Christmas is the most magical time of year, so it is no wonder a lot of people decide to propose during this season. Thinking of ways to propose can be very stressful, but at the end of the day all that really matters is that they say yes. However, it’s understandable that you’ll want the moment to be super special so read on to get your ideas flowing.
The first and most important thing to know is what kind of person you are proposing to. The last thing you want to do is to make them feel uncomfortable or awkward in any way. A lot of people would hate to be proposed to in front of other people. If you think your partner is the type of person that would prefer the moment you pop the question to be intimate, it is important you take this into account. A private moment can be just as special, if not more, than a big fancy affair.
If your future fiancée loves to be the centre of attention and you believe they would love to share this moment with family and friends, then that is important to take into account as well. Make sure to get the invite list right though, you don’t want any stragglers there. Alternatively, if your partner may want a bit of both, you can pull a Kanye on it and make the initial moment private, with family and friends joining in at the end.
Once you decide whether to go the intimate route or to have a more public affair, the next thing to do is to decide when you want to propose. Christmas proposals don’t necessarily have to mean Christmas Day, there are plenty of days around Christmas that can be just as special, depending on what you’ve going on. So try find a day that will be special for both of you. As well a this, don’t get bogged down in too much planning, Christmas is sure to have plenty of spontaneous moments, so you may just want to carry the ring around with you and wait for the perfect time.
If you do decide to propose on Christmas Day there will be ample opportunities to do so. In the morning by the Christmas tree might be fitting for you as a couple; wrap the ring up and leave it under the Christmas tree or hide it in a Christmas bauble and hang it on the tree. It’ll be exciting knowing it’s there, the weeks coming up to Christmas, they just don’t realise. A lot of families have Christmas traditions so incorporating your proposal into one could be really sentimental, maybe you go for a swim that morning and you want to surprise them when you are drying off. Christmas dinner is another obvious choice, this could be particularly meaningful if you’ve decided you want your families to witness it.
However you decide to propose, don’t forget that it is the thought that counts. If it is too much stress just keep it simple. They are guaranteed to be just as excited and delighted either way.
Here at Marry Me Ireland we have a wide variety of exceptional celebrants who can deliver the wedding ceremony of your dreams- traditional, unique or otherwise. So get in touch today and we can start planning your special day!