4 Pro Tips for Planning a Unique Proposal

Ready to ask the question, but don’t know how to plan the proposal? You’re not alone. Although all you have to say is, “Will you marry me?”, these four words deserve an entire event dedicated to them. You’ve probably seen your partner gushing over celebrity proposals in front of the Eiffel tower, or even at Disney land; if you’re thinking BIG, we’ve got you covered! Here are some tips to help you plan the proposal of their dreams:

  1. Choose a Sentimental Location

The first thing to keep in the mind is the location of your proposal. This will help set the mood, add more visual aesthetics and meaning to the event. You could choose a place where you both first met, or even your favorite date night restaurant. If you’re looking for a place that’s great for pictures, then somewhere open and around nature will work best. Add a few balloons, fairy lights, or props for a personalized touch.

  1. Practice What You’re Going To Say

Even though asking the love of your life to marry you might seem simple and easy, but at the moment you might have shivers running down your spine. Remember, some girls like extensive and elaborate gestures. Simply asking her the four-letter question won’t do the trick. You can prepare a speech about what she means to you, why you want to marry her, and once she’s completely smitten, pop the question!

A blue themed proposal photoshoot by Lily Hayes Photography


  1. Let Your Creative Juices Flow

If you really want to sweep her off her feet, you go over and above her expectations. Put some thought behind how you’ll ask the question. You can call your family members to hold a banner with a “Will you marry me?” sign while you’re on one knee with the ring, or plan a beach-themed proposal and write the question on the sand. Your proposal should be a reflection of your relationship and the love you share—don’t be afraid to go all out!

  1. Don’t Forget The Photographer 

This is one of the key elements of planning a perfect proposal. A professional will know exactly how to capture all the emotions of your special day. From the lighting and landscape to aesthetics, and even poses, they can help you capture magical pictures that you can share with your loved ones on social media and save them as a memory.

If you’re looking for a creative, dedicate, and passionate photographer for your proposal? Lily Hayes is the one for you! From getting those perfect golden-hour portraits to capturing all the smiles and tears on your day, she’ll do it all! She’s also well known for her engagement, wedding, family, and children photography in Dallas. Get in touch with us to book a slot for your special day!

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