Your Complete Guide to Planning a Summer Proposal

There’s truly no season like summertime, especially if you’re planning a marriage proposal. Between the warm, sunny weather and longer days, summertime proposals are naturally elegant and memorable. From tropical beach locations to backyard barbeques, there’s no shortage of places to propose in the summer. If you’ve been thinking about popping the question to your special someone this summer, we’ve put together a complete guide to planning a summer proposal. 

Read on for everything you need to know about planning your summer wedding proposal. 

Buying an Engagement Ring

Of course, buying the engagement ring is one of the first actionable tasks you’ll need to complete  in order to begin planning your summer marriage proposal. You’ll want to have a conversation with your significant other to see if they have any preference on their engagement ring setting, diamond cut, and metal, but you do always have the option to surprise your significant other with a custom engagement ring

While many jewelers request a minimum of 6 or so weeks, Stefano Navi has an entire collection of sustainable, lab-grown engagement rings all made to order. The best part? Most can be delivered within 10-12 business days. It’s never too late to plan your special, summer wedding proposal with Stefano Navi.

Selecting a Date to Propose On

Ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does my significant other want family and friends at the proposal, or would they prefer something more private?
  • Do I want to plan our proposal while we’re on vacation, or somewhere in our hometown? 
  • Do I want to propose in the morning, afternoon, or at night?
  • If I choose to propose closer to the end of the summer season, will I be able to keep this a secret until then?

Asking yourself these questions should provide you with answers that will easily rule out certain months, weeks, or dates. 

If your significant other wants family and friends at the proposal, proposing on a holiday isn’t a terrible idea. If family and friends are already getting together, it may be easy to plan a proposal on special dates like Memorial Day, The 4th of July, or Labor Day. If you or your  soon-to-be fiancé would prefer a private, intimate proposal, you’re likely not going to plan to propose on a busy weekend or summer holiday. 

By going through the list of questions above, the date you choose to propose will become more clear. 

Booking a Photographer for Your Proposal

This is optional and a personal preference, but if you or your better half wants a photographer to photograph that special moment it’s important to book your photoshoot ASAP. Photographers book up their schedules quickly, especially in the summer months. 

Preparing Family and Friends

Again, sharing this information with family and friends is completely up to you. While many people would prefer a secret, private engagement and have the opportunity to surprise their loved ones, there’s also the alternative. If you’d like to let family and friends know what date you’ll be proposing, you should do so sooner rather than later, especially if you want them in attendance. 

Pro tip: In a digital world, it’s important to make sure no family members or friends find out about the big news via social media! Maybe create a list of everyone you’d want to know ahead of time, be at the proposal itself, or even a list of people to call and share the news BEFORE sharing on social media.

Get Confident, You’ll do Great! 

It’s go time! Now that you’re ready to get on one knee and ask your partner to spend forever together, all you can do is get yourself excited for the day. Once you’ve secured your partner’s dream engagement ring, the rest will fall into place. Good luck! 

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