If you’re planning to pop the question to your partner, you might be feeling the pressure. The gesture could be the most important you’ve ever made and, if everything goes to plan, it’ll be something you and your other half remember for the rest of your lives.

The important thing is to prepare properly. You don’t want to rush the proposal and then regret it.

The ideal setting

First and foremost, you’ll need to think about where to get down on bended knee. Rather than going for something run-of-the-mill, why not consider hot air balloon rides? These majestic and romantic airborne experiences are unlike anything else.

Especially if your partner has never taken to the skies like this, she’ll be amazed by the journey - and your romantic gesture will be the icing on the cake.

You’ll ascend into the sky hand in hand and get to marvel at the undulating and green countryside. This certainly beats a simple picnic in the park!

Decisions decisions

Of course, you’ll need to decide which take-off spot to set off from. Perhaps you think your other half would like to experience local sights from a new, airborne perspective, or maybe a trip further afield would be better.

Here at Virgin Balloon Flights, we offer over 100 locations across England, Scotland and Wales.

Complete the experience

Whether you choose to make the most of hot air balloon rides in Kent, flying experiences in Yorkshire or anything else, it’s a good idea to finish the trips off in style. You might decide to take your partner out for a luxurious meal, or maybe a romantic stroll around the surrounding countryside would be perfect.

For a truly indulgent experience, you could book a luxurious hotel and stick around for a couple of days.

Don’t forget the ring

It might sound obvious, but one thing you’ll need to keep right at the top of your checklist when the big day draws near is the all-important engagement ring. Imagine feeling the thrill of your balloon ride, seeing the expression of awe and amazement on your partner’s face and then realising you’ve left the ring at home or in the car. Not good.

As the excitement of your balloon ride and imminent proposal builds, make sure you keep this important detail at the forefront of your mind.

Act cool

Also, so that you don’t give the game away, try to act cool. If you seem shifty or distracted, your other half might start to get suspicious and the element of surprise may be lost.

A toast

The great thing is, when you land after your balloon flight, you will be handed a champagne toast, or a soft drink if you’d prefer. This is the perfect way to celebrate your engagement. Let’s just hope she says yes!

To find out more about the flights we offer, just take a look around the rest of our website. You’ll soon see why we’re number one for hot air balloon rides in the UK.