The ring box that will solve all of your problems

Posted by Victoria Rellas

You’ve planned out your whole proposal. You’ve made sure her friends and family have kept their mouths shut. You’ve deleted e-mails, texts, any evidence about the proposal. And then you leave for the big night with your soon to be fiance with a huge, bulky ring box in your pocket that screams to the world and to your girlfriend that you plan on proposing tonight! Not so sneaky after all of your hard work!

A packaging designer from Vancouver has solved this issue with the Clifton ring box! This new design allows you to have the ring in your pocket all night, without spoiling the surprise! The box can fit in your pocket, or even into your wallet. Screen Shot 2014-09-11 at 12.21.17 PM

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The ring box is so popular, the designer has stopped taking orders for September, but will resume for next month! Check it out at http://andrewzo.com/clifton/. Then call us to plan out that proposal 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

Why Your Proposal Should Be Unique…

Posted by: Victoria Rellas 

With Pinterest, Facebook and all other sorts of social media mediums, proposals have become a very public thing. You come across the movie theater rentals, flash mobs, and other very public proposals where numerous others gather around the proposal whether the couple knows them or not.

We see nothing wrong with these public displays of affection, unless your future fiancé does! Every single proposal should be different, and that is simply because your relationship is unique and special in its own right.

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Over The Top Proposals

Posted by Sarah Gai, Seattle

Since engagement season is in full swing, we found it only appropriate to highlight some of the most OVER-THE-TOP proposals on the web. Use this as inspiration – or chalk this up as a what-not-to-do – and as always, happy proposing!

For the love of Harry Potter!

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OK, this one isn’t as over-the-top as it is pretty darn creative. Knowing his future bride is a HUGE Harry Potter fan, this clever fella carved out the latest copy of the novel and fastened the engagement ring inside. And of course presented her with an unharmed copy of the book once she said, “yes.”

The writings’ in the sand

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A mysterious sand art installation was spotted at Ocean Beach, California, in April. An elaborate pattern contained the words, “Will you marry me Kelly?” After the pictures were posted at the San Francisco 7×7 magazine blog, readers identified the blissful couple, who are well on their way to wedded bliss. I challenge you to top THAT one.

Making the movies jealous

This dude spent quite a bit of time preparing his movie trailer to be shown at a local theatre while he was on a date with his unsuspecting girlfriend. With the help of a filmmaker, and her father’s permission, of course, this guy popped the question as they were surrounded by friends and family, unbeknownst to the newly engaged bride-to-be. Watch her reaction – it’s simply priceless.

OK – I changed my mind. Top THAT one!

Whoops! Ultimate proposal fail

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This poor guy. After months and months of planning, Don Walling decides to pop the question to his girlfriend on top of the Brooklyn Bridge. Just as he’s about the present her with the ring, he DROPS it and it falls through the cracks down on the roadway below. Did that stop this modern-day Prince Charming from saving the day? Of course not! The brave man climbed down onto the roadway in heavy traffic to retrieve the ring, which was bent, but reparable. And believe it or not, his girlfriend accepted his offer of marriage.

Flashmob Extraordinaire

Yes, I know. We live in an era where flashmobs seem to be a regular occurrence, but no matter how many times I see this one, this man’s creativity never ceases to amaze me. Watch as his unsuspecting girlfriend sits in the back of their Honda CRV as 60 of their closest friends and family help to pull off one of the greatest proposals that has graced the internet. Bravo. Bravo.

So does this inspire you? Intrigue you? Are you ready to give us a call to help plan YOUR big day? I’ll have my filmmaker on speed dial.

What Phrases Not To Use…

Posted by Meaghan Cody, Dallas

As cliché as it sounds, all girls wait for that moment when their man goes down on one knee and pulls out a ring. There are a few ways that you could mess this up, one being the words that you say. I have come across a few phrases that I don’t think would go over so well with your lady.

1. “Do you wanna?” – First of all that is awful grammar… Second of all, do I WANNA what? Do I WANNA go to Starbucks? Sure! Do I WANNA spend the rest of my life with you? Not if you are asking like that.

