The holidays are the most popular time to get engaged. You have the ring and you’re ready to pop the question. But how do you execute the perfect holiday proposal? If you don’t already have a plan, here are five romantic ideas that use all of the season’s charms to enhance the moment.
HIDE YOUR ENGAGEMENT RING UNDER THE TREE
Christmas morning, whether it’s just you and your soon-to-be betrothed or your entire family, there’s no gift that will top their engagement ring. If you’re the cheeky type, wrap the ring deep within a “Russian Doll” of larger boxes. Or, tie it on some ribbon and hide it in the tree for the treasure hunt of a lifetime. If you’re less inclined to theatrics, just let good things come in small packages.
WRITE MARRY ME IN LIGHTS
Well, this one is just as the title suggests—and it’s simple, yet brilliant. String up some trimming lights to spell out “marry me,” wait until night and plug it in. Your proposal is sure to sparkle and surprise.
HOW TO PROPOSE WITH FAMILY AROUND
It might seem like a lot of pressure to pop the question in the midst of a family celebration, but you actually have a small army at your proposal disposal. Enlist your family members to help you pull off details large and small, from creating a covert surprise to music selection and photography.
If you’re committed to keeping things intimate, a getaway is a great idea. Tropical destinations can shake off the season’s chill while many European cities are ripe with warm winter markets, but keeping close to home can be just as sweet. A weekend at your local resort, boutique hotel or Airbnb cabin is refreshing and cozy. Bonus points if you plan your trip around their favorite winter activity (think ski trip, seasonal foodie tour, holiday light displays) and tie that into your proposal, too.
NEW YEARS EVE PROPOSAL IDEAS
The holiday season doesn’t end on December 25th. Consider winter’s other big celebration as an opportunity to pop the question. A stunning diamond engagement ring will only add to the most glitter-filled night of the year.
If you get engaged this season, be sure to #bluenilesparkle and share the cheer of your amazing moment.
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