When you decided to ask the question, you probably didn’t think you needed a “proposal packing checklist,” did you? Well, it turns out that one of our most important marriage proposal tips is to make sure that you bring some important items with you. This mainly applies if you are proposing outside your home, particularly in an outdoor location, be it on a walk, on the beach, in a park or anywhere else. If you are traveling during a trip, make sure these items are easily accessible at your destination, or remember to pack them.
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Take a look at our list of what to take with you when you ask the question, one of the most essential tips for marriage proposal.
Engagement ring (obvi)
It goes without saying, but we’re going to say it anyway, don’t forget the ring! We recommend storing the engagement ring in its box while transporting it to the proposal site. Keeping the ring loose in your backpack or pocket increases the likelihood that it will get lost. If you are flying to your proposal destination, be sure to check out our tips on marriage proposals when it comes to traveling with your engagement ring to ensure it reaches your destination safely.
After you ask the question and your partner says yes, you probably want to yell it from the rooftops, or at least call your parents! Make sure you have your phone handy so you can call all of your loved ones when you’re ready to make the big announcement (and pray you have cell service at your proposal site!). Once you’ve told your VIPs (talking to them is preferable to texting them), use your phones to announce the big news on social media.
Your phone is going to explode after you start sharing the news, so much so that you may run out of battery. Carry a phone charger with you so that you can charge your battery if necessary. Of course, if you are outdoors, you will have to find a place with an outlet to charge your phone, unless you have a wireless charger (which could be a good investment).
Camera or photographer
One of our best marriage proposal tips is to hire a professional photographer to capture the big moment. You’ll love being able to look back and see amazing images of your proposal, and they’re sure to like the gram a lot. If hiring a professional photographer is not possible, bring a camera to your proposal to at least capture a good image of yourself, or ask a passerby to take a photo of you and your newly engaged glow.
The right song can be the ideal backdrop for your proposal. Create a playlist (a private one, of course!) Of songs that you think will set the right mood, be it upbeat and upbeat or romantic and emotional. If music is super important to you, you might consider bringing along some small wireless speakers to make sure the sound gets through. Just be sure to be courteous to others (ie don’t play music at midnight in a residential area) and to follow noise restrictions.
When it comes to marriage proposal advice, one of the most important is planning what you’re going to say before the big moment. With all the excitement and nerves, even the most confident speaker can stumble over your words. Therefore, we recommend that you bring a copy (handwritten, preferably) of what you are planning to say. You may not need it, and you choose to speak from your heart, but in case you get stuck, you’ll be glad you brought up some written thoughts.
Something to drink
Of course, opening a bottle of champagne is a good way to celebrate your impending marriage, but that’s not exactly what we mean here. If you are asking the question, your mouth may begin to dry out as your nerves increase. Bring a bottle of water or other drink so you don’t snore when you ask the big question. And yes, if you want to bring some champagne or other alcoholic beverage (don’t forget the bottle opener and glasses!) For a post-proposal toast, feel free!
If you are planning a simple proposal, you may only need to bring one ring and not much else. But if you’re going for a more elaborate surprise, there may be other items you’ll need to take with you, be it a picnic lunch, rose petals, candles, a puppy, or… who knows? You may even have to plan a trip to your proposal location in advance to drop off all the necessary items, make sure there is a place where you can safely store them, and do the following , not so the engagement ring doesn’t ring out of your sight.