It all starts with nervous first-date jitters. Then swoony sensations bring butterflies. In time, your connection strengthens as your conversations deepen. When imagining a day without them becomes impossible, it may be time to start thinking about popping the question. To celebrate one of the most important milestones in life, our team at David Scott is here for you. Join us as we share our tried and true tips for an unforgettable proposal.
Talk About a Shared Future
They say when you know, you know. In this case, it’s important that you’re both on the same page about moving toward marriage. If you haven’t already communicated about your long-term future together, carve out time on your next date night for intentional conversation. While some of us certainly love surprises, choosing to spend forever with the one you love is a serious, lifetime commitment. Remember, your conversation doesn’t need to include all the details about when, how and where you plan on proposing. After all, you’ll probably want to maintain an element of mystery and surprise when that day comes. Just be sure that marriage is a shared goal.
Picking the Perfect Place
When we’re given the insider scoop on our clients’ proposal plans, one of our favorite details is the destination. The place you choose will be the backdrop of the memories you’ll remember on this special day. Find a sentimental spot like the location of your first date or a significant place you both love. Let your favorite moments together be your guiding compass as you decide on the perfect location. Don’t forget to consider the time of day or how weather conditions might affect your plans.
Finding the Right Ring
The process of selecting the right ring can feel intimidating. Luckily, at David Scott we’re experts in this field. Start with her desires. Does she already have a dream ring in mind or is she trusting you with the entire decision? Checking out our top 16 bridal styles is a great place to start. We suggest looking at ring options with those closest to her because there’s a possibility she’s expressed her preferences with others. While talking with her family, you’ll likely learn of any heirlooms that should be featured in the ring. If you decide to go the route of incorporating a passed-down treasure, our expert designers specialize in creating custom pieces.
Capturing Priceless Photographs
Take our word when we say it will all happen so fast. All of the giddy joy will make the moment of asking for her hand fly by. Hire an engagement photographer for your special day to capture this significant moment. Not only will your family and friends love seeing the photos, but your soon-to-be fiancée will appreciate having the visual memories to look back on. Many photographers have experience when it comes to surprise engagements and are familiar with the ins and outs of keeping the reveal a secret. If you have a friend or relative with a passion for photography, this is a sweet way to tie them into the day.
Manicures and Makeup
Certainly, all of us appreciate looking presentable. For this once in a lifetime occasion, be sure to honor your partner by going the extra mile in your planning. Especially when it comes to an event as big as this one, find a way to incorporate her readiness into the plan. Some ideas include letting her know that you are going to a nice dinner later that evening or mentioning your plans to celebrate happy hour at a beautiful cocktail bar. If she values having her nails done, her friends can help with this by scheduling a spa date earlier in the week. Every woman has individual preferences when it comes to getting ready, so it’s important to take into account what your future partner may prefer.
Find Your Dream Design at David Scott
For the rest of your lives, you’ll look back on this big moment. Organizing a plan that’s unique to your relationship will let your romantic sweetness shine through on the day of your proposal. When you're ready to discover the ring, our knowledgeable team at David Scott Fine Jewelry is excited to help. We look forward to showing you our expansive selection of styles, including various diamond shapes and price points. For custom jewelry design, we can create something completely one-of-a-kind. Our expert designers can take any idea and bring it into reality. When you’re ready to begin planning your proposal, visit one of our three convenient locations in Pier Park North, Panama City and Panama City Beach. We look forward to working with you as you prepare to take a knee and enter the most beautiful chapter of your forever love story.