Preparing to pop the question to the woman of your dreams can be nerve rattling. The pressure of whether she will say yes or no is enough to make you have a nervous breakdown. Being nervous won’t achieve anything, however. If you feel confident enough to ask for her hand in marriage, then you should feel confident that she will likely say yes.
It’s essential to remain poised and calm, focusing on the positive rather than your nerves.
Traditionally, many men like to ask for their future wife’s hand in marriage during a romantic dinner. Presenting her with a ring in front of a crowd of people is incredibly romantic and the ultimate declaration of love.
If you’re planning on doing it the old-fashioned way, then follow these tips to make the best proposal dinner possible.
Choose a Romantic Restaurant
Choose a restaurant which is intimate and proposal appropriate. Even if you love going to a certain steakhouse together, it may not be the best place for her to remember your proposal fondly.
Try to choose somewhere which is upscale and quiet, so that you can hear each other and speak at a comfortable volume without having to raise your voice. A chaotic setting is the last place you want to ask someone to marry you.
Alert The Staff
It’s advantageous to let the staff know about your proposal before you arrive. That way they can help assist you with presenting the ring if you have any special arrangements, and time a champagne toast following the proposal.
It will calm your nerves a lot more knowing that you have a team behind you to help you out in such a big moment!
Arrange a Photographer
She is going to want photos of the moment that she said yes and so will you!! Arranging a photographer to be on site to catch the moment when it happens is a great move.
Just make sure that they aren’t taking photos of you beforehand so that the surprise isn’t blown. Your secret is best kept if they discreetly sit in another area of the restaurant until a particular time when you have planned to ask the big question.
The best thing that you can do for yourself to avoid her finding out and your whole plan going south is to stay calm. You can do this by practicing breathing exercises and trying to distract yourself as much as possible.
Don’t worry about whether she’ll say no or not. Imagine that she’s already said yes. That way you’ll enjoy yourself much more rather than wasting the experience on worrying about the outcome. You’ll thank yourself later!