Christmas is a magical time full of beautiful lights, cosy fires and family time. It is no wonder that happy couples often get engaged during the festive period. Between 24th December and 1st January 15% of all proposals occur, making it the most popular time of year.
It can be easy to feel overwhelmed with a proposal in general, let alone when it is at a special time of year. Here are some tips to help inspire you to have the perfect proposal.
What makes Christmas a good time to propose?
From a young age, Christmas plays an important role in your life. Whether you spend it with close family opening presents in your pyjamas or spend the day with all of your extended family in your glad rags, chances are this is a tradition that will carry through to adulthood.
When you find your special someone you may see the season in a new light, with hints of romance and magic. You may want to enhance the specialness of Christmas by starting new traditions and a new chapter in your family.
How to pop the question
Arguably the most important part of a proposal is making sure you have the perfect engagement ring before you pop the question. When you are ring shopping, think about your partner’s style and the sort of jewellery they typically wear. This will give you an idea of whether to go for a gold or silver band. If your soon-to-be spouse is less traditional, there are some great alternatives to diamonds such as rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
Proposals don’t need to be elaborate or a public declaration of love; they can be lowkey and personal such as:
- Advent calendar – fill an advent calendar with your partner’s favourite things and pop the ring in the last box. Make sure you add it in the night before to avoid the risk of it getting misplaced or the surprise ruined.
- Christmas lights – the crisp winter air dotted with sparkling lights can be breathtaking so taking your partner for an evening walk to look at the lights can only be topped by a proposal. Maybe head to your nearest city for their festive display.
- Christmas cracker – it may seem a bit cliché and jokey, but creating a custom Christmas cracker specifically for your loved one with a ring inside is perfect for a couple who are always laughing.
- Christmas tree – whether it is in front of an adorned tree somewhere special or in your living room, your proposal will be infused with Christmas magic if you get down on one knee in front of a tree. If you have a larger budget you could always hire a covert photographer to capture the special moment.