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'Tis The Season: 5 Unique Holiday Marriage Proposal Ideas
The holiday season is here, and you know what that means? Proposals - so many proposals! It’s no secret that the holidays are the most popular time to get engaged—and for good reason. This time of year is festive and filled with romantic opportunities, plus with many people visiting family and friends during the season, popping the question now gives newly engaged couples a chance to share the happy news and celebrate with their loved ones in person.
To make your proposal extra special, Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store, has some fun ideas to consider that really complement the spirit of the holiday season.
1. Hide the Ring at a Christmas Tree Lot
Work with the team at the Christmas tree farm or lot to “hide” the ring on a specific tree. You could wrap it as a present and have someone put it underneath a specific tree right before your arrival, or even tie the ring onto a branch with red ribbon (make sure to have someone keep a close eye on it, of course). This will make a beloved holiday task even more special and bring back memories of your engagement every year when you choose your Christmas tree.
2. Take Advantage of Your Hometown
If you’re going home for the holidays, you can choose an old place that’s important or notable to you or your relationship—your high school, an ice cream shop you visited on an early date or even your family home—to ask the question. If you’re tight with your families, use a trip home as a perfect excuse to get everyone together if you want to propose in front of your parents or extended relatives, or throw a dinner or cocktail party for everyone after you’ve asked the question.
3. Ask the Big Question at Your Place of Worship
If religion plays a big role in your lives, consider popping the question at your church’s Christmas concert or after the Christmas Eve service. If your faith is really important to you, and you’re considering getting hitched in your place of worship, kicking off your engagement where you pray will make it especially meaningful.
4. Get Down on One Knee at the Ice Skating Rink
Even if you’re not the most graceful, an ice rink proposal is a really fun, romantic way to ask your partner to marry you. Lace up those skates, do a couple laps and then get to the big question—then, you can grab some hot chocolate after in celebration. (And to warm up!) Make the moment your own by asking the rink manager to play you and your significant other’s song during or after your proposal or seeing if you could get some mood lighting for your big moment.
5. Book a Carriage or Trolley Ride
Depending on the offerings in your city, you could pop the question on a carriage or trolley ride through your town. These trips usually include tours of local Christmas lights, making the moment extra magical. You could even consider picking up friends or family after you propose to join you on your tour and celebrate your just-engaged status.
Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store specializes in proprietary and designer engagement ring settings and loose diamonds. The company also carries an extensive selection of wedding bands, promise rings, anniversary bands, three-stone rings, earrings, pendants, and bracelets. To learn more about Robbins Brothers, The Engagement Ring Store, please visit www.robbinsbrothers.com.