Have you been visualising how your beloved will pop the question? Is your ideal setting in a top restaurant, with champagne flowing? Do you expect him to take a knee with all the diners watching? Or will it be on holiday, walking along a deserted beach, when he hands you an oyster shell containing the ring? To avoid being disappointed with a lacklustre proposal, try to work in some subliminal programming, using the following suggestions.
How Do I Love Thee?
If he can string two words together, he could find a book of poetry and cut a space for the ring towards the back of the book. He could read a poem, then hand you the book, where you would hopefully discover the ring. If poetry isn’t your thing, it could be Fifty Shades of Grey, although he may not want to read that out loud, especially if you’re in a public place.
One man actually produced a film trailer and got his local cinema to show it before the movie his girlfriend had gone to see. The trailer showed him asking her father for permission, then running all the way to the cinema, where he burst through the doors to get down on one knee and pop the question! You can read more about film trailer proposals here.
Another inventive idea would be to have him lead you on a scavenger hunt all around town, with challenging clues that would eventually lead to some safe place where the ring was hidden. The different locations could be where he’s taken you for your favourite dates.
Capture Your Essence
If you know an artist, he could have your portrait painted where you’re wearing a beautiful engagement ring. Of course you would ask about this, which is when he would present the real thing and propose.
Unless your soul mate knows your taste to a tee, you should leave some photos of ring designs lying around where he’ll notice them. If you’re not sure yourself which ring you’d like, George Pragnell have a stunning range of platinum engagement rings, all created to their own designs.
If you enjoy corny, then you’ll love the chap who hired a close magician to come to a restaurant and do magic at the tables. When he got to the couple’s table, he made an engagement ring appear for his last trick. Amazingly, she said yes. Here’s a great story about a proposal which utilised the skills of a street magician.
In a champagne glass or box of chocolates is so unoriginal but this may be what you end up with, if your partner’s short on imagination and you don’t point him in the right direction.
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