Top tips to prepare for a Valentine’s proposal

02 Feb 2017

If you’re thinking of popping the question this Valentine’s Day, take heed in this advice 

Valentine’s Day is the perfect day for a proposal. Traditional and romantic, it is the one day of the year which invites a worldwide celebration of love. Therefore it is no surprise that many choose to get down on bended knee on February 14th and make the ultimate commitment to their partner.

If you’re planning a proposal on this special day, here are some ways that you can find some much-needed inspiration.

1. Browse Pinterest and Instagram

Awash with pre and post-proposal ideas, Pinterest and Instagram are the perfect platforms with which to get your creative juices flowing. Gifts to mark the moment, images of couples who have been there and done it and proposal etiquette guidelines can all be found here.

2. Use

Bursting with expert articles and inspirational online features, offers a selection of resources to help plan your perfect proposal. In the run up to the big day, there will also be a host of Valentine’s related articles – so keep your eyes peeled.

3. Recount your experiences as a couple 

Take a trip down memory lane and discover the special moments that you have shared as a couple. From your first date to trips away, there are lots of times which you have spent together that can shape your proposal. Music, quotes and experiences can all be used to make your proposal a very personal moment.

4. Ask your partner’s friends and family

Once you’ve asked for the permission of your in-laws (if you are following this tradition), turn to your partner’s nearest and dearest for suggestions on how you can build up to the golden question. While you may now know your partner best of all, there is no harm in asking for advice from the ones they grew up with.

And when you’ve asked the all-important question, get your copy of Bride magazine to plan the biggest day of your life. Available from, the magazine contains all the inspiration and ideas to make your wedding dreams a reality.

You’ll also find a comprehensive suite of free planning tools and an online supplier directory, as well as invaluable content to help you plan your wedding, right here on

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