As the festive season approaches, love is in the air, and what better time to take the plunge than during Christmas or New Year celebrations? If you’re contemplating making this holiday season extra special with a wedding proposal, consider these five top tips to ensure this special moment becomes a cherished memory that will last your lifetime.
Capture the Magic of the Season
Christmas and New Year radiate magic and joy, providing the perfect backdrop for your proposal. Consider proposing somewhere that sells real Christmas trees that fill the air with the delicious smell of pine. Or under a canopy of twinkling fairy lights. Even when you are snuggled up together in front of a roaring fire, Frank Sinatra singing Christmas songs softly in the background. There is no better season that can add this extra layer of romance to your proposal.
Craft a Proposal Unique to Your Own Story
Make your proposal uniquely special by incorporating elements that hold sentimental value for both of you. Reflect on the significance of the location. Perhaps where you had your first date or shared a particularly memorable moment. Personalise the engagement ring with a special engraving or a gemstone that holds personal meaning. The more personal and thoughtful the proposal, the more it becomes a reflection of your unique love story.
Share the Joy with Loved Ones
The holidays are a time for family and friends, so consider involving them in your proposal plans. This may involve discreetly gathering your loved ones to share the moment. Or it may be seeking their assistance to orchestrate a surprise. Having those closest to you share in the joy, can make the wedding proposal even more memorable. However, please do consider whether your partner would appreciate a crowd or would prefer an private wedding proposal.
Preserve the Magic
You may like to consider capturing the moment by hiring a professional photographer or enlist the help of a friend with their phone or camera. Stunning photographs that encapsulate the emotion and surprise of the moment will be treasured for years to come. The festive season naturally provides a beautiful backdrop for these pictures, offering a wonderful opportunity to announce your engagement creatively and personally to friends and family after the event.
Extend the Celebration
Once the proposal has been accepted, plan a celebration to follow. This may be a quiet dinner at home for two, a toast with family and friends, or a getaway to a charming cottage in the country. A special post-proposal moment helps extend the joy of the occasion.
A Christmas or New Year’s wedding proposal is a beautiful way to celebrate love during the most festive time of the year. By capturing the seasonal magic, personalising the moment, involving loved ones (perhaps), preserving the moment, and planning a post-proposal celebration, you’ll ensure that your proposal is a joyful and unforgettable start to your journey toward your ‘happily ever after’.
As a wedding planner I love hearing my couples’ marriage proposal stories. When planning their weddings with them, it helps me gain an understanding of the key elements that should be part of their big day.