Rocking The Valentine’s Day Proposal

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Looking for a great way to propose on Valentine’s Day? If so, today we offer advice on how to rock that Valentine’s Day proposal.

Of course you know that you can always find unique and creative wedding proposals on television, online and in other media. From the 4 Valentine’s Day Proposals That (Mostly) Avoid The Cliches to proposals staged with flash mobs and proposals staged with cute French bulldogsthe range of imaginative wedding proposals seems unlimited.

So whether you are planning your Valentine’s Day proposal to be an over-sized and very public event like a flash mob, sports arena Jumbotron or movie screen, or you opt for a private, quiet, intimate moment just between you and your fiancee-to-be, here is a little wedding proposal advice, re-posted from one of our most popular past posts, from the plunge project

Approximately 6 million people in the United States either proposed or were proposed to last Valentine’s day, according to a recent American Express survey, which probably explains the 4.4 billion dollars spent on gold, diamond and silver jewelry on that date, as projected by the National Retail Federation. Valentine’s Day 2014 is shaping up to become a major player among American holidays for engagements. If you want to compete in the arena of memorable proposals, follow these dos and don’ts.

Do

Keep it small, personal and heartfelt. Your sweetheart appreciates that you want the world to know she’s yours, but making her the center of attention when she’s not expecting it can go horribly wrong in a heartbeat. If it’s laundry day and she happens to be wearing her “fat pants” when you put her up on the big screen for the world to see — expect repercussions. Plan carefully!

Don’t

Say, “Hey, Babe, wanna get hitched?” Just because she doesn’t want a scene doesn’t mean she wants to forego romantic gestures all together.

Do

Buy her something nice. It doesn’t have to be pricey. FTD.com has flower delivery that fits the bill — a beautiful, romantic arrangement that she’ll not soon forget. This is in addition to the ring of her dreams, of course.

Don’t

Speaking of rings, don’t forget to bring it along. Also, don’t drop it in her wineglass or bury it in her lasagna. That might work in the movies, but it’s not a practical way of popping the question. You’re going for memorable moment, not trip to the ER.

Do

Let her family and friends in on the secret. It’s old-fashioned. It’s romantic. It makes you look like you went to a lot of trouble to set the mood. She’ll totally get it.

Don’t

Act like a high school freshman. Stay strong and manly. No giggling, no nougies, no good-natured punches on her shoulder. She’s your intended for life, not the girl next door who babysat you in the sixth grade.

Do

Be honest and sincere in your feelings. If there was ever a time to cry in front of your girl, it’s during your marriage proposal. It’s the only shot you’ll get until your kids are born, so make it worthwhile. Start your engagement and marriage out right with emotional honesty.

Don’t

Propose to a girl if you’re less than 90 percent certain she’ll take you up on your lifetime guarantee. If she’s making it a point to look everywhere but into your eyes when you start into your spiel, back it up, Jack — your timing is anything but right.

Do

Practice, practice, practice — practice the speech, practice the presentation of the ring, practice what you’ll order for dinner and practice what you’re going to wear. What you say should come from your heart, but a little preparation will save you from choking. It’s okay to be nervous when you’re asking the woman you love to spend her life with you, it’s not okay to throw up on her shoes.

Read it at the plunge project