So you met the love of your life and you can’t wait to grow old by their side. Time to pop the question! But a million questions are running through your mind. How do I propose on Oahu during our vacation? Where should I start ? How do I keep it a full surprise?
I AM HERE TO HELP YOU!
First things first, find out whether it’s important to her to get her dad (or other parental figure, friend, ext) approval for her hand. Some think it’s an outdated concept, I for one, thinks it’s pretty cute.
Two, find out what kind of ring she would like. Some are silver girlies, others are gold girlies. And you do NOT want to get the metal wrong. Usually, and this is coming from a fellow girl, we all have some kind of idea. More often than not, we will have a few ideas saved on Pinterest, if you don’t have access to it, text her bff, she’ll know and she will probably be your best ally in this venture.
You can check out my blog post on HOW TO PROPOSE, A STEP BY STEP PLAN – right now we are focusing on how to plan your proposal on Oahu specifically.
Proposing on Oahu has to be one of the most magical experiences. Just like many sessions, weddings or elopements, it can be as fancy or simple as you’d like.
On top of your priority list should be hiring a photographer. I’m not saying this because I am a Hawaii photographer myself, but we are truly such a big help when it comes to planning. Now, not every photographer is the same and is willing to provide the same level of service. But Hawaii photographers being busy year-round due to tourism, the earlier you book, the more time you’ll have to plan and the more help you’ll receive.
Once you have your photographer picked out, make sure to ask them the following questions so you’re sure they have the experience needed and they’re up to the task:
After receiving all that information, you should have a pretty solid understanding of your photographer’s professionalism, vibe and personality. Of course I understand pricing is a factor, but when proposing on Oahu, it is key that you find a photographer that you get along with and are completely comfortable in front of.
Your photographer should help you pick a time of day and a location. Those are the next decisions to make. Usually sunrise or sunsets are the best time of day, and week days are the best time of week. The beaches, hikes and activities tend to be less busy than the weekends. Personally, I prefer sunsets, it’s cute, no need to come up for a good reason to wake up at 4am and you can go celebrate at a romantic restaurant after.
Which brings me to my next point, pick a place, or an activity that means something to you. Maybe you want to propose while riding horses on the beach, maybe during an adventurous helicopter ride. What about a catamaran ride, or at the top of a hiking summit? The options are endless, and Oahu being the best place to propose, you’ll never run out of ideas and it can only be beautiful.
Lastly, don’t let the proposal be the only thing happening that day. Oahu is a rich island, with so, SO much to do and explore. You’re only proposing once, make the whole day special. Have a nice dinner planned, or even a room service + movie night back at the hotel. Hotels can also be a great surprise, they’re usually more than willing to help you to make it special if you just let them know ahead.
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I’m Bea, aka TheWanderingB! I am a traveling adventure photographer based ion the beautiful island of Oahu. I love exploring with my couples and capturing their emotions as we trek through the valleys or a quiet stroll on a remote beach whether it be on Big Island, Maui, Kauai, Lanai & beyond! I pride myself in specializing in adventure elopements, intimate weddings, adventure couple’s session, engagements, proposals, honeymoons, or just photographing some fun lovers! So if you are a couple seeking an adventure photographer and desiring someone to capture your raw and intimate love story, click HERE to access my booking request form!
I’m Bea, aka TheWanderingB! I am a traveling adventure photographer based on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii.
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TheWanderingB Is a Hawaii elopement photographer that also captures Hawaii weddings an d adventure sessions - specializing in intimate ceremonies, capturing authentic moments and capturing all love.