How To Propose: An Alternate Guide

Ladies! It’s time to channel your inner Blake Lively—graceful, fearless, and ready to take the lead in your own love story. It’s a leap year and men – who are remotely switched on to traditions – are already worried about February 14th, but there is one extra thing to be mindful of. Yep, now is the time that turns the tables on proposals. Yes, it’s time to talk about how you can pop the question to your man, and let’s make it as memorable as a scene from a blockbuster romance.

The Leap Year Tradition: A Plot Twist in Love

Where does this tradition even come from? It dates back to 5th-century Ireland when St. Bridget complained to St. Patrick about women having to wait too long for their suitors to propose. St. Patrick, possibly feeling the pressure, granted women the chance to propose on leap day, adding a touch of rebellion to romance.

Crafting Your Blockbuster Proposal

Men have been indoctrinated into becoming a wreck in their proposals so let’s make this something that never happens for us ladies! Humour and a touch of glamour will go a long way.

1. Set the Scene: You need to pick the right location and if your man is into a casual drink in a cosy pub then this could be the setting – personalisation is essential. What about the coffee shop where you went on your first date? The mountain you loved hiking together or in the garden which you fixed up painstakingly during the lockdowns… The setting should reflect your shared story and set the stage for a memorable moment.

2. Personalise Your Script: No one is going to expect you to be Wordsworth but a bit of personalisation goes a long way. What makes your relationship so special? That’s the big question to answer. So it could be that you love the same films or quote from them all the time. It could be an inside joke or it could be a shared moment you can never forget. Talk about this, he’ll be a blubbering wreck!

3. The Element of Surprise: You have to be sneaky – in a good way. Make it so that when you propose he had no idea – unless he looks at your browsing history and sees this guide. Unlucky. Make it a little scavenger hunt, leave clues to meet somewhere like his favourite pub etc.

4. Dress the Part: Whether you’re going for glamorous or understated, choose an outfit that makes you feel confident and beautiful. Remember, this is your moment to shine, so wear something that makes you feel like the star of your own love story.

5. The Proposal ‘Prop’: Now, if you’re doing this improptu and have left it till last second to propose a ring is not needed, don’t worry. However, you could pick up something that has some sentimental value – i.e. a childhood piece of jewellery such as a Snoopy Watch or a Casio which you can get from most Argos’! It makes it all the more fun and equally, it doesn’t cost a lot.

6. Capture the Moment: A selfie is great but you know what’s better? Getting a friend to snap the moment you get on one knee. A professional photographer even better or if you’re in a crowded room then get someone to record it. Honestly, it will freak him out – in a good way.

7. Celebrate Your Way: After the proposal, celebrate in a way that’s true to you. Whether it’s a champagne toast in a quiet spot or a surprise engagement party with loved ones, make sure it reflects your relationship’s vibe.

Remember, ladies, men have been doing this for years and getting it horribly wrong. When you propose it’s about celebrating your love and commitment to each other, breaking away from traditional roles, and creating a moment that’s uniquely yours. So, embrace the leap year with confidence, channel your inner Blake Lively, and make your proposal a scene worth remembering. Here’s to love, laughter, and happily ever after!

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