There are few things in his life that are going to cause a man as much nervousness and anxiety as how and where to propose marriage to the woman that he loves. Naturally, the woman who receives the proposal is going to have a photographic memory about every little detail that took place, and the man might only remember that he was in the men's room, sick to his stomach and covered in a cold sweat.
When it comes to proposing, think carefully about the woman in your life and decide just how you want to show her that you want to spend the rest of your life with her--and that you know her well enough to propose in a manner that suits who she is.
Recently, I saw an article on what had to have been the most unique marriage proposals in the world. A man rented an art gallery, created a fictitious artist and had a three-dimensional display that looked like a giant mobile hanging from the ceiling. However, when the various pieces were viewed through one special area in the gallery, it was a marriage proposal. The entire thing was the most intricately conceived idea that I've ever seen and you can bet that it's going to be tough to top that kind of proposal.
Luckily, you don't have to go to such extremes.
Many people like the idea of going to a romantic hideaway, and depending upon your girlfriend, that might be a perfect setting. It can be either a beach bungalow or a four-star hotel. What matters most is that you show that you've put some time and some care into making everything as special as possible.
Are both of you caught up in the hustle-and-bustle of a busy work schedule? Why not take her on a weekend retreat to somewhere isolated, where you'll be able to focus your attentions on each other. Choose some place that has no ringing telephones or irate employers or traffic jams.
Then again, it can be something as simple as a favorite restaurant. Take her to the first restaurant that you went on a date to. A gesture that is both romantic and also that shows that you know who she is can never go wrong. Keep in mind that if she's the kind of woman who gets embarrassed, she might not want something grand and impressive that is going to draw attention to herself.
Before you do anything spectacular, you want to make sure that as little can go wrong as possible. When it comes to things like wedding proposals, Murphy and his laws tend to show up in full force. Sometimes, doing the simple things can be just what your girlfriend wanted as opposed to something grand and impressive.
The most important thing to remember is that you really want your girlfriend to understand how important she is to you, and how lucky you are that she's in your life. When it comes to your proposal, make sure that you delve deep into your heart, deep into your emotions, and you bring forth all of the magic and all of the love that she's inspired in you.
One gentleman went to an online book distributor and created an entire paperback book for his future wife, entitled The Love Of My Life. It cost him about three hundred dollars to have the book printed, and he presented it to his girlfriend, along with a ring--thereby guaranteeing that he has given her a memory that she is going to treasure for the rest of her life.
You don't have to go to such lengths, of course. Perhaps you can write a love poem to your girlfriend, giving it to her along with the engagement ring. You might think that you're not much of a poet, but the truth is that if you write from your heart and you put it all out there, you are going to make an impression on your girlfriend that will last throughout the years.