Were you planning on popping the question and then, COVID-19 happened? If you’ve already purchased a ring, you can still go forward with your engagement plans. If not, explore your options online with Robbins Brothers’ Virtual Ring Concierge. Or, given these uncertain times, you may even want to move forward without bling and purchase rings together once this is all over. In fact, 51 percent of proposals occur in private according to The Knot, so now may actually be the perfect time to orchestrate a romantic at-home proposal.
Prepare Your Words
Proposing at home may not be what you initially had in mind, but allows you to share that intimate moment between just you and your partner. When you’re down on one knee in your living room, you strip down your proposal to what really matters: the meaning behind your decision to pop the question. Instead of spending time on logistics, you get the chance to choose your words carefully. Sure, this can be a bit scary (hello, vulnerability!) if you’re not typically one to wear your heart on your sleeve. But in these confusing and, let’s be honest, scary times, the one thing we can really cling to is our love for one another. The state of the world may feel uncertain but there is no doubt about your commitment. So, make the most of this unique moment by sharing those deep feelings you have for your partner.
If you want to schedule your proposal, you can set the tone without too much legwork so your partner doesn’t start to catch on. You don’t have to do much to create a romantic ambiance for your at-home proposal. Just clean up your space, pull out whatever candles you have—or just dim the lights! Pick some flowers from your backyard or from around your neighborhood the next time you go out for some fresh air. Or, you might consider incorporating pets if you have them, or your partner’s favorite belongings. Whatever speaks to you, your routine and your daily life—go for it. Make it feel organic and true to you two as a couple.
Seize the Perfect Moment
If you want to be a little spontaneous, go for it. However, avoid a full-on surprise with your proposal—be a bit selective about your timing. When you’re spending a lot of time at home, chances are you aren’t getting dressed to the nines every day. Your partner may want to feel at least somewhat polished when you pop the question. So, if you’d rather be flexible about when you propose, just make sure that you catch your soon-to-be-fiancé at a good moment.
Since you won’t be able to hire a photographer to capture the moment, you can set up your phone or computer to record the moment on the fly. This can easily be done by using a tripod for your phone or by carefully setting your phone up somewhere hidden that your partner can’t see. Set it all up while your partner is on a work call, brushing their teeth or is otherwise distracted.
Video Call the Fam
Finally, once you’ve proposed, you’ll want to share the news with your family and friends after you’ve celebrated the moment with each other. Since you’re at home, there’s no pressure to get yourselves out to a post-engagement party and socialize—you can just chill and enjoy each other’s company. However, you can set up a Zoom call or FaceTime with your respective parents, grandparents, BFFs—whoever you want to join you when you’re ready. This virtual celebration will be meaningful and love-filled as everyone gets to relish in the happy news.
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