The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly caused massive shifts in the way we handle things in our day-to-day lives. However, it doesn’t have to take the joy out of proposing to the one you love most.
If you happen to be stuck indoors while doing your part to flatten the curve, then you’ll have to get creative when it comes to popping the question in the best way. Here are some fun ways to go about your home proposal!
Plan a Fancy Dinner at Home
There’s a reason that restaurant scene proposals are so commonplace, with romantic lighting, delicious food, drink pairings, and desserts. However, that doesn’t mean you have to make reservations at the fanciest place in town — you can create the same romantic setting, make delicious foods, and pop the question at home.
Start with the decor. Whether you shower the place in fairy lights or recreate your favorite restaurant’s ambiance, you will set the mood for the evening. Once you’ve got the decor down, you can focus on preparing your soon-to-be fiancé’s favorite meal.
Finally, plan your big moment. Decide how you’ll present the ring to your partner — consider a dessert tray, placed at the bottom of a champagne glass, or even simply in the box.
Going outdoors can cause a lot of stress and fear these days, but that said, your backyard is the perfect place to enjoy nature without facing the same stress. If you’re lucky enough to have a backyard space, it’s a great place to stage your big ask.
In this instance, you’ll want to make your proposal as special as possible. That means that you’ll have to plan every detail from the time of day you’ll do it, what you’re wearing, music, etc. If possible, a night proposal can be made to feel more romantic with special lighting.
Get Your Neighbors Involved
If you want to make your proposal a moment that you’ll remember for a lifetime, consider getting outside help. Chances are that your neighbors will be happy to be a part of a marriage proposal. Not to mention, it can be a great way to surprise your partner, because they’d never expect it!
Whether you have your neighbors use signs, music, or something even more unique (at a distance, that is) — including your neighbors can make your special moment even better. Not only will you share your proposal with your partner, but you will help to foster a sense of community during these troubled times. Don’t be afraid to get creative! Your partner will thank you!
Where to Buy an Engagement Ring
Many states have implemented shelter-in-place and social distancing rules to help contain the spread of the coronavirus. As a result, many businesses have shut down or temporarily closed their doors as they aren’t considered essential, jewelry stores among them.
However, we are lucky enough to live in a digital age with tons of options for buying an engagement ring online. We aren’t limited to brick and mortar stores and it’s actually much more convenient and can be more cost effective to shop online. There are tons of resources online to learn from (such as the 4 C’s), your options are much more extensive (especially for diamond alternatives, such as lab grown diamonds), and you can do everything from the comfort of your home!
It may seem daunting, but purchasing an engagement ring online can be a fun, convenient, and safe experience. Shopping at a reputable store can help to reduce the chances that you aren’t happy with your purchase down to almost nothing.
Many stores prioritize fast shipping and a customer-oriented return and refund policy to help customers feel better about their buying experience.
In short, don’t be afraid to take the plunge. Get your ring online and plan the perfect at-home proposal for you and your partner. Good luck!
this post was sponsored by Great Heights