‘Tis the season – not just for the holidays, but for holiday proposals. In previous years, you may have noticed an uptick in pictures of couples announcing their engagement between November and January. This festive period evokes all kinds of romantic and sentimental feelings and as result, thousands of people across the country pop the question during this time. In fact, wedding experts found that Christmas, Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day are the most popular engagement days (in that order). But there are some people that believe a Christmas proposal or New Year’s Eve engagement is played out and too expected. As engagement ring designers (and therefore holiday engagement experts) we’re sharing what we’ve learned from clients that opt for holiday engagements (which is about 40% of them), and what you should consider before proposing in front of family or under the Christmas tree.
(A perfect mountain-backdrop holiday proposal the The Kelly multi-diamond prong setting custom engagement ring).
(Any proposal is made that much more romantic during the holidays. This one features The Abby, a raw diamond octagon engagement ring).
Capture the Moment
(This couple nails the proposal pic with The Meri nature inspired engagement ring).
(There’s no time like the holiday season to create an intimate moment you’ll never forget, like this one. Featuring an east-west emerald cut engagement ring, The Jordan).
What if I Plan to Propose on Vacation?
What if I don’t have the ring yet?
Whether you decide to propose in front of the Christmas tree, ringing in the new year, or aprés-ski this engagement season, the question will require planning and consideration. Make your holidays merrier and be thoughtful about what you believe she ideally imagines for the magic moment. Your proposal, over anything, is about you two and the life you hope to share together.