4 Tips on How to Propose During the Holidays

Whether it’s getting down on one knee under the mistletoe, or popping the question before the big Thanksgiving meal, keep these key tips in mind as you set up your holiday proposal.


Setup: Cue in a few family members you trust that you are planning to propose on a holiday. You don’t want you big moment to conflict with a family event or get together.  Have a few family members coordinate the logistics of your proposal with you to ensure it goes smoothly.

Weather Conditions: Keep the weather in mind. If you’re proposing outside or live in an area that gets heavy winter snowfall, have a backup plan that ensures your proposal goes without a hitch. Be flexible and be sure to factor in travel times in case of inclement weather.

Holiday Crowds: Beware of holiday crowds and holiday hours at venues. If you’re planning on a proposal at your favorite romantic restaurant or at a landmark in your city, be sure you have a plan to avoid the crowds. It may be difficult to have a private or intimate moment with crowds swirling around you. Also be sure to check the hours of the venues you plan on using, some may close early or be closed altogether.

Family Time: During the holidays, you are bound to be surrounded by lots of family members. If you want a private proposal, be sure to find a time and place where you aren’t bombarded with aunts, uncles and grandparents congratulating you the moment everything happens. Likewise, if you want to be surrounded by family when you propose, have one trusted family member like your brother or dad get everyone together for the big moment.

However you decide to craft your proposal be sure that it’s memorable and personal. Use our Proposal Guide to make sure that your plan live up to her expectations.

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