2. “How about it?” – Again, how about what? Be clear with what you are asking, that way you come across that you are confident in what you are asking, like spending the rest of your life with someone.

3. “My mom thinks it’s time we made this legal” – Your MOM? I personally would prefer for my future mother-in-law not to be the one to initiate my marriage proposal. Will she also initiate when it is time for us to have children? No thank you!

4. “Do you think we should get married?” – Going back to phrase number 2, be confident in what you are asking. You should know whether or not you want to marry someone before you ask. You either want to spend the rest of your life with them or not…. If you aren’t sure, you have bigger problems and should be seeking other blogs than this one.

5. Nothing at all – Be sure to say something. Even if all you say is “Will you marry me?”, that will be enough.

We can surely help you come up with other fun phrases on how to ask the big question that won’t disappoint! Just CALL US!

Ring Sizes – Where Do You Even Start?!

Posted By: Sarah Gai, Seattle

So. You’re planning on popping the question. You know you want to present the woman of your dreams with a ring that will knock her socks off. You’ve saved the cash. You’ve got a general idea of her style. Now what?

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Let’s start at the beginning, my friend. Your first covert mission is to stealthy find a way to figure out your gal’s ring size. Here are three (hopefully!) foolproof tips to get you on your way.

  1. For Captain Obvious: steal a ring.
    While she’s away, sneak into her jewelry box and pickpocket a ring she’s not going to miss. Keep in mind: your engagement ring sits on your sweetheart’s left finger, so if your hijacking one that she normally wears on her right, consider stepping down a half-size.
  2. For the Resourceful One: turn to the internet.
    Our good friends at Zales have taken the guesswork out of ring sizing with this printable chart. It’s as simple as placing the ring on top of each circle until you find the perfect match. A child could complete this task. Need we say more
  3. For the Craftsman: make an impression.
    Now, this may require a bit more skill on your part, but several jewelers have actually recommended making an impression of the ring with a bar of soap. Wet the bar of soap, press the ring firmly into the bar, and save the soap in a plastic sandwich bag. Off you go to present your latest masterpiece to the jeweler, who can determine her ring size from there.

You are now on your way to becoming an engaged man! Keep checking back for more tips when it comes to popping the question.

 

Engagement Season, It’s Officially Here!

Posted By: Rachael Wyatt, New York

Engagement Season is upon us – yep that is a real thing. Did you know that 1/3 of couples do get engaged from November to February? I love how Hearts On Fire laid out this information that they compiled. Some of these statistics are really worth considering when you are shopping for a ring. It’s likely that if you really want to surprise her, you might have to do some digging to get some of these answers, in terms of what is important to her. We are here to help if you are thinking of proposing to that special girl this Holiday Season.  And remember, like Meaghan said, try to avoid proposing in food – it’s time to start getting creative!  Stay tuned, as we will be giving more tips in the coming weeks regarding Proposals and how Planning For Dudes can help you.

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Why You Shouldn’t Propose With Food…

Posted by Meaghan Cody

There are three reasons why I feel you shouldn’t hide your engagement ring in food, and I have explained below….

1. It is GROSS – I personally wouldn’t want to pull my brand new sparkly ring out of a cupcake. I wouldn’t want to have crumbs, sticky icing, and sprinkles stuck to my ring that I am about to show off to just about everyone. Take it from me… Just don’t do it.

2. It could get lost – If you plan on proposing at a restaurant, and you think that maybe you could give it to the chef to put on the plate or in a drink… What happens if there is another proposal going on in the same restaurant and that dude had the same bright idea you did? What happens if the rings get mixed up? You, my friend will not be happy when some other dude’s girlfriend gets your ring that you just spent a ton of time shopping for….

3. She could swallow it – You may think I’m crazy, but it has definitely happened before. A boyfriend stuck the engagement ring in a Wendy’s frosty and his girlfriend swallowed the ring without even knowing it… Their evening ended in a trip to the emergency room and the ring finally arriving the next day, if you know what I mean….

When you are ready to propose just remember to think through the logistics or go ahead and give us a call and we will do it for you!

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