It’s the most wonderful time of the year - to propose. That’s right, winter takes the cake when it comes to the most popular season for engagements. And with holidays leaving us filled with warm fuzzy feelings and chilly days perfect for cuddling up on the couch, you have to admit that there is something romantic about the coldest time of year.
So if you’re ready to pop the question, but aren’t sure where to start, take a look at our handy list of tips and tricks to plan the perfect winter proposal. Come on, feel the love.
First things first, the ring. A perfect proposal calls for the perfect ring which may require some planning. Do you know which styles your loved one prefers? What about their ring size?
While you can go straight to the source and ask, you can also keep the proposal a surprise by going incognito with your planning. Scour your fiance-to-be’s Pinterest page to get an idea of what they like or ask their most trustworthy friends and family for some tips. This also allows you to get creative, do they prefer a classic engagement ring design or will you opt for a custom ring with winter-inspired elements? The choice is yours.
Freshly fallen snow, cozy fireplaces and twinkling light displays, it can be hard to choose your perfect proposal backdrop when there are so many swoon-worthy options.
Winter centric activities:
If you’re the outdoorsy type, go on a romantic winter hike for a proposal option with views. Or, hit the slopes and find the perfect place to make a pitstop to get down on one knee. Perhaps an evening filled with ice skating, sledding and hot chocolate is more your style? Still looking for ideas? May we interest you in a sleigh ride for two?
Don’t want to brave the chilly weather? No worries! A fabulous proposal is possible from the comfort of your home with a little creativity. Pamper your sweetie with a romantic night in - we’re talking a delicious home-cooked meal, a bottle of wine and time spent cozying up by the fireplace. Then, when you feel the time is right, ask them to marry you with the help of some romantic props like tea candles, rose petals and string lights. Don’t be afraid to get creative, this endeavor deserves the whole nine yards for ultimate cuteness.
A holiday-themed proposal:
Want to make your special day a family affair? Perhaps a holiday proposal is right for you and your partner. Get the whole family in on the surprise and plan a yuletide engagement.
If you prefer to keep it low key, make the day special and surprise your love with a ring wrapped at the bottom of their stocking or tucked beneath the tree. Either way, this will make for a gift that they’ll never forget.
Finally, spread the good news. You did it, congrats! Get your friends and family in on the action and celebrate your proposal of love. Whether that looks like an in-person champagne toast, an excitable text or a social media announcement, everyone will be thrilled to share in your good news.