The proposal is a huge, milestone moment in every couple's journey. A ring is carefully chosen, words pondered, the perfect moment selected. But what happens if all that careful planning goes horribly, terribly wrong? Daniel Sorochkin's film Check Please follows two couples as they dine at an über-romantic restaurant (the ideal setting for a proposal!) when things don't go quite according to plan, with hilarious (and slightly gut-wrenching!) results. So whether you're waiting for that moment of your own, or just need a break from the stresses of wedding planning, Sorochkin's film Check Please will have you cringing, laughing, and hugging the person you love a little closer. Watch the newest Short of the Week feature above!
Planning a proposal of your own? Here are a few things you should definitely avoid.
Unless you're planning to go straight to the jewelry store so the two of you can pick out the perfect ring together, proposing empty-handed is never a good idea. If the problem is finances, purchase a place-holder ring that does fit in your budget, such as a simple band or a stone that isn't a diamond. Then, the "proposal ring" can either be traded in or kept as a sweet memento when you're able to purchase the ring you've had your eye on.
Proposing In Front of a Crowd
Sure, viral proposals and popping the question on sports arena big screens may be exciting for some, but most brides- or grooms-to-be prefer privacy over a huge spectacle. Before you start planning something wild and crazy, take your significant other's personality and preferences into account, and pick a moment you know they'll actually enjoy.
Proposing Too Soon
You may know you've met your soulmate on the first date (and may even start saving up for a ring right away!), but actually proposing too early in the relationship can create a lot of emotional drama. If you don't feel ready to discuss marriage and building a life together, you're definitely not ready to pop the question. Instead, wait until the two of you feel comfortable seriously discussing your future. After all, that's what a proposal is all about!
Proposing at the Wrong Moment
They say an engagement ring will really burn a hole in your pocket, but don't let that ruin your plans! It might be tempting to pop the question as soon as you're together, whether that's while you're at the grocery store or sitting on the couch at home. There's no need for an involved plan, but finding the right moment is key. Wait until you're both totally present so you can say those words you've been practicing, and your significant other will hear (and remember!) every one.