It’s never easy saying goodbye to your loved ones.
Deployment is difficult for everyone involved, especially your better half. Both of you will be feeling apprehensive about the separation and anticipating that moment when you’ll be back together again. You want them to know how much you care about your commitment how much you’ll miss each other.
You may have even been thinking about getting engaged before you leave, but you’re not sure how you want to do it. You’ve picked out the perfect diamond ring that you’ll know she’ll love and you’re sure you don’t want a long engagement, but what about the proposal itself?
Let’s take a look at 5 awesome ideas for the best engagement proposal before deployment.
1. Holiday Season Photo Shoot
If you’re being deployed just after the holiday season, it’s tough on the whole family.
People often like to get family photos taken during the holidays as a way to mark that special time together. If you’re headed out right after, you could try proposing to her during a couples photo shoot.
You could even get the photographer in on the plan, and get them to bring the ring. In the middle of the photo shoot, you could get the photographer to hand you the ring box and get down on one knee while she’s getting ready for the next photo.
2. A Game Proposal
You two may be avid fans of your hometown college football team – or she may root for the other team. Either way, why not make a big thing of it and propose to her at a hometown game?
If you two have enjoyed going to games together since you started dating, this is a perfect way to show her how much you love her. What’s more, it will be a great story to tell the kids one day.
3. Beach Photoshoot
Perhaps you and your better half are big fans of the beach and have spent a lot of time there together. This idea also involves a photoshoot – but this time, it’s a bit more casual.
Suggest to her that you get some professional shots done down at the beach together. You could get your friends in on it this time and have them bring the ring. Then you can get some candid snaps of you and your nearest and dearest celebrating a very special day.
4. Academy Proposal
Perhaps you’ve just been accepted into the military or just graduated from the United States Naval Academy, and this is your first time being deployed.
There’s a good chance that your partner will want to get some good photos of you together after your graduation. Why not use this as the perfect opportunity to propose – and in your uniform, too!
5. The Reunion Proposal
You may be just about to get home from having been deployed already and have another period of deployment looming in the near future.
If life is busy on your side of things right now, why wait? Get mom or dad to sneak you the ring when they come to meet you and ask her to marry you right then and there. This will make the reunion even more special, especially if you have to go away again soon.
It’s never easy saying goodbye, even if it’s just for a little while.
If you’re about to be deployed or know it could happen in the next few months, try going all the way with your girl and proposing to her before you leave.
She’ll be able to send you off knowing just how committed to her you really are, and she’ll have a dazzling diamond to remind her of this when she misses you.