It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Summer might be the peak of wedding season, but winter rules when it comes to proposals- specifically November-December, right around the holidays. Did you know that Christmas Eve is the most popular day to pop the question? If you’re thinking about getting down on one knee, there are lots of things to consider to get the moment just right. Read on for Jewlr’s 5 Tips for the Perfect Holiday Proposal!
- Have the Ring
Obvious, but crucial. The holidays are the busiest time of year for most retailers, including jewelers. You want to make sure you can get the ring of your soon-to-be fiancee’s dreams in time for your planned proposal, so be sure to speak to your jeweler and order your ring well in advance of the big day.
- Destination Proposal Do’s and Don’ts
Details are even more important if you’re planning to whisk your love away for a romantic proposal by the beach or in a cozy cabin. Pack the ring in your carry-on so that airport security doesn’t blow the surprise. Make sure to get the ring insured- travelers lose things all the time, and the last thing you want is to be out of a proposal opportunity and out of money. And once you reach your destination, the earlier you pop the question, the better. Nerves will hinder your ability to enjoy yourself, and unforeseen complications might arise the longer you wait- after all, accidents can happen even on vacation.
- Know Your Partner
You want to make the proposal as memorable and magical as possible, but don’t forget to personalize it to your partner. Flash mobs or a big-screen broadcast at a sporting event aren’t for everyone. If they aren’t a fan of PDA generally, then keep the proposal intimate. If you must include other people, stick to immediate family and close friends, and do it in a place that is comfortable and familiar. This moment should be one of the happiest of their lives, so make sure to make it about them, and not about the spectacle.
- Be Camera- Ready
Even if you don’t do a big public proposal, it’ll be nice to have pictures or videos of the moment to reminisce over when you’ve been married for 50 years. You can hire a professional photographer or videographer, or just ask a friend or family member to be present to capture the moment. You can even go the extra mile and enlist one of her girlfriends to take her for a salon and manicure date, so she’ll be looking flawless in those post-proposal Instagram photos!
- Don’t Forget the Little Things
This is a big moment for you both, and it will be easy to get swept away in the emotion and excitement of it all. Practice the words you want to say so you don’t get tongue-tied in the moment. Even if you are a non-traditional couple, get down on one knee. And of course, don’t neglect those four crucial words: “Will you marry me?”
The holidays are all the more magical when love is in the air, and Jewlr can help you every step of the way. For a limited time, we’re offering guaranteed delivery by Christmas, so you can have your ring when you want it. We allow you to customize any ring with precious metals, gemstones, names and engravings, so you can have a ring as personalized as the proposal. We also offer travel rings with our One & Only Signature Collection engagement rings, so you can have peace of mind on future romantic getaways. Shop our Engagement Collection today, and let Jewlr be a part of your happily-ever-after!