Destination weddings definitely have a lasting impression on bride, groom, and guests. While this is popular amongst the realm of weddings, another popular trend is the notion of a destination proposal.
Infinite brownie points to whoever pulls this off!
A destination proposal is not only a memorable way to kick-start your journey to marital bliss, but it’s also incredibly romantic - There is always something uniquely special about being away together and sharing this sort of occasion in the far corners of the earth!
While a proposal, regardless of it being at home or in-destination, entails some level of planning, doing it in-destination requires some special attention to detail. Here are some tips on pulling off the perfect destination proposal:
Choose a destination that suits both of your personality: While a beach or wilderness adventure might be perfect for some, it might not work for others. When choosing the destination, make sure that it rings true to your connection as a couple. If the proposal destination is along the lines of an all-inclusive resort destination, do plenty of research beforehand and of course, avoid hurricane season (it might dampen your plans)!
Plan your plans: Though proposing might be in-destination, plenty of logistical planning can be made at the comfort of your own home. If you are planning to pop the question in an all-inclusive resort, take advantage of the perks that come with their services! Some resorts even have designated ROMANCE teams (you heard that right), and can pull off fancy details (i.e. private dinner reservations by the beach, rose petals, etc.) to add heaps of romance to your already romantic getaway.
Packing the ring: The most nerve-wracking thing about proposing (besides the entire proposal itself), is keeping the ring safe and sound until the big moment. Doing it in-destination adds more of a challenge, so take extra-care and diligence to keep that ring safe. Likewise, you also have to keep it inconspicuous. After all, the whole appeal of a proposal is the surprise! If you are flying, make sure that you refrain from including things that might set off scanners and cause a secondary inspection, possibly spoiling the surprise. If this does happen, make sure that you keep that ring in a non-distinct box to remove all suspicion.
The lead up can of course be very stressful. There’s nothing more that you would want than to just pop the question immediately upon arrival –just remember the one important element throughout this entire thing is to enjoy each others company! Everything else will fall into place as it should.