10 Tips For a Perfect

Holiday Proposal

10 Tips For a Perfect
Holiday Proposal

The most popular time to propose is between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when the mood is festive and families have gathered to celebrate. Focus on a perfect proposal with some season-specific tips.

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1.
Chances are you're going to be nervous, so write down what you want to say and rehearse it a few times before the big moment.
2.
If your soon-to-be fiancé has a close-knit family, include them. Or keep the proposal just you two, with your loved ones close by, champagne ready.
3.
Instead of proposing in a crowded restaurant, consider hiring a chef for a romantic, home-cooked meal.
4.
If you’re taking a plane, pack the ring in your carry-on luggage (rather than keeping it in your pocket) to prevent the TSA from spoiling the surprise.
5.
Make your proposal unforgettable by incorporating all five senses. Think fresh pine; hot cocoa; a roaring fire; a cozy blanket; and seasonal songs in the background.
6.
Planning a destination proposal? Pop the question on the first day so you can relax. There’s nothing worse than nerves to put a damper on fun.
7.
Proposing without the box? Safety pin it to the inside of your pants pocket for extra security.
8.
As a follow up to #7, insure the ring before you propose. Accidents happen. Be prepared for them!
9.
Avoid proposing on or right before someone else's big day. This includes birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday weddings.
10.
Even if you’ve written a poem or composed a song, finish with the precise words: “Will you marry me?” so you get the answer you’re waiting hear.

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