5 Tips to Popping the Question on Pawleys Island
Vacations make one of the best times to pop the big question. And, why not ask the love of your life to join you in wedded bliss when dining at one of the many oceanfront restaurants in the Myrtle Beach area? So, if you plan to visit a Litchfield Beach restaurant such as Austin’s Ocean One, we thought we’d put together a little list for you with five tips on how to pop the question. And, know that our team will do whatever it takes to make the special moment one that you’ll remember forever.
1. Consider the angle of the proposal
When selecting a restaurant with outside dining, consider the time of day you plan to ask the question. Whether you are proposing to him or her, you don’t want the subject of your affections squinting at you when you are pouring your heart out. And, just like you don’t want to be looking at someone who is squinting, you want to be able to see their expression too. Remember the magic rule that the sun rises in the east and sets in the west. Ask the maître de or restaurant manager for help when making your reservation to ensure that your seating is appropriately positioned.
2. Be prepared for the weather
An outdoor proposal and subsequent engagement can be quite lovely, but remember that weather can change. And, if you are planning your proposal far in advance, you might not be blessed with great weather come the big day. So, plan ahead. If it’s a bit chilly, be sure to bring a sweater or hoodie for both of you, just in case. Comfort is key and will make the entire situation that much more wonderful.
3. Let the beach bar staff know in advance
If you plan a proposal at a restaurant with a beach bar, call ahead and let the bartending staff know. Have them at the ready to deliver a special cocktail to the both of you after your soon-to-be betrothed says yes. In some situations, the bar staff might have a unique proposal cocktail or a special bottle of wine ready and on-hand to help you celebrate the special occasion.
4. Have someone there to take pictures
Everyone wants photos of that special moment when the person they love asks them to spend their eternity with them. So why not memorialize that with a special photo session? We’re not saying you need to hire a photographer, though there are many excellent photographers in Myrtle Beach that would be happy to help you. An iPhone or any quality mobile device with a camera will do as long as it is in the right hands. If you have any particular poses that you want captured, be sure to let your photographer know in advance, whether you hire a professional or phone in the help of a friend.
5. Make it a meal to remember
When popping the question at an outdoor dining establishment on Pawleys Island, go big or go home when it comes to your menu selection. Austin’s Ocean One offers a variety of tantalizing selections spanning from lobster to a mouth-watering steak. However, now is not the time to skimp, so try something new or allow yourself to indulge. Every deal matters, so select something from the menu that will tease your senses and make your special moment a memory maker.