Seven unforgettable ways to propose this Christmas
30 Nov 2016
Popping the question over the festive period? Here are seven ways to do it
If you feel the time is right to take your relationship to the next level, Christmas is the perfect time for an unforgettable proposal. So, if you want to make the most wonderful time of the year even more special this year, here are seven ways to ensure you have the perfect festive proposal.
1. Pop the question on Christmas Eve
According to a survey by Chillisauce, 31% of people think that Christmas Eve is the most romantic day of the year for a wedding proposal, making it the perfect time to pop the question if you think the time is right. You may want to bring those Valentine’s Day plans forward a few months and give your significant other an early Christmas present they’ll never forget.
2. Hide the ring in their stocking
If you want to make this Christmas truly memorable for you and your beloved, surprise them on Christmas morning by placing their engagement ring in its box at the very bottom of their stocking. This is the perfect way to propose if you really want it to be a surprise, as this might very well be the last thing they suspect.
3. Propose with an advent calendar
A great way to propose over Christmas is by taking the time to make your loved one a homemade advent calendar. Hide a thoughtful gift behind each door, and just when they thought it couldn’t get any more romantic, they’ll open the 24th to find a sparkling engagement ring.
4. Keep it classic
If your husband, or wife-to-be, is more of a traditional type, their ideal proposal may be something a lot more classic. Take them out for a meal at a nice restaurant — perhaps under the pretence of having your own private festive celebration — and arrange for the waiting staff to slip the ring in a champagne glass before you propose a toast.
5. Pop the question under the mistletoe
If your partner loves Christmas traditions, set up a roaring fire, put on their favourite Christmas song and pop the question under the mistletoe. Do this just after you’ve turned your Christmas tree lights on for the first time to make it a truly memorable moment.
6. Put the ring inside a Christmas cracker
Buy a set of DIY Christmas crackers and place the ring inside your partner's cracker for a wonderful surprise when they pull it with you. Just make sure you don't get it mixed up with the crackers for the rest of your party and spare yourself a very awkward moment.
7. Book a last-minute holiday
If you really want to surprise your loved one, sweep them off their feet and take them on a spontaneous getaway. Christmas markets offer both a festive and romantic mini-break; take them on The River Cruise Line’s Belgium Christmas markets cruise, which includes both travel and accommodation and will give you the chance to surprise them with a truly unforgettable proposal at Bruges’ beautiful Christmas market. Or, if you would rather be closer to home over the busy festive period, search Last Minute Cottages for a deal and head out to the idyllic countryside for a quintessentially British proposal.