Taking the Leap

At DEAN & DUST we get a little carried away in the romance.

Here are our top five tips for taking (and landing) that next step. 

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Make it Personal

However you decide to propose, make sure you do it in a way that's personal and feels authentic to the two of you. If you're not the 'hearts + flowers' type but your partner is, work toward a proposal that brings together your partners love of romance and your love of them. It's not everyday you propose, make the moment yours. 

Set the Scene

Part of the moment is setting the scene, where do you imagine you'll begin your forever? Is there a date or place that holds meaning to you both? Will it be a destination proposal, or somewhere a little closer to home?

Do you imagine a private moment just shared between the two of you?

Or are you inviting your nearest and dearest to join in the experience?

Permission Granted

Have you considered speaking your partners family or perhaps best friend? 

Asking permission is an old standing tradition but perhaps one to be considered if your partner is a lover of a romantic gesture. If not for tradition, speaking to their trusted loved ones is a great way to involve them in the process (and the excitement) of the proposal.

It can be helpful to have input from someone who also knows your partners style or if you're lucky, the exact design of their dream ring.

Have a Plan

We are here as both hopeless romantics and proposal enthusiasts to provide inspiration, a listening ear, or perhaps even a proposal plan in its entirety. 

If your feeling overwhelmed or have no idea where to begin, we will help ease your nerves and guide you to prepare a proposal you'll be proud of, and confident to deliver. Whether planned to the minute on a run-sheet or a spontaneous outburst of love, you will both remember the incredible moment you propose for a lifetime. 

Capture the Moment

If you would like to keep the proposal personal, but have the moment documented to remember and share with loved ones, ask us about our talented friends in photography who can capture the moment she says 'YES!'