Expert Tips for Planning a Romantic Engagement During the Present Times
Published in Jul 2020 / Updated in Mar 2021
The covid-19 pandemic has impacted every aspect of our lives, including how we celebrate our love. Countless wedding ceremonies have been postponed as travel restrictions and social distancing have become part of our everyday lives. Despite the widespread lockdown that has been implemented in many parts of the world, engagements are still happening. Apart from the obvious benefit of popping the question, the unmatched happiness associated with engagement can also provide you with a very welcome mental health boost during what is otherwise a very stressful period of time. While an added dose of creativity may be needed, there is no reason why you can’t pull off a romantic, heartfelt proposal amidst the pandemic. Here are a few useful tips to help you plan a memorable proposal.
Plan the proposal properly
Covid-19 has forced many couples to rethink their engagement plans, with many romantic getaways and visits to a beloved restaurant having to be canceled. However, with a bit of planning, an at-home proposal can turn out to be even more memorable. If you were planning to propose at a romantic destination, consider recreating the setting at home. Alternatively, arrange a treasure hunt filled with beautiful memories and romantic clues, with the final one leading to you on bended knee. Other creative at-home proposals include a dreamy breakfast in bed, a garden picnic proposal, and an old favorite, the romantic candlelight dinner. You also don’t have to spend a fortune to make your proposal special. No amount of flashy decorations can compete with beautiful words spoken directly from the heart.
Find the perfect ring
Depending on where you are in the world, you may not be able to visit a jeweler in search of an engagement ring. If a lockdown is preventing you from doing this, don’t despair, as you can order the perfect ring online while the pandemic persists. As an engagement ring is a big investment, you must put some thought into the style of the ring while also making sure you get the size right. While it is undoubtedly very convenient to buy a ring online, it is important that you weigh up your options carefully before parting with any money. Always ensure that the gemstones in the ring do not originate from a dubious source and check that the ring you are buying carries a warranty from the manufacturer.
Share your happiness with friends and family
One of the biggest perceived disappointments of a lockdown engagement is that you cannot share your happy news with your family and friends. Thankfully, technology has made it possible to share your elation online. Although this may not be quite as fulfilling as throwing an extravagant engagement party, it does trump not celebrating at all. Apart from making a simple video call, you can also harness the power of online platforms such as Zoom, Google Hangouts, and FaceTime that will allow you to host a virtual celebration with friends and family regardless of where they are in the world.
Getting engaged is a wonderful occasion for any couple. Even a lockdown proposal can turn out to be one of the most memorable events you will ever experience with some careful planning.