Christmas and Holiday Proposal Tips
By Sarah Pease, The Proposal Planner™
If your sweetheart absolutely adores fresh, sparkling snow, snuggling up by the fire with a cozy blanket and sipping on hot cocoa or eggnog, then a wondrous winter marriage proposal may be just right for you. Although some people prefer the beach to the snow, the happy holiday season is one of the most popular times of the year to pop the question to your loved one.
Everyone’s heard of the elaborate Jumbotron and flash mob proposals, but, surprisingly, more than half of brides wouldn’t say yes to either of these extravagant proposals, according to David’s Bridal. Instead, brides are hoping for more unique, personalized and creative proposals. Planning a perfect proposal is like picking out the perfect gift for your loved one; a lot of times a meaningful and creative gift is much more memorable and appreciated than the hottest gadget of the moment.
For anyone planning a marriage proposal this holiday season, the current trend is to create a highly personalized and original proposal that your sweetheart will cherish forever.
The biggest proposals aren’t always the best proposals. Sometimes, keeping it simple is the best way to go. If your loved one doesn’t like the holiday crowds, stay away from restaurants and commercial areas and head to a more secluded environment — the great outdoors. Yes, it may be cold outside during this time of the year, but it is also breathtakingly beautiful outside. Arrange for a private horse drawn sleigh to take the two of you on a romantic proposal ride or take your partner to your favorite scenic countryside spot and write will you marry me in the snow.
Most everyone loves indulging in chocolate during the holiday season, especially hot cocoa, so what better way to pop the question to your sweetheart with a sweet tooth than during a private chocolate tour? This creative idea will not only show your loved one that you thought about their likes when planning the proposal, but it will introduce both of you to new and delicious chocolates.
If you’re willing to get really creative, you can take things to the next level by asking your loved one’s favorite boutique to help you create a personalized holiday proposal window display to be revealed at the time of your choosing or you could plan a proposal that revolves around your partner’s favorite holiday movie, but is infused with personal details, making it all the more memorable and special.
The possibilities for a holiday proposal are endless, but if you think about your loved one’s likes and dislikes and put some thought into exactly what it is that would truly light up their world, your proposal is bound to be a hit.
Sarah Pease, The Proposal Planner ™ is the foremost expert on marriage proposals and is the pioneer of Marriage Proposal Planning. Sarah is the founder of Brilliant Event Planning and Proposal Ideas, and has designed and produced dream engagements for countless lucky couples from across the world.