According to Wedding Wire, nearly 40% of engagements take place between November and February. It’s not hard to see why the holiday season is a popular time for proposals since this time of year is filled with love and warmth. But, if you’re planning on proposing over the holidays, it’s important to make your proposal stand out above the others that will take place within this short timeframe. How? Location, location, location. Here are the best locations to propose during the holidays:
If your soon-to-be fiancé lives an active lifestyle, she will be more than happy to spend the holidays on the ski slopes in Breckenridge, Colorado. Propose in one of the cozy ski lodges after both of you make it down one of the tougher slopes. Or, book a private sleigh ride for a more private and intimate proposal. Either way, the snowy mountains will serve as a breathtaking backdrop for your romantic proposal.
New York City, New York
There’s a lot to do and see in the Big Apple during the holidays–and plenty of places to propose, too. Take your significant other ice skating at Rockefeller Center and get down on one knee after finishing a lap around the rink. You can also propose during a romantic stroll through Central Park while sipping on hot chocolates. Or, incorporate one of the city’s most famous landmarks by proposing at the top of the Empire State Building. If you want your proposal to feel authentic, don’t plan every little detail. Instead, carry the ring with you throughout your trip and pop the question whenever the moment feels right!
Celebrate the holidays in the sunshine in Sarasota, Florida, which is home to white sandy beaches, quaint shops, and ideal proposal locations. Plan a romantic dinner on the beach and wait until the sun is starting to set. As the waves crash against the shore, drop down to one knee and ask your significant other for her hand in marriage.
Paris is known as one of the most romantic cities in the world, so it’s understandably one of the best places to propose. Don’t make the mistake of heading to the top of the Eiffel Tower to pop the question, though. The view is incredible, but thousands of tourists who are also at the tower will get to join in on this magical moment. Choose a more intimate setting, such as a hidden garden or quiet spot along the Seine River. You can even book a private boat ride on the Seine River and propose as you glide past the Eiffel Tower. This plan allows you to enjoy the best of both worlds–the romance of the Eiffel Tower and the intimacy of a more private setting.
Now that you know where to pop the question, all that’s left is finding the perfect ring! Fortunately, many retailers offer deals and discounts during the holiday season, so it shouldn’t be hard to find a wide selection of affordable engagement rings. With a ring in hand and the perfect proposal plan in place, you’re ready to make this the happiest holiday season yet!