Whether you were high school sweethearts, managed to meet in a bar or met through a friend and somehow you found deep and undying love – it’s time to make it stick. Planning a wedding proposal is a major undertaking and might include some sleepless nights. For some, it’s just a spur of the moment decision that feels right.
Sure, getting down on one knee while holding a ring box says it all, but proposals should be an unforgettable occasion. It can be at the Eiffel Tower, on a building rooftop, a park, a restaurant or somewhere meaningful. No matter where it is, everything should be right.
The New Year is a time for new beginnings and starting with a clean slate and what better way to start it off than by taking your relationship to the next level, right? For many people, New Year’s Eve is a popular day for wedding proposals. The festive mood and the fireworks at the stroke of midnight will surely add a spark to any relationship.
New Year’s Eve is a great alternative to Christmas or Valentine’s because you’ll still have the celebration at hand, and your partner will not suspect a thing. If you want to have an intimate proposal, ask the question before you get to the party. The two of you will have your very special moment before heading out and sharing the big news. This is just one example, below are other New Year’s proposal ideas that you can do.
A Surprise Message
You can spell out your marriage proposal in a place your partner would never expect. Letter fridge magnets, a printed canvas in your bedroom when your significant other wakes up or getting up early to slip a fake newspaper page into a real newspaper with your personal message of love.
Create a path of flower petals that leads to the engagement ring. It can be from the front door to the bedroom or somewhere nice. Try to spell out “Will You Marry Me?” using those flower petals.
Party For Two
If you want to skip the noise and the chaos, you can choose a great restaurant for this intimate and private night. Splurge on the best champagne and the best dinner at the best dining place in town. Be creative, you can put the ring on top of the dessert, hide it in any food that will be served, or you can simply open the ring box and propose!
If you don’t like getting out, you can light a fire and watch your favorite movies while snuggling, and when the clock strikes midnight or whenever the moment’s right – pop the question.
A Ski Lift Marriage Proposal
Write down the phrases in the snow. Be sure that you and your partner can read and see it as you go up the ski lift if you decide to go on a ski adventure.
Make A New Year’s Resolution
If ever you need to bring out the topic of making a New Year’s resolution, ask what your friends and families resolutions are. And when it’s your turn, tell them the expected answers like losing weight, starting a diet, stop smoking and then say out of the blue “Oh, and get _______ to marry me of course”. That will surely floor people, especially your partner.
On The Stroke Of Midnight
One of the most romantic ways to get engaged is also one of the most simple. Take the opportunity to propose to your loved one as the bells and the fireworks ring out at midnight in welcoming the New Year. The key to the success of this proposal is the right venue. Pick a special spot, it can be the place of your first date or first kiss or a scenic location. A busy and loud setting with lots of people may not be the best place for a quiet and romantic proposal, but if you enjoy people and the festivities, such a place is perfect for you.
A Treasure Hunt
Send your unsuspecting partner on a treasure hunt that ends with your proposal. You can start with a clue at home or at work (it can be a text message, email or a handwritten message) that leads to a tour of your favorite spots all over town and at the last, most romantic stop before midnight, you can ask your partner for their hand.
You can take out a full page ad in a newspaper (if you have the budget) or a small snippet with that ends with your proposal. Another idea is to call a radio station, make sure your partner also listens when you make the proposal on air over the radio.
Scoot Around Town
Rent a Vespa, it can be a vintage or a modern one and then invite your soon-to-be fiancé for a ride around town. Just think of “Roman Holiday” when you do this and remind him or her to be safe by wearing a helmet. Hand over the helmet with the ring box already in it and propose right there. After that, you can zip around town and celebrate the New Year.
A Ring And A Box of Chocolates
Buy a box of your partner’s favorite chocolates and replace one chocolate with the engagement ring. When your partner opens up the box and sees the ring, get down on one knee and propose.
Happy Holidays! May your proposal be a lovely and memorable one.