Wedding Proposal Mistakes

How to avoid the biggest proposal mistakes

Try to stay away from these top proposal dont's!
Mar. 8, 2013 | By: The staff

Proposing to your beloved is one of the scariest and most difficult things you’ll ever have to do. No matter how much you plan it out, it can still be nerve-wracking. Try to stay away from these top proposal mistakes and you’ll be sure to be successful.

Unsure proposal – While it’s true you don’t want to put yourself out there if there’s a chance of rejection, it’s best not to seem too unsure about actually wanting to propose. Wishy-washy marriage proposals just don’t fly and make you come off as insecure or worse – insincere.

Too big of a production – Unless the two of you are extremely comfortable in the limelight and you’re reasonably certain she’ll accept the proposal, don’t attempt an over-the-top proposal.

Don’t propose too soon – If you’re still getting to know each other, a proposal could seem like a desperate move or a controlling one. Take your time and get to know each other before you suggest marriage.

Make it meaningful – A proposal should be meaningful and special. Make sure you pay attention to the place and time of the proposal. You both want to look back and remember the exact moment fondly.

Think romantic – One of the most common mistakes men make when they propose is they don’t think about the romance factor. They propose at places they like (the baseball game). Instead, get into your loved one’s head and think about creating a romantic proposal she will love.

Don’t propose without a ring. You may be tempted to do this – especially if you’re unsure about choosing a ring style your bride will like. But avoid this at all costs! If you need help, ask a close friend or family member for advice.

Avoid rejection! That’s a real possibility when you are planning on springing the question. Don’t ask unless you already know (or are reasonably certain) that the answer will be yes.

Don’t propose as a way of fixing the relationship. Too often a couple is having problems and suddenly they get engaged. Moving the relationship forward to marriage isn’t going to solve anything and will usually end badly.

Plan a surprise – If you want to make the proposal a surprise you may need to engage the help of others. For example, if you are planning to propose at a restaurant, call ahead and arrange the entire thing with the staff so you’ll have the best possible venue.

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