Choosing Proposal Location
When choosing proposal location, the temptation is to choose a place that has an amazing background for beautiful pictures. Sites like the Eiffel Tower, Niagara Falls, and The London Eye come to mind. As a person who interviews newly engaged couples all day every day, let me tell you that most people wish they chose a spot that was meaningful to them and to their relationship over the fame or beauty of the spot. This wish can be especially exacerbated if a lot of money was spent on or getting to the proposal site, often making it so that you have less to spend on the wedding itself.
Choosing a site that is meaningful to the two of you, whether it be a beach, restaurant, hiking trail, coffee shop, park, river, mountaintop or even your front porch is always super romantic no matter what. It is also easier to control the environment at personal places rather than at famous places like the Eiffel Tower - where you just can't know how many people will be around, etc. If you are too young to remember The Office you may not remember this, but we all cried when Jim got down on one knee and proposed to Pam in the pouring rain in a gas station between their two homes.
The picture isn't pixelated, you are just crying again. - choosing proposal location
Think spontaneity when choosing a proposal location. Even though it was not entirely spontaneous, it had the feeling of spontaneity and that is what made it heart-stopping. Pick a place you casually love, propose there, and you will discover that it becomes a very important place to the two of you for the rest of your life. This isn't to say that a proposal isn't just as good at a famous place, it just isn't crucial that the place you propose be famous. Save the formality for your wedding.
I am lucky in that I get to hear a lot of proposal stories. Lots of proposals take place on beaches. That is really what got us started all those years ago (25 years ago, yikes!) in making Beach Sand Wedding Rings. How cool is it to get to carry the beach sand from where you were engaged with you for the rest of your life?!
Wood and Beach Sunset - Beach Sand Wedding Rings - choosing proposal location
Assateague Dreams - Beach Sand Wedding Ring - choosing proposal location
Venice Beach at Sunset - Beach Sand Wedding Rings - choosing proposal location
Vero Beach - Beach Sand Wedding Ring - choosing proposal location
Meet me at Delmar - Beach Sand Wedding Rings - choosing proposal location
When you are thinking about choosing proposal location, think of us! As you can imagine, we are huge fans of marriage proposals that take place here at Minter + Richter Designs too. While we do also make engagement rings, once a proposal happens, it's time to start making the final wedding rings - and that's our vibe. Just as every couple is different from the next, so is every proposal. From flamboyant and outrageous engagements to subtle and quiet, proposals run the gamut from public to private the world over. Here are some of our personal faves for wedding proposal ideas.
A SURPRISE PROPOSAL IN THE
MINTER + RICHTER DESIGNS STUDIO
Over the past 25 years, we have been lucky enough to get to be a small part of many different wedding proposals. Sometimes couples are super casual and just decide together to get engaged while designing their wedding rings in our studio.
Spur of the moment proposal in the Minter + Richter Ring Shop - choosing proposal location
choosing proposal location
choosing proposal location
Another favorite place for proposals to think about when choosing proposal location is any beautiful city park. Central Park in New York City sees thousands of proposals per year. You do not have to secure a permit to propose in Central Park unless you want to make sure you have one of the most popular spots empty for the two of you. But there are so many beautiful locations all across the park, it isn't really necessary. Some people opt to hire a string quartet to have playing in the background or even an event planner to set up a picnic just for the two of you.
Couple engaged in NYC Central Park - choosing proposal location
For any city park, including Central Park in NYC, it is important to think about lighting. Parks can get pretty dark at night, so it is generally best to propose when you will have enough hours of lighting for great photo ops. And then, the most important thing to remember when you propose in a park is to grab a baggie full of rocks, branches, pebbles, sand, and whatever earth materials you can find so that you have it ready to send to us to make your crushed pebbles into your wedding rings.
Crushed Rocks and Pebbles in a beautiful set of wedding rings - choosing proposal location
Think about sports and hobbies when choosing proposal location. Another favorite place for a proposal is at a ballgame! Of course, a prerequisite here is that she loves baseball. Minter + Richter Designs is located in Boston, MA, so we have definitely seen our fair share of proposals at Fenway Park. The greatest part about proposing at Fenway Park is that for a small fee of $250 you can have the scoreboard do the proposing for you! Your marriage proposal can appear on the scoreboard at the end of the 5th inning.
choosing proposal location
Sharing your excitement with a raucos and celebratory crowd can really make it a day to remember. The great news is, no matter what ball park you propose in, Minter + Richter Designs likely has the pitcher mound dirt from that ball parks already in stock and can inlay your wedding rings with that gorgeous terracotta baseball dirt.
Wedding Ring Inlaid with Fenway Park Pitcher Mound Dirt - choosing proposal location
Wedding Ring Set inlaid with wood and Fenway Park Pitcher Mound Dirt - choosing proposal location
Our final favorite proposal idea is to make a fabulous trip out of it - regardless of what we said at the beginning of this blog. What woman doesn't want to be swept off her feet to some wild, off the beaten track location? We meet couples every day who bring us their rocks from their proposal trips to places like Iceland, Puerto Rico, and Greece - and then we make their wedding rings out of those rocks for them to cherish forever.
Wedding Proposal under the Aurora Borealis in Iceland - choosing proposal location
Wedding Proposal in Puerto Rico - choosing proposal location
Wedding Proposal in Santorini, Greece - choosing proposal location
Your proposal is going to be memorable no matter where you get down on one knee, but choosing a locale with a little extra wow-factory can't hurt. Be sure to reach out to us if you want to set up a proposal party at the Minter & Richter Mini Mansion. We would be happy to have you! And you are welcome to spend the night! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 617-326-6671 to book your room!
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