There is no doubt that human beings are affected by nature and seasonal shifts and changes. In the winter, residents of northern climes are regularly affected by a bad case of the blues known as seasonal affective disorder. Even residents in warmer climates experience a definite change of pace during the winter months. Summer is a time when schedules become less rigid, days are longer and the focus changes to travel, vacations and more leisurely pursuits.
Spring, of course, has it’s own rhythm and pace and some fairly common responses to the changes in weather. Temperatures begin to climb briefly during the day and the sun, which may not have been seen for months in some areas, begins to cast it’s welcome rays once again in even the coldest of climates. Spring is a time of shaking off the dust of winter and preparing for the warmer summer months. Gardens are planted, patios are cleaned off and pools are uncovered and sometimes even heated. Spring cleaning sometimes takes place with vigor, shaking off the old and preparing for the new.
Spring is also a time of promise. The promise of buds that will soon burst into full bloom and the promise of days that will soon be long and full of sunshine and leisure. With all of this going on in nature, it is little wonder that spring is also the time when marriage proposals seem to burst into full bloom as well. If you are planning a marriage proposal this spring, here are 4 tips to make it a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
- Be careful with the ring!
While it is perfectly normal to want to make the proposal a huge surprise, it’s important to be very careful what you do with the ring. Having it baked into a cake or served at the bottom of a champagne glass can seem very clever and romantic in theory, but may not work out as well in real life. Be careful not to make the same mistake this guy did! While things worked out well in the end for this couple, there are memories you do want to have of your engagement and memories you probably don’t. Taking good care of the ring will ensure you create the kind of memories you genuinely want to have.
- Take advantage of the outdoors
Spring is a great time to take advantage of the beauty of nature and let it provide a spectacular backdrop for this most important event. If it rains, never fear – even rain can make a proposal a truly memorable experience.
- Decide carefully whether to make it a public or private event
There are many positives and negatives to both private, intimate, romantic proposals and “shouting your love to the world” public proposals. With public proposals there is always the possibility of things going wrong, but with private proposals, you lose out on sharing the joy with others – or of making your love the center of attention. There is no right or wrong on this, but just make sure to give it plenty of thought and choose wisely!
- Take it on the road
Taking a trip together can be a great way to create a life-long memory. Whether it’s a week in Paris, a weekend at the beach or just a day trip to a beautiful destination, proposing somewhere out of the ordinary is a great way to create a truly memorable event for your love.