By Meghan Fitzgerald

This birthday, Brantley Gilbert received a present from the love of his life, Jana Kramer … a “yes” to his proposal! Gilbert proposed to Kramer in Nashville at the historic Ryman Auditorium Theater, after asking her mother for permission. The couple has been dating a year, and according to People, it meant a lot to Kramer that Gilbert asked permission first. According to Great American Country, the dynamic duo are both nominated for this year’s Top New Artist for the ACM Awards.

How do you ask a parents’ permission for your partner’s hand in marriage?

Cupid’s Advice:

Marriage is challenging no matter the circumstances and asking a parent’s permission for your partner’s hand in marriage is even more challenging. You need strict courage and bravery to fess up your feelings for your partner and ask to marry them. It’s not easy, but with these steps you should be on your way down the aisle:

1. Talk to your partner first: It is ideal to make sure your partner is also on board to hitch up together and fully commit to the marriage scene. The conversation does not need to be in depth however, it should clarify that your partner feels the same way. This is necessary for which, you don’t want to get their parents’ permission and have your partner turn your down.

2. Get to know the parents: Before you delve into asking your partner’s parents for their permission to marry their child, you should know them. Knowing your partner’s parents makes it easier to sit down with them. It is also easier because a relationship is already established and you may not seem as nervous or fearful if you didn’t know them.

3. Express your wishes: It may work best for you if you express your feelings for your partner, this makes their parents know how much you care for them and how much you’re willing to do for them. Next, it is necessary to tell their parents that you wish to marry their child and would like their permission. Ask kindly for their blessing and hope that they say yes!

Did you ask your partner’s parent’s permission for marriage? Comment below.