Surprise Proposal at Disneyworld for Steve & Dee
With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, we know many hopeful grooms are planning to make their marriage proposal an event to remember; the ultimate date that will sweep her off her feet and garner tears of joy for days and years to come–if you do it right (wink). With so many details to remember leading up to the BIG day that you pop the BIG question, we’ve gathered some priceless proposal tips from planners right in our very own stores. After all, this is what they do day in and day out….so relax fellas, as always we’ve got you covered!
Top Tips from Michelle Cruz, Customer Experience Manager / Proposal Planner at Robbins Brothers Glendale
Michelle Cruz–Robbins Brothers Glendale CA
Proposal Tip #1
Don’t act weird. Your girl knows YOU best. She’ll know something’s up if you don’t act yourself.
Proposal Tip #2
If you plan on proposing over dinner, wait until dessert. If you propose before dinner, chances are she’ll be too excited to eat.
Proposal Tip #3
Have her sit with her back towards the dining room. This way, if you have a special dessert come, she’ll never see it coming.
Proposal Tip #4
Leave a special note for her to find after the proposal. Your handwritten note saying, “I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you” will let her know this was just as special to you as it is for her. If you live apart, have her roommate leave it on her bed. If you live together, send flowers to her job the following day. She’ll be bragging to coworkers when her flowers arrive!
Top Tips from Jazmin Aguilar, Customer Experience Manager / Proposal Planner at Robbins Brothers Fullerton
Jazmin Aguilar–Robbins Brothers Fullerton CA
Proposal Tip #5
Definitely “Capture The Moment.” Have a family member or friend there to take video or photos of the memories. You don’t want to miss the opportunity to document the expression on her face when you get down on one knee.
Proposal Tip #6
Remember that the “Early Bird Gets The Worm.” If you are planning to propose on vacation, consider popping the question early on. Most men anticipate the proposal and aren’t able to enjoy the trip. Remember that your woman knows you better than anyone, she can tell when something is off.
Proposal Tip #7
Don’t be “Afraid To Ask Questions.” Have an idea of how your girlfriend would like to get engaged. Know if she would like something private between the two of you, or an elaborate, dramatic display of love. You may be surprised by her answer.
Proposal Tip #8
“Traditional Is Not Overrated”- Before you get down on one knee, be sure to get the blessing from her parents. You want to respect her family by asking them for her hand in marriage first. Oh, and have the ring to show them when you do. That will prove to them that your intent is sincere.
Top Tips from Alishia Sullins, Customer Experience Manager / Proposal Planner at Robbins Brothers Clearlake (Baybrook)
Alishia Sullins–Robbins Brothers Clearlake/Baybrook TX
Proposal Tip #9
It’s okay to ask for help. You would be amazed at what restaurants and other places would do to help out with your proposal. Always call ahead and ask for the Manager. Explain what you would like to do, and ask what they can do to help you. Most times they will be equally excited to help pull off the surprise.
Proposal Tip #10
If you are not sure of her ring style, a solitaire is always your best bet. Then you can bring her shopping for the ring style of her dreams, and have her diamond set in it.
Proposal Tip #11
Don’t ever check your ring with your luggage at the airport. Always keep it on you, or in your carry-on. Also be aware of going through security with the ring (in case of baggage check, and your future fiancé standing close by).
Proposal Tip #12
Something sweet for after you propose: On the same day of the proposal, have a sweet letter written out to your fiancé about what he or she means to you. Give it to them after the proposal at the end of the day. It will make them smile (or cry), and it will get you major brownie points.
Top Tips from Elaine Stevens, Customer Experience Associate / Proposal Planner at Robbins Brothers Bellevue
Elaine Stevens–Robbins Brothers Bellevue WA
Proposal Tip #13
Don’t put the ring into ANYTHING that she is supposed to consume.
Proposal Tip #14
Insure the ring before you propose.
Proposal Tip #15
Don’t propose over water (or any other place where if the ring drops it is gone forever) unless you have it safety rigged somehow.
Proposal Tip #16
Have someone there to either videotape the proposal or take pictures for your album and the video montage at the wedding.
Top Tips from Janet Felix, Customer Experience Associate / Proposal Planner at Robbins Brothers San Diego
Janet Felix–Robbins Brothers San Diego
Proposal Tip #17
Make sure she’s completely unaware of any surprise you might be planning.
Proposal Tip #18
Definitely keep in mind whether she’s shy, or open for a public proposal.
Proposal Tip #19
Make this a day she will remember for the rest of her life by recording the event.
Proposal Tip #20
On that day when presenting her with the engagement ring, make sure you tell her exactly why she’s the one you want to spend the rest of your life with.
If you have questions or need proposal tips for planning YOUR engagement, email us at email@example.com. We’d love to help.