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Gemvara Blog » {Guest Post} 5 Proposal Tips For Men

{Guest Post} 5 Proposal Tips For Men

Posted by on Nov 10, 2011 in Featured, Guy's Guide | 6 Comments

The Man Registry stops by to give guys a few tips on how to pop the question:

So you’ve decided to get married – congrats! If you haven’t figured out how you’ll pop the big question yet, here are five tips to consider before taking the proverbial plunge.

1 – Get a ring. Whether it’s a diamond stunner, simple band or even a placeholder ring representing what’s to come later on, to do it right, you need a ring. Consider taking her ring shopping ahead of time to determine her tastes and preferences (even window shopping can be helpful) or enlist a good friend or close family member to help you do some recon.

2 – Get creative. While simply blurting out the question over frozen dinners or between commercial breaks will get the job done, it’s probably not quite the proposal she’s always dreamed of. Go above and beyond by putting yourself in her shoes. What would she really love? To wow her, cook up her dream day and make it happen. Then put the icing on the cake by asking her to marry you.

3 – Be sneaky. To really impress her, you need to surprise her. Even if you’ve already been ring shopping, wait a few months before popping the question so she isn’t expecting it. Consider enlisting her friends and family to help make everything a surprise. Want someone to take photos from afar while you’re proposing or drive her to the proposal location? Ask her sister or best friend to get involved. Another option is to invite your closest peeps to grab drinks afterward so you can share the big news with everyone.

4 – Put pen to paper. Not quite sure what to say, other than “Will you marry me?” Make your proposal a heartfelt one by writing down how she makes you feel and why you want to spend the rest of your life with her beforehand. This little exercise may also help ease some nerves, so you don’t completely blank on what to say later on.

5 – Be confident. This is a big step in life, but don’t let that scare you. Be cool. You’ve found a great girl and she can’t wait to marry you. You can do this. Man up! is the leading wedding planning resource for men. Created by three guys who had noticed a lack of groom-focused resources during the planning of their own weddings, the site offers a dude-friendly wedding registry, groomsmen gifts, a local vendor guide and countless articles and blogs. Additionally, The Man Registry’s groom guide will be released this January by Alpha Publishing.


  1. Charlie Hutat
    November 10, 2011

    GREAT stuff.

  2. Kristine Mathews
    November 11, 2011

    How can I get in touch with The Man Registry? Would love to interview them for my newsletter.

  3. Audrey
    November 14, 2011

    Cool info that might be very helpful!

  4. Angela Cuneo
    November 15, 2011


    You should be able to reach them via the contact info on their site:

    Hope this helps!

  5. Louise
    November 22, 2011

    Good luck to all the men that will be proposing.

  6. Budd
    December 12, 2011

    That hits the target dead center! Great asnewr!

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