Without a successful proposal, there can be no wedding. A dull, poorly timed wedding proposal can be a disastrous mistake that leads to denial or, worse, uncertainty. You may have been together for years, but the moment you propose signifies the beginning of a new chapter.
You want the starting point of your new journey to be spectacular. Remind them why they fell for you in the first place. Show your partner how great marriage can be.
Since setting is such an integral part of success, let's begin with some tips on picking the best time of year to propose.
How’s the Proposal Weather Up There?
Think about the setting you wish for the backdrop of your proposal. Embrace the winter elements with a trip to the mountains or propose in a snow-packed grove. Ice skating is also quite romantic this time of year.
For summer lovers, consider a tropical destination to the coast or purchase an evening on a boat. Nothing says yes like a yacht.
Holiday Fiancé Engagement Edition
Most proposals occur during the aptly named "Engagement Season." This runs from Thanksgiving to Valentine's Day. It's no surprise that most engagements happen during the holidays. Emotions are high, and love is easy to come by. Some might call it contagious. At any rate, the months between late November and mid-February are the most popular times to ask for her hand in marriage.
Fireworks for Free
Traditionally a day of independence, the Fourth of July also represents the birth of the American union. This makes it a great day to begin a lasting partnership between you and your loved one. Take advantage of the sunshine and festivities offered by this glorious holiday.
Think Like a Poet
Valentine's Day falls on the feast day of St. Valentine of Rome, who is rumored to have been executed for marrying Christian couples. However, we didn't begin associating Valentine’s Day with romantic affection until the poet Geoffry Chaucer invented the connection:
"For this was sent on Saint Valentine's day/ When every foul cometh there to choose his mate."
Since then, Valentine's Day has captured our imaginations as a celebration of unity and romance. It's no wonder so many couples choose to say I do on this lovely day.
Underneath the Mistletoe
Christmas day and Christmas Eve rank high on the list for potential proposals. A lot is happening at Christmas, which means you may have to compete with family dinners, religious services, and company parties.
You have to get precise with planning when popping the question around this time. So much going on means more potential for something to go amiss on the big day. Plan ahead to minimize the risk of interference. Make the event special by incorporating her family or close friends into the surprise. Or wait until after the familial gift exchange is through to reveal your own special gift.
A Special Day Unique to Both of You
Think of a day that is filled with significance for you both for whatever reason. This may be a little harder than simply proposing on a holiday, but the effort will be worth it. It shows a sense of individuality and makes your wedding proposal that much more special. This can be as simple as the day you met or as intricate as the day you made your first joint purchase.
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