You might as well do it yourself if you think it is something that is worth doing. Women nowadays look like feeling this way when it comes to proposals. It is observed that it is becoming a trend among women of today to get down in front of their boyfriends on their knees. Apparently, most ladies are tired of waiting for their boyfriends to make the proposal and so they would happily do this matter themselves.
If you are the type who can go against tradition, and you think that you will be happy to do the proposal yourself to hear those wedding bells, then it is better to have some guidelines when doing this action.
Your first tip is to make sure that your boyfriend is ready for marriage with you. You are not advised though to ask him upfront about marriage since this could ruin your surprise move to propose. Note that there are some signs that you might notice that will signal his readiness to get married. How your boyfriend reacts to wedding and marriage in general, and if he seems positive about it, could be the biggest signs that all will go well once you make your proposal.
When you propose, you do not need a ring considering that a male engagement ring is not the in thing today. You can either give a diamond bracelet for your man as a great option to a ring, or a pair of cufflinks which are less demure. Whatever you will give, do not be so stressed about it when you propose since we are sure that it will put a smile on his face once you give him this surprise.
Another consideration to take when you make the proposal is the location. It is better if you determine if the location will bring extra meaning for you both because it is the restaurant for example where you first met and had dinner, or it is the hotel where you stayed on your first anniversary together. Therefore, it means the place will bring a kind of sentiment so that when you get down on one knee, there is more meaning and special feeling that will be added to your proposal.
Because it is not a trend for women to propose to men, just expect some contradictions from some people like your nearest and dearest, who will tell that this is not the proper thing to do, and thus just wait for your boyfriend to be the one to propose.