Christmas, New Year’s and St. Valentine’s Day are three of the most popular days to pop the question, but which one is best for you? Every couple is different, and each of these days has a bit of romantic magic to make your proposal unforgettable.
Deciding exactly when to ask your beloved to take that big, beautiful step forward with you is very personal. Here’s a little synopsis of the pros, cons and things to consider about each of these special days.
Christmas Bells & Wedding Bells
Christmas is a cozy, romantic time of the year, and it can inspire thoughts of starting a family together. Do you find yourself singing ‘in the meadow we can build a snowman, and pretend that he is Parson Brown, he’ll say are you married, we’ll say no man, but you can do the job when you’re in town…’ Dreaming of asking her as you kiss her under the mistletoe? Think first about your overall plans for Christmas. Is the schedule jam-packed trying to fit in events with both of your extended families or is a more low-key, quiet time? Are both of you the type that want to involve your families and friends and announce good news to everyone right away, or are you more private, preferring to work out some details before telling people?
Ring in the New Year Together
New Year’s Eve is all about glitter and glamor for many. A diamond fits right in with dressing up and toasting with sparkling champagne. It’s also a time when people are focused on the future, and if you know you want to spend it together, New Year’s Eve can be a perfect time to pop the question. If you are planning a romantic night out for just the two of you, remember that places will be busy and crowded, so be very careful with that ring! But if you are going out with friends and it is likely to involve a lot of drinking, New Year’s Day might be better – just not too early! The first day of a new year is significant. It’s when people start all kinds of new projects, so it is a fitting time to ask your special someone to plan a future with you.
Celebrate the Patron Saint of Love
St. Valentine has a solid connection to Dublin, where one of his relics rests in Whitefriar Church. So if you are looking for a way to add a link to Ireland to proposal, there’s that. The day has a lot to recommend it. Unlike Christmas and New Year’s, people expect you to spend it with your significant other and not your whole family or a group of friends. It’s a day when you are likely to have more time free and when love is in the air. There are so many ways to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day. You can go out to an elegant restaurant or take a relaxed walk along the beach. Whatever you plan for the day, a proposal could fit in nicely.
Whichever day you choose, one key component is the engagement ring. Irish engagement rings feature beautiful symbolism. The Claddagh design represents love, friendship and loyalty. Celtic knots symbolize eternity because they have no beginning or end. Which one will fit your beloved?