Private Vs. Public Proposals

Are you thinking of proposing to your partner and tussling with the idea of whether to pop the question in private or public? We’re here to help.


Are you thinking of proposing to your partner and tussling with the idea of whether to pop the question in private or public? To help you make your decision here is a brief look at the pros and cons of private vs. public proposals.

Private Proposals
Not everyone wants the celebrity treatment of a full orchestra, fireworks and sports stadium that Kim Kardashian had for her proposal. A flash mob or Eiffel Tower proposal may be a nightmare for some. Instead stick to a private setting where there is just the two of you in attendance.
Great ideas for this include a beach walk on a fresh afternoon or on a secluded mountaintop overlooking a great view.

No need to put on a show. You can be completely yourself and say exactly how you feel.
You will be in control. There will be no interruptions or distractions.
Easier to pull off as there will be no need for a permit or permission.
You will have a memory shared by just the two of you making it special and intimate.
There’s no one else there to take a photo of the proposal or the first portrait of you as an engaged couple.
When alone there is no one to jump up-and-down and share the excitement with.
There is a limit to the grandeur.

Public Proposals
Are you so in love that you want to shout it from the roof tops and tell everyone who will listen? Then a public proposal may be for you. Sharing your big moment with dozens or even hundreds of people can make it even more special.

Sky writing is a bit overdone but we love the idea of asking using the big screen at a sporting event or music concert.

Others will be there for moral support. There’s no way of chickening out.
All eyes will be on you and possibly even cameras. Attention and adoration is a great feeling.
There will be plenty of people around to congratulate you and help you celebrate.
Harder to pull off as there may be rules and restrictions which apply to a public area.
You may need a backup plan if it rains or there is some other form of interruption such as a traffic jam.
These proposals are getting a bit of a bad reputation for being attention-seeking.
The fear of being watched by those around you may overpower the sentiment.

Still can’t make up your mind? Then you could always meet somewhere in the middle. Plan a picnic at your local park and go for a romantic boat ride out on the nearby lake. Invite all of her closest family members and friends and propose as they on look from a distance. This way the proposal is just between the two of you yet you can celebrate with those who mean the most to you.

Whether you opt for a public or private proposal remember, it’s not all about you, what would your partner want? Oh and don’t forget only the best platinum engagement ring! After all, diamonds are a girl’s best friend.

The Platinum Ring Company are a proud member of the British Jeweller’s Association and sell one of the largest selections of quality platinum rings available online. They aren’t on the high street so they can cut the costs, bringing you UK manufactured and hallmarked platinum rings at affordable prices. Congratulations on your impending nuptials!


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