October 24, 2017 
 
Ali Brownrigg

10 Tips for a Flawless Holiday Proposal

The most popular time to pop the question is between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, when the mood is festive, vacations are planned, and families have gathered to celebrate. Keep the focus on executing your perfect proposal with some of our favorite, season-specific tips.

One

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.

Two

If your soon-to-be fiancé has a close-knit family, consider including them. If you’d like the proposal to be just you two, have your loved ones close by, with champagne at the ready.

Three

Instead of proposing in a crowded restaurant, consider hiring a chef for a romantic, home-cooked meal.

Four

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.

Five

Make your proposal unforgettable by incorporating all five senses. The scent of fresh pine, a mug of hot cocoa, a roaring fire, a cozy blanket, and seasonal songs playing in the background.

Six

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.

Seven

Be sure that the ring is secure inside the box before putting it in your pocket so it doesn’t pop out. Proposing without the box? Safety pin it to the inside of your pants pocket for extra security.

Eight

As a follow up to #7, insure the ring before you propose. Accidents happen. Be prepared for them!

Nine

Avoid proposing on or right before someone else’s big day. This includes birthdays, anniversaries, and holiday weddings.

Ten

Even if you’ve written a poem or composed a song, finish with the precise words: “Will you marry me?” It will prompt your sweetie to give you the answer you’re waiting hear.

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