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How to Propose to your Partner?

Is it time you popped the question? Here’s how you do it in a variety of different ways.

If you have decided that this is the year you finally propose to your partner, then we want you to read on. We have scoured the internet to find the best ways that people propose to their partners. 2021 is the year of all things digital, and it’s time we stepped up and joined the micro-wedding trend.

If you want the hottest hints and newest tips on how to propose to your partner, you are in the right place. Let’s talk about romance… how can you propose without being a cliché?

Proposing to your Partner in the Best Possible ways

Without a doubt, the best way to propose to your partner is by picking up the engagement band and biding your time. Overwhelming numbers of people propose in a moment when it feels right to do so. When they are having a lovely day and the moment is perfect. In an ideal world, this is how we would all propose.

However, life isn’t always like that. You can buy the ring and be waiting for full years – but never have it with you when the moment is right. You could be toing and froing on the issue, scared of the rejection, or too shy to ask. Whatever your reason for delaying the proposal, you eventually build it up to be something much more than it should be. You imagine that no scenario is good enough. If you keep on this track, that ring will still be in your top drawer long after the lady/gent that it was intended for has gone.

As the London-based Italian photographer firm of choice, we have seen and heard about more than a decade’s worth of proposals. We sorted them into simple but clean and extravagant and luxurious, below.

A simple proposal with maximum effect

For the simplest proposals that have maximum impact, try some of the following ideas:

  • Taking them to the spot where you first met.
  • Taking them to their favourite place, or to a high point so that you have a gorgeous view to set the scene.
  • Prepare to propose in a restaurant by getting the staff in on the gig. This works for any venue you like, be it bowling alley, museum, or village store.
  • Using sentimental older jewellery to be melted down for the ring is a cheaper yet highly effective way of saving on a proposal.
  • Have an ‘anniversary’ party and propose in front of all your friends and family.
  • Some might not want a public proposal, so do think about your partner and about whether to go down on one knee or not.
  • Keep it a secret! Surprising your partner is the best way to be romantic.
  • Ask their parents – if it’s possible.

An elaborate proposal with maximum effect

For an elaborate proposal that you have money to spend on, try some of the following ideas:

  • Have a personal video made of you two, one man made a whole film.
  • Have the question written by a skywriter.
  • Hire out the whole restaurant, bar, or lounge.
  • Take them abroad and propose on holiday.

Some of our other favourites, here at Gaetano Di Giacomo Media Production, include proposing after food poisoning, an epic case where the couple fell out and she didn’t arrive at the airport, and a couple who lost the ring between the floorboards of the porch of their log cabin.

It’s not only the rejection you have to be prepared for.


Gaetano Di Giacomo, 

Videographer & Photographer

A professional in both wedding and corporate Media Production.
Based in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire but working across the UK.
Shooting with my Sony a7 III and a range of prime lenses, while my DJI Ronin creates smooth gliding shots! Interested in working with me? Contact me here today and let’s arrange a chat!