Planning a proposal is hard enough but in the winter, everything from the weather to holiday plans can get in the way! While you might have envisioned a perfect, snow-filled day for your proposal, you might have to improvise if you want to guarantee the setting.
The perfect proposal might not exist but these 3 ideas might give you the inspiration you need to make your engagement right for you.
A WINTER WONDERLAND DESTINATION
Getting away during the winter months is a lovely way to escape the relatives and take some time for yourselves. It also happens to be the best way to as near to guarantee snow as you’re going to get. Travelling north to destinations like Norway, Iceland and Canada is a good idea but choosing a high altitude location such as Austria may also work.
Do keep in mind that you will need to travel with the engagement ring through airport security. To do this discreetly but without raising suspicion, wrap the box in a sock and put it at the bottom of your bag. Attach a small note with a rubber band so that if your bag is opened, whoever is searching it knows to be discreet!
If you don’t quite have the funds for a holiday as well as a gorgeous engagement ring (we approve of your priorities), an escape to the countryside could be the perfect cheap solution. Escaping the hubbub of the city and staying warm by the fire is just what you need to set the scene for a romantic proposal.
To get into the spirit, you might like to consider a vintage style of ring, such as an emerald cut or a halo. Matching the style of your ring to the house you stay in will give your proposal a well-rounded feel and make the whole trip extra special. Heritage, tradition and romance all go hand in hand, after all.
HOME SWEET HOME
For all that the destination proposal is popular, there is something down-to-earth and lovely about proposing in your own home. You don’t need to worry about checking out, you won’t have to consider who else might be watching and you won’t need to factor in all the expenses of being on holiday. All of which means you might be able to spend a little more on the perfect ring.
To make your proposal special, make a meal together (Prince Harry cooked a chicken roast for Meghan if you’re looking for a royal influence). Enjoy some quality time together, such as going for a walk, cuddling up for a romantic film or slow dancing to your favourite song. Then, when you are ready, you can pop the question.
However you propose this winter, the most important thing is that you do what’s best for you as a couple. There are no set rules for what makes the perfect proposal, so wherever you propose, as long as you have your speech ready and a ring in your pocket, it will be a beautiful moment.