#WeddingWednesday: Proposal Ideas
Did you know that December is the most popular month to get engaged? If you are ready to take the next step but aren’t sure how to propose we have a couple of great ideas for you. Even if you are not planning to get engaged this month, it’s never too early to plan the perfect proposal if you think you have found your perfect match!
Does your partner love Christmas? One perfect way to propose is while you are decorating the Christmas tree. Put the ring in an ornament and place it with all of the other ornaments. Make sure that they put that ornament up. When they select it to place it on the tree, give them the hint to open it. Once they open it, get down on one knee and ask the question!
Calling all Disney lovers! This is the perfect proposal idea for any Disney princess fan. Put the ring in a glass dome along with one beautiful red rose. Leave it in a spot where you know they will find it and propose. Go all out with your proposal by going on a trip to Disney World (or Disney Land) and propose to her there. If they would like it to be a big, public event propose in front of Cinderella’s Castle. If not, then take them to a discreet location within Disney so you can both enjoy the moment in a somewhat private location yet still be within the confines of the magical world of Disney. Any way that you incorporate Disney will be a memory that no Disney fan will ever forget.
Are they a dog person or a cat person? If they love animals they will love this proposal. If you already have a dog or cat just put the ring on their collar with a tag that says “Will you marry me?” and send the dog/cat to your partner. When your partner realizes the ring and what is written on the tag, get down on one knee and ask her.
If you don’t already have a dog/cat but would love one, first make sure that you have the ability to commit to taking care of the animal. It is no easy task and they are not just for the proposal. You will also be adding a member to your family. Just be sure to think about your commitment level prior to adopting. When you have thought about everything and decide that it is the right time for you to get a dog/cat then go ahead, adopt a pet and surprise her with it! Don’t forget to put the ring and tag on the animal’s collar. If it is not the right time for you there are numerous other proposal options for you, you could take your partner to the zoo or even volunteer together at a local shelter and propose there.
If your partner loves the winter season choose a snowy day and take a walk to your favorite spot in town. Get down on one knee and propose! Unfortunately last winter there was not much snow. If we are not lucky enough to get a snowy day for your proposal this month, either postpone your proposal to another month or take her to the Boston Common Frog Pond to propose. At the Frog Pond you can get into the spirit of the season by ice skating with your partner. Pause away from the crowd while ice skating, soak in the moment, and ask the question.
Is your partner a book worm or just obsessed with the Harry Potter series? Dust off an old Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince novel and cut through to chapter 15: “The Unbreakable Vow.” Put a ring box in the inside the cut out but make sure the title of the chapter is still visible. It will be symbolic of the commitment you are about to make.
Decorate the backyard or get permission to decorate a favorite spot with string lights. This will create a beautiful landscape for you to propose. Walk your partner to the location and perhaps make them cover their eyes until you reach the perfect spot, surrounded by beautiful light.
Do you want to surprise your partner with a beautiful view? Take them to a rooftop at sunset. One location that has been used before is the W Hotel in downtown Boston which will provide you with an amazing view. If allowed by management spread candles all around the rooftop, creating a romantic location for you and your partner. LED candles will look just as pretty if real candles are not allowed.
Note: Prior to proposing to your partner you may want to ask their parents for their blessing.
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