So you’re getting ready to propose? I have no doubts that these are your feelings in no particular order when you’ve finally decided the time has come:
No matter what the feeling or emotion, it truly is one of the biggest moments in your life (next to your future wedding!) I’ve been there as the proposer, but I’ve also been there as the photographer. There are a few things that you can do to help ease this stress a bit once you’ve made the decision that it’s time to get down on one knee!
- Have a plan – It’s potentially tempting to imagine that winging the proposal will “just work out.” Keep in mind that the seconds before you propose your emotions might be all over the place, and not having a plan or guideline to follow could go awry. Your future fiancée/fiancé will definitely appreciate that you gave your proposal the thought and energy it deserves. Not only will having a general plan give you confidence, but you’ll be praised by family members for a long time to come.
- Eat properly – This is more referring to the day of your proposal. You don’t want to add in any variables that could throw you off as your preparing, so making sure to eat properly (or however you normally would), is going to just give you the extra focus you need.
- Practice the moment – Seriously, there is nothing wrong with feeling silly and practicing getting on one knee, opening the ring box correctly, knowing what clothes you’ll want to wear to carry the ring, and so forth. This coincides with tip #1 and planning. The more you come prepared, the more confident you will be.
- Hire a professional – Using friends or family to capture the big moment may be cheaper and seem ok, but if you want to impress your future partner in a big way then hire a professional with experience. You’re risking the big moment (which happens in mere seconds) with technology issues like an iPhone locking up, or the fact your friend or family member would be recognized! Wedding photographers are trained and experienced to completely handle the situation. You also basically get a mini engagement session with your photographer after the proposal. So not only do you get amazing candid photos to walk away with, but you’ll be praised endlessly for being so careful with a precious memory.
Feel free to think about it, and click the contact button on our website or via facebook/instagram messages. We truly treasure every single proposal, engagement, and wedding we book.