Because your engagement story is one that you and your future spouse are going to be telling for the rest of your lives, it’s worth it to put a little time and energy into this grand gesture that shows just how much you love your partner. To do this, many people choose to take some kind of trip as part of their proposal plans. However, this can add from more planning and stress to an already overwhelming experience.

If you’re hoping to travel with your partner as part of your plans for engagement, here are three tips for planning a trip around your marriage proposal. 

Work With Others To Keep Your Secret

Planning a destination proposal can be hard to pull off all by yourself. 

To make this easier, Jordi Lippe-McGraw, a contributor to Oyster.com, recommends that you enlist some help to keep your secret and set up whatever plan you have in place for your proposal. If you’re staying at a hotel or resort, you should try to get the staff in on your plans so they can either help you pull everything together or can serve as a decoy of sorts while you get your plan in place for your proposal. 

Pick The Right Day Of Your Trip To Propose

Unless your trip is just going to be one day, part of your planning should include what day of your travels you want to do the actual proposal. 

According to Zoe Weiner, a contributor to Brides.com, proposing at the beginning of your trip might be a better idea than waiting until the end of it. If you propose at the beginning, you won’t have to keep the engagement ring hidden and run the risk of your plans getting exposed or your ring getting lost or stolen. Additionally, by proposing earlier on, the whole rest of your trip will feel like a real engagement experience that you and your new fiance can look back on fondly for the rest of your lives together. 

Schedule Time To Share The News To Friends and Family

Because your proposal and engagement trip will likely just be with you and your partner, your friends and families probably won’t be there to experience this joyous occasion with you in person. 

If this is the case, Ellie Finn, a contributor to Martha Stewart Weddings, recommends that you schedule some time to share the news with your friends and families after the proposal takes place. This can take some time to reach out to everyone in a personal way, so make sure you account for this in your plans for your trip, especially if you’re out of the country.

If you’re planning to pop the question on a trip with your partner, consider using the tips mentioned above to help you plan this event. 

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