I hope this works... I mean you only get one try right?
Well I plan on proposing in a somewhat traditional way. A night on the town followed up with a romantic dinner for two.
Afterwards taking her to a hotel room (I will be visiting or else I would use my own home) which will be filled with scented candles soft music and a trail of rose petals leading to the bed where there will be white chocolate covered strawberries (her favorite) a card basically saying that I love her and how I want to make this a night to remember.
Finally, a bouquet of her favorite flowers (Calla Lilies) and sitting not too hidden in the bouquet, the engagement ring. And after seeing the ring she would turn around and I would be on one knee.
She was/has been my best friend for 3 years and we've been dating for 1. She always spoke of how she wanted a romantic proposal but most importantly she wants something worth remembering.
And I'm not going to lie I'm not much of a romantic so . . . .what do you guys think?
Comments From The EE Team:
We think it's charming and romantic! Yes, it's a fairly traditional proposal but there's nothing wrong with that.
We love all the little touches like the strawberries, her favorite flower, etc... that you're bringing to it. They're important because they're tailored to her and show her how much thought you've put into her proposal.
Marriage proposals don't have to be huge elaborate affairs. Many guys get caught up into thinking that if they don't do something 'over the top' it won't be special. That's simply not true!
The truth is that a heartfelt and well thought out proposal like the one you describe here will trump a spectacle almost every time because a marriage proposal (especially when it's a surprise) is all about HER. And if you keep her in mind as you plan every detail, you can't go wrong.
You may have already considered these things and didn't mention them but here is what we would add to your idea.
A bottle of champagne in the hotel room. There aren't many occasions in life where a bottle of champagne is more appropriate.
You mentioned soft music in the hotel room when you walk in. That's awesome!
Since you're tailoring everything to her why not choose her favorite romantic songs and create a custom CD so that it's playing instead of some generic soft music? You can put a picture of yourselves on the CD cover and some thoughtful heartfelt words on the inside cover or a love poem—it will become a keepsake for her to cherish and show her friends and family as she describes the amazing evening you've planned.
Romance is all about the details, the little things that show how much you care and how much thought you put into popping the question. She's going to love it!
Please, if you can, come back here and let us know how it goes!