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Proposal Tips

Congratulations on planning to take that next step on your journey of love. To help you drop the question as smoothly as possible, we've pulled together ten proposal tips that will help you get the 'yes' you want: 

Proposal tips at a glance: 

  1. Don't propose without a ring, also get the right size 
  2. Select a sentimental location 
  3. Chat with their Parents 
  4. Personalize your proposal 
  5. Get Personal 
  6. Plan a Celebration 
  7. Have a Photographer on Standby 
  8. Keep the Ring Safe 
  9. Practice makes perfect.  
  10. Speak from the heart 

Our first tip begins right at the beginning... the ring. Avoid any awkward moments with your loved one, and make sure you find a ring that suits and fits them! Try to think like them rather than you, as they are the ones going to be wearing it!  

Location is everything, don’t worry about it being on top of the Eiffel tower; just make sure you pick a location that means something to you both. This could be a first date location, your favourite restaurant or your living room, wherever you both feel comfortable and happy. Once you’ve found that place, you are flying... 

Although it is now about respect rather than asking the question, we also advise having a chat with your partner's parents or guardians. This keeps their side of the family in the loop and could help avoid future disputes.  

Personalize your proposal, we could give you all the tips in the world, but nothing says I love you like personalisation. Make sure your proposal is as thoughtful as possible, like our second tip, location means nothing unless it means something to you both. 

Proposals should be intimate, so we advise making them as personal to your partner as possible. However, they are also a huge milestone in your life! So, our next tip is to plan a celebration after. Why not have a post-proposal party? Or simply invite your nearest and dearest over after to have drinks and food.  

Memories are everything, so we advise you get a photographer on standby. This doesn’t mean you need to pay loads for a professional. Why not ask a friend to be on standby for you? Or if this is too much, simply ask someone nearby beforehand. The organisation is key for this as we are sure many people would be keen to help; it's just getting the timing right! 

You love them, we know you do, and they know they do. However, expressing this isn’t always the easiest. Practice makes perfect. So, make sure you have what you plan to say recited and ready to go. On topic, our final tip is just to make sure whatever you say is from the heart. Forget everything else, make sure your words have meaning.  

 Good luck with your proposal. When you get your answer, it'll be time to start planning your dream wedding. Our free wedding brochure can help you with that. It's packed with everything you need to know about our venues and wedding packages and all that Gretna Green has to offer to make your big day as special as it can be. 

Be sure to visit us for our Wedding Open Weekend in March – 11th & 12th - to see our hotels, venues and the site in person and get a free consultation with our wedding team.   

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