22nd December 2017
The Christmas and New Year holidays provide the perfect backdrop to ask your loved one that big question.
And statistics back this up, with four of the top five dates to propose being over the Christmas and New Year holidays.
1. Christmas Day
2. Valentine’s Day
3. Christmas Eve
4. New Year’s Day
5. New Year’s Eve
With twinkling lights, cheery music and a festive chill in the air, plus friends and family gathered together, there’s nothing quite like the holidays to ask the question.
There is no wrong way to ask your special someone to marry you, but here is our advice on how to make sure your proposal goes off without a hitch.
Make it meaningful – If ever there was a time for getting sentimental and to speak from your heart, this is it.
Pick the right place – When it comes to selecting a destination for proposing find a place that means something to you both, or a place you can return to for special anniversaries.
Be prepared – make sure you are both looking good for the photos that will no doubt follow, and make sure you’ve asked for Dads blessing.
Should the proposal be public or private – Not everyone wants to be in the spotlight, while some may dream of sharing the joy. But if in doubt, always play it safe and propose one to one, with family and friends nearby to celebrate with you both after.
Keep it a secret – The more details people know, the more you risk ruining the surprise. Find out who needs to know what ahead of time, and keep everyone on a need-to-know basis.
Don’t sweat it – If something unexpected ruins the moment try and laugh it off, and remind yourself that this is real life—not a rom-com. Just think of the hilarious story you’ll have to tell your children and it will make a great start to that wedding speech.
Just do it – if you love them ask them, “Love is the greatest gift when given. It is the highest honour when received.” -Fawn Weave