Planning the perfect proposal isn’t easy. There are many things to think about with the date, speech, and big engagement ring reveal all defining factors. The setting also matters. Every couple has a story of their own and paying tribute to your journey so far can be done courtesy of the right location.
Many choose to whisk their partner away overseas to propose. The scenery, weather and that relaxed holiday feeling all make overseas proposals extra dreamy.
There are so many romantic and beautiful destinations to choose from however, a fact that makes choosing the perfect place to start the next chapter of your relationship difficult. Here, we offer our rundown of the most romantic destinations to pop the question.
We thought we’d start our rundown with the most obvious. The capital city of France is always a favourite with soon-to-be engaged couples. Courtesy of a quick hop across the Channel, you can be drinking in one of the most romantic cities on the planet in a matter of hours.
You don’t have to go for the popular ‘proposal in front of the Eiffel Tower’ either. The city is full of stunning spots to pop the big question. Travelling to the outskirts of Paris and enjoying a glass of champagne on the rooftop of the Terrass Hotel for instance is just one option. You can propose and toast your “yes” whilst overlooking the skyline of this truly beautiful city.
The site of Juliet’s Balcony and the inspiration for Shakespeare’s most famous work, Verona is a pretty place to pop the question, and you don’t have to be star-crossed lovers like Romeo and Juliet to appreciate it. The city isn’t just beautiful to look at, its romantic, laid-back vibe makes it a great place to spend your first few days as a newly engaged couple.
Often described as an underrated alternative to Venice, the city’s colourful history, fine wine, and even finer food will make it a mini break to remember – even before you get down on one knee!
Santorini in Greece is known for its iconic blue domed architecture. But going off the beaten track to Skaros Rock – an ancient castle fortress that boasts the best views of the island’s stunning sunrises and sunsets – is what we’d recommend. Alternatively, wander Santorini’s picturesque shoreline to propose to your partner on the beach.
Many couples choose a holiday proposal to escape the unpredictable weather at home, yet heading to a winter destination at this most wonderful time of year has its perks. Winter is after all the perfect season to pop the question, with November to February the most popular time to propose.
Finland is a beautiful place to take your someone special. Its enchanting scenery will make your proposal even more magical. Whether you love Christmas (the world-famous Santa Claus Village is based here) or it’s your love of outdoor adventure that brings you to Finland, an enthralling stay is guaranteed. Your proposal backdrop will be made even more mesmerising if you’re lucky enough to witness the Northern Lights.
If you’re thinking of going long haul to pop the question, then Fiji is a romantic destination well worth jetting to. Fiji’s Vanua Levu was recently named one of the best places to propose by Brides, here’s why:
“According to Fiji’s tourism site, Vanua Levu is Fiji’s second largest island, and it’s less touristy than some of the others. And fewer tourists means more intimacy. Combine that with the island’s beautiful natural landscape and you get a romantic place to pop the question. You’ll have no problem finding an intimate, idyllic, and Instagrammable place to propose here.”
For more tips on turning your overseas proposal dreams into reality, read this handy guide from Wedding Ideas.