In our last blog post, we discussed whether or not proposing during the December holidays is a great idea or not. If you decided to propose during this special time, I wrote this post just for you.
The holidays are just around the corner, and you’ve finally found the person you want to spend the rest of your life with. You bought a gorgeous diamond engagement ring and are now ready to pop the question, but you want the timing to be perfect. Proposing during the holidays may seem cliché, but I believe that if you plan it right, you can have a magical and romantic proposal that will be remembered for a lifetime.
Here are some fun and romantic proposal ideas I have personally seen or heard of. Hopefully these ideas will help spark some creativity for your own memorable moment.
Proposing For Chanukah
If you and your chosen fiancé celebrate Chanukah, you can build up the anticipation through 8 days of unique and special gifts. Try to think of creative ways to present the gifts, such as in the mail, on her pillow, etc. On the final day, prepare a romantic moment to present the ring.
The Christmas Proposal
Christmas Eve or Christmas morning can be a great time to propose, even if it’s somewhat expected. If you time it right, you can still create a fairy-tale moment of surprise.
Of course, you could always have Santa stop in with a surprise gift box delivery. However, if you opt for this type of a proposal, make sure that everyone is gathered together for Santa’s dramatic entrance without making the scene appear too predictable. If you’re bustling around gathering your friends and family together right before he comes in, your surprise effect will be entirely lost.
If you want to get a bit more creative, consider inviting carolers over to the house while everyone is gathered to listen. In the middle of an upbeat Christmas song, have the carolers pause to ask the question in unison. The bride-to-be will be dazed and delighted.
Make Any Day A Romantic Holiday
You don’t have to propose on an actual holiday to gain the special effect of the holidays. In fact, you might find more of a surprise reaction if you choose a different day.
One of my personal favorite proposals was through holiday lights on the outside of the future bride’s home. Family and friends were gathered for a festive dinner party, and as everyone was walking out to leave, the hopeful boyfriend slipped aside to turn on his lighted proposal. The result was total shock and utter glee. In short, it was a very romantic evening.
More Than Your Average New Year’s Eve
New Year’s Eve can be a great time to propose. Many new couples become engaged on the stroke of midnight, with a large group of friends and family. However, if you want to be a little bit more intimate, make it a moment for just the two of you. Invite your sweetheart over for a special dinner, and dance to soft music in a room full of rose petals. When the moment feels right, get down on your knee.
Go Ask Her
I’ve given you some ideas, but this is a moment that is entirely up to you. Get up your courage, make it romantic, and go propose to her!