Planning a Surprise Proposal in Fort Wayne

Proposing to your partner is an exciting time. You’ve worked hard to get to this point and you’re ready for the commitment of marriage. However, there are many ways you can make your proposal extra special. As Fort Wayne wedding photographers we’re going to detail our favorite tips for making your surprise proposal that much […]

Proposing to your partner is an exciting time. You’ve worked hard to get to this point and you’re ready for the commitment of marriage. However, there are many ways you can make your proposal extra special. As Fort Wayne wedding photographers we’re going to detail our favorite tips for making your surprise proposal that much more special. Let’s do it!

When preparing for your surprise proposal it’s important to get the details planned and specific to them. What does your partner like? Ask them specific questions to help make the process even easier. How would you describe ‘perfect happiness’?” Or maybe something more specific like, “What one thing would most help us grow as a couple if we did it together?” This can be anything from “being on vacation with my family” to “eating macaroni & cheese every day.” The more specific the better!

Ask anyone who knows both of you well: family members, close friends (even besties), coworkers, etc., for suggestions on where to go or what to do that would be perfect for your proposal idea. They may even have some great ideas themselves! You can also ask them how they feel about different locations/activities—maybe there’s somewhere special that might mean something extra special to them as a couple?

Fort Wayne wedding photographer captures close up of engagement ring

Surprise Proposal During the Holidays?

If you’re marrying someone in the holiday season, don’t be afraid to ask family members for help. They can help with decorations, food, and even invite some friends and coworkers. The more people involved in your surprise (and the more genuine their reactions are), the better! We’d also recommend asking family members to keep an eye out for anyone who isn’t a part of your wedding plans. Make sure they know what’s going on so that they don’t spoil anything by accident or intentionally tell someone who should remain unaware during their time with your partner-to-be.

Hire Photographers (like us!) to Capture the Moment

Hiring a photographer to capture the moment is one of the most important steps in planning a surprise proposal. You need someone who has experience with these kinds of events and will know what to do when it comes time for you to get down on one knee.

Making sure that they understand how important this moment is, but also being able to work with them beforehand so that they can be available when you need them (and vice versa) is key. A good photographer will usually have some kind of process for getting everything ready before hand so that when it comes time for your big reveal, all they have left is capturing the magic on camera!

Fort Wayne wedding photographer captures newly engaged couple kissing in between trees

Pick a Special Location

You might be thinking that this is an easy step, but it’s actually the most important. Your partner has been dreaming of getting engaged for as long as you’ve been together. So when choosing a location, think about what’s meaningful to both of you. Consider where you can create memories that will last beyond the proposal itself. With this in mind, I suggest something outdoorsy—this way, it’ll be memorable not only because there was an extreme surprise factor but also because it’ll involve something exciting or new for both of you to do together. And remember: This isn’t about impressing anyone else—it’s about creating an experience that leaves an impression on your loved one!

Fort Wayne wedding photographer captures newly engaged couple kissing while walking during engagements

It’s Time to Party After Your Surprise Proposal

After you have popped the question, celebrate with a special dinner, dessert or party with family and friends. This is a great way to get the wedding season off to a fun start. Have the proposal filmed and share it with family and friends! Have a special dessert prepared for afterwards (maybe even made by you). Make a toast to the couple once everyone is gathered together. Give them time to enjoy each other’s company before heading out for dinner. We suggest going to their favorite restaurant or bar—or better yet, plan something special like an overnight stay in Fort Wayne!

man and woman embracing on beach after surprise proposal

A proposal should be fun and personal! Your partner should be happy and relaxed, so wait for the right moment. If you’re not sure how to best ask for permission, reach out to us!  We can help you plan a surprise proposal that will make your special someone feel like the luckiest person in the world. We hope these tips have helped you get a sense of how to plan the perfect surprise proposal. There are so many ways to make it special. From proposing at a place that your partner loves, to choosing a meaningful time during the holidays or even planning an engagement party. We’ve seen it all and can help bring your vision together so that every detail is taken care of.  Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need some guidance on making your surprise proposal unforgettable for both parties involved.

man and woman hugging and kissing during engagement session after surprise proposal

man and woman smiling together after surprise proposal

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