We at Ka'ana love a good engagement! After all, weddings are one of our absolute favorite events to plan! We know that the happiest day of your life truly begins long before someone walks down an aisle in white, so we've teamed up with our friends at Blue Nile to give you six steps to make your engagement picture perfect.
The ring is the main event in a proposal and symbolizes the love you and your partner share. Depending on your partner's style or personality, they may want a showstopper or a more subtle style. Visit your local jeweler with some ideas or questions prepared so that they can help you find the perfect style for your fiance-to-be. Also, have a budget prepared and timeline they can follow, so they know if they can have the ring ready in time for your proposal. If you plan on adding a personalized engraving to make the ring even more unique, be sure to also factor this in your timeline. If you lack any ideas of styles, consider searching the web and online jewelers to help inspire some ideas for a fitting engagement ring for your partner. If you find the right one, ordering online can also save you time if your proposal date is fast approaching, so less stress!
Figuring out how you’re going to propose can be stressful with endless options to choose from. One way to narrow down your choices is to think about your partner's personality, hobbies, and interests. This can help to determine the location, and who is present at the proposal. If your fiance-to-be is more on the shy side, stray away from a public proposal in front of a large crowd. Or, if they’re more outgoing and like to be the life of the party, this might be the perfect option for them! Take your own interests into account as well, because it is something that should resemble both of you and the love you share. If you’re still at a loss for ideas, include family members and get their opinions, and maybe even have family present for the proposal to share in the excitement with those you care about most.
Knowing what you’re going to say once your down on one knee can quickly slip from your mind in all of the excitement and nerves. Writing down your speech and practicing ahead of time can help to avoid this, and ensure you don’t draw a blank or forget something important. Start with listing how they make you feel and why you want to enter this new chapter with them at your side. Then pop the question! Be sure to practice your speech ahead of time, so you don’t forget anything or leave anything out. Also, make sure you get the timing right and don’t make it too long of a monologue. Once she sees the perfect engagement ring you picked out, she won’t want to wait too long to put it on her ring finger!
Celebrating post proposal with dinner for two is a great way to revel in the moment, while also having time to let it all sink in. Book your reservation ahead of time at your favorite eatery, or go somewhere new. Have champagne ready and chilled at the table to toast this exciting new chapter, and notify the restaurant ahead of time about your planned proposal celebration. This way, you or restaurant staff can decorate or make your table a little more special before you arrive with your fiance to keep the surprises coming! Or, make it a group event, and plan a post-proposal get together with your friends and family. This is a great way to announce your big news, while also sharing the moment with your favorite people.
Picking the right spot to get down on one knee and ask the love of your life to marry you, is no small feat. Think about where you have shared other special milestones, like your first date, or where you said “I love you” for the first time. This could be a great location to pop the question! It’s special and unique to you and your partner, and also takes you back to where it all began. Or, plan a destination proposal around a getaway you are taking together. Look up tourist attractions or beautiful landmark backdrops for your proposal, and time it properly with your vacation itinerary. You don’t want to miss out on the opportunity or have it be rushed, so study your plans accordingly to figure out the perfect moment before boarding your plane and heading to your destination!
If you planned a destination proposal in Belize, or you just want to take a little getaway to celebrate, book your dream room at Ka’ana Resort. Our gorgeous accommodations make for a lush jungle stay after all the excitement of your proposal. Our spa is perfect for a couples massage together to unwind before all of the hectic wedding planning begins. A celebratory vacation also gives you a chance to have a moment together as a newly engaged couple before you share it with friends and family. Be sure to book your stay well in advance so you have your pick of a villa or private suite, and we look forward to making your exciting news a little extra special! Or check out our Romance Package to add that little bit of fairytale to your stay.
Congratulations on your decision to get engaged! We're standing by to you plan a trip to sweep your beau off their feet - or get a jump on the perfect honeymoon - just contact our friendly team today!