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COVID-19 Romance: Ways To Create A Magical Proposal at Home

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When it comes to something as big as starting the next chapter of your life with your partner, you’d first need to first establish a common ground of understanding.

If you’ve been together for a while now, the conversation of marriage should’ve popped up once or twice. Discussions about marriage don’t just start and end there; you’d need to decide compatibility in terms of big-picture issues such as children and careers, and other details such as life goals and maybe even your respective retirement plans.

Make sure the timing is right for both you and your partner to head into this next step together – after all, you’d want the answer to be an enthusiastic ‘yes!’

Before The Proposal

When it comes to something as big as starting the next chapter of your life with your partner, you’d first need to first establish a common ground of understanding.

If you’ve been together for a while now, the conversation of marriage should’ve popped up once or twice. Discussions about marriage don’t just start and end there; you’d need to decide compatibility in terms of big-picture issues such as children and careers, and other details such as life goals and maybe even your respective retirement plans.

Make sure the timing is right for both you and your partner to head into this next step together – after all, you’d want the answer to be an enthusiastic ‘yes!’

The First Step: Engagement Ring Hunting

As with any form of gift-giving, you’d first want to know your partner’s likes and dislikes. Does she prefer a classic diamond ring as an engagement ring, or does she prefer something more unique such as an emerald or sapphire ring?

You could also tune into her beliefs and values as a consumer for a more thoughtful purchase. If she is more mindful on the sustainability of the product as a whole, you may want to consider opting for man made diamond engagement rings! More commonly known as lab grown diamonds, these diamonds are physically, chemically and optically identical to their mined counterparts – except they weren’t procured from intense mining. You can also opt for ring bands made from recycled metals and the like.

The Second Step: Hide The Surprise

Until you’re ready to get down on one knee, you’d need to hide the ring from your significant partner! This will be more challenging if the both of you are already staying under one roof.

One obvious approach is to hide it in a place where she’d last think of. Hiding it in one of your kitchen cabinets at the top can be a safe place, especially if they are not as commonly used. Or use your seasonable wardrobe, like the pocket of your winter coat, to bury the ring inside.

When the proposal day is here, wear loose clothing to conceal the ring box. A loose jacket with deep pockets is a great choice, or conceal the ring inside another item without arousing suspicion.

Since this is an at-home proposal, you’d want to ensure that everything is in the right place at the right time. You’d have to put in extra effort to not let the cat out of the bag. Even if she has shopped for the ring with you, the ultimate surprise lies in your proposal.

At Home Proposal Ideas

Ever since the pandemic had hit us, making a proposal special doesn’t necessarily mean having your favourite restaurant involved or travelling to exotic places. After all, the thing that will turn the event into a lifetime memory is the fact that you’ve placed extra time, care and love planning it.

If you’re in need of a bit of a push, here are a few ideas that will make for a memorable proposal.

1. Bring The Destination Home

If you and your partner have always dreamt of having a short romantic getaway to Paris, or wish to revisit the first place you became an official couple for your proposal, you can bring those destinations home!

Using these places as an inspiration, consider decorating your home to give you the same kind of ambience. Have a go at cooking a destination-themed meal and dress up for the occasion!

2. Cook A Delicious Meal For Two

On that note, if you know your way around the kitchen, you can always put your chef skills to work and cook your significant other’s favourite meal! Prepare a candlelit dinner for two, and you’re set!

If you prefer something a little more cosy, or you have no such luck in the kitchen, you can opt for a take-out from your go-to spot and tune to your favourite show. If your partner values your company and the act of proposing more than anything else, a simple declaration of love on a couch with your favourite take-away is more than enough to get an enthusiastic ‘yes’.

3. Make It Into A Fun Game

Make your proposal a unique one by creating a fun challenge! For instance, you can set up a scavenger hunt with clues around the house, or create a custom board game. The prize? An engagement ring and the promise of a future together.

4. Host A Virtual Cocktail Party

Whilst large gatherings between friends and family are still discouraged in view of COVID-19, you can celebrate the good news with your loved ones online! Invite your family members and friends to a video call and ask that they pour their favourite drinks to toast this special moment.

A Star Carat Home Proposal

At Star Carat Shop, we are determined to give you a hand at achieving the proposal of your dreams.

We offer a large selection of brilliant engagement rings, featuring lab grown diamonds that are not only IGI certified, but also classified as Type IIA diamonds (a category that houses only 2% of the world’s diamonds). With Star Carat, you’d be able to present a resplendent diamond ring to propose, that’s also of high quality and befitting of your partner.

Our expert jewellery consultants will guide you through every step of the way, ensuring that your engagement ring shopping and proposal will be a success. Book an appointment to visit our showroom and start proposal planning with us today!