Yay! It’s officially engagement season! I might be just the slightest bit biased as Ryan proposed to me on Christmas Eve, but I love holiday engagements. I feel like there’s just something in the air this time of year that brings out the romantic in all of us. So if you’re thinking about popping the question, here are just a few things to consider when planning the big moment:
- Buy the ring. Take advantage of the holiday deals when buying the ring, but do it early, as a lot of the more popular styles will sell out quickly. See our tips for how to get the ring size without them knowing Here
- Plan ahead. Make sure when you are choosing a venue, photographer/videographer, musician, etc., that you have plenty of time to get them booked, especially if you already have your favorites in mind.
- Secure the date. You’ll need to make sure your significant other won’t be leaving town or attending another event on the day you want to propose. Establish a fake event of some sort that you will both be attending. This is also good because you can have your soon-to-be fiancé dress appropriately for whatever you are planning.
- Get help. The last thing you want to do is plan to propose under an oak tree and show up to have the ground, unknowingly, too muddy to walk on. I say this with absolute love, but I could have gone without this happening on the day Ryan proposed to me. Whether you hire a professional, or enlist a friend or family member, ensure your moment goes according to plan by having someone there to account for any changes.
- Be unique as your love. Your love story is special and different from everyone else’s. Make sure your proposal reflects that. Your significant other will remember the day forever. Why not give them a story that makes them gush over and over while telling it?
These helpful tips should get you well on your way to the perfect proposal. If you’re still struggling with ideas and need a little extra help with planning or executing your own ideas, give us a call. We’re here to help.
Happy Holidays from the L Squared Affairs team!
Tree Photo Credit – Michael James Photography