How to Plan the Perfect Fall Proposal in 4 Steps

Fall is an excellent time of year to propose to your sweetheart! The changing leaves symbolize an upcoming exciting transition in your relationship and the cooler weather ushers in the holiday season that will be spent celebrating with family and friends. Here are the steps you need to take if you want to plan the perfect fall proposal. 


Choose the Right Engagement Ring. 


An engagement ring is an outward reflection of your commitment to your partner and your intentions to build a life together. It deserves a good bit of thought, no matter which season you choose to propose in! 


It’s likely that at this point your significant other has either directly told you or at least dropped hints about the style of engagement ring they prefer. However, you might start thinking about the upcoming proposal only to realize you honestly aren’t sure what kind of engagement ring your partner might like. If you’re in this situation, don’t panic! Start by deciding on basics like the diamond cut and carat size, then take a look at the different options for settings. There are also ways to find your significant other’s ring size in secret, but a skilled jeweler will usually be able to resize it after the fact if you end up purchasing the wrong size. 


P.S. Here at Isbell Jewelers, we can craft a completely custom engagement ring that fits your partner’s unique style and personality! 


Pick the Perfect Fall Backdrop.


One of the biggest perks of proposing during fall is the beautiful scenery you can take advantage of! When planning your proposal, scout out a few locations with colorful leaves. If you’re looking for something a little more involved than vibrant fall foliage, you could always propose at a fall-themed location like a pumpkin patch or an apple orchard. Going that route has the added bonus of doing a fun activity with your partner before or after the proposal! 


Regardless of which specific location you decide on, putting thought into choosing a spot with a stunning autumnal background is sure to impress your significant other. Plus, it will look great in photos of the engagement that you will cherish for years to come! 


Hire a Professional Photographer. 


Speaking of engagement photos- hiring a photographer to document this special moment between you and your partner is a must! One of several reasons it’s smart to go with a professional photographer to capture the perfect fall proposal (especially if it’s happening outdoors) is that they have a better understanding of natural light and can make sure the bright colors of the fall trees don’t throw off the balance of the photos. 


Keep an Eye on the Weather. 


As we mentioned before, an outdoor fall proposal is sure to be memorable and visually striking. Even though fall weather tends to be fairly mild, especially in areas like the Southeastern United States, you should take the weather into consideration when planning your proposal. Cold snaps and pockets of rain are bound to pop up this time of year. Avoid surprises by staying updated on the forecast, and don’t forget to do your best to make sure both you and your partner are appropriately dressed for the weather. It’s also a good idea to have an indoor backup plan


We hope you take these steps and tips and incorporate them into the perfect fall proposal! Need some guidance when it comes to picking out an engagement ring? Give Isbell Jewelers a call or stop by our showroom and we’ll point you in the right direction!  

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