How to bring your girlfriend to the rooftop, without giving away a surprise?
The second question we asked a lot is ” what should i tell her, where we going?”
and from 5 years of experience i should say, we heard it all. Sometimes, guys are lying so much, that they even get surprised when the girl says “YES”. So, here are some valuable suggestions for you.
1. Dont use the celebrity names.
Oh yes, we had clients, who were saying they were going to a private “Beyoncé” concert or a closed party with Ed Shereen. And to tell the truth, girls were a bit disappointed to find out it’s a proposal.
2. Dont get over obsessed about a specific day.
Dont ask her hundred time per day if its going to rain on Sunday the 14th or keep remind her that you have this special dinner on Friday. Girls are smart and they will figure it out fast. So, keep it casual.
3. Dont suggest.
If you want her to dress up nice, say that you have a reservation at the Micheline start restaurant and you both need to look nice. But don’t suggest her your favorite dress, to do the nails, to do the hair. It’s a dinner date, don’t make her stress out over it. And make sure you will have a dinner reservation after the engagement to celebrate.
4. Use your friends.
Let it be their idea. Like tell her friend to invite you both to this new rooftop bar. In this case you not acting weird and she can’t ask you tons of questions about the place. You don’t know, you was invited as well.
5. Dont blindfold her.
It might sound romantic, but this is the BIGGEST giveaway. Especially if you will keep saying ” this will be the biggest surprise of your life” of things like this. Your main job is to act normal, so that she would have no clue you planning something.
6. Use work networking event excuse.
Its simple but at the same time gives you the opportunity to dress up nice as your boss will be there.
7. Speak easy bar.
Our favorite. It always works, especially in NY, where people are so obsessed with it. So use this excuse, when she needs to know the address. She wont find any information on the web because it’s a speak easy bar. And most of the building we use the rooftops of are mixed use buildings, so there are no giveaways.
8. Tell her you have a strict reservation.
You told her you going to the bar, she keeps invite people to go with you. Tell her that you have a reservation for 2 people and they dont take big parties. Suggest you check it together this time and come back with friends some time later. We had this situation once, when the client can’t find a way to tell his girlfriend to stop inviting people to the bar, which was her surprise proposal. She ended up getting 12 people and he had to pay extra for it. Most of the places renting rooftop for a small party 2 – 4 people, if its more than 10 its an extra charge.
9. Dont be an expert.
Dont tell her you know this fancy restaurant if she the one, who always find the places. That is always very suspicious, when all of a sudden you know good, fancy place in a city, she never heard of. I mean, keep it real. Tell her your coworker told you of this place, or you saw an ad in NYT.
10. Dont tell her ” You will see” .
First of all, this is the biggest giveaway and second, some people have anxiety and she might get very worried of where you going, how she should dress, what to expect. So better say dinner reservation, than nothing.
Also, it can be any event you planning to attend. A charity event, gallery opening, movie night, sofar concert, friend surprise party. There are lots of choices, just choose the one that fits your situation the best. Tell her about the event in advance, but dont keep nagging her about it. The earlier she knows, the less suspicious she is. Let her plan the day and incorporate the proposal in there. Like suggest to stop for the drinks after the gallery exhibition. But please no Beyoncé and Swift private concerts.
We hope our suggestions will make it easier for you to come up with the perfect proposal cover and you will manage to get your partner by surprise. At the end of the day, this is your main goal, to surprise your partner.
If you planning your engagement, but dont have any ideas on where to start, contact us now and our experienced team will help you to create a proposal of a lifetime.