The holiday season has come and love is in the air. Statistically, those in dedicated relationships are proven to propose to their soon-to-be spouses at a much higher rate in the time between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Marriage proposals are particularly romantic because of the warmth, joy, and love the holiday season brings. It is such a special time of the year, and makes for a perfect occasion to express your feelings to the love of your life by asking them to spend the rest of your lives together. Now when it comes to proposing, there are some tips tricks you will want to use, and of course, those we suggest avoiding AT ALL COSTS.
The DO’s and DON’Ts of proposing during the holidays
- DON’T wait until the holiday. High pressure environments such as large
parties and holiday gatherings are not the place to pop the question. With too many people and set of eyes looking at your potential spouse in this moment, too much expectation is placed on your partner. Not to dismay your heart, but they may say no (If this happens- you will want to run away and hide. Make sure you can do that in private).
- DON’T propose as soon as you buy the ring. The holidays and gifts are fun because of the element of surprise, and everyone wants to be surprised on their marriage proposal. Make it special, create a plan to propose romantically, and then you can give them the ring
- DON’T make it too cheesy. Nobody wants to get a wedding ring on Santa’slap, sitting with an inflatable snowman, or riding on a horse-drawn carriage ride. Romantic, you may think, but overdone, and considerably cheesy.
- DO pick a day and make a plan. Decide how and when to propose to your future spouse. Plan to create a genuine moment that will instill a heart-warming memory. Have plans for the rest of the day after the “big moment” to ensure that the entire memory wins a prize as best in store in both you and your loved one’s memory banks.
- DO use the atmosphere to your adventure. Wintertime and snow are beautiful things. Don’t over-do it, but look for a place where you can truly create a beautiful memory. Attention to the details will pay off big-time as this will be a moment to treasure forever.
- DO talk to their family, and friends. Make sure that everyone is on board and supportive of your decision (especially parents!) and ask for help where you need it. A spouse’s best friend, mother, or sibling may often be a very useful tool in finding the perfect way to propose to your partner.
With the winter holidays coming quickly our way, it is time to get your proposal plan set in motion. Make sure to take a pause, step back, and make sure you read our special holiday list of proposal to-do’s and not-do’s, during the holiday season.