How to Plan a Romantic Proposal During the Holiday?

Ready to pop the question but you aren't sure how to make your proposal extra special? Coming up with the right way to ask those four little words ("Will you marry me?") can be a challenge even for guys who are romantic on an everyday basis. You're probably thinking it has to be a BIG proposal  — something she'll never forget. It should also be personalized to your relationship. Whew, that's a lot of pressure.

But don't worry, we have some fabulous ideas to help make your proposal even more unforgettable.

1, Select a sentimental location.

For example, it could be the restaurant where you had your first date, the rooftop bar where you shared your first kiss, or the spot where you first said "I love you." Going back to that locale now as the setting for your proposal signifies that your relationship has come full circle.

2, Surprise her by having family and friends share in this moment.

They could be right there with you, perhaps at a family gathering or holiday dinner. Or, if you'd like the proposal to be just the two of you, you could arrange to have your closest loved ones just out of view, maybe looking on from a nearby vantage point. After you pop the question and she says "yes," wave everyone in for a big group hug and lots of congratulations. It's the best of both worlds — you get a lovely, intimate moment alone and then have all of your favorite people share in your happiness immediately afterwards. 

Make it a part of your holidays. With friends and family in town for Christmas, Hanukkah or New Year’s, all of your respective besties will be present for the proposal. And in the future, this holiday will always have even more significance for you as you think back on the time when you got engaged.

3, Hire a professional photographer.

He or she can hang out close to your proposal spot and covertly capture amazing photos of your proposal scene. Expert photographers know how to capture the light, make your setting look even more magical, and position themselves perfectly to get a priceless shot of the look on her face when she realizes what's happening. It's a big trend now to invest in pro photography — these images are way too important to risk losing via dead camera batteries or other mistakes non-pros might make.

4,Get symbolic with the flowers.

Give her a surprise proposal bouquet and arrange floral décor at your proposal site. For a romantic touch, get symbolic with the number of flowers that you use. For example, if you've known each other for ten years, have a ten-rose bouquet made. If you've been together for three years, a three-flower bouquet isn't going to cut it, so how about including one flower for each month that you've been dating? Share the symbolism of your flower choice with her.

5, Have an engagement ring 

Sure getting married isn’t about having fancy rings, but because of the important symbol engagement rings hold, it’s important to have one during the proposal. No excuses. You must have one. If you’re worried about money, buy a cheaper engagement ring for now and give her the option of upgrading the engagement ring in the future.

We hope this list of unique proposal ideas helps get your gears turning. We’d love to hear your own proposal story or about the best proposals you’ve witnessed!

And don’t forget: the perfect proposal requires the perfect ring, something we at Romanticwork know all about. As your first step in your proposal planning process, shop our exquisite collection of engagement rings and we know you’ll get a resounding yes.

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