Country superstars Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton are engaged after more than five years of courtship.  According to CBS News, Shelton asked for permission from Lambert’s father before proposing to her in the woods near her home last month – complete with Bacardi and Diet Coke in a Solo Cup, which Lambert loved!  People reported that the two have yet to release wedding plans, but the couple tells the magazine they’re enjoying their engagement.

How can you make a proposal special yet personal?

Cupid’s Advice:

Shelton’s personal touches made his proposal all the more significant to Lambert – and didn’t require too much extra effort on his part.  When planning that special moment, think about what will mean the most to the other person so the experience is memorable for you both.

1. It’s not the size that counts: While there might be societal pressure for a grand gesture, sometimes simpler is better.  Make it about the personal connection between the two of you.

2. WWTD?: What Would They Do?  Think about how the other person would propose, which may reveal what they’d want out of an engagement.  Make it about the other person.

3. Be sincere: Speak from your heart, and tell them exactly how you feel.  Don’t say something cheesy just because you feel you should.  Every word, even something as simple as “I love you,” counts.  Make sure you mean each one.