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Christmas proposals are a great way to inject even more magic into popping the question but sharing the spotlight with a major holiday comes with some ground rules. According to the engagement experts at Austen & Blake, there are some definite do's and don'ts when it comes to Christmas proposals. They share how to plan a proposal that is guaranteed to end in a very 'marry' Christmas.
1. Do plan in advance The right moment can transform a proposal, so plan every detail carefully, from ring selection to location setup. Having a well-thought-out plan will help ensure everything runs smoothly and boost your confidence. Don't forget to include meaningful personal touches, such as a sentimental festive location, a favourite song or flowers they love. You also might want to mark the occasion with photos or videos. Seek help from a trusted friend or hire a professional photographer for beautiful, high-quality images. You could also consider videos to capture the raw emotions and reactions. Either will make a beautiful keepsake.
2. Do embrace the holiday spirit Magical and meaningful, Christmas proposals are a special way to create an unforgettable moment. The Christmas season is full of joy and excitement. With all the cheer, what better time to pop the big question? Use these high spirits and incorporate festive extras into your proposal. There are so many festive locations you can choose from. Why not head to your local Christmas market to soak up the atmosphere? You could also take an evening walk through the glittering city lights and holiday decorations in your local area, or even propose in front of your decorated Christmas tree at home.
3. Do prepare notes While the words may come to you in the moment, it's also best to prepare a speech or some notes to express your feelings. Even if you're feeling nervous, you'll have heartfelt words ready to share. Plus, your notes could even be a sweet keepsake from your proposal. Take time to write down your thoughts and the reasons why your partner is your perfect match. Add in funny moments you've shared, their qualities you admire and your vision for your future together. Above all, don't forget to include the all-important question: "Will you marry me?"
4. Don't leave it to Christmas Day
While the big day is full of excitement, proposing in the lead-up to Christmas could be equally as fun with the ongoing festivities. Choosing a time in the days or weeks leading up to Christmas allows you to enjoy the holidays without the distractions and busyness that come with Christmas Day itself. As family and friends often meet up over this time, it's also a great opportunity to share your news or even include them in the proposal if you'd like. Everyone will be ready to celebrate with you!
5. Don't forget their wishes
Your partner should be the main focus of your proposal. For example, if they're shy, they may prefer a private, intimate proposal rather than a grand public gesture. Speak with family and friends if you're unsure of your plan – just remember to remind them that the proposal is a secret and they must keep quiet! This also applies to the engagement ring you choose for them. Our Jewellery Experts are here to help you find the perfect ring with our customisable designs. Book an appointment and we'll help you create a unique piece they'll cherish forever.
6. Don't forget insurance
When purchasing an engagement ring, always consider insurance for added peace of mind. In the build-up to the moment and excitement of finding your dream engagement ring, insurance may seem like a mundane detail, but ensuring your new purchase is covered is vital. Protecting your valuable investment will allow you to fully focus on the joy of your proposal without worry. Think about how to safely store your ring. As the ring box might be a giveaway, you might need to pop it in a pocket. We'd recommend the inner zipped or button pocket of your coat. This safe spot will ensure it doesn't fall out yet is easily accessible.
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