Your proposal is a once-in-a-lifetime moment. Who you include in the proposal is just as important as how you propose. As you plan a romantic proposal that will take her breath away, your first instinct might be to pop the question at a family gathering when you’re surrounded by the people who love and support you the most.
This type of proposal can be beautiful and sentimental for some couples, but for others, it might cause unneeded stress for a moment that’s supposed to be worry-free. Take a look at some of our advice to determine if proposing in front of family is the right choice for you.
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Consider the Family Dynamics
Is her family extremely close and rarely experiences any drama? Or are they so close that emotions typically run high during family get-togethers? Think through the family members who are likely to be there when you propose. If the group is full of positive and uplifting family members, a proposal might be a beautiful moment for your family.
However, if you have cynical family members or people who don’t get along, don’t be afraid to plan a more intimate proposal where the two of you can celebrate without feeling restricted.
Think About Her Personality
Does she like being the center of attention, or would she appreciate a more private proposal? If she typically avoids the limelight, try creating an elaborate proposal with just the two of you. After she says “yes!” this is a great time to FaceTime your family and show off her glittering engagement ring.
For the best of both worlds, try planning a small engagement after-party. Your families will feel involved even though they weren’t there for the actual proposal.
Always Go With Positivity
Your engagement should be a time of positivity and celebration! If your families are known for being closed off or negative, it might not be as enjoyable to share the moment with them. After all, if you propose in front of family, they have free rein to ask endless questions, share the news on social media before you’re ready, and take dozens of photos. Instead of enjoying your engagement, the two of you might find yourself being pulled in multiple directions.
To make sure you’re both on the same page for your proposal, consider your families and how big of a role you’d like them to play in your engagement. When you’re ready to get down on one knee, our compact engagement ring boxes can make your proposal even more special. Order yours today!0