How to Ask Someone to Marry You

Need ideas for how to ask someone to marry you? When you know it's right, you know it's right, but to ensure your partner will know it's right, too, you may want to consider romantic wedding proposals and a variety of creative engagement ideas. Here are three steps to follow for popping the question.

Think about your partner's personality.
Is she a romantic? Does she love being the center of attention? Is she more private and shy? Does she appreciate creative romantic gestures? Does she gravitate toward the unique? Sometimes the keys to the best proposals lie in your sweetheart's personality traits. Look for engagement ideas to match.

Consider your level of comfort.
Does the thought of public speaking make your palms sweat? Or do you love showing off in front of a crowd? Can you speak your feelings without planning? Or will you stumble over words if you don't practice exactly what you need to say? Just because you like the sound of some romantic wedding proposals, it doesn't mean they're right for you. Don't set yourself up for disaster by thinking you can do a grandiose public speech if it's not your thing. And always plan as much as you need to, to make sure your nerves don't get the best of you.

Plan the proposal and do a trial run if possible.
Once you get the ring in hand you may feel so excited that you just can't wait to pop the question. But if you want to ask her to marry you in a way that'll create an engagement story worth telling for years to come, it's best to plan something a bit out of the ordinary. And, just to make sure your location will work, visit around the time that you're planning to propose to check out the scene. You may also want to run your proposal by a trusted friend or family member for extra encouragement.

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When thinking up marriage proposal ideas, the location of your proposal is as important as asking your loved one to marry you. The memory of the proposal will last a lifetime and can even be the makings of a great story to pass along to your future offspring.

Creative proposal ideas don't have to be all bells and whistles. 

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All right, guys - you did it. You found the love of your life. You've got the ring and you're ready to pop the question, but just getting on one knee and asking her to marry you feels so plain. Your love deserves a marriage proposal you'll both be talking about for the rest of your lives. Make you feel a little worried?
There's no reason why a woman can't get on bended knee and propose. If you give the matter some thought, think about your partner's reactions, and know you want to spend your life with your partner, you can take matters into your own hands.
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