Proposing can be a joyous and memorable event. Here’s how to plan an adventurous outdoor marriage proposal, a proposal that’s perfect for the outdoorsy couple.
Keeping it a secret.
The best part of an outdoor marriage proposal is that if you’re a couple that regularly goes on outdoor adventures your partner will most likely not expect anything. Try not to tell too many people about your plans. If you tell someone that talks to your partner often they might accidentally slip a hint that something is going to happen on your next trip. The less people that know the better.
Deciding if you want the proposal to be public or private.
Some people prefer to propose in front of an audience while others want it to be a private moment. There are some pros and cons of each. One pro is that if you have people with you on the trip you can have someone take pictures or video of the moment, thus forever preserving the memory. A con is that it’s not as intimate as a private proposal would be.
Choosing the perfect ring.
One of the most important factors of a proposal is the ring. This can be difficult because hopefully you can figure out what size ring your partner wears without them suspecting that you are planning on proposing. There are some sneaky ways to figure out your partner’s ring size. One is to find out if they have any rings already and see what size those are. A really sneaky way to figure out their size is if you yourself have a ring, maybe a class ring from high school, and one day casually ask them to try it on to see how it looks on them. If you really can’t figure out the size of the ring don’t worry too much because it’s not too difficult to re-size rings, just get a ring that you think is close to their size. If you are having trouble picking out a style of ring have one of your partner’s close friends, or even mother, help you pick out the ring.
Choosing the perfect spot.
This is an adventurous outdoor marriage proposal which means it’s most likely going to be in a unique spot. Some great outdoor spots for a proposal might be at the bottom or top of a waterfall, at famous landmarks, such as the Grand Canyon, Old Faithful, or Niagara Falls, on a peak on a mountain, or maybe even on the edge of a cliff that has a beautiful view. Whatever you are choosing make sure you factor in the weather and tourists. If you want it to be a quiet proposal it might be best to propose somewhere that isn’t crowded by tourists. Check the weather before you plan the trip in case there’s a chance of rain or bad weather. It might be best to wait a couple days if a storm is rolling in.
Preserving the memories.
Make sure you bring a camera with and take pictures of all the beautiful scenery you encounter. These pictures can be used to start your wedding album. If you want a private intimate proposal at least have someone else take a picture of you and your partner together after popping the question. If there really is no one around to ask a “selfie” of you two will work just as fine.