Planning a Christmas proposal? Here’s how to add some festive magic

Whilst, according to a study by WeddingWire, Christmas was not the top proposal date of 2020 – it actually ranked third for the first time in a long time – it officially kick-starts engagement season, which starts during the festive season and ends on Valentine’s Day.

Despite its lower ranking last year, Christmas still remains a spectacular time to get engaged. We’ll let Wedding Ideas reveal one of the many reasons why is a Christmas proposal is extra special:

“Without sounding like the voice over for a cheesy rom-com, there really is no greater gift than love. So what better way to express your adoration with the perfect gift that symbolises love, commitment and desire than a Christmas proposal. Oh, and a big ol’ diamond definitely wouldn’t disappoint on Christmas morning either. Why not present it on Christmas morning, during a walk or over breakfast in bed.”

If you’re looking to give your partner a Christmas gift they’ll always remember this festive season, you’ll want to read our top Christmas proposal planning tips.

Get friends and family in on the action

Another reason why Christmas proposals work so well is that your engagement will give friends and family already gathering for the festive season another excuse to celebrate.

Work with your partner’s friends and family to discover exactly what their perfect proposal looks like. Your partner may have even told their closest confidants exactly what they want. Use insights from friends and family, as well as a few ideas of your own, to plan an amazing experience for you both.

As well as creating a highly personalised Christmas proposal that’ll sweep your partner off their feet, you also won’t have to worry about who to share your engagement with first. It is a win-win!

Embrace the beauty of the season

Winter weddings are rising in popularity, and for good reason. The season is simply beautiful and utterly romantic so use this to your advantage when planning your Christmas proposal.

Whether you intend to pop the question on or around Christmas Day, it’s the perfect time for romance, even if the snow can’t be guaranteed. For those looking to get back to basics with their proposal, it’s the ideal time to cosy up by the fire and share your feelings about your future together.

If you want to add the fun factor to your Christmas proposal, incorporate the many seasonal activities on offer. You could pop the question when ice skating, tobogganing, sledging or building a snowman! You could even propose when decorating the tree at home or seeing the Christmas lights.

Create a magical moment – with lighting!

The festive season is of course a truly magical time, and this beautiful atmosphere is only enhanced by the abundance of fairy lights, roaring fireplaces and candles.

Wherever you decide to propose, dress the scene in style, and be sure to use soft lighting throughout. It’s a surprisingly simple way to up the romance and share the love at your Christmas proposal.

Make sure you have a plan B

Having a backup plan is always a good idea, whether you’re proposing at Christmas or in the height of summer. This is especially true if you plan to propose in a public place. Christmas is after all such a popular time to pop the question, which means you certainly won’t be the only one gearing up for a festive proposal.

With a plan B in your back pocket, you can propose your way this Christmas, even if someone beats you to it at the very last minute!

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