If you have a special girl in your life that you’re hoping to marry someday, there’s likely an incredible pressure mounting to make sure your proposal is as special as possible. After all of the big romantic moments in movies and the general ballyhoo made over the gesture by society even in everyday conversation, it’s easy to get wrapped up in all of the fuss.

You shouldn’t be nervous, however! There are several amazing ideas you can rely upon when it comes to your proposal. The first you should consider is the location. A nice romantic ferry ride is perhaps one of the best yet often overlooked settings for offering your hand and the engagement ring in marriage.

Just think about it. There’s already an inherent sense of adventure going on when you’re taking a ferry ride. That’s not an everyday occurrence for everyone, so the mere act itself will feel inherently special already. The odds of making a great impression during the best possible mood will already be in your favor!

It’s going to take just a bit more than that, however. You need to be fully prepared to make sure the conditions are perfect. This includes planning out the rest of the day, and even setting the appropriate mood up as far back as several weeks in advance. You should be on your best behavior if you know you’re proposing soon. Asking someone to marry you in the midst of a rockier patch in the relationship is obviously a faux pas that should be avoided at all costs.

You should also have some other activities planned for the big day itself however and set them up in advance. Try your best not to get too nervous or anxious, and only bring up the topic casually. Otherwise, you might give away the surprise. You’ll also be bound to make yourself so anxious that you could mess things up or even be somewhat frustrating to be around.

Your planning should also take the time of day and weather into consideration. If your planned proposal isn’t tied to an event with a specific schedule or reservation, you should look ahead to see what the weather is going to be like. Murky conditions could put on a damper on the mood, and the time of day has to be just right if you want to capture the perfect atmosphere. Night time is obviously perfect, especially if you can manage to catch a ferry that’s traveling along a particularly large cityscape.

With all of those things in mind, you should have all you need to know when it comes to proposing to a girl on a fairy. If you know your partner would be receptive to it, you can even go all out and hire someone to have photos of the moment taken or even some sort of musical performance. Just keep the tone of your relationship in mind, however, and don’t stress too much. If it’s meant to work out, it’s going to go over great!