened shell. Have the chef bake a special dessert with a message written in glaze and the ring placed on top.
Breaking the Law
Plan a nice day out with your sweetheart, ending with a trip to your favorite restaurant. Arrange to get yourself pulled over by the police on your way home. When the officer asks for your insurance and registration papers, have your mate open the glove compartment, only to find the engagement ring and a marriage proposal. Another way to do this would be to have the officer present the proposal as if it were a ticket. Wait for it to be read before handing your partner the ring.
Sometimes things go wrong. Sometimes the timing isn't right and the mood you anticipated disappears because of an unfortunate occurrence. Don't force the perfect moment. If things aren't unfolding as you planned and you don't feel right about it, don't hesitate to put things off. Your proposal and presentation of the ring that signifies your eternal love should be a moment to remember always.
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