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Five tips for planning the perfect fall marriage proposal.

Five Tips for Planning the Perfect Fall Marriage Proposal

The crisp air and gorgeous color changes in the leaves make fall a perfect season for marriage proposals. If you’ve found your soulmate and the perfect engagement ring, all that you need is a gorgeous backdrop and a well thought out plan to pop the question.

Take a look at our five planning tips for the perfect fall marriage proposal.

Location, location, location. During the fall, there are plenty of opportunities for you to ask for her hand. Whether it’s at the end of a corn maze, on a hayride, or in a beautiful park, this season lends itself to picturesque settings. While it may be tempting to pick a trendy place to get down on one knee, pick a spot that’s unique and special to you and your significant other. Because what’s trendy today might not be in the future, so you’ll want to make a plan that’s both memorable and meaningful. Another thing to consider when planning your proposal is whether or not this will be a public or private engagement. If you know for certain that your significant other does not like to be in the spotlight, we suggest that you keep your engagement private. Conversely, if you know she wouldn’t dream of this moment without her family close by, then by all means, share your plans with them! Every engagement is different, so keep your loved one in mind when deciding if you should propose in private or in front of a group of people. If you’re unsure, do some digging. Ask close friends and family for advice.

Make it meaningful. A marriage proposal is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic moments for a couple. Don’t just blurt out “I love you” and drop to one knee out of nowhere. Your beloved will be either extremely confused or think you’re having a medical emergency. Rather, plan ahead and think back on all the moments when you knew that she was the one. Talk about when you first saw her, your first date, the first time you kissed, or when you first said I love you. Use these details to tell her how much she means to you and how you want to spend forever with her. Now, we’re not going to tell you what to say, but think of it this way: If there’s ever a time to be sentimental, it’s during your proposal, so don’t be afraid to get emotional.

Play into the season. As we mentioned in our first tip, autumn offers plenty of opportunities and ideas for your engagement. If you’re stuck, let us help get the creative juices flowing.

  1. If you’re carving pumpkins, plan ahead and carve out three gourds with the message, “Will you marry me?” Keep those pumpkins in hiding while you and your significant other are carving your pumpkins. When you’re done, let her know that you’ll arrange the pumpkins outside and for her to wait inside. Once you grab your proposal pumpkins, bring her outside to see your pumpkins on display – and your big question.
  2. Consider a scenic hike or a walk through the park. As a couple, if you love to hike, do your research and find a new trail that leads to breathtaking views. Once you’ve made it to the crescendo of the hike, it’s time to get down on bended knee. If neither one of you are hikers, consider a nice walk through the park. Again, do a little legwork to find a picturesque spot in the park to pop the question. The gorgeous fall colors in the background of both scenarios will make for an even more memorable moment.

Be in the moment. If you’re ok with a little publicity of your big moment, hire a professional photographer or a trusted friend or family member to capture the moment. You’ll both be so caught up in the moment that you won’t be able to remember every detail of the actual proposal. Having it captured in pictures will allow you to look back and recall how you felt in that moment. Plus, who doesn’t love to share their engagement story and pictures on social media? (We know we love sharing some of our favorites!)

Pick the perfect ring. Of course, you’ll want to make sure you pick out the perfect ring to go with the perfect proposal. At Kranich’s, we help our clients choose an engagement ring that they know their beloved will absolutely adore. Engagement ring shopping is more than just a technical experience – it gives you the chance to show your love with a gorgeous diamond ring. If you’re in the market for an engagement ring, let us help. We have a large selection of designer rings such as VerragioSimon G., and Polenza, among others. Or, if you’d prefer a truly custom engagement ring, we offer a variety of loose diamonds to accompany our myriad setting options.

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Kristen & Ethan’s Engagement Story

Congratulations to Kristen and Ethan on their recent engagement! Ethan proposed to Kristen with a beautiful Kranich’s Jewelers diamond engagement ring in the picture below.

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In Kristen’s words, here’s how their engagement story went:

“Ethan and I have known each other since we were toddlers and have been dating for about four years now. This past Wednesday, he took me fishing at Raystown Lake and up to the Ridenour Overlook afterwards, where he got down on one knee and asked me to marry him! I said yes, of course! He completely caught me off guard. Going to the lake and overlook is something we do often together every summer. He did good (ring & proposal)! It was the perfect evening, weather and all.”

John & Cathy’s Engagement Story: The Right Diamond for the Right Romance

We would like to wish a congratulations to John and Cathy on their recent engagement!

Engagement Story

Below, John shares with us how he met and proposed to Cathy and how he chose the perfect engagement ring for her.  You can watch their engagement story here: John Proposes to Cathy

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“Cathy and I met in the Fall of 2013 and instantly clicked. On the fourth day of dating I said to her “mahal kita”, which means “I love you” in Tagalog. She replied with “mahal din kita”, which means “I love you, too”. Cathy moved to the US in 2011 from the Philippines, her native country. We carried on a long distance relationship over Skype video chat, phone calls, and PMs every day since then. I would visit her one month, then she’d visit me the next. We discussed marriage quite a bit, and what we both want out of life. We are the same age and have been through past relationships, but never married. I had almost given in to the thought of being a bachelor forever. Then I met Cathy, the love of my life.

I surprised Cathy with a wedding proposal on a trip down to Washington, DC from State College, PA. I planned a weekend at Hyatt Dulles to pop the question after dinner with a special proposal video for her to watch. I even set up a camera to record the proposal. I had her sit and watch the video as I kneeled down. At first she thought I was just showing her a new app generated video on my phone until she learned what the video was really about. I presented the ring and she said yes! Cathy plans to move to State College, PA to be with me after the wedding. I work as an IT Systems Analyst for Penn State University, and Cathy plans to use her RN to find a nursing position locally.

Engagement Story

There are so many factors in selecting a diamond and setting for engagement rings. I’m such a geek that I extensively researched diamonds online to understand all of the grading specifications and get a good idea of what affects the price of a diamond. I built an array of diamond criteria to match my budget. I took this knowledge to all of the local jewelers in State College and Bellefonte, PA. I was disappointed with how little sales associates wanted to work from my perspective of focusing on getting the right diamond instead of just selecting something in a display case. That is until I met Mickey from Kranich’s Jewelers in downtown, State College. Mickey was willing to listen and spend the time to find a dozen diamonds from his suppliers to match what I wanted. Better yet, he beat everyone else’s price in town. In a couple days I stopped back in to choose just the right diamond from the those he had shipped to him. It was a beautiful 1/2 carat diamond with an ideal cut, polish, and symmetry that sparkled wildly in the light.

Cathy absolutely loves her engagement ring and we plan to marry locally in February of 2014, then have a larger church wedding in Washington DC for family in the summer.”

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