Have you ever dreamed of finding your true love with the precious box in hand, ready to ask you to spend the rest of your life together? Or have you imagined yourself kneeling down to make the perfect proposal?
The emotions associated with this special moment are unique for each of us, and the way we imagine it differs. But there is one thing that remains constant: the act of kneeling down.
In fact, this gesture has become the emblem of every marriage proposal, the culminating moment of a declaration of love.
Now imagine how exciting it can be to make such a special marriage proposal! But what is behind this symbolic gesture?
THE ORIGINS OF THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
The tradition of the marriage proposal dates back to ancient times and originates from the medieval period, when knights courted their ladies in a formal manner. The act of kneeling was then a sign of respect and honor, reserved only for the king and queen.
This gesture, and its meaning, were later adopted in the context of the marriage proposal, symbolizing devotion, obedience, and loyalty to the loved one. In those times, tradition and religion were closely linked, which contributed to making the act of kneeling one of the most significant gestures for a couple.
Today, however, this gesture has no specific religious or cultural connotation, but has become a universal way to express one’s love and dedication to the other. In a world where words often fail, the act of kneeling down and proposing marriage remains one of the most powerful ways to communicate one’s love and commitment to building a future together.
THE LGBTQ+ MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
For LGBTQ+ couples, the marriage proposal can be even more extraordinary and unique, as there are no fixed rules to follow and one can decide to overturn the canons of tradition for an even more exciting surprise effect.
One of the most frequently asked questions for LGBTQ+ couples is: who makes the marriage proposal? The answer is simple: whoever feels like taking the first step, without precluding the possibility for the partner to do the same later on.
Many LGBTQ+ couples exchange marriage proposals reciprocally, on different days or months, creating unforgettable and personalized moments. And when it comes to announcing the engagement to family and friends, there are no rules to follow. If you have received a marriage proposal from your partner, you may decide not to alert others if you are also considering proposing.
In this case, don’t hesitate to announce your marriage and celebrate your engagement with whoever you want. And when it’s time to make the proposal in return, you can once again celebrate your love and commitment with a style all your own.
This is a romantic LGBTQ+ tradition that can be celebrated in an intimate and personal way or in an explosive and festive way. The important thing is that it is authentic and represents the love and mutual dedication of the couple.
THE “RULES” OF A PERFECT MARRIAGE PROPOSAL
The marriage proposal is a moment that will be forever etched in memory, so it’s important that it’s original and represents the personality of the two partners.
There are no set rules, but the key is to find the right place and time that make the moment even more special. It could be on top of a mountain, during a romantic dinner, in a theme park, or in any other place that has a special meaning for the two of you. The important thing is that the proposal is authentic and sincere, without trying to emulate ideas already seen elsewhere.
Remember, your marriage proposal is as unique as your relationship!
1. KEEP IT A SECRET! MAKE IT A REAL SURPRISE
No doubt you have already fantasized about the perfect marriage proposal, but the element that makes the difference is the surprise! Keeping it secret is a challenging task, but the excitement on your loved one’s face when you ask them to marry you will be priceless. Brilliant ideas, a good amount of planning, reliable accomplices, and excellent execution will be necessary to make this moment even more unforgettable…for both of you. And once captured with photos, videos, or songs, you can relive it again and again, preserving those precious memories forever.
2. BREAK THE MOLD
This moment will remain in both of your memories forever. While the choice of location is important, it is even more essential that the proposal is authentic and reflects your uniqueness as a couple. There is no need to go to famous places or choose breathtaking scenery if they do not truly represent you. Your proposal can be just as magical and meaningful in a special place for you, such as the park where you walked together for the first time or the coffee shop where you first met.
This is what you need to recreate: THE MAGIC!
Once you have identified the main element around which to build your proposal, it’s time to start planning and organizing in secret.
3. THE ENGAGEMENT RING
Finally, the ring. The engagement ring is a sacred symbol of love and commitment between two people who wish to spend their lives together. Choosing the right ring is as exciting as it is important: it must ensure the eternal durability of the pact between the souls. The diamond is the most sought-after for its unparalleled strength, which represents eternal love and has been a symbol of commitment since 1477, when Archduke Maximilian of Austria gave an engagement ring to Mary of Burgundy.
The solitaire, the eternity band, the toi et moi, and the trilogy are the most common ring models and representative of love and union between two people. The choice of the setting is equally important and can be made in white, yellow, or rose gold, or platinum. The setting must be strong and suitable for everyday use as the ring will be worn every day.
Today, it is very trendy to create one’s own engagement ring with the help of a skilled craftsman to create a unique piece that represents the unique love between the two people. The marriage proposal is one of the most memorable moments in a couple’s life.
If you want to let your imagination run wild, anything is possible, and we would be happy to help you realize your proposal. Fill out the form and let’s talk about it!