Here are a few things to think about when thinking about a Santa Barbara Marriage Proposal. As you certainly know if you are familiar with the area, Santa Barbara is a gorgeous location, and as a result sees a great deal of activity with regard to weddings and engagements. With historic locations in town, beautiful beaches and stunning neighborhoods all around, Santa Barbara is simply an attractive location, which makes it a marriage destination not only for locals, but for people from all over the country who want to have their weddings in memorable and beautiful locations. Naturally, with all of this wedding activity going on in a single town and surrounding region, Santa Barbara is also home to romantic wedding proposals just about every day! There are certainly a number of specific destinations within the Santa Barbara area that make for wonderful settings for proposals, so here are a few tips on how to make yours as memorable as possible.
To begin with, if you are a man planning a proposal, you will need to get the biggest detail just right, and in most cases that means finding the perfect engagement ring. This is not to say that the ring is necessarily more important than where you propose, or what specifically you say, but the ring will be the lasting symbol of your engagement, and you want your future fiancé to have something she’ll truly cherish.
Secondly, you will have to pick a venue, and with this step – particularly in a location like Santa Barbara, which has so many known attractions – it is important to think from a personal standpoint. It may be easy to think of going to the most popular restaurant in town, or a location known to be particularly scenic. However, keep in mind that it can also be nice to rely on a location that has specific meaning to you and your significant other, rather than the general public. Even in a beautiful area, the restaurant where you had your first date, or the spot of your first kiss, etc might be nice ideas for where to propose.
Finally, you may also want to consider hiring a professional photographer for the event. Now, you don’t necessarily want a photographer standing by right when you pop the question, but at the same time, the day or night when you propose is a very important one in your relationship, and it can be nice to have some high quality photos to remember it by. One nice idea is to hire a photographer to be standing by at a restaurant or other location, to take pictures after you’ve already asked the question, or if coordinated well, the photographer can be acting as if they are photographing the surrounding scenery with a telephoto lens to conceal the fact that they are actually photographing the entire proposal and then move in closer once she says “YES”.