Why wait for your guy to propose when you can do it yourself?!

Let’s go over this scenario. You and your partner have been dating for a while and love is definitely in the air. You’ve been living together for a while and you’re beginning to have a hunch that he’s ready to pop the big question. One day, out of the blue, he gets down on one knee and finally asks for your hand in marriage.

The romantic moment you were waiting for is no longer part of your imagination and you are now officially soon to be mr and mrs. Sounds familiar? This timeline is more or less the typical scenario for a marriage proposal but it doesn’t always have to be this way. Why does the marriage proposal have to be up to the man in the relationship? You may consider yourself old school and feel that it is your partner’s job to make the grand gesture but if not, why wait? Let’s break the mold ladies!

So, what should you do? Wait for it or claim it?

Let’s assume that your relationship looks like the following: The two of you talk about the future, he happily joins you for dinners at your parents place, and all of  your friends swear that you are the best fit for one another. He ticks all of your boxes and the only thing missing is a ring. It’s likely that you can’t stop thinking about wanting to take the next steps together.

Maybe you’ve thrown out some subtle hints but why not be genuine and clear about what’s in your heart and on your mind?

Where should you begin?

If you decide that you are going to propose, you should start by looking for a perfect ring. As a woman, you may know a little bit about diamonds and their shapes. Maybe you saw a 2 carat oval engagement ring that caught your eye or a gorgeous cushion cut diamond ring that you have pinned online but searching for your other half may be a little different. Unfortunately,  he probably doesn’t have a pinterest board you can stalk in order to figure out what he’s been adding to his wishlist.

Before you get stressed, there is no need to worry. Trust that you’ve come to understand his personal style by now and luckily for you, you won’t have the task of picking out a specific diamond shape and all the tricky things to consider while doing so. In this case, the most important thing to consider is the metal choice. At the end of the day, he will probably be the happiest with a simple design without any diamonds or super decorative elements. You should look at different metals such as  gold, silver or platinum. If you really want to be creative and make a special ring by adding your own personal trademark, you can always engrave the ring with your initials or an important date.

Want to be creative with the proposal itself? Here are some great ideas

Find a Special Place

Each couple has a special place that means something in the relationship. It can be where you spent your first date or had your first kiss. The first place you said you love one another, or spent your first vacation. Think about your relationship and how you want to remember this moment.

Choose a memorable date

You may want to propose on your anniversary or a holiday. Maybe around christmas time or New Years eve? Catch him by surprise!

Go on a day trip or a vacation

Let’s be real. There is nothing more romantic than proposing to the love of your life on a vacation. Everyone is happier on holiday. You can fly to Paris, one of the most romantic cities in the world and surprise him with a proposal by the Seine. Another option is to take a gondola ride through Venice’s canals. If you are more into nature, you can take a trip to a desert and propose underneath the stars. If you like to frequent beaches, go watch the sunset together. You can also ask after a hike, with a beautiful few from the top of a cliff. You truly can’t go wrong by taking a trip just the two of you, away from all life’s usual distractions.

Get your friends and family involved

A marriage proposal is a happy and emotional moment in your life and it can be amazing for both of you if your friends and family can be there to share the special moment with you. You can ask them to take a part of the proposal itself or to just be present and celebrate with you.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter where you propose – it is all about letting your heart guide you and not being afraid to break down old fashion, social conventions. If you want to marry your man, our best advice for you is to let him know how you feel about him and tell him that you want to spend the rest of your life together.