Do’s and Don’ts for a Christmas Proposal 

by | Wisdom



Image by Sophie Baker via Kelsie & Ryan’s Simply Sweet Elopement

With the festive season fast approaching, Christmas time is one of the most happy, festive and romantic times of the year. Whether you’re getting warm and cosy by the fire with your loved ones or splashing around the pool on those warm and balmy nights, December is the time of year that brings a smile and joy to everyone.

Image by Kylie Knight via Deb and Tim’s Elegant Autumnal Wedding

While Christmas time is the season to be jolly it’s also the most popular season to propose. With Christmas being such a romantic and perfect time of year, there are a couple of rules the guys need to know before getting down on one knee. Tania Alaee and Gloria Gammo from my proposal co. Sydney’s leading proposal planners have got the men covered this Christmas with their tips on the do’s and don’ts of the holiday proposal season.

DO: Remember if you want to propose during the holiday season it’s important to remember that this time of year is all about family and spending time with your other loved ones too. Find a way that either incorporates them into the proposal or be sure to plan a great way on how you can share the news and celebrate with them.

Image by Van Middleton Photography via Jessica & Josua’s Relaxed Watego’s Beachside Wedding

DON’T: Think that just because she’s getting a ring at Christmas means that you get out of buying her a gift. Treat Christmas the same as any other year, especially if you do plan on proposing after Christmas you don’t want to make her think something is up. Whether you were proposing or not you would still be giving her a present, so plan and budget for both occasions and keep them separate.

DO: Work out what she likes. While it may seem like a fun idea to propose in front of the whole family on Christmas morning it may be completely mortifying for her. Plan your proposal well, think about what she likes whether it should be intimate or not. Is New Years Eve a better night or Christmas Eve?. Incorporate her favourite things like her favorite drink whether it be wine or champagne, favourite foods, even take her to her favourite place or incorporate a special location that is sentimental to your relationship.

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DON’T: Put the ring under the tree. This will be a sure give away to ruining your great surprise, it is very important to keep it hidden- we all know what an engagement ring box looks like, especially the ladies. If you do plan on keeping it under the tree try using a decoy box or putting the box under the tree the night before and make sure you hide it well under everything else.

DO: Take advantage of all the beautiful decorations around town and even incorporate them into your proposal. This time of year everywhere is lit up, festive, bright and beautiful. Why not all the beautiful scenery for your proposal utilise too, you’ll be sure to save a few pennies on decoration.

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DON’T: Panic. This can be a big moment for everyone involved especially the one proposing. However don’t stress this is one very special moment and a moment most men look forward to their whole lives. Don’t forget to enjoy the moment and remember this proposal is all about you as well.

DO: Hire a proposal specialist if you are stuck for ideas and how to execute the big proposal.  The best thing about a proposal specialist especially is at Christmas is that they do all the work for you from beginning to end or even as simple as just organising the ring for you. It makes the while process very smooth and easy going.

Image by Etta Photography via The Surprise Proposal of Bekk & Josh

DON’T: Make it too cheesy. Be romantic but not cheesy, there is nothing cute or romantic about Santa getting down on one knee. Incorporate the fun elements of Christmas such as sweet treats, a horse and carriage a romantic picnic. Do not wrap yourself in tinsel and get down on one knee, though that could be quiet comical you still want to keep this romantic.

Ms Zigzag says: This post brings back so many happy memories for me, as my husband proposed to me on Christmas morning. For anyone proposing on Christmas this year, enjoy every moment and brush up on these tips before you drop the knee! 

About My Proposal Co: We believe that your proposal is unique and special, your partner doesn’t want to see the same proposal re-created. We customise every detail of your event from beginning to end.


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