5 Ideas for a Stylish at Home Proposal
With international travel banned, bars and restaurants closed and your favourite beauty spots out-of-bounds you’d be forgiven for thinking that planning a proposal was out of the question right now.
But here at B.LOVED, we’re pretty determined to help you KEEP celebrating love and joy during these serious times. Being locked down with your love sounds pretty romantic if you ask us, so we’ve teamed up with ethical diamond brand Great Heights to share our 5 ideas for a stylish at home proposal, (plus tips for choosing the perfect engagement ring) so we can help you to continue celebrating the joy and love in your life.
CHOOSING THE PERFECT ENGAGEMENT RING
As the one item your intended is sure to wear every day, the pressure to find the perfect ring can be overwhelming. But don’t worry, planning your proposal is all part of the fun, so we’ve got some quick tips to help you enjoy the ring shopping too.
- Don’t know where to start with your budget? Don’t be afraid to ignore the ‘rules’! Spend whatever you feel comfortable with, there’s no judgement here. To make sure your budget goes a little further, think about choosing an eco-friendly lab-grown diamond. Produced by recreating the natural formation process in a lab, they can be up to 40% less expensive than mined diamonds and 100% more ethical.
- A fave trick from the team at Great Heights is to explore Halo ring styles (they’re also a favourite here at B.LOVED HQ). With smaller accent stones circling the central stone, to draw attention to it and make your stone appear larger.
- Finally, get acquainted with the 4C’s, cut, colour, clarity and carat describe the quality and weight of your diamond. Understanding these qualities and determining what’s most important to you will help you feel more confident when it comes to making your final choice.
- Now you’ve got the ring sorted, let’s get on with the proposal!
STYLISH AT HOME PROPOSAL IDEAS
SEND A LOVE NOTE
Who doesn’t love receiving a hand-written note in the mail? Craft a note yourself, or search online to find a local calligrapher who can help you design something beautiful together. We’re sure that when your love note arrives your special someone will be smitten, and you’ll have a gorgeous keepsake to share with your family & friends when lockdown ends!
HOST A ROMANTIC DINNER FOR TWO
If you’ve been putting your culinary skills to the test over the past few weeks, this is a great way to show them off and create a memorable ‘night out’ at home. Dress up in your finest, serve your favourite meal and choose the perfect moment to pop the question.
BREAKFAST IN BED
This may be another classic, but seeing as there’s no need for your usual 7.30am alarm this is a great way to make the most of your leisurely lie-ins!
RECORD A (VIRTUAL) FLASH MOB
Virtual coffees and cocktails with friends and family are keeping us going right now, so why not bring them in on the secret and organise a virtual flash mob to help you pop the question? Such a fun way to involve your loved-ones in your celebrations from afar!
PLAN AN AT-HOME MINI BREAK
You can’t go on holiday, but you can bring the holiday to you! if you’re the adventurous type, plan a romantic at-home mini break in the garden (added bonus, you still have access to a clean bathroom!). What could be more romantic than a cosy tent for two under the stars?