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What proposal elements do ladies prefer / dislike?

Which general proposal idea do you ladies prefer?

  • Proposal in a hot air balloon (morning or night)

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • Romantic dinner proposal

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • Proposal during a photoshoot

    Votes: 1 14.3%
  • None of these / other

    Votes: 3 42.9%

  • Total voters
    7

NervousBuyer

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 25, 2011
Messages
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I'm contemplating a few different ideas (lots of time - proposal not until after Christmas) and would love some input!

My thoughts on each option:
1. Balloon ride: PROS: Sweet, doesn't happen every day, memorable. CONS: potentially risky, pricey.
2. Romantic dinner: PROS: Classic and timeless, less 'wow' but potentially more intimate. CONS: less original, cliché?
3. Photo shoot proposal: PROS: professional pictures of the proposal / engagement. CONS: less intimate (could be wrong), pricey

I think all will have some element of a surprise factor which is what I want. I know we both want it to be personal but I know she doesn't have an issue with a public proposal. Also, all have the opportunity for pictures - either by others around us with our camera or by a professional.

So ladies, what is your take? Should the proposal be more intimate/secret - or do you wish you had good pictures of your proposal day? I like the idea of a nice dinner, but don’t want it to come across as me not putting much thought into it.

Lastly – ride home. We won’t have our own car (we'll be vacationing in San Diego staying with family) and so either have to be picked up by family or we can limo home. I personally think limos are awesome, however they can basically double the cost of the evening. Is this something worth considering or should it be skipped in order to put effort/money elsewhere?

I’m sure any of these could be wonderful, just wondering of anyone saw any big drawbacks (do you really want a photographer staring at you while you potentially cry or is it worth it to capture the moment?).

Thanks so much! :)
 

slg47

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Apr 4, 2010
Messages
9,667
NervousBuyer|1316614100|3022093 said:
I'm contemplating a few different ideas (lots of time - proposal not until after Christmas) and would love some input!

My thoughts on each option:
1. Balloon ride: PROS: Sweet, doesn't happen every day, memorable. CONS: potentially risky, pricey.
2. Romantic dinner: PROS: Classic and timeless, less 'wow' but potentially more intimate. CONS: less original, cliché?
3. Photo shoot proposal: PROS: professional pictures of the proposal / engagement. CONS: less intimate (could be wrong), pricey

I think all will have some element of a surprise factor which is what I want. I know we both want it to be personal but I know she doesn't have an issue with a public proposal. Also, all have the opportunity for pictures - either by others around us with our camera or by a professional.

So ladies, what is your take? Should the proposal be more intimate/secret - or do you wish you had good pictures of your proposal day? I like the idea of a nice dinner, but don’t want it to come across as me not putting much thought into it.
honestly...I think you need to gauge what she would like the best...all women are different!

Lastly – ride home. We won’t have our own car (we'll be vacationing in San Diego staying with family) and so either have to be picked up by family or we can limo home. I personally think limos are awesome, however they can basically double the cost of the evening. Is this something worth considering or should it be skipped in order to put effort/money elsewhere?

I’m sure any of these could be wonderful, just wondering of anyone saw any big drawbacks (do you really want a photographer staring at you while you potentially cry or is it worth it to capture the moment?).

Thanks so much! :)
I think a limo home sounds awesome. I would personally skip the photographer...I would want it to just be the two of you :) what I think is the most meaningful is when the guy goes out of his way to do something special for the girl he is proposing to. if she loves romantic dinners, then do that. if she loves purple tulips, get her purple tulips. basically...add something unique that is special to the two of you :)
 
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