Popping THE Question

Story time!!! I have to brag on my hubby for a second. Something I don’t do often enough. He bought my engagement ring MONTHS before he ever popped the question. He put a lot of thought into how/when/where he was going to do it and surprised me beyond belief. So to give you the abbreviated version of our love story (we dated 6 years before getting married). He told me he loved me for the first time while we were on spring break in 2009 on a pier at the beach in Panama City Beach, Florida (which was definitely closed off to the public for construction!). So when we planned a long weekend trip to Chicago in the fall of 2013, he got the great idea to begin planning the proposal to take place while we visited Navy Pier. Since he had never been there, he did his research and actually found an event planning company to assist him with the getting everything arranged since he knew he couldn’t escape my presence! They helped him pick a location at the pier, secured a local photographer, setup a sweet little table that had gorgeous flowers and my favorite sangria, along with a sign that said “11-16-13 | The day I asked Jessica to be my wife.” It was perfect. It was personal. It was incredibly memorable. And best of all, it was a total surprise.

So you have found the one you want to spend the rest of your life with {HOORAY!}. You’ve picked out the perfect ring {It’s worth every penny, I promise!}. Now what? How…when…where will you ask the biggest question of your life? This is probably the frantic thought process of many before popping THE question. In the past few years, hopeless romantics have started dreaming up their perfect proposal by their perfect lover captured all by those perfect proposal pictures. And you know the dirty culprit…Pinterest. In theory, a romantic trip to the beach with ‘Will you marry me?’ written in the sand is a great idea but you know we all want to know: 1) How they heck do these guys pull off escaping from their sweetheart in a foreign country? 2) How did they draw that in the sand so perfectly? Because who can draw that big and that straight? And 3) How did they keep all those other tourists feet from trampling over their beautiful question in the sand? I mean really – all legit questions. He either had help or has magic powers. Or both.

The thing is, gals (and guys, alike) don’t necessarily want some crazy, big, elaborate proposal. They want it to be personal and thought up from the heart. It’s that simple. No jumbo-tron or giant banner attached to a plane needed.

So if you’re one of the lucky ones who have found the love of your life and want to create a well-crafted proposal, here are a few things to think about that can help you get the creative juices flowing:

  • What common love/passion do we share?
  • What’s a favorite memory of the two of us?
  • Where’s a place we both find near and dear to our hearts?
  • Do I want the proposal to be an intimate setting or in a public place?
  • When do I want to pop the question?

We know how special an engagement is and would love to help you plan the perfect proposal! Jump on over to our Proposal Planning page to learn more about what All Yours Events can assist you with. Whether you need help finding the perfect space around the Kansas City area for the proposal, making reservations, securing a photographer, crafting the space to make it perfect with flowers, candles, and more – we are here to give you ideas, advice, select vendors, and provide the creativity you need to create the perfect proposal.

Check out this gorgeous couple – Morgan & Derek – who recently got engaged at the beautiful JC Nichols Fountain in Kansas City! Loved being able to share in their excitement!

Photo Credit: Willow Photo KC