Traditionally, people get down on a knee to pop the question when they feel that they have found their better half. Nowadays, though, a marriage proposal is frequently more elaborate than simply that. At least, as opposed to how it used to be ten years ago, millennials use new ways to make the proposal unique as well as unforgettable.
For instance, millennials are less likely to propose privately at their house, but more likely to invite their family and friends to be part of the moment. While they may be taking the rather unconventional route to pop the question, millennials hold onto time-honored conventions too. The vast majority of them still take the traditional down-on-one-knee approach, while some ask for the blessings or permissions of their parents before proposing.
Below are a few innovative marriage proposals of the millennials. Note that these findings are based on a survey, so the sample size accounts for only a portion of millennials from the larger section of demography out there.
Hiring Professionals for the Proposal
While it is not a must, people who are unsure about how to propose or do not have the time to execute all details may need to hire professional proposal planners. Much like a wedding planner, they too can help to bring the vision of lovebirds to life. The professional can find vendors to hire, take care of logistics, and all the other details, so you do not have to.
Around a quarter of millennials who plan to propose felt plenty of pressure to plan a very unique marriage proposal. So having a smart proposal planner helped in alleviating the anxiety that came with it.
Besides, millennials also have a professional videographer and photographer to capture the special moment. Of course, as a result, they get to upload gorgeous photos and videos on their social media accounts. They also use pictures and/or videos on their wedding website, while the still moments can be used on the save-the-date or wedding invitation card, or simply framed and kept in the house.
Scheduling Parties Almost Immediately after the Proposal
While one may need to celebrate with friends and family after getting engaged to someone, he or she perhaps may need the proposal itself to be a rather private moment with only an anonymous photographer. Millennials, however, let their near and dear ones in on the secret as well and have them wait somewhere close by but out of the proposal spot, or at a gathering place they have arranged well in advance.
Once their intended says “Yes” to the proposal, a few of their closed ones come out with balloons and confetti or lead the newly engaged couple to the party venue, where everybody is present to celebrate it with them. While not all millennials invite their parents to take part in the proposal party, some do include them too.
Making the Proposal a Rather Immersive Experience
Millennials look to enhance the marriage proposal by making sure that there is something or the other for all or most senses. For instance, they select a venue that means a lot to their partner – maybe the same place they first met or had their first date. When they decide to pop the question at a local restaurant, millennials make sure to let its staff know of the plan and ensure that the food and beverages served are precisely what the couple enjoys.
Some do it indoors with soft music in the background, while a few even have live musicians playing out the favorite song of the both of you to take it to another level before, during, and after the proposal.
Proposing with Rings That Have a Backstory
The younger generation does not just pick any engagement ring from the diamond ring store; they look for one that is special and meaningful. At the same time, millennials also like to add some more sentimental value to the ring by using an heirloom jewel or something that is cherished by their intended. In royalty weddings and all, the princesses’ ring centerpiece often comes this way, from an heirloom crown or something similar.
There are a lot of options today to find unique and meaningful diamond engagement rings. So getting one that has a special backstory is a rather simple job than proposing your ladylove with the same.
Making the Proposal Super Personal
Besides some of the things already mentioned, there are out of the box ideas too derived from the millennials’ “proposal handbook”. Having the engagement ring dropped into the champagne glass for the proposal over the dinner date is a common idea these days. So, some plan to do it when they are on a vacation. Proposing to your intended on a white, snowy location would certainly be a great alternative.