This is not something you can wing on the day. Pick your destination in advance and do some research as to where exactly you want to pop the question. That beautiful beach you’ve seen on Instagram? It could be a tourist trap that leaves no privacy for intimate proposals. A registered travel specialist from our team at I Do Fiji Holidays can also give you some handy destination tips to help you find the perfect spot. If you’re staying at a resort or hotel, call ahead in advance and let the staff know of your plans. That way they might be able to add some romantic touches to your room to get you in the mood for love (champagne, chocolates and rose petals anyone?).
Do not — we repeat — do not pack your ring in your luggage. You’ve always got to prepare for the worst, and the worst, in this case, is that your luggage may arrive late. We also don’t advocate for keeping the ring on your person either as security checks may spoil the surprise. Our advice? Pack it in your carry on but with non-conspicuous items — leave those 100 ml bottles of aftershave at home! Also, disguise the ring box in case you are pulled up by security for checks.
Prepare to pop the question at the beginning of your trip. This will a.) eliminate the anxiety of the build-up for the asker and b.) allow for the rest of your trip to be a celebration of your upcoming nuptials. Believe us when we say, there is nothing more anxiety-inducing than carrying a big ol’ rock in your pocket for the whole week (yes we know how that sounded, get your mind out of the gutter!), so ask at the first moment you can!
Get in touch with a local photographer prior to your travel date and organise for them to inconspicuously photograph the moment. This, of course, is not compulsory, but having the magical moment preserved in film is a wonderful way to relive the day for years to come.