How to Make Your Summer Proposal Spectacular

July, 11 2018

Summers are about enjoying the great outdoors, barbeques, fireworks, and getting away from it all with unforgettable vacations with family and friends. Summer's also peak wedding time, so love is already livelier in the air than usual.

If you're looking to pop the question, you may not realize that summer is one of the most popular times to get engaged. Along with other holidays peppered throughout the year, the 4th of July and the summer months make for a beautiful backdrop to get down on one knee and ask for her hand in marriage.

Tips for an Unforgettable Summer Proposal

Pick the Right Time of Day to Propose

Depending on where you're proposing, the time of day will make an enormous difference in her response. If you live or travel to a hot climate, and propose during the hottest time of the day, you'll both be groggy and worn down from the heat. Propose at the beginning of the day or during sunset to take advantage of moderate temperatures for a better mood. After all, you don't want her to say no because it's 100+ degrees out grumpily.

Check the Weather Before You Head Out

Before you head out no matter your proposal plan, check the weather if you're doing it outdoors. A rolling thunderstorm could make for magnificent scenery, but a torrential downpour could ruin the mood – and make you drop the ring! If the weather isn't cooperating, consider proposing the next day or have a backup location to ensure popping the question goes off without a hitch.

Watch Out for the World Around You

Outdoor proposals can be risky. Your nerves, her response, and the world around you is waiting for you to drop the ring. If you propose on the beach, on a boat, or in a National Park, be aware of your surroundings and how you hold the ring. Don't drop it! You may never find it again. Put the ring on her finger as soon as you can to avoid losing it; don't let her put the ring on, do it as soon as she says yes.

It's the Little Things That Make the Moment Special

Don't forget to plan the day like any other. If you're going on a hike, wear the right clothes and follow the trail; if you're going boating, hire a professional captain to take you out on the water. Things like sunscreen, bug spray, and the appropriate attire will make things less stressful on the both of you. When you're ready to ask for her hand, you'll be relaxed in your surroundings making the moment even more surprising and extraordinary.

Summertime is the time to have a wedding and an even better time to express your love for one another with a John Atencio engagement ring. Packed with great weather, even better locations, and when most take vacation, you can have a memorable proposal no matter where it takes place or who joins you for the occasion.