Wedding Ideas

Rules of Engagement

Posted on December 09, 2016 by Francesca Sgambati

Every marriage proposal is different and unique – but there are a few key rules to keep in mind when you’re getting ready to pop the question to your best friend. If you want your engagement to go off without a hitch, JoAnn Gregoli of Elegant Occasions shared with us her 11 rules of engagement to help you plan the perfect proposal. Follow these steps to be totally prepared and create that once-in-a-lifetime moment that your significant other will never forget.


1. Ask for family blessingNew Jersey Bride Rules of Engagement Family Blessing

2. Make it a complete surprise

3. Make sure nails are donehands-771669_1280

4. Capture it on camera

5. Get down on one knee

6. Have a bouquet of favorite flowers nearby

7. Pop the cork, toast with champagne

8. Celebrate with a romantic meal
(Can be a dinner by candlelight or picnic surprise)romantic-1434253_1280

9. Choose her favorite location (restaurant, park, the beach)marry-me-1044416_1280

10. Be creative, think outside the box

11. Hire a planner to help with the plans