how to create a memorable proposal

Your proposal story is one that you’ll be telling time and time again, long after your wedding day. A marriage proposal is so much more than getting down on one knee! Tammy’s Table is here today to show and tell us all how to create a memorable proposal along with inspirational images from Fulleylove Photography.

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PLAN IT FROM THE HEART

From Tammy’s Table – “It’s more than just pulling a ring out of your pocket and getting your knee dusty. Planning a proposal takes months of advance planning, and of course a good starting point is picking out a fitting engagement ring! By this time you may have already received a few indications regarding the style of ring she likes best. Take those hints and visit a jeweler that can help you create a custom ring that is best suited your future fiancée.

Next, pick a location that gives off that old saying ‘love is in the air!’  There are just some locations that exude which in turn will help you create a breathtaking proposal. Also, don’t forget to set the table. Adding an intimate table setting to your selected location will show the great deal of planning you’ve done to make this moment special.

Finally, take time to map out exactly what you want to say in this special moment. Presenting a custom note is a beautiful keepsake that can be kept forever, and with all the excitement and blinding bling, she will always have a way to look back and remember exactly how you proposed, right down to the very word.”

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AMAZE WITH STYLE

“Getting engaged in the lucky hat she bought you years ago is a cute idea, but if you’re asking her in a public location you will want to look presentable and suited for this special occasion. I guarantee that after you get your knee dirty, you can count on your now fiancée wanting a shot of you two together. So, find a stylish suite that makes it hard to say no!

In addition to your stunning attire, amaze her with a thoughtful proposal outfit as well. Send her to get her hair and makeup done before the big evening together. A pretty outfit and chic makeup application will send your soon to be fiancée out the door looking and feeling her best.”

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CAPTURE THE MOMENT

“Finally, the best way to create a memorable proposal is by the means taken to capture it! The look on her face when she realizes that the proposal is actually happening is an expression you will want to hold on to for a lifetime. This is why I encourage you to hire a photographer that can truly encapsulate the emotion and reaction of your future wife. After all that preparation you will want to be able to relive the story through those magical images. Plus, these photos can serve as a save the date for your upcoming day.”

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YOU

“Although planning, surprising, and encapsulating are the base elements to your memorable proposal, this momentous experience in its self if specific to the individual your presenting the question to. With that said, the final element to the perfect proposal is you! After all, you’re the one thing she can’t live without!”

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Photography: Fulleylove Photography // Planning, Styling, & Design: Tammy’s Table // Calligraphy: Inloft Calligraphy // Floral: Lovely Soiree Floral Design // Dress: BHLDN // Models: Dustin and Leah Cast // Ring: Brian Gavin Diamonds // Venue: The Gallery in Houston, Texas.

About Sara Burnett

Editor of Burnett's Boards, which she founded to showcase global creativity in the wedding industry. Sara currently lives out of a suitcase while island hopping the Caribbean and beyond. Learn More // Follow on Instagram.