We’re fast approaching wedding season and with that comes the plethora of romantic proposals and engagement related photography to couple it (pardon the pun). When it comes to your proposal however, the ‘rulebook’ can be thrown out of the window and the possibilities to knock their socks off are absolutely endless.
Here at Durex, we’ve come up with some incredibly romantic proposal ideas to start off your wedded bliss nice and early.
Proposing Without a Ring
It goes without saying that an engagement of any sort usually requires a ring of some description. However, if you’re looking to shake things up a little, you could ditch the ring and present them with something completely different.
Perhaps you could show commitment to your partner in the form of a luxury watch with an engraving on the underside, or a simple piece of jewellery presented in a beautiful box, or even a lovely bottle of expensive champagne that you can both enjoy together? The possibilities are as endless as your imagination.
With preconceptions of how you’re meant to propose being shattered, there’s not as much pressure to choose the right ring.
Proposing with a Ring
Your other half could be the type of person who would absolutely love to receive an engagement ring, and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. If that’s the case, there’s a little more to think about. There are a huge amount of engagement rings on the market, and then there are the issues of size and metal choice, so here are a couple of tips to get you started.
Platinum is incredibly durable with no additional coatings or metals added, but also very pricey. The upside is that this purity allows it to be labelled as hypoallergenic.
White Gold is a good option for those on a budget but be aware that the rhodium coating that turns it white will need replacing every now and then.
Palladium is fast becoming a popular choice. It’s in the same family as platinum but is slightly less durable, and because of this, much cheaper than its counterpart.
From simple engagement rings that take the form of a traditional wedding band, to the more extravagant solitaire diamonds, there’s something for every couple, every sexuality and every taste. The problem is choosing between them all.Wonderfully Romantic Proposal Ideas
If you’re on a budget, there’s nothing wrong with staying at home and proposing to your partner with some scene-stealing candles and a few of their favorite tunes, it’s bound to get that sexual chemistry flowing. In fact, this type of intimate proposal could be just the ticket for couples who don’t want to draw attention to themselves with public spectacle. We’ve got some cracking proposal ideas at home that could really make your evening pop.
If you’re not culinary inclined, why not strive to leave your comfort zone and try creating a meal from scratch? Set the scene with a crisp tablecloth, bottle of your favorite tipple and some soft lighting. If you do have a ring, you could even hide it in your dessert for an added surprise.
There are so many different romantic ways to propose that it would be impossible to list them all but leaving a trail of love notes to your beloved around the house, culminating in the bedroom with a final “will you marry me?” is sure to get the message across.
Safe to say, after your big announcement, you’ll both probably want to turn up the heat and move things into the bedroom, if you catch our not so subtle drift. If it’s romance you’re after, then check out the Durex range of massage gels and create your own home massage parlour. It’s as simple as lighting some incense sticks, playing some soft music and liberally applying something like a Durex massage gel. An intimate massage is also ideal for calming down those pesky proposal-night nerves. You could even switch between the both of you for something incredibly erotic.
Afterwards, show your love for one another and move on from those basic sex positions you’ve been using and practice for your wedding night with something a little more risqué.
Keep Them in Mind
It’s easy to send your mind into overdrive with the proposal planning, but it’s important to keep your partner in mind when coming up with all the ideas. Are they extroverted? If the answer is yes, you may want to do something grand like a public proposal. If the answer is no, our quiet night in proposal idea may be the best option for you.
Then it’s time to decide whether or not to keep it a secret. If you are, make sure to cover your tracks as well as possible so as not to spoil any of the details. It might be beneficial to do the planning at a friend’s house to minimise the chances of anything being discovered unintentionally.
On the other hand, your future fiancée or fiancé might want to be included in the proposal planning procedure, and there’s nothing wrong with that either. Whether it be picking out rings together or deciding on a venue to announce your engagement to friends and family, halving the work between you is a sure-fire way to reduce the stress of keeping such a massive secret.
Got Your Yes?
If everything has gone to plan and your proposal has gone off without a hitch, it’s time to move onto the next chapter of engaged life. That is, of course, wedding planning! With so many options available to both same-sex and heterosexual couples, the possibilities (and budget) could be absolutely endless. Congratulations from everyone at Durex!