How To Propose: The EliteSingles Guide
Here at EliteSingles, our matches are built to last, and our members are all here searching for long-lasting love – it’s inevitable really that many of our couples end up agreeing to marry. Even the most romantic among us can find coming up with great proposal ideas (and executing them! A marriage proposal is more than a great idea…) a stretch however, which perhaps explains the ever-increasing demand for professional assistance.
We asked marriage proposal planner Heather Vaughn, founder of California-based events company The Yes Girls, to offer us some tips on how to propose. Full of unique proposal ideas and practical tips, read our interview right here…
How to Propose with Heather Vaughn
When do you know it’s the right time to propose?
Popping the question is a life-changer. We have found every client has different timelines for when they feel ready so we encourage couples to have a discussion about marriage, future goals and dreams to make sure both people in the relationship are ready for the next step. She doesn’t need to know when he’ll be popping the question, but it certainly helps give the gentleman extra confidence when he already knows she will say ‘yes!’
What’s the most important thing to get right when deciding how to propose?
Personalisation! The proposal idea and day should be catered to a couple’s individual relationship. If you make the proposal idea personal then everything else falls into place; for example, if she is an extrovert and loves hanging out with her family, it’s probably important they are involved in some way. If she takes photos during date nights, chances are having professional photos of the proposal will be a must. If he considers her interests and what they enjoy as a couple, he really can’t go wrong!
Flash mobs are great, but they’re not for everyone! Do you have a couple of proposal ideas for more private or introverted partners?
Absolutely! We always recommend making the proposal customized, so it makes sense to choose a location and idea that fits them. Some beautiful settings for a more private proposal would be a local winery, renting a rooftop for just the two of them, or reserving a private area of a garden or park. These locations are great foundations for a proposal idea.
From there we’d recommend the gentleman incorporate 3-5 of her favorite things at the setting. For example, surround her with her favorite flowers, or wine bottles painted in her favorite colour, have ‘your’ song playing, or hand her a handwritten love letter.